About the Team

Larry Smithers
Larry began learning his trade on his small apartment patio in the spring of 1975.  Excited by the results of turning old furniture into beautiful pieces, he moved into a portable building, and then in 1980, expanded to his current location at 507 Walsh, Austin, TX.  Larry never losses his passion for restoration. His “service oriented” approach is the foundation of Smithers Furniture Refinishing (SFR).

Tom Biddison
Tom, who came to SFR in 1984, is known as the “color master” and is leaned on heavily to precisely match stains, as well as, offer consulting to customers about color choices.  Tom is fully knowledgeable and highly experienced at handling all types of furniture restoration, even problem pieces!


Philip Rodriguez
New in 2004 to SFR, Philip was not new to the restoration field.  He brings many years of experience to his work and regularly demonstrates yet another new and interesting talent in his highly proficient, and seemingly unlimited, skill set.

Eric Silva
Eric has been a part of the SFR team for just over 4 years. His strength in customer relations lends itself to an efficient process in repairs and restoration request. He does repairs and general restoration.