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Radius Church Pews for a Feeling of Community in Your Congregation

30 Aug 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

St. Catherine of Siena Church in Wilmington, DE was interested in new church pews. Deacon Francis Staab and Pastor Fr. John Hynes at St. Catherine were interested in curved church pews which add the feeling of community to the congregation only radius pews offer.  

The parish also wished to avoid the problems of delaminating that occurs with veneer pew supports and pew backs offered by other companies.  Veneer pew supports often delaminate from floor cleaning and are near impossible to refinish down the road.   

Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations worked with the design engineers at Ratigan-Schottler on ideas for fabricating an all solid curved pew seat, pew back and solid pew supports with no veneer in the pew construction.  Egan’s then had custom solid 1st and select solid red oak radius (curved) church pews delivered and installed at the renovated St. Catherine of Siena Church.  

There was a very tight window for installation of the new pews (5 days) and required Egan’s project management skills to coordinate in person meetings with the parish, the flooring contractor and communicating directly with the Ratigan-Schottler Manufacturing engineers and installation crew.  

Egan’s was on site for delivery of the new church pews and did a walk through inspection with Deacon Francis upon installation, “Jim & Bob Egan’s personal service is unmatched in the industry.”

Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations is proud to be the representative for Ratigan-Schottler Church Furniture Company. Over the years, we have ensured that we are carrying only the best sanctuary furniture and church furniture in Boston and around the country.

Our hand-crafted church furniture, fabricated from high-quality hard wood are perfect for adding a prayerful and inspirational atmosphere to your church, chapel or other worship site. Our hand-carved church furnishings offer excellent solutions including radius pews for parish congregations with in person project management experience of Jim and Bob Egan.

Egan’s Church Furnishings is your one stop source for church furnishings. No matter what your vision is for your church, we can create it to bring a reflective, prayerful feel to your place of worship. If you're looking for church furniture or church pews, contact us.

Budgeting for Church Repairs and Furnishings

21 Jun 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Most church budgets are challenging today. That fact that these budgets are for not for profit buildings that are expensive, often historic, and enlisted for public use make managing those budgets even more difficult.

Churches and places of worship are important buildings to our nation's heritage. However, when they need repair, the work is expensive in order to equip them for community use.

The gradient and degree of difficulty to get the church repair projects off the ground are even more challenging than other community type projects. This is because historic churches in Boston, Worcester, New York and Providence need to use the best materials, because the church renovations are usually historic in nature, and because you need the most skilled craftsmen.

How to create a manageable church renovation budget in order to get the project off the ground? Egan's Church Furnishings and Renovations is a great source for repairs and church supplies working within your budget.

Our craftsmen and renovators will give you an estimate in stages. Our church furnishings and suppliers are of the highest quality with very competitive prices.

Contact us for a quote, you won't be disappointed and you may very well be able to get your church repair and renovation project off the ground.

Help for Church Budget Cuts

01 Jun 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Church, private school and University budgets are under fire across the nation. While the economy struggles, non-profit organizations are struggling. An industry friend and competitor in another state has recently closed their doors and churches across the country are looking for ways to cut costs.

Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations has been in business since 1965. We understand the budget restraints for private schools, hospitals and places of worship. Over the years we have developed relationships with suppliers of church supplies, historic preservation contractors and church furniture manufacturers all with the intent of bringing you the best quality products for the best prices possible.

From traditional altar breads to marble religious statues and everything in between, we want you to feel happy with our customer service, our quality of products and the prices we offer. We understand the stress that comes with ordering church supplies on a tight budget, and we are confident in our prices.
 
Take a look at our church supplies online shop. Do you have a lower price? If so, call us, we will let you know if you are comparing apples to apples. Quality and pricing is what has kept us in business for decades. Do you need something you don’t see here? Most likely we carry it too. Contact us.

