Doors By InVison: Front & Patio Door Repair and Restoration

Doors by InVision was established in 1970 by owner Ed Arthur.

Having an eye for design has always run in my family – my grandmother was a well-known interior designer in Los Angeles (Ella Fitzgerald was one of her clients) and my mother followed suit. I grew up exposed to the trade and In the seventies I joined with Bix furniture stripping shop in Whittier to create a stripping AND refinishing shop for many years. My business took a turn toward kitchens and I didn’t need the shop anymore so I went mobile and have been ever since. I began to specialize in applying what I knew with fine furniture to refinishing kitchens throughout most of the 80’s. In the 90’s I began to take on more diverse, new projects like built-in entertainment units and custom pieces of furniture with complex finishes like “piano” finishes, crackle, faux stone, marble and the like. For a while I worked extensively in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas until I couldn’t stand the drive from Irvine and determined there is just too much work near me – “why drive?” Overall, I’ve always worked alone (too much of a perfectionist) and I just work on one job at a time. I enjoy communicating with my clients to achieve the results they are going to be thrilled with and will be happy to recommend my work to others (I’ve never advertised before).

Today there is such a huge need for quality work applied to entry doors. So many people have either neglected their doors or have tried “band aid” methods that just haven’t held up. Stained exterior doors are the one thing on your home that needs to be kept up. Unlike paint, the materials in stains and finishes cannot be left without care for many years without serious degradation.

I have specialized in front doors these last few years because there is such a huge need and I’ve seen so many folks who have been discouraged with who and what’s available out there.

My goal is to take my experience in finishing and restore and transform every door from their original state into a beautiful piece.