Bernie's Restorations 45th anniversary

45th Anniversary

It is with great pride I can say that Bernie’s Restorations is celebrating it’s 45th year in business this year!! We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to go work and do what we love everyday! Here’s to 45 more, cheers!!

Chris Craft boat kiddie ride and Texaco Model T kiddie ride restored by Bernie's Restorations

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year

All of us at Bernie’s Restorations would like to extend a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy healthy New Year wish to all! It’s been a very busy and blessed year for us. Our present came early this year. We were blessed with our first grandchild. On Oct23 my daughter, Cindy, gave birth to […]

Vintage Drafting Table by Bernies Restorations

Vintage Drafting Table by Fredrick’s

Vintage Drafting Table and Stool Here is a 1920’s Fredricks vintage drafting table and stool. We were able to pick it right here in McHenry and sell it to an engineering firm, we can’t wait to see how they display it. It will be in the perfect setting!

Boss Blu Hot camping stove by Bernies Restorationa

Boss Camping Stove

Here is Boss blu hot camping stove we recently restored. It was never used and still in its original crate when our customer gave it to us for restoration. The only bummer was, the original instructions were in the oven but mice ate them, unfortunately. The legs also slide off so it could be easily […]

Jason and Bernie Matchan

Throwback Thursday

Happy throwback Thursday. Here’s a oldie but a goodie.┬áNot sure of the year but I can tell you it wasn’t taken yesterday haha! Crazy to think I’ve always worked side by side with my dad and I’ve never had to fill out a job application! ~Jason

Batmobile Kiddie Ride


Here’s one for all the Batman fans out there. This was a really fun project detailing this kiddie ride out. I will post before and after pics in a bit, to show the work that went into this. The best part of the project was seeing the customers reaction to it, since this was the […]