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"Daniel was punctual, knowledgeable, communicative, professional and his price was very competitive with others in his profession. Most of all he seemed to genuinely enjoy his craft." - Ntianu N.
"Our family inherited a very special grandfather clock and we contacted Daniel to service it. Daniel was punctual, knowledgeable, and took great care of our precious family heirloom clock while repairing. We highly recommend his services!" - Allison H.
"Dan has passion for antique clocks. His expertise is hard to find and it is very well valued. On top of all that, he is very professional, punctual, and pleasant. He is the best in NC for the clock work." - Ahmed G.
"Dan was responsive and kept me updated on when he would be able to come and work on my clocks. He was professional and came on time and prepared to service and repair my clocks. He is most personable and obviously loves his work. He showed me the clock works and the problems with the clocks. He is a true gear head and loves working on different types of clocks. Mine are mostly English tall clocks and fusee mantel clocks. All but one were serviced during his visit. They are all working well. The one not serviced on site he took back to his workshop. He has sent photos of the work in progress. I am so pleased that I found Dan through his ad on the Wake Forest classical radio station." - Cindy H.
"Dan is a credit to his on profession. He was very knowledgeable in grandfather clocks and brought back to life a family relic. Daniel's availability for service was surprisingly high on my list. He takes the time in explaining how to take care of a delicate machine that will run forever." - Marcus W.
"Dan did a good job fixing my grandfather clock. He was prompt and well informed and a good value for his time here. I appreciate having it back on track. Thanks Dan!" - Carol C.
"Daniel Buffinga came to my home and worked on 3 antique tall clocks. His professionalism was outstanding. I'm very satisfied and have already given out his contact information to many of my friends who need their clocks worked on. I will use him again. Thank you Daniel." - Robert L.
"We had a disassembled grandfather clock that was transported from Florida and we weren't sure that it would ever be anything more than a statue when we got it to NC. Dan was able to quickly get the clock back together and fully operational in no time! I would absolutely recommend his services." - Wes D.
"Dan is an expert at grandfather clock repair. He arrived on time, and was kind to my three dogs who are the official welcoming committee. 😁. He has all of the high tech equipment to set timing on the clock with the pendulum, so it won’t lose time or add time. He is a friendly and courteous professional who loves his work. He gave me helpful instructions on the operation of my clock. Highly recommend." - Judy R.
"My grandfather clock had locked up with age and wear. Dan fixed my problem fast & Professionally. I highly recommend him. And will hire him in the future." - Judith T
"I am very pleased that Dan was able to get a very old clock, in need of much repair, ticking once again! Dan was prompt about his arrival time and I didn't have to spend my day waiting on him. He is very knowledgeable, explained the issues he discovered. I would definitely recommend him to my friends. Thank you Dan!" - Gail H.
"He knows his stuff! Very responsive! Very impressed with his clock knowledge. Fixed my Dad’s clock with new movement. Retrofitted new movement that manufacture said wouldn’t work, he made it work and clock runs flawlessly. Thanks again!" - Howard M.
"Dan is very good at what he does!We have had our Grandfather clock since 1997.We have moved it across the country at least 10 times.It was not keeping accurate time,to say the least. Dan is very personable and knows his clocks!Thank you for responding so quickly and repairing our much loved clock." - Patti C.
"My Grandfather clock is running perfectly after Dan restored it. I recommend him." - Pamela
"I first learned of Dan Buffinga through the restoration of a Walter Durfee clock he did that was extensively documented in the book by Owen and Jo Burt about Durfee. The 120 year old Durfee clock that I owned needed a similar total restoration of both the case and works. After a phone conversation, Dan arranged to have my clock picked up and transported from Ohio to his shop in North Carolina. Dan sent timely emails describing where he was in the process along with many pictures. When the clock was returned it was immaculate. No detail was overlooked. Dan is a true professional who I can highly recommend." - Stuart B.
"Very professional excellent quality workmanship on my father’s heirloom grandfather clock.. I am so happy that it is working perfectly again.. Thank you Dan!" - Lynn D.
