Leopard Designs
Leopard Designs

Leopard Designs

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Introduction: COMMITMENT As a veteran owned small business, I bring over thirty years of fine wood craft experience to every project that I accept a commission for. Each and every piece that I create is to an exceptional standard that I would expect for my home or personal office. Being a discerning buyer and critical builder, I am focused on quality and craftsmanship and I do not settle for products that are designed to be "box type" factory items. Each and every piece that is built is handcrafted with an eye towards perfection and long-term satisfaction. A SHOP IN THE WOODS With a passion for creating in wood, I moved from being a corporate exec to small veteran owned business owner. I hope you enjoy the results of my efforts and commitment to providing you with quality creations for your enjoyment and pleasure. STORY Only quality and beauty is offered by Leopard Designs. The design and creation of beautiful custom crafted wood furniture, desk, shelving, cabinets and toys for your home or office. As a child and growing up, I had the opportunity to learn from my father the building, repairing and the finishing of everything from kitchen chairs to a classic home library. Working with wood provided me with an ability to visualize, design, build and finish unique projects. This ability transferred to my professional career in corporate sales and business development. After many years as a senior corporate executive, I was afforded the opportunity to turn one passion other than my family, into a veteran owned small business. The designing, creating and finishing of unique wood items is a joy that I share by only building for my customers something that I take pride in. Everything is handcrafted in the studio with a focus on quality and beauty and only leaves once I am satisfied that it will stand the long term satisfaction of a discerning client. Please contact me if your desire is to have something that is unique and not to be copied in other homes of offices. From the items that are shown on our page to a custom design and build to meet your specification and desires you have found the right place see your dream in reality. LET ME BRING THE HEART OF WOOD TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE. FINANCING AVAILABLE Even though we are a small local American Veteran business : Through our partner, we now offer PayPal Credit providing NO PAYMENTS AND NO INTEREST, if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more. EXTENDED terms- 12, 24, 36 months are offered through PayPal as well Nothing remains the same. Each of my clients has a specific need and/or personal vision of the desired final result. This provides me with a unique opportunity to enter each day knowing that something different is always coming, no day to day repetitiveness, but the opportunity to collaborate with my client to create something unique every day. ____________________________________________________________________ We build new, refinish and repair and our single goal is to deliver an excellent item and will work with you to make it fit your budget. .
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Hired 26 times

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2 employees

20 years in business

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Kerry R.

Furniture Refinishing

Working with Craig was seamless and the work he did was exactly what I was looking for. I would certainly hire him again for similar work.
May 6, 2019
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Peter D.

Furniture Refinishing

I gave Leopard two antique ornate side tables of great sentimental value. He was able to restore them to be works of art with careful attention to the details of construction and of the grains of the woods used. I cannot imagine a better job of restoration.
Feb 28, 2019
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Tyna D.

Furniture Refinishing

Craig was the utmost professional. We got so lucky to work with Craig, he kept us informed throughout the entire process, worked with our needs and made sure we were happy with the end product. We had Craig help us finish a table and he made the table look spectacular, we look forward to using it for decades. I appreciate that craig was patient with us about making decisions on the stain, finish and style that we wanted; he even stopped by to show us samples to make sure we were happy. I do not regret booking craig and look forward to working with him in the future.
Jan 24, 2019
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Alan H.

Furniture Refinishing

I am a person with many years’ experience building furniture; therefore, I know quality woodwork and can judge the level of work performance. I acted as the general contractor and built my home over 20 years ago. Over the time, the front doors worn to the point they required refinishing. I contacted Craig at Leopard Designs and gave him the job to refinish the two eight foot doors. The exterior of the doors required a great deal of sanding by hand. I love to admire beautifully finished wood, if done right it is a work of art. Craig has produced a work of art and the front doors once again standout drawing your attention to the center of our home. I also gave him a job to reconfigure five conference room tables for my work. Once again, he did an outstanding job on time and within budget. His pricing is fair and he gets the job done without aggravation. If you have, refinishing and woodwork call Leopard Designs and you will not be disappointed.
Dec 21, 2018
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Mike C.

Furniture Refinishing

Craig was fabulous. He re-finished a rocking chair(stripped multiple layers of paint down to the wood and stained/sealed/polished). It looks fabulous. We had planned on putting the chair in our finished basement. However, the chair looks so good, it will be promoted to either our living room or bedroom. I could not recommend more highly!!!
Sep 30, 2018
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Each of my projects whether it be in the studio or at the clients site are unique. In preparation to prepare a quote, I create a listing of all material and its respective volume and pricing. I then add my estimate of labor and present a total cost. In rare cases, I am able to provide a Not To Exceed (NTE) price and occasionally able to finish at a lower than projected cost. Generally, projects are fixed pricing. ________________________________________________________________ We now offer PayPal Credit providing NO PAYMENTS AND NO INTEREST if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Quite often people look at a finished product and only see it completed. What is extremely hard to visualize and appreciate is the detail and time that goes into creating an outstanding finished product. I tend to keep my clients involved by providing status and photos of the work being done. This helps in providing a more accurate achievment of their vision. "People Support What They Help To Create". Starting with the initial conversation, I strive to understand what my client desires, help them to understand the level of my effort by sharing a visualization of what they want and discussing it with them. Set realistic expectations of what will be done, the end result and timing to accomplish the project. COMMUNICATION IS PARAMOUNT IN DELIVERING CONSISTENT CLIENT SATISFACTION.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Professional Member- American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works. Contributing Member- The Society of American Period Furniture Makers. Contributing Member- WWGOA- Wood Workers Guild of America.

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