Exterior Preservation or Interior Remodeling for Your Church

25 May 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

If your place of worship needs exterior preservation or interior remodeling you need experts in historic restorations and a company that has long lasting relationships in church furnishings. Universities are out for the summer, if your Christian University Parish needs refurbishing contact Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations.

Egan’s has experience all over Boston, Worcester, Providence and the New England and New York area working and restoring historic churches in your communities.

From stained glass window repairs to new flooring, from sanctuary furniture to church pew cushions, Egan’s has been in the business since 1965. We know churches and we know church furnishings.

With 100’s of references in the area, we know that you will be confident with the budget and the work. Contact us for all of your church restoration needs.

Church Furniture for Every Type of Worship Site-Boston

03 May 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

If you are looking for church furniture or furniture for funeral homes, weddings, sermons and mass needs you have come to the right place.

Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations is proud to be the representative for Ratigan-Schottler Church Furniture Company. Over the years, we have done our best to ensure we are only carrying the best sanctuary furniture and church furniture in Boston and around the country.

Our hand-carved church furniture and furnishings, carved from high-quality hard wood are perfect for adding a prayerful and inspirational atmosphere to your church, chapel or other worship site. Our fine, hand-carved church furnishings offer excellent solutions for funeral homes, church sanctuaries and mass needs.

We have been in business since 1965 working with best church pew and church chair materials and fabrics to bring you high quality church furniture that will look beautiful in your place of worship. Our church furniture will bring beauty and peace to your sanctuary space.
 
Egan’s Church Furnishings is your one stop source for church furnishings and all of your church supply needs. We specialize in church pews and chairs, religious statues, church remodeling, stained glass windows, and all types of church supplies.

No matter what your vision is for your church, Egan’s and Ratigan Schottler Furniture Company can create it to bring a reflective, prayerful feel to your place of worship. If you're looking for church furniture contact us.

Egan's Church Furnishings and Restoration Services Protects Your Religious Heritage

22 Mar 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

If there is anything in your place of worship in need of repair than Egan Church Furnishings should be your first stop.  We value your tradition and history, in fact, we celebrate it.  That is why the true joy of our business is not simply providing houses of worship, and institutions with the latest state of the art church furnishings such as marble statues and stained glass.  No, in fact, we take even greater joy in repairing and restoring existing church furnishings to protect and further your community’s heritage.

We invite you to view our “Church Furnishings, Stained Glass Repair, and General Restoration” webpage to get just a small sample of what we’ve done in the past and are fully ready and capable to do for you.  It would be our honor and privilege to serve you.   

Church Supplies and Religious Statues with Free Shipping

17 Jan 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Every parish need church supplies. Could your parish benefit with lower prices on church supplies?  Is your parish being punished with high freight charges?

Communion bread - Carefully baked under strict liturgical guidelines with flour and water only. The edges are sealed to prevent crumbs. The case prices of communion bread are priced substancially lower, and are sold nationaly. Available in bags, boxes or Jars with free shipping. Compare our discounted case prices with our free shipping over with what you are paying annualy.

Why pay twice for beeswax altar candles, sanctuary candles or Lux Mundi oil candles, first for the candles then for the shipping?  With Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations you receive case pricing discounts on Beeswax altar and sanctuary candles and Lux Mundi oil candles and free shipping.

Remy Brand handmade collection baskets are made from round reeds, light weight and strong and lined throughout. Our Collection baskets are easy to order and free shipping.

Save hundreds of dollars on Demetz wood religious statues or bronze religious statues straight from Italy, most with free shipping. Demetz statues are hand crafted and hand painted in Italy. We will have them shipped straight from the artist to your church. Most of our Demetz Religious statues have free shipping, this will save your parish hundreds of dollars.

Our free shipping extends to all chalices, candlesticks and most liturgical appointments and each order is handled personally by Jim or Bob Egan with over 70 years in the business. Contact Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations for more information.

