The Refinishing Touch is the definitive 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 45 years owning and operating The Refinishing Touch, Insenga has redefined how the hotel industry perceives the furniture asset.
The company’s long-term 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 MGM International 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.
The Refinishing Touch is a Preferred Vendor for major hotel companies such as Hilton Worldwide, Wyndham Hotel Group, Host Hotels and Resorts, Best Western and IHG. The Company has completed more than 7,800+ 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 community of cost-saving and environmentally friendly services for asset management including furniture upholstery, engineering and re-engineering (upcycling), finishing upholstery, solid surface materials; stone, glass and laminate, decorative and door hardware and much 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 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
- Re-Engineering (upcycling) existing furniture to provide and extend more functionality of FF&E.
- Custom Design options with solid surfaces such as stone, glass and laminate surfaces, 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.