About Us

American Dry Stripping Porsche Abrasive Media BlastingOur “CORE” Values

At American Dry Stripping and Xtreme Coatings we offer the most trusted Abrasive Media Blasting and Coatings services in New England. That’s because we hold our team of professionals in the highest regard. Our success is the result of the dedication, skill and professionalism our growing staff brings to their worksite every day.

We foster & encourage:

  • Communication, because it results in shared decision making and new ideas
  • Organization and teamwork, because in working together everyone succeeds
  • Responsibility, because it is the foundation of commitment and accountability
  • Excellence, because it is a standard worthy of our goals

Our Mission

At American Dry Stripping and Xtreme Temperature Coatings, our customers are our highest priority.

Over the last 30 years, we built our reputation one customer at a time, treating each project as if it were our own. We are dedicated to:

  • professionalism
  • integrity
  • delivering the highest quality services, on time
  •  valuing our employees as our most important asset
  •  providing an optimal work environment for achieving professional growth, opportunity and excellence.

About Us and Our History

American Dry StrippingAmerican Dry Stripping (ADS) is recognized as New England’s leader in dry abrasive media blasting for paint, rust, corrosion stripping and surface preparation for all types of hard surface materials. You might say we are the “best strippers” in the Northeast!!

From small beginnings, American Dry Stripping has grown steadily over the years. We continue to expand the company’s visibility and broadening its customer base. We reach all across New England area.

Since our inception in 1985, the Jones family cultivated a culture of excellence, integrity and professionalism.

Because of these values, ADS enjoys an unsurpassed reputation. We consistently delivering superior quality abrasive media blasting and surface preparation services. As a result, our growing customers base is the foundation for a robust referral network and a testament of our commitment to maintain the highest standards of service.

An important part of our growth story comes from the business partnerships American Dry Stripping has established with other quality service partners.

This is especially important in our automotive restoration market channel where the “perfect outcome” is the standard for exotic and classic car owners. We have a tight-knit and highly skilled professionals network who are passionate about restoration

Expanding our Services

Lenny Xtreme Temperature Coatings
Lenny Chiasson

In 2016, we took the opportunity to cement a partnership with one of our long-time colleagues, Lenny Chiasson of Xtreme Temperature Coatings (XTC).

Lenny founded XTC in Bridgeport and has been working nonstop for more than two decades achieving a reputation as the go-to provider of high temperature ceramic coatings and powder coatings. We are thrilled to now bring that business to our Milford, CT facility.

ADS + XTC Together under One Roof

We now provide you with a one-stop solution for all your blasting, surface profiling, coating and other project needs, at our convenient Milford facility.

As we look to the future and the next evolution of American Dry Stripping and Xtreme Temperature Coatings, we will take our experience and expertise to broaden our footprint in abrasive media blasting and performance coatings. Our services are ideal for aerospace, marine and other commercial and industrial work.

We work hard everyday to earn your trust. Bottom line is…..we are really great at what we do!!


1985 – 1988

The Jones Family, founders of American Dry Stripping. Photo courtesy Phil Noel, CT Post
The Jones Family, founders of American Dry Stripping. Photo courtesy Phil Noel, CT Post

In 1985, three members of the Jones family — Gary, Russell and Walter —  after years of running a successful moving and storage company in Stratford, CT,  saw an opportunity in the dry abrasive blasting industry.

They launched American Dry Stripping in Fairfield, CT. Their expertise and love for cars gave them a excellent reputation. They quickly outgrew that facility and moved to Bridgeport.

In 2003, the City of Bridgeport evoked eminent domain and purchased the Jones’ second property to build a new school. The Jones brothers decided to do a much-needed third expansion, moving to a 10,000 sq. ft. production facility at the company’s current location in Milford, Connecticut.

Roger Van Brussel - Owner of American Dry Stripping - Abrasive Media Blasting
Roger Van Brussel – Owner of American Dry Stripping

December of 2012 American Dry Stripping is sold to Roger Van Brussel and Gary Jones stays on as Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer.

American Dry Stripping launches new growth strategy website, sales and marketing strategy and branding campaign.


Gary Jones retires.

American Dry Stripping welcomes a service partner to its Milford location: Xtreme Temperature Coatings.

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