Church Repair and Restoration Brightens up St. Mary's Church and Sanctuary

05 Jan 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

The pastor of St. Mary's Church in Uxbridge, MA, Rev. Steven LaBaire, called Jim Egan looking for ideas to brighten up the church and sanctuary.

After deliberation and review with Egan's artists it was agreed that with a limited budget, the best place to start the church restoration would be to clean and paint the Reredos with gold highlights to help add some color and brighten up the sanctuary.   It was also decided that we would remove the first 3 rows of pews to allow easier egress between the nave seating and communion stations at the sanctuary step.  
 
Egan Church Furnishings and Restoration’s flooring and sanctuary restoration craftsmen installed a new marble floor. Egan's Foreman worked with Father Steve in selecting the best marble tile to match the red oak furnishings and existing color tones in the sanctuary.  
 
In an effort to work with minimal interruption to the parish mass schedule, Egan's team arrived on a Sunday evening with the materials and tools needed to start work first thing Monday.  In one week we removed the existing carpet in the sanctuary, removed the three rows of pews across the front of the nave, removed the existing wood sub-floor, and repaired the structural beams under the sub-floor.  

We then installed the new 1/2" plywood sub-floor across the sanctuary and aisles, cleaned the church and had the church ready for services the next weekend.
 
After the weekend services, we returned and installed a new marble floor; 1500 sq ft of new 18" x 18" marble tile. Additionally we created wood steps up to the altar stained to match existing red oak in the sanctuary.  The installation of the floor and the clean up of the church was completed in five days.  
 
Father Steve: "The entire Sanctuary is so much brighter and looks outstanding.  The flow of communion is so much better for the elderly, Marko ( Foreman) is a real artist and craftsman, your men were outstanding. Egan’s was able to complete the work, match the colors, have the church clean each weekend and you were finished in two weeks. Everyone loves the changes!”   
 

Merry Christmas from Egan Church Furnishings and Restorations

21 Dec 2011

Posted by Joseph Coupal

During this holiday season Egan Church Furnishings and Restorations would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Thank you for your business and we look forward to doing business with you in 2012 and beyond.

For all of your church furnishings needs such as altar candles, communion bread, religious statues and collection baskets,  remember that Egan Church Furnishings and Restorations has the finest and one of the largest selections of church furnishings in the US.
 
With our standard of impeccable customer service, competitive pricing and the highest quality products, we would like to be your church furnishings provider. Contact us for information or question you may have for your church renovations, expansions and furnishings. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Egan Church Furnishings and Restorations.

Church Renovation Remodeling Project in Manhattan

15 Dec 2011

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Church renovation remodeling or building a church addition can be an expansive and stressful project. Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations would like to make that project easier. We are a provider of church furnishings, such as wood, bronze and marble statues; communion bread, collection baskets, church candles and communion ware.

But what’s more, we have experience in restoring and remodeling churches in New England, New York and New Jersey. With an expansive portfolio, Thos. P Egan Inc, Church Restorations brings a full team of experienced church artists and crafts people to every project. Here is a project we are working on in Manhattan, NY.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Manhattan:
 
The scope of work for this church restoration project consists of repairing all of the damaged plaster in interior of the church. We helped advise the pastor and building committee on new color schemes and adding decorative painting so many of the church walls.

We will commence painting the interior of the church using multiple types of decorative painting including, gold leaf, and faux marble effects. You can see in the above image, the section of church painting we completed is on the left and the painting that we have not yet begun is on the right.

But oil painting restoration is also part of what our specialists do. We have been enlisted to clean and preserve five beautiful 25’ tall oil paintings on canvas.

Additionally, we are installing new metal kneelers to all of the church pews.

But the interior of the church is not the only part of Our Lady of Good Counsel that is being restored. As specialists in new stained glass window designs and stained glass restoration, we replaced the exterior protective coverings over the existing stained glass windows.
 
Estimated completion date of this project is March 30, 2012. This date includes stoppage of work for the holidays and any expected delays.  

Let us make it easier for you to furnish and refinish your church, contact Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations.


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