HOW IT ALL GOT STARTED...
Pachinko found me
When I was a kid, my uncle had a pachinko machine that I thoroughly enjoyed playing. I knew I always wanted one, but the opportunity to get one had never presented itself.
Some years later while I was in college I was walking around an antique shop when a beat up Nishijin machine for $35 appeared before my eyes. I will never forget bringing it home to have my dad (a mechanical engineer) tell me "Good luck, I don't think it will ever work." We spent at least a good hour staring at the back of it completely perplexed by the design and function of the guts of the machine.
Between studying for school at JMU and drinking the occasional beer (sarcasm definitely implied) I researched all there was to know about that particular model machine. After a few months, the machine ran its first successful jackpot, and it was music to my ears. I filmed the machine in action and sent it to my dad. I was hooked. Such an amazing mechanical masterpiece brought back to life in a college dorm room. It wasn't long after this that I bought my second machine...
Flash forward another six years, and I've restored over 40 different machines. I have taken great pride in every one of those projects, and it brings me great joy to see the client's reaction to a restored machine.
There are no corners cut when you drop your machine off to me. I treat it as one of my own, and I strive for perfection. I go to great lengths to make sure what you get back is cleaner and better looking than what you dropped off.
I hope I have given some sense of the person behind all of these restorations. I look forward to meeting and working with you!