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The Keck Group's Church Pew Refinishing Since 1972

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

St. John the Baptist Cathedral

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The Keck Group Inc., Warwick and Middletown New York, has been selected to modify and restore the pews at the historic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Paterson, NJ.

Built by noted architect Patrick Keely in 1865 as a parish church, it was chosen to serve as the Cathedral of the Diocese of Paterson upon its creation in 1937.

The Cathedral was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1977.

Please view the photo gallery of the removal, and the samples and innovative design of the replacement seat installation, which allowed the conservation of the decades-old pews with the comfort of a modern seat.

Update: Restoration is still ongoing. All of the seats, backs, and ends have had the finish removed, and we are in the finishing stage. The newly manufactured contoured seats are now in-house ready
to be finished, the kneelers are on their way in, and we look forward to assembly and installation. For more information, click here.

St. John the Baptist Pew

Sample pew with new seat

St. John the Baptist pew
       Finished sample with new body

Photo Gallery