"We have been very impressed with Mr. Buffinga’s knowledge and skill. Buying a completely restored grandfather clock is a significant purchase and investment; you need to be sure about what you are getting. He has been very helpful and accessible at all steps of the process, from confirming authenticity to guiding our local clock company in the installation and adjustments. We are pretty demanding customers, and have nothing but good things to say about Mr. Buffinga and his business. He is quite detail-oriented and exacting, which is absolutely what you want with this sort of purchase!" - James K.
"Dan is punctual when making house calls. He has serviced my three clocks for several years. Also, I have found him to be objective when telling you whether or not a clock is worth repairing. Based on my experience, his ability to either find a replacement for a broken or missing part or make it has shown me he is really dedicated to his profession." - Isabel W.
"I bought a grandfather clock at an estate sale. Dan was upfront with me about the possibility that the clock will need a new movement because of the age of the clock. He came to see what he could do to get the clock working. He was able to get the movement working and I have been enjoying it chiming ever since. Dan took the time out with me to answer all my questions and to show me how to work my clock. He even followed up with the repairs by emailing me to see how the clock is working. I highly recommend him if you a looking at needing to have your click repaired. Thanks Dan!" - Pamela M.
"Dan did a fantastic job restoring our grandfather clock which has been in our family since 1982, He was available, made the long trip to diagnosis the issue in just a couple of days and returned within just a few days after that to complete the repair while giving us updates along the way. Dan is knowledgeable, highly skilled and obviously passionate about his work. I highly recommend Dan for any clock repairs or service." - Martin H
"Dan literally raised my 1968 Grandmother clock from the dead! His attention to detail and demeanor is above average. I enjoyed his services and highly recommend Dan!" - Barry H.
"Called Mr. Buffinga Thursday he was at my house Saturday morning to fix my Grandfather clock that my family gave to me. Wonderful customer service. Highly recommend." - Melissa D.
"I found Dan’s grandfather clock repair service via Google search and was happy to find out that he services clocks in my area. He was very efficient, accurate in his timing of when he would be at my house, and very professional. He obviously “knows his stuff” when it comes to grandfather clocks! He replaced the worn out movement parts in my 34-year old clock that had not worked in several years and now my house has music again, every 15 minutes! He also fixed my dad’s clock. We are both very satisfied with Dan’s work and would recommend him with no hesitation." - Sheryl B.
"Dan Buffinga is highly skilled in all aspects of antique clock restoration. His work in second to none. It's rare to find one craftsman with the talent to beautifully restore clock dials, hands, movements and casework....all to the very highest standard. He has my unqualified recommendation. Below are photos of a Chinese Chippendale 10 Bell Bracket Clock that Dan restored for me. Simply Spectacular! Thanks Dan!" - Chester H.
"Whitehall Antiques both uses Dan as our clock restorer, we also recommend him to our clients. He is meticulous, thorough in his explanations and keeps to his promised schedule." - David L.
"I was very impressed with Mr. Buffinga's skill and knowledge as he helped me reassemble our grandfather clock after our move. I not only was educated about my clock but was informed on proper maintenance going forward. The tune up has it running beautifully. He even followed up with a post service call to insure all was well." - Joleen S.
"Absolutely fantastic work on our antique clock!! Total restoration, repair ... very conscientious, TIMELY , affordable and gorgeous results!! Check him out !!!" - Lisa H.
"Daniel recently repaired and set up two grandfather clocks for us that had not been working for the past year. He carefully explained our options and did an excellent job once we decided what we wanted done. He completed this work quickly and responded rapidly when a small problem arose. We followed his recommendation and it resolved the problem. Had it not worked, he was ready to make another service call to sort the problem out. My wife and I recommend him highly and will definitely use him in the future. The tomatoes and cucumbers he gave us from his garden were an unexpected bonus." - Craig S.
"Dan answered my call immediately and was able to set up a prompt appointment. He arrived on time and fixed one clock for my aunt within an hour. My older clock, which required a new movement that had to be ordered, was restored and repaired three days later. He gave the exact price before ordering and doing the work, so there were no surprises. Both clocks are now running and chiming perfectly. Dan is friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him." - Ted M.
