Founded in 1985 by brothers Dennis and Tom Leach, Artistic Finishes got its start as a contract finisher of miscellaneous wood products. Items such as wood window parts, kitchen cabinet doors, retail fixtures, residential pre-finished millwork, and flat plywood panel components for various manufacturers were their main focus. Over the first ten years in business, Artistic Finishes uncovered a growing need for innovation and discovered a lack of options for customers in the hardwood accessories market.
In 1995, Artistic Finishes evolved solely into a pre-finished hardwood accessories manufacturer. Denny and Tom realized there was a need in the flooring industry for hardwood accessories that offered the finishes and durability to match the new generation of prefinished hardwood floors. Artistic Finishes quickly grew 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 aspired to service their customers as efficiently as they could. This lead to the launch of its affiliate company, MoldingsOnline.com. MoldingsOnline was an ecommerce site that enabled customers streamline the ordering process and allowed customers of all sizes to order what they wanted, when they wanted it without having to placing a bulk order for inventory purposes. The addition to MoldingsOnline came at just the right time because soon after its launch, the economy crashed. Denny and Tom’s ambition to innovate by starting MoldingsOnline saved the company over the next few years.
Artistic Finishes continued to remain focused on innovative manufacturing techniques, finish clarity, color, grain definition and durability to enhance its full line of premium prefinished hardwood floor accessories. This desire to provide superior products drives the company to become the premiere prefinished hardwood moldings, vents, stair treads and risers manufacturer in the wood flooring industry.
In 2017, Artistic Finishes and MoldingsOnline became one entity, under the parent companies name – Artistic Finishes. Although the core of Artistic Finishes remains that of a craftsman, the organization embraces modern technology and innovation to best serve its customers. By marrying the new technologies and processes of MoldingsOnline with the Artistic Finishes craft, we can reinforce our reputation of quality products that we have the two companies creates an easier one-stop-shop for the customers. With this merge, we will continue to provide our retailers and craftsmen the Artistic Finishes experience - The Perfect Finish. Every Time.