Whether you’re a small business owner looking to make some aesthetic upgrades or a homeowner wanting a fresh look for your abode, Bellingham Professional Finishes is there for all your finishing needs.
With a focus on wood protection and the preservation of traditional craftsmanship, the company offers interior finishing, cabinet restoration, and exterior finishings for both new and older construction.
Founded in 2013, Bellingham Professional Finishes is co-run by executive manager and owner Nick Haas and business manager Miranda Teel.
Haas got his start in wood finishing in 2003, when he moved to Bellingham and started working as an apprentice. After years of building up his craftsmanship skills, he took a manager position in the business in 2013. Soon after, he met Teel, and Bellingham Professional Finishes was born.
What began as a team of two has since grown to 17 (and counting). Teel says that as the business grows, the company continues to cultivate a sense of community through a shared passion for craftsmanship.
“Our whole team is really ambitious about taking pride in what we do,” Teel says. “They’re just an amazing group of people with good attitudes, with the confidence to build.”
Preserving the Future
Along with craftsmanship, Bellingham Professional Finishes places a high priority on sustainable products and practices.
Through partnerships with foundations like Northwest Clean Air Agency, EnviroStars, and The Sansin Corporation, Bellingham Professional Finishes constantly strives to be more environmentally conscious, Teel says. The company incorporates stains from Sansin — which offers LEED certified, non-toxic wood-coating products.
“We use products that have very little impact on our workers’ health and the environment,” Haas says. “We recycle our own waste water, and we don’t use any products that will contaminate the water [supply].”
Prospective clients can now get a closer look at the company’s products at Bellingham Professional Finishes’ new showroom and retail space, which opened in August 2020.
Eco-friendly and modern, the showroom creates a space for consultations and demonstrations, as well as opportunities to educate the community on wood science. The opening is accompanied by a 10% discount off first-time Sansin purchases through the end of September.
3924 Irongate Rd. Ste. C, Bellingham, 360.922.3883, bellinghamprofessionalfinishes.com