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I wanted to say, on behalf of the “Joyful Ringers” here at St. Matthew, a big “thanks” for the wonderful work you did on our bells prior to the Christmas season. Not only do the bells look 100% better, but the ringers even remarked on how they sounded crisper and cleaner. And, it is sure nice to be able to ring them without the annoyance of back ringing.
    Having them machine turned and polished at the same time as you did the repair work on the busted bumpers was not only a time savings but I am sure it has prolonged the life of our 2 octave Schulmerick Bells. You can’ rest assured that I will be using you for all our bell needs and we will recommend you highly to anyone in need of service.

Lester Sentesl
St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Westfield
Houston, Texas

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Again, our sincerest thanks for the magnificent 'job' you did on our thirty-year-old bells. They sound and feel completely different, and we are so very grateful. 

Edwin Taylor
First Congregational Church
Ridgefield, Connecticut

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Some time ago we sent our set of Handbells to you for complete reconditioning and they were returned in the time promised, beautifully polished, tuned, and voiced. Most recently you came to use for the basic servicing with tension adjustment and voicing. I was grateful that you arrived at the time promised and finished in the time you had specified. I especially appreciate the “Handbell Service Report” which is left at the time of servicing is complete.
    If you would like to use our parish as a recommendation for future clients, please feel free to do so.

Rossalind Sanchez
Director of Music Ministry
St. Anthony Cathedral
Beaumont, Texas

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!
You did a GREAT job on the bells at First Pres San Anselmo, and I especially appreciate that you helped with replacing the clappers on the big bells...meant a lot to me!
    I'm delighted that you were able to work us in, and very happy with your work.
Thanks again and again!

Martha Wall
First Presbyterian Church
San Anselmo, California

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Thanks again for coming to Rock Creek Baptist Church in Nashville, NC.
The group thought you did a wonderful job with the bells. They look great!

Linda McCray
Rock Creek Baptist Church
Nashville, North Carolina

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I wanted to take this opportunity to express my sincerest appreciation for this meticulous job you did for us recently on our four octave handbell set. You will be pleased to know that at the very next rehearsal (two days after your service call) we all noticed a “striking” difference in the quality of music emanating from our bells. Corrections I made in previous rehearsals with regard to blend and dynamics were no longer necessary. Your adjustments helped immensely. OUr bell choir rang the very next Sunday, and we received numerous compliments on the sound produced by them.
    Your integrity, professionalism and the care you take in answering my many questions mean a great deal to me. I especially appreciate the advice you’ve given me about future servicing needs from our bells and your consideration of our budget constraints. Thank you for doing such a thorough job. You are welcome to worship with us any time – especially when the Jubliate Bells are ringing!

Sherry L. Cromwell
Director of Jubilate Bells
The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church
The Woodlands, Texas

 

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The bells are just amazing to look at and the sound is wonderful! I have never seen them look so great. Thank you for all your hard work and for coming all the way to Kansas. Our choir is going to be so excited to see and hear the improvement!! Have a terrific summer and again, my gratitude and thanks.

Deborah M. Harris
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Wichita, Kansas

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I just want to tell you how pleased I am with the work you did on our bells. I have never seen them look so beautiful and, of course, their beauty makes them sound even better. My choir was amazed that they could look like new. It really helped me not having to deal with shipping - that was a big plus.

Judy Amos
Crenshaw United Methodist Church
Blackstone, Virginia

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Thank you for your excellent service on our handbells and handchimes. I arrived at church today to find the bells laid out on the handbell tables to air-dry, as promised, and I was amazed at how beautiful they looked. Though 25 years old, they appeared to be practically brand new! They play beautifully too, of course, having been adjusted and voiced with care.
    I can’t say enough about how much we appreciate the service you offer. To have both routine maintenance and machine cleaning completed onsite, in one day with no downtime or missed rehearsals, was invaluable. There is no time in the middle of our September-May handbell season that we could have managed without the bells for the time required to ship them back and forth.  Furthermore, you have priced your onsite service so competitively that there’s little or no advantage in packing them up, shipping them off, and waiting for their return. Plus, it’s fun to look in on you and see what you do in your “MoBell” shop!
    When I retire from my position this spring, I will encourage the next director to continue using your fine services. You do quality work at a sensible price, and it’s been a pleasure to work with you.

Ellen Peterson
Living Word Lutheran Church
The Woodlands, Texas

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Mark, I want to thank you for your work yesterday on our bells. They look wonderful. I can hardly wait for the rest of my folks to see them. 
Thank you again, and have a safe trip wherever else you are going. 

Grace Grover
First Baptist Church
Chehalis, Washington

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We have been more pleased with the refurbishing of our 5-octave set of Shulmerick Handbells. Since our set receives a good deal of wear and tear (since all my ringers are college students and we rehearse foru times weekly and make many trips), I have to keep them in good repair.
    Your service was punctual, your price fair, and schedule flexible. Thank you for the service you rendered.

C. Edward Spann, PhD
Dean, College of Fine Arts
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas, Texas

 

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Although you have only replaced broken springs on our Whitechapel Bells, we have been very pleased with your work and with the promptness of service we always receive. You have always been concerned that, should you do anything in a manner different from Whitechapel’s practice, we understand and agree to what you are suggesting be done. The information you have given me has shed light on and explained the problems we have had with our bells since they were restored by someone else in the States. In sharing this information, you have never said anything negative about other repair services. We appreciate that!
    We will continue to use your repair services and we are already telling other bell directors how pleased we have been with your work.

Martha Lynn Thompson
St. James United Methodist Church
Little Rock, Arkansas

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We ring a 5 octave set of Whitechapel handbells. Needless to say, we have been very impressed with your work. The appearance of the bells has been extraordinary and the quality of the repair has been noticed by our ringers. I would be very happy to recommend you to others.

David Greger
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Portland, Oregon

 

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I wanted to write and tell you how much I appreciate your work on our four octaves of Schulmerich Handbells. Our church bought the set about 12 years ago and I realized that they had never been serviced. Although they had been cared for during the 12 years, our ringers had begun to complain about sticking clappers and I had begun to notice some build-up inside the bells.
    I had kept an advertisement that you had sent me about your work. After calling I found your prices to be very reasonable and made arrangements for you to replace all washers, springs, bumpers, plan cleaning our bells inside and out. We were able to get this work done at the beginning of the summer while our choir was taking a break from ringing.
    The results were as if we had purchased brand new bells. Both inside and out our bells were cleaned and polished. Each bell was individually placed in plastic for protection. Besides all the work done you also adjusted each bell. I have not had a single complaint from a ringer since. In fact, they can tell a big difference in the bells.
    Thank you for helping us. I would be happy to recommend you to any bell choir. It was a pleasure to entrust our handbells to someone so knowledgeable and personable.

Neil Dumas
Minister of Music
First Baptist Church,
Jacksonville, Texas

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