Interview with

Araceli | Founder
Peter's Wood Refinishing


Q: Why did you start your business?

A: My love for wood and the adventurous heart of a 21 year old. Peter and I married in March of 2003 and together we started Peter's Wood Refinishing, with a car, a couple tools and hunger for success.

Q: What are some key factors or decisions that contributed to the success of your business?

A: We worked hard and very passionately. We always take every project as ours and strive everyday to be doing the best possible. Preserving old wood is always our goal. More importantly, Peter and I always work together and support each other's decisions and ideas.

Q: What are some challenging aspects of your business?

A: A challenge of our business was finances, as at first, we did not charge enough and, in many cases, came in short. We learned as we went. I do the estimates for the company and I always keep in mind that we need to fair to employees, to clients, and to ourselves.

Q: Do you feel you made any serious mistakes as you were starting or growing your business? Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently?

A: It has not been a smooth road, we started off and things were going well, and we decided to start a second business without really knowing the industry and failed, and with that lost focused of Peter's Wood Refinishing, then house market crashed and we struggled just to stay in business, and at that time we grabbed on to our vision and focused on the clients that said "yes".

Q: What other advice or words of inspiration would you like to share?

A: Keep working and persevering. Always focus and you will achieve everything you desire.

About Peter's Wood Refinishing

We are the metropolitan area's best source for professional wood stripping, staining, and refinishing. Peter's Wood Refinishing offers exceptionally beautiful work, excellent customer service, and great prices on large projects and small pieces.

Whether you are an architect, designer, homeowner, builder, or contractor, we are able to assist you.

Let us help you with your next wood refinishing project!

"Keep working and persevering. Always focus and you will achieve everything you desire."—Araceli