Welcome to Robben restoration
I was 20 yrs old when I started a specialize hollow ware apprenticeship under a Master Silversmith. Up to that point I spent my childhood in and around my fathers custom welding and fabrication shop. I was fortunate to find myself in a 7 year apprenticeship specializing in the repair and fabrication of fine sterling hollow wares. There I restored for companies including “Bron-Shoe”, “Cincinnati Plating” and others, affording me a wonderful knowledge and technical skills base in sterling hollow ware fabrication, repair and polishing.
Later I would serve as Cincinnati Plating and Repairs silver hollow ware restoration and fabrication specialist, until I open my own metal restoration company “Robben Restoration” in Cincinnati Ohio. In 2007 I built a new restoration shop at the location of my home in West Harrison Indiana. My new shop was designed to work in the most efficient manor with state of the art equipment and security, with a vast assortment of custom designed and hand crafted tools.
Every day I enjoy the art of taking items people think cannot be restored back to treasured pieces again. I hear the same question from my clients, “Is that the piece I sent you?” It fills me with great pride that my 30+ years has earned me the reputation as the “Go to” specialist for all sterling silver filled wares. Every item that enters my shop be it a chalice for the Arch Bishop or a customer looking for an excellent restoration on a precious family heirloom, receives the same specialized attention to detail. Almost all calls coming into my shop will reach me. I will estimate your restoration and then I will restore your heirloom. If you have a question I will be happy to answer it before, during or after the Restoration process.
Have your damaged silver heirlooms returned to their original beauty by Robben Metal Restoration Specialist
What our customers says
Gary / Illinois
Rita – wanted – again – to say how happy I am with the professionalism and quality of the repair you made to my favorite clock! Can’t tell it was ever damaged. Everyone should be as good at what they do as you are. Thanks again.
Shane / WI
Ms. Robben, Thank You Thank You Thank You. The weekend was a wonderful event, and I thank you for all you did to make it happen. You are not just my Silversmith but now my friend. GREAT JOB!
Joan / Ky
WOW! Thats all the words that come to mind. I never expected perfection. How did you do it? Thanks so much.
Sylvia / CA
Ms. Robben, You will never know the love you have restored with the restoration of our families candelabra. They were mothers pride and joy. I thought of having them at her service but was told they not only couldn’t be restored in time but may not be able to be restored at all! I was so touched when I got the email that they were on the way back. I will be honest, I thought they would not look too good. They were amazing, in time for moms service and I could just tell came back with Love. Thank you!
Tom / Mi
Rita, You are an amazing artist. I can’t even see where the damage was.
Dave / NM
What skill, I don’t think this tea set has ever looked this good. It must be fun being you!
John / OH
Rita, you did it again. I thought I did the unrepairable this time, but you and your amazing hands erased my mistake again.
Mae / WV
Ms Robben, I had no Idea you could cast a whole new foot. I was in hopes there was a way to just have a stick or something that made it sit upright again. The restoration you sent back is nothing short of perfection. Thank you for your talented work.
Ruth / NC
Rita if this is what you call 95% good you have a very high standard of perfection. My vase looks perfect.
Peter / OH
You will forever be referred to as MY silversmith. Your talents are endless, and I thank you again.
Rita, Thank you for all your help and knowledge. You are so willing to share and help. I have told my whole family about you and my three sisters have sent the following items to be restored. Can’t wait to see them completed.