quotes I first learned of Charles Ambriano, Jr. (Charlie) when reading “The Howell Times” in late fall 2011. He was featured on the front page standing next to a drum table that he had made while attending a woodworking school in Boston, MA. The article talked about his education with regard to making custom furniture, kitchen cabinets, etc. and his desire to open his own place of business in our area when he graduated. I kept the article and finally had the pleasure of meeting him personally just after the first of this year, 2013. What a breathe of fresh air this young man is. He is punctual, thorough, articulate and gets back to you in a timely manner with a professional estimate. The first job he did for me was to refinish my dining room chairs that had become worn over the years — they turned out beautiful. After that he removed some dated “spindles” and refinished a cut-out opening between my kitchen and dining room which gave that area a whole new look. Several more jobs were done after that which were equally stunning. I am so glad that I kept that article and called Charlie. I recommend him highly — you won’t be disappointed.

Linda C.



I am  very happy with all the work you did for me, from the custom molding to match the desk in my office to the custom floor molding and the dining room table you refit for me. I have no problem recommending your skilled craftsmanship to any of your new customers.
Warmest regards,

Don Cera
                    Bayville, NJ

I just walked into my house and once again couldn’t help but smile at our new wall/media unit.It is absolutely beautiful and you can easily see the meticulous attention to detail that Charlie provided.My husband and I met Charlie over a year ago at a craft show & we were so impressed by his courteous yet professional manner that I kept his card & called him recently. He is a delight to work with. He listens to what you suggest/want and also offers his own suggestions and opinions. He answers phone calls or returns them promptly.He was on time for every meeting and to top it all off….has the patience of a saint!! You will not go wrong in using him.

Sylvia and George Hoffman
Freehold, NJ

quotesI would like to give Charlie a very high accommodation as it relates to his professionalism, work ethic, and most importantly, workmanship. I employed Charlie for some furniture recently as he came highly recommended from another shop I went to. I was hesitant as I did not know Charlie and the furniture that I wanted constructed had to be perfect. I took a risk and it paid off for me immensely. Charlie’s finished product was more than what I ever expected. It was, without a doubt,  perfect.

During the process of construction, I was relentless with numerous questions, interruptions for updates, photos of the progress, as well as new changes that I expressed I wanted. Charlie was more than accommodating, professional in his approach to the project and actually had me feeling very confident as the completion of the project was nearing to an end. Even though I am quite demanding, he was always patient and had me laughing occasionally as he can also bring levity to someone with little patience. I cannot recommend Charlie enough. I will definitely be using Charlie again. You can contact me for a reference if needed at 516-747-3906.

Mark Christianson
Very happy customer
Long Island