We have a lovely cedar front door which had been weathered and pot marked. We wanted to have it refinished, however, the company we first contacted to look at the door recommended replacing it completely with steel or fiberglass (at close to 3 times the price we paid!). All the doors they offered were not to our liking, even the fake wood fiberglass ones. Then we called Home Painters. Owner Brian came to see our door and indicated that he could refinish it. He would also replace the threshold which had lost its rubber seal.
Within a week after submitting our deposit, Matt who kept in touch with us from the office, sent Ali, their handyman to replace the threshold. Having been in the concrete for over 50 years it was extremely difficult to remove and, once removed, was no longer sold anywhere. Any new threshold was too high for the door. Luckily, after the door was refinished, I was able to find a replacement on Amazon in the US and had it shipped. Ali lived up to his moniker as a handyman as he was able to properly install the threshold so it fit snugly against the door eliminating drafts.
While investigating thresholds, Miki, their refinisher came and completely sanded down the old finish. Before he applied any new stain he showed us different samples and tried some right on the door so we would see the colour. He was even able to customize the colour to bring out more gold and show us the way it would look. Only once we were completely happy with the colour did he refinish the door. He did a fantastic job and even replaced our old through-the-door mailbox with a new one we had purchased.
Once the door was finished, Ali returned to replace the threshold. Matt kept us in the loop at all times coordinating the various jobs. We now have what we had hoped for but initially felt was impossible to obtain, a literally brand new (looking) door in the wood we love and the colour we chose. We could not possibly be happier.
Home Painters is an amazing company which does wonderful work. They are totally worth their excellent Homestars rating.