Shop Bio

I started my career in restoration work while in high school, learning cabinet making. After school I went to work for a very high-end furniture manufacture and was offered a position in the cabinet shop or the finishing shop. I was quite proficient in my woodworking skills so I chose the finishing department as I had little knowledge of finishing. I started out as a sander and worked my way to head finisher in 2 years.

Starting my business in 1970, the company was originally called called A and M Refinishing (Antique and Modern). After hearing "What does A and M represent?" or "are you Mr. A or Mr. M" so many times, I changed our name to The Master's Touch with the slogan "Your Complete Furniture Service," conveying both the quality of our workmanship and the wide spectrum of services we now offer.

1970-85 Steve Nearman trading as "A & M Refinishing"
1970-79 Locations in Rockville and Kensington, Md.
1979 Relocated to Fredericksburg, Va.
1985 Trade name changed to "The Master's Touch"
2003 Added web site,

Services Offered:

  • Furniture Repair

  • Chair Gluing

  • Fire Damage Restoration

  • Smoker Damage Restoration

  • Water Damage Restoration

  • Transit Moving Damage

  • Brass Polishing

  • Piano Refinishing

  • Antique Restoration

  • On Site Repair

  • On Site Touch-up

  • Gold Leafing

  • Veneering

  • Replacement Parts

  • Color Matching

  • Custom Finishes

  • Kitchen Refinishing

  • Furniture Refinishing

  • Furniture Stripping

  • Antique Clock Restoration

  • Hand Caning, Rush, Reed

  • Danish Cord Seatweaving

  • Antique Conservation

  • Antique Preservation

  • Fine Art Restoration

  • Marble Repair

  • Replacement Parts

  • Antique Trunk Restoration

  • Vintage Radio Restoration

  • Wicker Restoration

  • Antique Firearms Restoration

  • Architectural Refinishing

  • Insurance Claims

  • Curved Glass Replacement

We are a full-service company with over 40 years experience, able to take care of all your furniture needs. Small enough to give personalized service in your home, large enough to provide quick efficient services for commercial customers. We are experts at helping you settle insurance claims. We have over 45 years of experience handling fire, smoke and water damage, transit, and vandalism claims, plus any other difficulties that may arise. All proposals are in writing, with a price guaranteed for 60 days. All repairs and restorations are guaranteed against any defect in workmanship or material with a written one year warranty. If you are a person who values quality then The Master's Touch should be your choice for professional furniture services.

Contact Information:

Professional Restorer, Owner:
Steve Nearman

The Master's Touch
73 Caisson Rd. Fredericksburg, VA 22405-3602

Monday - Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM, By Appointment Only

Shop - (540) 845-9068

Web Site:

Service Area:

Local Service Area:
South of Rt. 610 (Stafford Co.), North of Rt. 17 By-pass (Spotsylvania Co.), East of Chancellor School (Spotsylvania Co.), West of King George County.
Normal Service Area:
I-95 Corridor South of Washington, D. C.(495/95), and North of Richmond Va., 15 miles East or West of I-95.
Long Distance Area:
Northern and Richmond Va., Orange County and Charlottesville Va. Maryland counties of: Montgomery, Prince George, and Charles. We do not service any part of Washington, D. C.
Note: We will service almost any area, but you must evaluate if it is cost effective for you. All charges will include the time for travel to and from job sites. You can save money if you provide your own transportation of items to and from our shop.

Published Articles:
Current, Past Affiliations and Memberships:
Professional Refinishers Group International
Claims Prevention and Procedure Council
Better Business Bureau

The Master's Touch, Furniture Restoration

Masson & Hamlin Piano After Restoration
antique table repair
Burnt Sideboard Restoration
Antique Carved Chair Leg Restoration
Piano Before and After repair restoration
Antique sofa leg restoration
Chines Dragon Chair Before Repair & Restoration
Chines Dragon Chair After Restorations
Professional Restorers International
Charter Member Since 2009