Testimonials

— Worthy M., Greenwich, CT


“Luciano was on time for each appt. that I made with him - he was honorable with regards to his estimate - his work was outstanding and based on the results of his first job with me - I have scheduled to have more work done with him - I would highly recommend his work and his work methods - as I work myself - he is amenable to my schedule and works his around mine but in each case - has kept his word - VERY important in this type of business.”

— homeowner in Darien, CT


“The GIlder was awesome! We had furniture we wanted to reupholster and Luciano came to our house, showed us fabric samples, picked up the furniture and delivered it. It was so easy and pleasant to work with him. The chair and ottoman we re-upholstered look beautiful! Just like new. I would use The Gilder again and recommend them to my friends.”

— Lois M., Stamford, CT


“The Gilder was everything I hoped for when I considered refinishing my ash dining room table and chairs! He arrived as scheduled, was knowledgeable, gave a fair estimate and worked with me to suit my prompt time frame. He was courteous and careful of my furniture and home when he picked up the set. He was proud of his work when he returned the set...and very rightly so as it was even lovelier than when it was brand new! His team even did a beautiful job reupholstering the seats with my chosen fabric. I will use him again and definitely recommend him to all my friends and colleagues.”

— Jane S., Darien, CT


“A very personable and competent young man. He is good at his craft and competitively priced. I would certainly recommend him.”

— Arthur F., Trumbull, CT


“From beginning to end, The Gilder was completely professional. Luciano Colello kept every appointment. He took my sofa, and reapholstered it beautifully. I would and have recommended him. Rosalind F.”

— Catherine W., Greenwich, CT


“We are delighted by the work done to repair and conserve an antique table and chairs. The turn-around time was shorter than expected and I’d heartily recommend The Gilder.”

— Clarita Z., Greenwich, CT


“I really like the work he did. He took a long time to prepare the furniture for refinishing. We had agreed upon 2 weeks but it was more like 3 1/2 weeks. It was worth the wait.”

— Marcia B., Shelton, CT


“We were kept informed as to the status of the project, and it was performed quickly and beautifully. Very high-quality work. We were extremely pleased and will call again for future needs.”

— homeowner in Fairfield, CT


“Luciano was very professional and wanted an excellent result. I would highly recommend him.”

— Joan F., Fairfield, CT


“Hey was very prompt and very helpful. He was excellent!”

— Jenna P., Westport, CT


“The Guilder was professional, reliable and his attention to detail as I specified, was impeccable...he is truly a Master Craftsman.”

— Bruce K., Greenwich, CT


“We found The Guilder to do excellent work. ?We want to keep him a secret so that we will not ?have to wait for his next job with him. ?He is fair, delivers more than we expected. ?A true artisan. ”

— Jeff N., Darien, CT


“A bit slow to respond and bit long to deliver. But the quality was excellent!!”

— Elyssa S., New Canaan, CT


“Luciano is great. Prompt service. Fair pricing. Furniture is beautiful and delivered on time as promised.”

— Cherryl J., Fairfield, CT


“I had an old table that belonged to my grandmother which I really liked, unfortunately it had a broken leg and needed some other work done on it. Luciano did an absolutely wonderful job of repairing the table and making it look like brand new. He is absolutely wonderful and knows how to work with and appreciate antique furniture. I highly recommend The Gilder to anyone!”

— homeowner in Westport, CT


“Luciano did an outstanding job of refinishing several pieces of old and rusted wrought iron furniture; looks like new. He is a true professional. Aside from the quality work, his pricing is fair, he is on time for his appointments and responsive with phone or e-mail communications. I would recommend The Gilder, without reservation, to anyone in need of furniture refinishing.”

— homeowner in Trumbull, CT


“Luciano was knowledgeable and great to work with. He did a great job on repairing my dining room chair and getting it back to me within 3 days.”

— Marlene M., Westport, CT


“Very professional, on time... responsive. Highly recommended.”

— Richard Z., Fairfield, CT


“Excellent upholstery and paint work on my two kitchen chairs and the kitchen table.”

— Lori D., Shelton, CT


“What a great guy!! His work is outstanding and he keeps in touch with you and always responds to your questions. Definitely going back.”

— Paula M., Trumbull, CT


“Luciana is a true craftsman who takes pride in his work. He refinished my kitchen table and chairs and I am so pleased with the results. He kept to his time line and even emailed me some photos so I could see the progress of the project when I had questions. I have already recommended him to several friends.”

— Donna S., Milford, CT


“This man is not only a craftsman who takes pride in his craft but he has great integrity and honesty, After looking at my couch and hearing my complaint about soft mushy cushions. He told me it was and issue with the design of the back of the couch and not the cushions. I can not tell you how refreshing it is to find some one with integrity. I will definetely be referring him to my friends.”

— Iris G., Fairfield, CT


“Our table looks like new. Luciano did an outstanding job. He came when he said he would come and delivered on time. He is a reliable and superb craftsman.”

— Karen S., Ridgefield, CT


“Luciana did an outstanding job restoring our double dresser and nightstand. He really brought out the beauty of the wood and was able to remove some scratches and dents. Luciano picked up our pieces and delivered as agreed upon and based on other quotes that I received delivered a solid value. We will definitely use Luciana for projects in the future.”

— Eleanor S., Scarsdale, NY


“The furniture is currently being restored, but I have great confidence that Luciano will do a fabulous job. He is a pleasure to work with; honest, reliable and an expert at restoration.”

— Lauaren M., Fairfield, CT


“Luciana was amazing. Our dining room table and chairs turned out beautiful. They were in rough shape, but he restored it and it looks better than new! He is great to work with, very timely, and honest. We will be using him again.”