Billiard Table Recovery Service
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Billiard Table Recovery Svc
Mr Tillman and his brother are two gentleman kings!
They moved my pool table from the basement of one house to the basement of another. They transported everything safely up and down the stairs using a special dolly Tillman made. They wrapped all my wood pieces carefully and protected the wood frame with heavy-duy moving blankets. They drove about10 miles below the maximum speed limit when on the freeway because they had my precious cargo! They worked well as a team, took direction from me without hesitation, and were fun and jovial while working. They put everything back together exactly the same way. When leveling the slate, Tillman would not accept anything less than feeling his level slide across the seams between the slate incredibly smoothly and absolutely perfect. They really took their time with this to ensure that the playing surface was totally level at all points along the seams. I remember watching them use a flashlight and shining it at the base of the level to ensure that there was no light peeking through due to unevenness. His trick of using playing cards combined with traditional shims to level shows that he has a wisdom and experience in leveling a table that puts him at the master sage level. The two craftsman were not stingy with their knowledge, and enjoyed all my questions. Being fellow engineers, they really got into the details with me about how and why each step of the assembly was done the way it was. I had so much fun with them. My felt is in good condition, but in the future when I decide to upgrade to the highest felt available, I will have these gentleman out to pamper and spoil my pool table once again.
After reading the reviews I knew Tillman was the man. When I sent him a picture of my father's 1961 vintage table he knew the table, confirmed by the details we discussed. Tillman worked with the recipient of the table to select the felt color, giving suggestions. He came all the way across the state, with no hesitation, to move and re-cover the table. He arrived promptly, working around us as the movers were moving my mother out of her house of 49 years. He disassembled the table and moved a solid one piece slate. The table never looked better! I can't say enough about Tillman, his crew, and the pleasant experience working with him. Do not even consider anyone else, this is his full time job, only working on pool tables.
We needed to move our table from St Joe, MI to the Ludington area, about 170 miles. I called and spoke to Tilman, gave him the inf. he needed and he quoted a price. Quick and professional. Plus, he was able to make the move the next day due to a cancellation! The whole process went perfect. Excellent work, fair price and very professional. Would definitely use him again and recommend to anyone.
Tilman is the man!! Very old "kit" pool table. Three piece slate disassembled and moved and reassembled 5 times before Tilman got to put his hands on it. Needed everything, especially leveling and refelting. Not only is it better than new and looks fantastic, he spent only 5 hours and his price was wonderful.
My experience with this company was fantastic. Tillman had excellent communication, arrived on time, and completed the work in a timely manner. When he handed me the bill it was the exact amount from his estimate. No surprises. Much appreciated professional. If he does not answer the phone immediately don't panic. He is merely helping another customer and will return your call.
We moved from Ann Arbor to Portage, Mi. in June of 2014. Tilman and his brother disassembled, moved and set up our pool table. Simply said, they did a fantastic job. They took great care at each end of the trip. The new felt installed is beautiful. The set up was very meticulous and thorough and the table plays as true as ever, maybe better than new. I highly recommend the work of Tilman and BTRS. These people really care for and love the billiard tables!
Affordable, respectful, precise... What more can you ask?
I feel very fortunate that I found Tilman to move a pool table into our home.
It's not the most expensive table, but he treated it as if it cost ten times more that what it really did.
I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone and would definitely use his services again when we need to recover the pool table.
Tilman does a great job! He is professional, on time and very diligent about the process of moving the table, careful not to scratch the sides and affordable, compared to others in the area. I was pleasantly suprised when he also took an extra 10 minutes at teh end to make sure the table was leveled properly.
I reached out to Tilman to have our pool table recovered a couple of months prior to actually needing it to be done. When I reached back out to him, he not only remembered me but also the details of what we had discussed which I was highly impressed with. He was quick to respond, extremely knowledgeable, and delivered excellent workmanship. He came to our home in Saranac and was very respectful of it which we appreciated. Very reasonably priced – I highly recommend his services!
We recently refinished our basement, and I was looking for someone to level, refelt and repack the rails on my father's 100 year-old George Marsh 8 foot billiard table. After some research, I was extremely lucky to locate Tilman and have him agree to make the trip to Ann Arbor to do the work. We set a time (after sending him the rails to do the preliminary work on those first.) that worked for both of us. Tilman and his associate arrived on time and got to work. Later that day, I can say that I couldn't be happier with the result. I grew up playing on this table before my dad passed away and it plays even better than I remember - probably as good as it did when it was new around the turn of the Century! Tilman is a consumate professional, a delight to chat with in regard to his craft and is the first person anyone should deal with if they need work done to their table. Highly, highly recommend!
Tilman did an amazing job on our pool table. The table was not in the best condition, but he made it perfect. After seeing his attention to detail, I would never consider hiring anyone else to set up, repair, or recover a pool table. I had quotes from two other places, and I am SO GLAD I chose Tilman. I would not hesitate to recommend him for both residential and business billiard table recovery.
Tilman and his crew just completed a move of a Smith Bros 7 foot single piece slate top table. We were impressed by his knowledge of the table and the professionalism in every aspect of the move. He was timely and responsive to all of our questions and treated our home as if it was his own. They worked carefully to protect the table and every part of the house including floors, doors, steps and walls. Tilman told us what to expect, and delivered on all aspects of the move.
Thank you to Tilman and the rest of the crew - we appreciated your work!
Very impressed, and we would highly recommend him for anyone considering a move.
We had our pool table moved 8 months ago by another company and then needed to move it again on short notice (4 days). We did not feel great about the first company and decided to try Tilman. It was a great decision. They were professional, on time, worked with my short notice, LESS expensive and more thorough in the final set-up. They also did not hesitate to come to Lansing! The difference in service between the two moves was an eye-opener. I would highly recommend this company without hesitation.
Thank you Mrs. Lienhart and Dale it was a pleasure to serve you and know you appreciate our work. As stated we work in the Lansing Area as well. Where ever good work is needed for honest prices. Regards, Tilman and Crew
Outstanding job on a new pool table install. Very knowledgeable and meticulous on all aspects of the project. I highly recommend Tilman for any pool table related work.
Great working for you Ken. It was a pleasure to Install the Northwoods Pocket-Billiard table for you, and hope you have many years of enjoyment. Call if you have any other indoor Recreational needs. Ping-Pong, Shuffleboards, Fooseball, Darts, Etc. Serving the Plainwell, Michigan Area. Regards, Tilman
Very professional and knowledgeable. The logistics of the move were not the easiest but they put in extra effort to make it happen per my schedule.
Due to timing it was a Friday afternoon / Saturday morning setup. They did not leave until the table was perfect. I am extremely pleased with the results
and highly recommend this company.
You are very Welcome Rick and congratulations on your new home. I feel I must apologize for the other company that did not give you the proper installation work on your Pocket-Billiard table. It makes people like me, in the installation service business look bad. I only hope this will open other potential Pocket-Billiards peoples' eyes and do better research and study when looking for installation work. Regards and Enjoy, Tilman