Kramer’s Refinishing has been in business since 1945. It was established by Henry Kramer, and his father, Harry, who specialized in cabinet building and stain glass window repair. It is currently owned by Dennis Kramer, Henry and Katie Kramer’s Son. Katie Kramer, who sadly passed away in January of 2012, also worked here for over 50 years, and the company would not be what it is today without her guidance and support.
In 2002, Wayne Kramer, the fourth generation of wood finishers, joined the company. He specializes in Cabinet Refinishing, and also enjoys refinishing furniture. His guidance and ideas has expanded the business into what it is today:The largest state licensed refinishing company in Southern California.
Kramer’s is located just north of historic downtown Redlands on Stuart Avenue. The business was first located where Redlands Mall now stands on Fourth St. for 11 years. During redevelopment of downtown Redlands, the company moved to orange Street for 2 years, while the new building was being built.
Kramer’s refinishing moved to its current location in 1989 after the redevelopment of downtown Redlands. The business has now been at 301 E. Stuart Avenue for 21 years.
Every generation of Kramer’s has developed new and innovative services to offer to the community. The business first started out as a paint shop where historic Brookside dairy trucks, local moving vans, and regular passenger cars were painted. Harry Kramer also had a talent for cabinetry and stain-glass window repair, and Redlands was the prefect place for him to practice his craft after moving here in the early 1940’s from Chicago.
In the 1960’s Henry Kramer taught himself how to refinish appliance, and painted them until he retired in 1972. Dennis Kramer added Wood Refinishing the list of Kramer Talents in 1970, and the company has seen continued demand ever since.