Founded in 1985 by brothers Dennis and Tom Leach, Artistic Finishes got our start as a contract finisher of miscellaneous wood products. The brothers often found themselves working with an array of items such as wood window parts, kitchen cabinet doors, retail fixtures, residential pre-finished millwork and flat plywood panel components for various manufacturers. Over the first ten years, Artistic Finishes discovered a lack of options for customers in the hardwood accessories market and found there was a growing need for innovation in the field. That’s when the brothers found their specific role in the world of manufacturing.
In 1995, Artistic Finishes evolved, specializing solely in pre-finished hardwood accessories manufacturing. Besides this new focus, Denny and Tom had another realization. There was a need in the flooring industry for hardwood accessories that offered the finishes and durability that matched the new generation of prefinished hardwood floors. Artistic Finishes decided to meet that need, quickly growing from a three employee company to 100 employees by 2007.
As the evolution toward online purchasing became an increasingly larger percentage of sales, Artistic Finishes adapted with the times in order to serve customers as efficiently as possible. The solution? MoldingsOnline.com. This ecommerce site enabled customers of all company sizes to streamline the ordering process. They could order what they wanted, when they wanted it,without having to place a bulk order for inventory purposes.
This addition to the company came at the perfect time, as soon after, the economy crashed. It became evident that Denny and Tom’s ambition and evolution saved the company over the next few years.
To enhance our full line of premium prefinished hardwood floor accessories, Artistic Finishes remained focused on innovative manufacturing techniques, finish clarity, color, grain definition and durability. The company has found that our desire to provide superior products is what makes us the premiere manufacturer for prefinished hardwood moldings, vents, stair treads and risers in the wood flooring industry.
In 2017, the 1985 company and MoldingsOnline site became one entity, under the parent company’s name – Artistic Finishes. Although the core of our work remains that of a craftsman, we also recognize the need for modern technology and innovation so we can best serve customers. With this merge, we will continue to provide our retailers and craftsmen the Artistic Finishes experience – The Perfect Finish. Every Time.