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Meet Our Team

When it comes to sandblasting and powder coating, the Northeast trusts American Dry Stripping & Powder Coating.

Say hello to our friendly team of surface preparation and surface finishing professionals.

Roger Van Brussel - Owner of American Dry Stripping

Roger Van Brussel

Owner/Managing Member

Roger assumed ownership of American Dry Stripping™ from the Jones family in January 2013. In 2016 he acquired Xtreme Temperature Coatings, completing a strategy to offer customers an end to end surface preparation and surface finishing solution for their projects all under one roof.

After spending 30 years as a sales, marketing and business development executive in healthcare biotechnology and healthcare information technology Roger elected to make a career change and apply his skill sets to his own business. He did have a good foundation for understanding dry abrasive media blasting operations, commonly referred to as sandblasting, prior to purchasing the business.

After he was discharged from the U.S. Navy and before returning to school he spent 7 years sandblasting and painting bridges and other industrial complexes. Roger completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Rhode Island and graduate studies at Boston University in Biological Sciences. An eternally hopeful “Cubbies” fan, which says something about his perseverance and loyalty, Roger brings leadership, vision, strategic planning and determination to execute on opportunity with the objective of taking American Dry Stripping™, along with its incredibly talented team of professionals, to a new level of growth.

Jose Maldonado

Jose Maldonado

Shop Foreman & Master Blaster – Milford

Jose, our big booth operator, has been with American Dry Stripping for 20 years. Starting his tenure in 1998, Jose is the longest standing team member at American Dry Stripping™ and a mentor to other blast technicians. It stands to reason then that nothing — and we mean nothing — gets by him. He is all about perfection. He critiques every job he does for quality. Jose is almost satisfied with great… because good just isn’t good enough.

A native of Puerto Rico, Jose is a Bridgeport High School graduate and a three-time New England Golden Glove champion. Jose knows training, determination and reaching for excellence. When you get your project back from Jose, you can be confident it is done right the first time….every time

Protect metals after abrasive blasting with powder coating or ceramic coating

Anthony “Tone” Petrone

Manager, Coating Operations

Anthony (everyone calls him “Tone”)’s attention to detail made him the perfect candidate to manage our busy powder coating and ceramic operations, added to the shop in 2016.

Since he started in March of 2012, Anthony made sure to incorporate his incredible range of skills in the shop, blasting, repair, welding and coatings.

Did we mention Tone is a 17 handicap golfer, too?

From Our Clients

Needed benches cleaned up

We were looking to have our outdoor benches cleaned up for our visitors. Check out the before and after! They came out very nice and adds to the look of our grounds. They removed the old rubberized coating and added a new coating.

Very happy with the work they did for us.

benches cleaned up Before and After Powdercoated Metal Park Blue Bench
Pierre Richard
Baystate Medical Center

Vintage glider restored

This glider belonged to my husband’s grandfather. You’ve restored it and now we hope our grandchildren will have great memories of it like he does!

We’re thrilled with the outcome!

Vintage glider restored before and after powder coating restore outdoor furniture
Maura D.

Two-Year Update

Still holding up phenomenally!!

A+ work — this company cares about the items going out!!

Dependable, local company does a phenomenal job. I personally had two Brembo calipers sandblasted and powder coated and they came out perfect. And it was a bout a week turn around!! I’m dropping off the front pair next week!!

brembo calipers after two years
Mrsirap

Restoration of Mr. Boston clock

Great job on the two-tone powder coat restoration of an antique Mr. Boston trade clock. Piece was in rough shape when I brought it in. Sandblasted and powder coated.

restoration Mr. Boston Clock
John Mager

’63 Coupe

Just a line to thank you for all the great work you did on my ’63 coupe. The job is better than I could have hoped for.

Al

A magnificent job!

Hi Roger,

You did a magnificent job matching the metals pieces. Wow! Thanks so much for a great job. I know this was challenging.

-Steve

Very happy with final product

I am very happy with the final product and it took me several days to finish getting everything back together. I thought you’d like to see a few pics of the initial project vs. the final one (Notice I also re-floored/painted my office after I dropped my parts off!). Thank you, and to your guys/gals for their hardwork.

Christian

We’ll be calling again!

I wanted to thank you for doing such an excellent job on our radiators. From start to finish your team were very nice, efficient and caring. We appreciated the pick up and delivery service. The attention to detail was impressive. With an older home we’ll be calling again. I will never scrape or try to paint a radiator again!

