About Us

As a team and as individuals, everyone at Finish Pros is committed to excellence in the work we do for you.

Quality control is maintained at every step of the process, concluding with a 25-point inspection checklist and another inspection (plus a final polish) upon delivery. If you find anyone else who does that much, please let us know (we’d love to hire them!).

But we don’t just hold ourselves to high standards of craftsmanship. We’re also committed to providing you with stellar customer service, sound business practices, and true integrity. We go out of our way to meet those standards because it’s our heartfelt belief that you deserve nothing less from us.

Founder & Owner

Dan McKenzie

“Each piece has its own unique story and I am honored to be a part of it.”

Dan’s appreciation for renewing and restyling existing furnishings began at an early age as he spent time at his parents’ auction house in Raleigh, North Carolina where he grew up. Later, he put that budding interest to practical use as an apprentice in his brother’s refinishing shop.

Dan founded Finish Pros in 2001 and today, he leads a team of more than 20 professionals. Despite the company’s growth, Dan still makes sure he’s involved in every project as he oversees the team’s work and personally checks for quality and accuracy.

Leading with the core values of personal service, commitment to excellence, and teamwork and innovation, Dan delivers a rare small-shop experience to each customer. Asking questions to understand their needs and providing white-glove pick-up and delivery services are just a few examples of how he treats his customers with care and a relational – rather than transactional – attitude. And while efficiency is important to keep projects moving, he and his team take the time to do things right.

When Dan isn’t working, he’s probably at the beach with his amazing wife and their two great kids.

“Every day, I’m excited to get to work with my wonderful customers and my incredible team.”

Residential Account Manager

Kat Bauer

Kat was raised in Roanoke, VA, and a graduate of Virginia CommonWealth University where she pursued her love of design with a major in graphic design. She also recently received her Certified Interior Decorator license from University of Richmond. Kat’s passion is for interior design and the role that furniture plays in design. At FinishPros her goal is to help our clients breathe new life into their treasured pieces by helping pick out the perfect fabric and finishes.

Operations Manager

Steve Burns

Steve was raised in Sarasota, Florida and has lived in the Raleigh area since 2006. For over 25 years Steve has been evolving his passion for craftsmanship in both the residential and commercial furniture industry. Steve’s love for craftsmanship reflects on each of the pieces in his care. As the operations manager, Steve leads the Finish Pros’ team of craftsmen by constantly teaching and educating while solving the daily challenges to meet each of our client’s needs. Steve treats each piece of furniture as his own and with passion assists in the transformation of any residential and commercial space!

Office Staff & Design Team

When you hire the Finish Pros team, you put your projects in the hands of the Triangle’s most experienced refinishing and upholstery experts. Our second and third generation craftsmen take great pride in their work, average more than 20 years of experience each. So whether your project is removing a simple water mark, or a full restoration of a 5,000-seat theater, you know you can expect the highest quality of craftsmanship and customer service.
“Finish Pros are fantastic professionals. They refinished my husband’s grandfather’s handmade coffee table, and it looks brand new. They were affordable and efficient. I highly recommend them.”