Experience - Testimonials and Case Studies Experience - Testimonials and Case Studies

My clients don't come to me because I'm a slick salesman. They come to me because the quality of my work speaks for itself.

I am a craftsman with a passion for detail, and over 35 years of experience in carpentry and home remodeling. When you hire me for your project, your hiring a dedicated, experienced professional who never leaves a client unsatisfied.

When my son began helping me put together this website we sent out letters to some of our recent clients asking them to say a bit about their experience. The following are the responces we received.

Thank you to all of you who wrote back! I was overwhelmed by your wonderful feedback!


Al & Maryanne Kessel

"Remodeling is an event that we have taken on many times in our 26 years of marriage and 6 homes. We can say, without hesitation, that working with Al Schmucker and his team at Olde World Restoration has been beyond satisfying. Al and his team have assisted us in both a major renovation and a number of small additions and work. Large or small, he has consistently been attentive, always following through on his commitment. He is not only skilled at his trade, he is also a good communicator. As a home owner, we just wanted to know "the plan" to execute our project. He was always forthcoming with timing and all the elements that had to come together to make it happen. We may go a few years before we need something done, but when we do, he is the only person we contact."

- Al & Maryanne Kessel

Sara and Michael Gilman

Olde World Restoration has done several projects for us, including a bathroom and laundry room remodel, with beautiful results. They were prompt, professional, and a pleasure to have around the house. Thanks Al, Nathan, and Jesse-we look forward to more projects in the future!

- Sara and Michael Gilman

Bryan Wichmann

We used Olde World Restoration for a large project involving many updates and repairs to five of our rental properties. Alan was able to manage the scheduling according to our wishes, organize the work to minimize our costs and complete the work on time and as quoted. When unexpected damage was discovered, Alan provided fair and reasonable cost adder quotes to take care of the additional work. The workmanship was excellent, with the quality matching the work Alan completes for private residences.

We were very happy to have worked with Olde World Restoration and recommend this company highly.

- Bryan Wichmann. Vice President, Sherwood Homes, Inc.

Marc and Linda Cayle

Olde World Restoration was the most professional, skilled, friendly and competent contracting firm I have ever worked with. We worked together from start to finish on a complete remodel of a 1960's tri-level. Not one wall, floor, window, tile, trim, doors or any other original material was left unchanged. Al's expertise and passion for making sure everything is done right the first time, on budget and within the timeframe we discussed made it a wonderful experience. His craftsmanship and multi-dimensional skills gave us the piece of mind to have him do everything from studding, drywall, tiling, finish work and design assistance. We have had him come back to finish our basement and convert it to a theater recently. We will be calling him again this spring to add a doorway from the kitchen to a wrap-around deck that he will build in our backyard as well. We trust Al with our home and never have to be concerned if we are away. Our kids have adopted Al, Jessie and Nathan as part of our family. I highly recommend Olde World Restoration to anyone looking for a creative, professional and skilled craftsman.

Marc and Linda Cayle

Bill Scozzafave

Here at Huf North America we have used Olde World exclusively for our remodeling needs. From a small office remodel to a complete Test Lab renovation, Al from Olde World has been able to help us with the visualization process and all the way through the projects’ completion. His understanding of cost concerns in today’s business environment as well as his attention to detail, have been a perfect fit.

One extensive remodeling job included custom cabinet making, the matching of carpeting, stain, and lighting, the moving of HVAC, and electrical and data wiring. Along with that, all work needed to be done without disturbing the day to day operations. Olde World handled it all with very little disruption to our business. They kept it neat and orderly and they arranged their schedules as to not interfere. I have since used them on other projects and recommend them as a high quality, professional, remodeling contractor.

- Bill Scozzafave. Maintenance Supervisor, Huf North America

Donna Weller

My bay window was replaced by Olde World Restoration in 2009. We were very happy with the outcome of this work.

Al was very easy to work with. He gave us a quote for the work, did a great job and charged the price he quoted.

The energy efficient window replacement was a custom job, as our old window was large and a nonstandard size. This meant that the process took slightly longer than anticipated. Al took the time to do the job right. He used plenty of insulation around the window which was of great importance to me. And he was able to create some trim elements from the old window. I loved that he was able to reuse the quality wood from the old window. It would have been a shame to see it thrown away and I like that some of my old bay window is still with us.

During the time the work was being done our home was always left neat and tidy at the end of the day. Al and his men were pleasant and professional. Their craftsmanship was evident in everything they did.

The result was a beautiful energy efficient bay window, trimmed exactly the same as the original. The project turned out beautifully. I enthusiastically recommend Olde World Restoration.

- Donna Weller. Satisfied Homeowner

Jackie Omdoll

I have contracted Al the owner of Olde World Restoration to work on several home improvement-related projects over the last few years. One project consisted of a challenging restoration to floors, thresholds and doors due to water damage that had occurred over several years. Not only did Al restore all areas to their original, well functioning state, he also guaranteed that the leak which caused the damage in the first place would be fixed.

It has been almost a year and there has been no evidence of additional leaks or water damage! I have worked in a construction-related industry for over 20 years and know how difficult it can be to restore materials/structures damaged by water and then to effectively stop the source of leaking. Al and his team did a great job at a very competitive price!

I was very impressed with Al’s experience and how efficiently and professionally his team worked. They were very capable, friendly, quiet as possible and always left my house in perfect condition once done after every project. I would highly recommend Old World Restoration for any remodeling/restoration project and will retain their services in the future.

- Jackie Omdoll. Waukesha, WI

Terry & Amy Wiebe

My Husband & I had Olde World Restoration at our home in December of 2010 to install new windows and we were completely satisfied with Al’s expertise and knowledge on how to do this in an older home. They do good work, very trustworthy and we are a very satisfied customer!

- Terry & Amy Wiebe. Port Washington, WI

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