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Dear Bob, As the Church's owner representative on our major renovation project and on behalf of the church, I want to thank you for your outstanding performance on the pew renovation. The pews look amazing and have drawn rave reviews from the congregation. Your advice as we considered finish and other options put us on the right path. The refinishing and reuphostering was done efficiently and professionally. You really went above and beyond expectations when you responded to the scheudule pinch that we created by our late fabric selection. As you recall, having all three sections done by the end of August and having the center section done for a wedding in mid-August was critical to us. The innovative phasing that you suggested and then the implemented worked perfectly and made it possible for us to meet all of our deadlines. As one who's been involved in a lot of projects over the years, it was a pleasure to deal with people who take a problem not of their making and solve it instead of using it as an excuse. Thanks for working with us on this important project. Sincerely yours, William K. Wakefield Nassau Project Manager

William K. Wakefield

Cathedral of the Holy Cross

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Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston MA

by Alana Flinn | Oct 02, 2018
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After 150 years, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross is undergoing a much needed restoration.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Rector Msgr. Kevin O’Leary chose Baker Liturgical Arts of Plantville CT to partake in the historical restoration, who in turn contracted The Keck Group, also known as “The Cathedral Pew Restorers”, to do the complicated refinishing work.

Removal of more than three thousand feet of pews took place in April, 2017.   The pews were built into the floor, and each and every pew had to be cut flush with the slightly raised floor level under the pews (which will be removed so that there is no elevation transition), leaving almost four inches of the pew ends in the floor.

This process will make the installation easier, as the ends will have been previously cut to size.

We are removing the existing divider wall and substituting new joiners, so parishioners can slide all the way across the pew, vs. half way.

The side aisle pews are also being shortened to make way for the new HVAC system.

Installation is planned prior to Easter, 2019.