About Us

Our Mission

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

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Over the last 30 years and every day, we have 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 and at an affordable price
  • Valuing our employees as our most important asset
  • Providing an optimal work environment for achieving professional growth, opportunity and excellence.

Who We Serve

Our customers come to us from all over the Northeast, from New Jersey and New York to Massachusetts and Rhode Island…and of course, Connecticut. We work with a wide-variety of industrial manufacturers, welding fabricators, construction companies, automotive hobbyists, restoration experts, metalwork designers and artists, architectural restoration experts, and DIYers.

Our 18,000 sq. ft. production and storage facility is in Milford, CT. Our 12 professionals have a combined 100+ years of experience

We are a veteran- and family-operated business, led by owner Roger Van Brussel and production manager, John Gurrieri.

Our “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 the professionalism our staff brings to their worksite every day.

We foster & encourage our C. O. R. E. values:

  • 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

The History of American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings

From small beginnings, American Dry Stripping™ (ADS) has grown steadily over the years. We continue to expand the company’s visibility and broaden its customer base. We reach all across the 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 deliver superior quality abrasive media blasting (surface preparation) and finish powder coating (surface finishing) 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.

Going Beyond Abrasive Blast Services

In 2016, we decided to expand our in-house services, offering high temperature ceramic coatings and powder coatings. We are thrilled to now bring that business to our Milford, CT facility.

American Dry Stripping™ + Xtreme Temperature Coatings: Together under One Roof

We now provide you with a one-stop solution for all your abrasive blast services, anchor pattern surface profiling, coating and other project needs, at our 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!!

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Temperature Coating Milestones

1985 – 1988

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 blast service industry.

They launched American Dry Stripping™ in Fairfield, CT. Their expertise and love for cars gave them an excellent foundation to earn an unparalleled reputation for delivering high quality services. With a growing recognition by car lovers and restoration shops in and around the New England region they quickly outgrew that facility and moved to Bridgeport.

2003

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.

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Russ Jones (R) and his two cousins (L-R) Walter Jones and Gary Jones inside one of the two blasting rooms at American Dry Stripping in Milford, while employee David Simpson has donned protective gear to finishing stripping the paint from a vehicle chassis.

2012

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.

2013

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

2015

Gary Jones retires and drives happily off in the sunset in his RV.

2016

American Dry Stripping™ merges with long-time service partner at its Milford location: Xtreme Temperature Coatings.

The story continues…

Roger Van Brussel and Gary Jones of American Dry Stripping Talk about Abrasive Blast Services

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