Where to Get (Nearly) Everything Fixed
A Rescue Guide.
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Powell Accessories, Ltd
33 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains
(914) 948-8866; Powellaccessories.com
Founded in 1950, this third-generation, family-owned business does all kinds of lighting repairs but specializes in selling, reconditioning, and repairing new, period, and vintage fixtures. Powell also refits lamps with new shades, hand-sews repairs to old silk shades, and makes new ones out of a customer’s fabric. Memorable projects include bringing a damaged 1920s Tiffany lamp back to light, and converting an entire batch of European lamps imported for sale by a large giftware company to U.S. 220-voltage. The store charges a flat hourly rate of $75, with a typical turnaround of two weeks.
Stone Art Masonry LLC
23 Ells St, Norwalk, CT
Terry Goodman of Waccabuc was embarrassed by the
state of her wide steps leading up to the entrance to her home. Stones kept coming loose; she kept propping them up and hoping no one would take a header. Clearly it was time for a major overhaul. On the advice of a landscape designer, she tapped Stone Art Masonry for the job and Rodrigo Godoi and his crew completely reworked the broken steps into a work of very functional art. “It turned out so great that my neighbor hired him on the spot to work on her steps,” Goodman says. Pricing is dependent on the project.
Mirror & Glass
Modern Mirror and Glass Co.
100 Lake St, White Plains
(914) 946-7346; modernmirrorandglassco.com
Four generations of Fugazzis have been creating, restoring, and repairing mirrors, shower doors, glass tabletops, glass railings, and just about anything else made of glass for half a century. They also do hand-wheel engraving—a process for engraving flower designs on mirrors—the old-fashioned way, using some of the original machinery that the original Fugazzi used to produce mirrors. Pricing is based on materials used and labor; the price for restoring a hand-engraved mirror starts at about $150.
Mirage Mirror & Glass
1 Station Plz, Ossining
(914) 941-0063; miragemirrorandglass.com
Interior decorator Phyllis Harbinger calls Mirage M&G’s work “excellent and innovative,” an opinion likely shared by such A-list clients as Rob Thomas, Vanessa Williams, Eileen Fisher, Donna Karan, and a whole slew of New York Knicks. The company is best known for its mirror work, shower enclosures, medicine cabinets, and flat glasswork. What sets Mirage apart from the crowd? “We have one of the very few fabricating machines from Italy, so ninety-five percent of our fabrication is done in-house,” says John Count, the current owner. “My father started in this business when he was just seventeen. He’s seventy-eight now and still works five to six days a week.” Price depends on category; replacing a frameless shower door costs between $2,000 and $3,000, with a minimum service charge of $150.
Hudson Glass Company
219 N Division St, Peekskill
(914) 737-2124; hudsonglass.com
“Hudson Glass can repair anything glass, from windshields and car mirrors to windows, doors, tabletops, and storefronts to stained and other decorative glass,” Vice President Jeff Lewis declares. While they will travel to jobs only in the Peekskill area, people certainly can bring their work to Peekskill. And the company prides itself on helping supply residents with any type of glass they need: old glass for vintage houses, even glass for wood stoves. “We’re like a Home Depot for glass,” Lewis says. Pricing depends on the job.
Oil Tank Removal
50 Fields Ln, Brewster, NY
(845) 279-9555; tankremovalservices.com
Need to remove your aging underground oil tank and replace it with a more environmentally friendly above-ground model? In business 12 years, Envirostar can do it all in just one day. Prices run from $3,300 to $5,000 for the entire job—soup to nuts, says Vice President Mark DiBartolo.
Piano Tuning & Repair
15 S Division St, Peekskill
(914) 739-1224; fordpiano.com
Four generations of Fords have been fine-tuning and repairing pianos since the 1890s. Satisfied clients (past and present) include Duke Ellington, Stephen Sondheim, Roberta Flack, and John Lennon—to name a few. It can take up to three months to rebuild a piano and the project can cost up to $15,000, but since buying a new piano can be extremely expensive (a Steinway begins at $35,000), that might be considered a bargain.
22 Woodsbridge Rd, Katonah
Founded in 1989, Katonah Image has restored nearly everything from early Civil War photos to old wedding portraits, repairing cracks, rips, stains, folds, dust spots, wrinkles, bleaching, and fading. Owners and twin brothers Tom and Joe Kiley do all the work in-house. (If legendary World War II photographer Slim Aarons of Katonah trusted his photographs to them, you certainly can, too.) Repair costs depend upon photo size and condition; a 5” x 7” or 8” x 10” original will run from $12 to $65 for a scan, plus $35 per hour for restoration, with a typical photograph requiring about two to six hours of work to restore.
Somers Custom Framing
253 Route 202, Somers
(914) 276-3173; somersframing.com
As the name of the company implies, framing prints and canvases is Somers Custom Framing’s main focus, but the shop offers restoration services for old family photos that have been cracked and torn over time. “Restoring a photo that means the world to someone is what makes this business special,” co-owner Ken Ryan says. Prices depend on size of photo and extent of restoration needed.