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About American Dry Stripping

For more than 30 years — 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

IH Farmall Mini Tractor Powder Coat Restoration Toy Tractor

We serve customers from all over the Northeast, offering pick-up and delivery service serving Connecticut, Westchester, New York City, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey. We work with industrial manufacturers, fabricators, construction companies, automotive hobbyists, restoration experts, metalwork designers and artists, architectural restoration experts, and DIYers.

With two locations — an 18,000 sq. ft. production and storage facility in Milford, CT and our second blasting and coating shop in North Branford, CT.

Our shop professionals have a combined 100+ years of experience.

Navy veteran Roger Van Brussel leads our a veteran-owned and family-owned business.

Our “CORE” Values

At American Dry Stripping and Powder Coating we offer the most trusted abrasive media Blasting and powder Coating 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 & Powder Coating

The Jones Family American Dry Stripping 

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. Our reputation and service reaches 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.

We now offer complete, end-to-end blasting coating services. 

In 2016, we expanded our in-house services, offering high- temperature ceramic coatings, powder coatings and PlasCoat. 

American Dry Stripping & Powder Coating: The Most Trusted

We provide you with a one-stop solution for abrasive blast services, anchor pattern surface profiling, powder and ceramic coating, along with other project needs, at our Milford, CT location.

As we look to the future and the next evolution of American Dry Stripping and Powder Coating, 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.

American Dry Stripping & Powder 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.

The Jones Family 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.


Jones Family American Dry Stripping Russ Jones (R) and his two cousins (L-R) Walter Jones and Gary Jones . (photo courtesy Connecticut Post).

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 and Gary Jones of American Dry Stripping

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


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


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


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


American Dry Stripping & Powder Coating purchases Shoreline Coatings LLC in North Branford, adding a second location to better serve our customers: A revised name and logo is introduced: American Dry Stripping & Powder Coating.

Pick-up & Delivery Service Locations

Services performed at our Milford, CT shop. Drop off your items, or take advantage of optional pick-up and delivery services

Pick-up and Delivery Services in Areas Listed Below

Connecticut Abrasive Blasting & Powder Coating Services

  • Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford, Waterbury, Danbury, Norwalk
  • Hartford County, Tolland County, New Haven County, New London County, Middlesex County, Litchfield County, Windham County, Fairfield County

New York Abrasive Blasting & Powder Coating Services

  • New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Rockland County

Massachusetts Abrasive Blasting & Powder Coating Services

  • Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, New Bedford

Rhode Island Abrasive Blasting & Powder Coating Services

  • Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Newport 
Industrial, Commercial, & Manufacturing Powder Coating Services