The Refinishing Touch is the definitive global leader for on‐site environmentally safe and sustainable furniture refinishing, re-upholstering, and re-engineering, for private and public organizations in the Hospitality, University and Government markets.
Mario Insenga as the Founder of the Refinishing Touch not only helped invent an industry but was also a founder of the sustainability movement even before the notion of eco-friendly businesses were a part of mainstream thinking.
With nearly 40 years owning and operating The Refinishing Touch, Insenga has redefined how the hotel industry perceives the furniture asset.
The company’s success is due to the development of a new and environmentally safe furniture refinishing process. Furniture once relegated to the junk pile, now has a significantly extended useful life through repurposing and refinishing… it keeps millions of tons of waste out of landfills every year.
Additionally, this process saves owners significant amounts of money. Even luxury resorts like Wynn and Encore Las Vegas rely on The Refinishing Touch to extend the terms of their original furniture investment and significantly reduce their requirement for new capital investments.
Insenga says “We help our clients make money by saving money… all by solving a problem owners and asset managers didn’t know they had. They save significantly while doing the right thing.”
The Refinishing Touch is ISO 9001 Certified and is a preferred vendor for major hotel companies such as Hilton Worldwide, Wyndham Hotel Group, Best Western and IHG. The Company has completed more than 6,000 hotel projects, as well as more than 300 military installations and several hundred university student housing buildings.
The Refinishing Touch is also a cornerstone of the U.S. government’s sustainability efforts where Insenga spearheaded refinishing programs for most government agencies including the Executive Office of the President of the United States, the House of Representatives, Senate and the Department of Defense, and the branches of the military such as the Air Force. Their efforts earned them the U.S. General Services Administration “Evergreen Award” for innovative, environmentally friendly practices.
The Refinishing Touch offers a wide variety of cost-saving environmentally friendly services such as furniture upholstery and engineering, finishing upholstery and textiles, solid surface materials, hardware and more.
Insenga got his start working in his grandfather’s workshop, who refurbished musical instruments. He took what he learned and applied it in a wholly new way to the furniture industry. Based in Alpharetta, GA, Mr. Insenga handles general management, and oversees a dedicated staff handling strategic operations, and business development for the company. Insenga founded The Refinishing Touch in 1977 and has successfully grown the company from his one-man operation to a team of over 100 highly skilled workers across the Country.
Our on-site services include:
- Furniture Refinishing with our patent-pending finishes that are odorless, non-toxic, inflammable, and 100% environmentally safe.
- Furniture Reupholstery
- TV Armoire Modification and Remanufacturing for reuse with widescreen television sets
- Custom Design options with granite and fabric selections through Touch Textiles
Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, The Refinishing Touch was awarded the US General Services Administration Evergreen Award for innovative, environmentally friendly practices.