My professional interests have always been centered around elements of
design, creation and restoration.

I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona, with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Several years later, I
completed my advanced studies with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering.

For over 10 years, I was a professional engineer for the IBM Corporation. My
experience at IBM refined my ability to work in a precise way, designing precision
tooling and developing advanced robotic circuitry.  During this period, I furthered  
my education in furniture making by completing a number of furniture making
courses at the
Marc Adams School of Woodworking and the Furniture Institution
of Massachusetts.  I became an accomplished furniture maker but I found that my
passion was really restoring old master pieces, not building them.

After completing a 30 year IBM career in 2008, I enrolled and graduated with high
honors from the furniture restoration program at the
National Institute of
WoodFinishing, located in Minneapolis,Mn. Since then, attending advanced
workshops, hosted by
Don Williams, a Smithsonian furniture conservator,
contributes greatly to expanding and challenging my ever changing knowledge of
EVERYTHING " - including museum grade restoration practices.

In the fall of 2010, I completed a 3 month working internship at the restoration
shop of the United States House of Representatives in Washington D.C..  My
work experience in Washington was featured in multiple publications including
the local newspaper the -
Green Bay Press Gazette.

In August of 2013, I returned to Washington DC. as part of a small team tasked
with restoring the Dais on the floor of the House of Representatives.
The Dais, the platform from which the President addresses the nation, is the
most recognized wooden artifact in the history of mankind. It was an incredible
honor to be a part of that select team.

Green Bay, Wisconsin continues to be a fantastic place to live and work with it's
rich history of European craftsmanship and natural beauty.
"I highly recommend Encore.  I found them to
be professional and reasonable. They did a
remarkable job with my Ethan Allen desk, which
looked NEW when they were finished.  They
take get great pride in their
work. "   

Art Estopinan
Washington, DC
Chief of Staff - US House of Representatives
Encore  Restorations                                                 
Preserving American History