"I emailed Daniel about my "new" 50-year-old Seth Thomas Grandfather Clock, which I had bought recently at auction. After installation, it was not working the chimes and hourly strikes.
He called me back within an hour (on a Sunday night) and was at my house on Monday by lunch.
Within 45 minutes he had the clock repaired, cleaned, oiled, and adjusted to the point where I can expect variability of less than 1 second in 33 hours, which is 0.008%.
He charged no travel costs, and both his base fee and hourly rate (for which he only charged me 45 minutes) were entirely reasonable.
I highly recommend Daniel! He was professional, knowledgeable, and did fantastic expert work!" - William G.
"Dan repaired 5 clocks at our house. The grandfather and grandmother clocks needed new movements and the others just normal upkeep. Everything was done to perfection. He is a pleasant person to work with and definitely will continue to use and recommend. It is not easy to find a great clock repair person, but he fills that criteria." - Gail K.
"Dan did a wonderful job in fixing/restoring our Grandfather Clock. Dan is great to work with and his work is outstanding. I would totally recommend Dan to get your clock fixed." - Dave G.
"Dan Buffinga is an incredible craftsman and mechanic! He has done a lot of work on my clocks over the years, and recently “resurrected” a badly damaged French figural clock from the early 1800s. It required extensive repairs, including replacement of several critical parts. The end result is magnificent, and only a museum specialist would be able to tell it had been completely re-built." - Ed N.
"Dan repaired, cleaned and adjusted an Isgus tall case clock that I had purchased at auction. I got it back in just a few days at a reasonable cost. He carefully showed me how to adjust it once I got it back home. Once I did get it set up, I had a question and Dan cheerfully talked me through it on the phone. He called later that evening to make sure that everything was still in good working order. Dan LOVES clocks and enjoys restoring them. He isn't a hobbyist -- clock restoration is his full-time profession. I highly recommend his shop." - Randall A.
"Craftsmanship of Daniels on the clocks he restores is second to none!" - JC H.
"Daniel was able to diagnosis the problem with my grandfather clock and repaired it within hours. His rates are very reasonable and it is running just fine. He pays close attention to detail and did an excellent job! I recommend highly to others. Other repairmen would not make a house call to look at the clock because it had been in storage for almost 4 years, but Daniel thought he could repair it." - Deb L.
"I had to have the movement replaced in a clock that was purchased in the early 1970's. Daniel did a great job, as the inside had to be readjusted to fit the new movement. Movement was ordered and replaced in a very timely manner. I am very pleased with the job that was done to get my clock ticking and chiming again! Highly recommend!" - Brenda B.
"Daniel Lee Buffinga serviced my Grandfather clock of 40 years old and not working .I searched Daniel out via the internet among a list to choose from, after some research I choose Daniel. Unlike some ,he will come to your home and and evaluate your situation and based on findings ,give you a firm price .He is quite familiar and qualified as a clock craftsman. .I found him dependable ,honest and reasonable in his pricing . I was very pleased with his workmanship and price ;I would recommend him." - Bobby C.
"He was prompt and professional! He explained what he was finding and what he could do. He was clear about my options. My grandfather clock had not been serviced in over 30 years. (It was my mother’s clock) When he left, my clock is working beautifully. I would use him again and would refer him to anyone!" - Vadis J.
"Dan is fast, reasonably priced and does quality work! Highly recommend and will use again and again!!!" - Luke N.
"There is no one better at repairing and restoring grandfather clocks. His work is top notch and his attention to detail is superb." - Deric W.
"Dan did an excellent job explaining our clock's needs, and then gave us a quote. Within a week he'd the parts ordered and came and repaired the clock. It's working like charm after 20 years sitting idle." - Joe M.
"Quick response to inquiry, quality work, friendly, good follow up, patient and thorough. We and grandfather clock are happy." - Bonnie B.
"Daniel showed as promised, he did good work, and cleaned up after his work. After a manufacturing problem occurred, through no fault of his, he returned and corrected the defect in timely manner. My clock has never run better. I would recommend Daniel Lee Buffington." - Charlotte H.