Lindeblad Piano Restoration has been a family business since 1920 and is now co-owned by 3rd generation Paul Lindeblad and his son, 4th generation Todd Lindeblad.
Whether you're looking to purchase a newly restored Steinway piano, or to have your own vintage piano refurbished, you can depend on the experienced craftsmanship of Lindeblad's four generations of skilled artisans. But it's not just our many years of experience that instills trust. It's confidence that the job will be done right.
We consider each piano an individual work of art and use only the highest quality authentic parts because we're committed to restoring your piano to original specifications. Many hours of detailed work go into the restoration process to ensure superior results because our goal is to deliver a magnificent instrument that gives you a lifetime of joy and happiness. Your beautifully restored piano will look and sound just like it did when it was brand new.
Axel Lindeblad, the family patriarch, was 25 when he left Stockholm, Sweden and immigrated to the United States in 1906. He had a passion for music and was an accomplished player on most stringed instruments.
Pursuing this love of music, Axel worked tuning upright and grand pianos for owners in their homes and repairing pianos out of his home in Brooklyn, N.Y from 1920 to 1956. In the early 1930's, he purchased property in Randolph, N.J. as a family vacation spot for the summer months.
Axel's son, Ed Lindeblad followed his father's footsteps in the piano business during his teenage years. And he moved to the property his father purchased in Randolph, N.J. in 1951. During the early 1950's, Ed worked for Steinway & Sons, but in 1954, he started independently restoring pianos at a facility in Dover, N.J. Almost ten years later, Ed built a restoration shop onto his house in Randolph and it was here his two sons, Paul & Eric, learned the family trade.
Third generation sons Paul and Eric Lindeblad lead the restoration department. Paul takes final responsibility for the wellbeing of all pianos during the restoration process. If your piano is with us, Paul is your point of contact, providing a tailored restoration and keeping you abreast of the status and location of your piano.
The fourth generation, Paul's son Todd and Eric's sons Peter & Jon, work full time in the family business. Peter & Jon work closely with their father in the restoration department. Todd is the company's strategic and customer service lead, focusing his time on our relationship with customers and ensuring quality of service.
Rosendo Vargas and his nephew, Carlos Vargas, run Lindeblad's refinishing department. Rich Zielenkievicz entered the company in 2009 as a Restoration Specialist. Pete Ribaudo joined us in 2010 as a Master Craftsman with over 30 years of experience. Chris Wubbels started in 2010 and looks after our website and technological assets. In 2011, Dave Donatuccio started and assists Todd in sales. In 2012, Rob Parker joined as Operations Manager overseeing logistics.
Lindeblad Piano Restoration looks forward to continuing the tradition of restoring pianos to excellent condition and delivering exceptional customer service.
Paul Lindeblad is the principal owner of Lindeblad Piano and its Chief of Restoration. Paul learned the business from his dad, Ed Lindeblad. He has a great body of experience in restoring pianos, having worked with them for 40 years. He gives a detailed consideration to every job, evaluating the options he can recommend, advising our customers, and supervising all the work performed.
Paul likes to get away on occasion to go deep sea fishing. He fishes for Bluefish and Yellowfin Tuna in the Atlantic.
Todd Lindeblad is Paul's son, and for the last ten years, Paul has increasingly relied on him to see the business grow. In that time, Todd has time and again proposed and executed ideas which have improved the business, primarily emphasizing the need for relentless pursuit of perfect customer service.
Todd has advised over 1,000 people in their decision to buy or restore a piano. He treats each customer with personal attention, asking questions so that he can appreciate the position each person is in, and give them advice personalized to their needs.
Todd's hobby is also Lindeblad Piano Restoration. But when he's able to take time out, he loves a good game of hockey. While growing up in New Jersey, he learned ice hockey playing locally. But his game toughened up when he lived in Canada for a year, playing regularly on Saturday nights with men for whom hockey is a lifetime institution.
Eric Lindeblad – Paul's brother – is the third generation of Lindeblads to work at Lindeblad Piano Restoration. As a young man, Eric worked in the rebuilding shop alongside his dad and also tuned pianos in homes, schools, and concert halls. Eric is now one of our Master Craftsmen.
