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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.

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.

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.

Church Repair from Fire, Age, and Vandalism

05 Apr 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Has your church or place of worship been damaged by fire, vandalism or time? If so, Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations specialize in restoring and remodeling churches, altars and sanctuaries.
 
If you need help in repairing, restoring or building your church or worship site you need experts in churches. No traditional repair person or contractor will do. To preserve the quality and the value as well as the sanctity of your worship site, church restoration specialists are needed. Egan’s offers numerous products , church furniture, and services to assist you with your building project.

Have any of your exterior or interior religious statues been damaged by time or vandalism? Egan's has the best prices in hand carved marble statues, as well as bonded marble statues, bronze statues and wood Catholic saint statues made in Italy, and shipped straight to your church.

We have the highest skilled craftsmen and products to assist parishes in New England with renovations and restorations. These services and products include the following:

The interior:

  • Church furniture, chancel and sanctuary furniture
  • Pews and Pew Refinishing
  • Floor repair and refinishing
  • Decorative painting
  • Stained glass design and repair
  • Marble statues
The Exterior:
  • Stone and Brick Pointing
  • Roof Repair or Replacement
  • Exterior Painting
  • Stained glass window frame repair
  • New Wood Doors
  • Wall Crosses
  • Church Signage

For information and quotes on getting your church or place of worship restored or renovated, contact Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations.

Church Supplies and Statues for Institutions and Places of Worship

15 Mar 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

If your church, place of worship or institution is in need of Church Supplies, you will find everything you need at Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations. From bronze statues, church candles, communion bread, Easter Mass supplies, church furniture and other church supplies; we have all of them right here.

You can easily peruse our online store and order supplies for your church or institution today. Many of our products have free shipping and most are priced lower than our competition. Budgets keep getting tighter, we have you covered. Do you need help?  Feel free to call us with any questions.

Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations is a family owned and operated business serving Churches, Hospitals and Institutions for more than 47 years. Our store offers a wide variety of high quality church supplies and church furniture; contact us.

Ratigan-Schottler Church Pews and Chairs are the Right Choice for your Church

22 Feb 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Ratigan Church Pews and Pew Ends:   Ratigan uses two 1 inch thick “First and Select red oak “ pieces of solid oak, glued together, to form a 2 inch thick pew end.  By using two pieces of top quality oak, the church pew end is guaranteed against warping and ensures the best support for the pew bench.

Our solid oak church pews and church chairs are all contoured for maximum comfort or choose our 3 inch thick upholstered pew cushions instead. We can also provide an all upholstered seat and back for your church.

Ratigan- Schottler does not use any laminates for their church furniture because to ensure that the pews in your church look fantastic for years to come. On church pews, especially on pew ends, laminate is easily damaged from cleaning and maintenance work in the aisles!

Ratigan-Schottler has been producing only the finest quality “all solid oak” church pews for over 72 years. No veneers, no particleboard or other manufactured materials. Only real, top quality solid wood, and the all solid oak is “First and Select”.

The expert craftsmen at Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations can work with your architect or parish building committee to create any style church pew to enhance your worship site. We have dozens of standard style pew ends to choose from. We also have a limitless capacity to create a custom look for your church pews just like you see here in the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore, MD and the Chapel at Salve Regina University  in Rhode Island.

For more information on solid wood church pews and chairs for your church, contact us.

Restore The Historic Altar and Reinvest in Your Church

02 Feb 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations was asked by Father John Andrews, to help his parish Our Lady of Lourdes in Wellfleet Ma, to save and repair their historic altar.   This beautifully ornate altar and reredos had been removed from their closed summer chapel and put into the rectory basement, where it was continuing to deteriorate from neglect.
 
Egan's Church Furnishings brought their team of woodwork experts to the altar repair project. We were able to determine that although the altar had suffered from wood rot caused by water damage, we could save and restore the altar.   We carefully brought the altar to our shop.   
 
Our team hand sanded all parts of the altar.   We then repaired the rotted wood in the base, preserving the original materials and strengthening the wood to be as strong as real wood.   We then prepared the altar for staining.
 
The altar was stained to match the other church furniture.  Egan's artists then hand painted Mica based gold paint on the ornate trim on the altar.  The wood altar was then sealed in order to add a protective layer to prevent scratches and possible stains.
 
From sections of the old altar table that were no longer needed, we created and built a new pulpit and baptismal font. See the before and after photos of the church altar to the left here.
 
Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations brings a full team of restoration and repair experts to every project.  When repairs or restorations are needed, we have all the products and services to complete your project; contact us for a quote.

The Right Team can Provide Church Renovations, Church Furniture and Painting

29 Dec 2011

Posted by Joseph Coupal

When your church or place of worship needs repair or renovation, it is important that you call a reputable team who understands the sanctity of the church, has respect for your place of worship and has a reputation of fantastic service and results.

St. Timothy’s Church in Warwick, RI was in need of a complete make-over. Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations team of artists and designers was chosen to assist Father Meehan.

With the goal being to “brighten and enhance” the interior of the church, we developed concepts and color schemes. To complete the project we installed new carpet throughout the nave and repaired the cushions on the church kneelers.

Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restoration brings a full team of experienced church artists and crafts people to every project. In addition we provided on the site supervision to insure all work is done correctly and in a timely way. Contact us for more information or to request a quote.


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