Please stay safe and let your staff know we are grateful for what you do.

A very nice couple from Boston that we helped restore their radiators!

JUST AMAZING!

Our newly restored vintage wrought iron patio set looks brand new thanks to American Dry Stripping. They did a pristine job bringing it back to life. Roger and his team deserve an A+ and I am proud to recommend them.

Bonnie Arrix
Organization By Design

Couldn’t be more pleased.

My antique cast iron bed looks beautiful! Thank you so much for doing such a great job restoring it! I also appreciate the care that was taken to wrap it for shipment. I am very satisfied with the outcome, couldn’t be more pleased.

Frances

Better than new!

Wonderful; many thanks!! Roger, we so much appreciate your making our furniture look better than new! We love the new finish!

Sharon Gordon

Moped Restoration

I just wanted to say thank you for a great job on the moped parts! I finally finished the restoration and wanted to send you a pic.

Robert H.

Stunningly Beautiful Vintage Patio Furniture

Your incredible team recently sanded and coated a set of vintage wrought iron patio furniture (couch, tables, dining set, chairs, etc.). Your pristine work made our run down furniture look brand new! The set is stunningly beautiful. It honestly looks like it came straight from a showroom or expensive store. We are beyond happy and satisfied. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Bonnie Arrix

We had a 1960’s outdoor

We had a 1960’s outdoor set refinished and they did a great job on schedule and they were nice to work with. They even delivered the set the afternoon before July 4th because we wanted it for company. They pick up and deliver.
I would use them again!

Frank Tartaglia

Old Metal Patio Furniture

I took down some old metal patio furniture and a cast iron park bench to have stripped and powder coated. The team here was very nice and did a great job. I told them I was in no rush and they were easily able to get my stuff done in a couple of months. Since I didn’t need it till spring we were still in plenty of time.

Drop off was easy and they carried off the stuff. Pickup was great as they let me pull my truck indoors and we loaded. They had everything wrapped to keep it safer on the way home.

Sergio J

Very professional.

They blasted some GTO parts and they did a great job. Very reasonable prices too. Nice job guys!

Mike Fingold

We tried other companies. None of them came close.

I went to Roger with a nearly impossible job but he assured me that he and his team could get the job done. The dry stripping and powder coating job was so important that we would have lost our best customer and probably would have had to close our shop if the parts were not ready on time.

The guys worked long hours and completed our project on time! We will always remember what they did for us! We tried other companies and none of them even came close to what Roger and his team were able to accomplish.

American Dry Stripping™ is the only place you should go to if you want your job done right the first time! Roger, Jose, Tony and the entire team at the shop are truly incredible people.  We will always use American Dry Stripping™ for our future projects. Thank you for saving us!

Jeff, Bob, Donald & Cody
Complete Sheet Metal

We are extremely happy with this company

(I) had two very old white wrought iron railings, discolored and pitted. Took them off front steps and sent them to American Stripping to be refinished.

When we got them back, we could not believe that they were the same railings. They were finished a beautiful satin black and you couldn’t tell that they were once pitted. We are extremely happy with this company.

S. Wicke
Construction & Facilities

“I had no idea of the pedigree of this operation.”

I was looking for stripping of the paint faded/flaked/rusted roof of the classic Suburban I have just purchased. Google pointed me to Composition Materials Co, where David Elster suggested I call (ADS). I called, left word with the office and Gary called me back. I had no idea of the pedigree of this operation. Gary did not lead on about the extent of the amazing work he has done. I would be honored to have ADS help me preserve the glory of my vintage Suburban.

Colin Jevens

The job is better than I could have hoped for

Just a line to thank you all for the great work you did on my ’63 coupe. The job is better than I could have hoped for. I will be starting the body work in a few weeks, primer and paint in Spring. Will recommend your place to other Corvette guys I am in touch with. Your driver is a great guy to talk to about what work you had done. Am very satisfied with the outcome and the care you took with my car. Thanks again to all who worked on my car.

 

Al Dutton

No other service in the area we trust…

As an industrial finishing company our customers expect us to meet tight requirements and specifications for each job. For over 20 years now we have relied on the American Dry Stripping™ team for media blasting work. ADS has always provided prompt service, attention to detail and quality workmanship for our jobs. There is no other service in the area we trust to do this work and want to thank the ADS crew for supporting us as a customer.

 

Mike P.
Prestige Industrial Finishing