One of Eric's hobbies is hunting for beautiful or unusual rocks. He often digs in old mines which are now open to rock hunters like himself. He digs in New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. He tries to get out at least once a year, and he always finds something worthwhile on his expeditions. His favorite dig was in the Herkimer Diamond Mines in 2003 when he found his first big pocket of quartz crystals. It was a pocket of 3" double-terminated skeletals; a very rare variety.
Pete Ribaudo joined us in 2010 as a Master Craftsman. Pete brings 30 years of experience in piano restoration.
Pete's winter pastime is pheasant hunting with his Brittany Spaniel, Cyrus. In addition to being our resident shop-dog, Cyrus is an Upland Game Bird Dog. All through the hot summer months, Cyrus pretty much just sleeps in Pete's workshop. But when the weather turns cold, he knows it's pheasant season and he becomes a lively puppy again. Pete and Cyrus get out for pheasants about once a week between November and December in northwestern New Jersey. Cyrus is also trained to sneeze on command.
Johnny is Eric's son, one of the fourth generation of Lindeblads working at Lindeblad Piano Restoration. He's a Restoration Specialist focusing on piano keybeds and actions.
One of his hobbies is leather working. After discovering an old leathercraft kit in the basement together, Eric asked Johnny "do you want to learn something new," and Johnny agreed. He primarily makes small leather jewelry items such as bracelets and necklces. He offers these for sale through his online store, Lindeblad Leather, at lindebladleather.etsy.com.
Pete Lindeblad is Eric's son. Along with his cousin, Todd, and brother, Johnny, he is the fourth generation of Lindeblads working at Lindeblad Piano Restoration. Pete is a restoration craftsman, with particular strength in stringing and in repair and restoration of ivory keys.
Outside of the workshop, two of Pete's interests are cultivating Bonsai trees, and writing and recording guitar music.
Pete spends about 5 hours a week on Bonsai trees. His garden currently has about 25 plants, including Ginko, Juniper, Japanese Maple, Trident Maple, Cyprus, Pine, and Redwood.
With his guitar, Pete plays in two bands using both classical and electric instruments. He contibutes his performances to recording CDs whose proceeds benefit work with children in foster care. More details are available at swordspirit.net.
Rosendo Vargas and his nephew, Carlos Vargas, run Lindeblad's refinishing department, producing superior work crucial to the quality of our pianos.
Rosendo has a passion for soccer and loves to play a game whenever he gets a chance.
Rick Zielenkievicz entered the company in 2009 as a Restoration Specialist. Rich is now our Dock and Supply Manager. He is responsible for receiving the pianos as they arrive from our movers, tracing and moving all pianos while they're at our facility, and getting them ready for departure once they're done. Rick also orders all supplies and pianos parts, and supports the master craftsmen by preparing newly received pianos for restoration.
Rick is big in to Bar-B-Q. His pursuit of this hobby is so great that he has a built 10' grill complete with its own hitch so that he can tow it to competitions and outdoor cooking events. He's also learned metal-working so that he can customize his equipment. Rich is pictured here with a pair of metal-working tools he designed and made himself in order to improve his grill.
Chris Wubbels started in 2010. He takes care of our website, and cultivates our use of technology.
Chris loves coffee, but hopes never to be a snob about it. If you stop by the showroom, Chris will break out one of our French presses and brew you a steaming cup using fresh-ground beans.
Dave is Todd's assistant, with a primary focus on customer care. Dave's gentle friendliness and easygoing manner are a calming influence in our office, and make him approachable to our customers.
Dave loves to go fishing. He gets out every week in the summer and fall, often taking along his six-year-old daughter and 2-year old son.
Rob Parker joined Lindeblad Piano Restoration at the start of 2012. He works alongside Paul Lindeblad in service and restoration, assisting him by keeping track of pianos in restoration, liaising with our network of piano movers, and scheduling calls to customers.
Rob lives in the past glory days of his high school baseball career. He recalls his best game ever as a pitcher in which he struck out ten consecutive batters. Rob still plays baseball when he gets the chance, especially if he can support a benefit fundraising game.