“Jim and Andrew refinished my cabinets to look better than they did when we built our home in 1997. The wood that was used was soft and had not worn well over the years. They worked very hard at filling in the dents and scratches and repaired a very difficult water stain on a shelf. I would definitely use them again and would not hesitate to recommend them to my friends and family.

Deborah H. – Collinsville, OK

“Jim Urban refinished a 6-foot medium oak finish vanity; the vanity had some moisture damage. He was there for a few hours and the vanity looks like new. He explained the care and warranty. We will have him come back soon to refinish our kitchen cupboards.
Overall, it was a superior experience from the time I submitted the coupon for the work on Angie’s List, to the finish of my project in the home.”

Jennifer O. – Branson, MO

“I spent three years going to local shops & calling radio “woodworking experts”, but no one could help my cabinets. I’m still amazed at how simple it was for the Gleam Guard Team to restore and refinish them. They look just as good as when I put them in 14 years ago.”

Dr. Brett & Laurie Bowling – Monett, MO

“Work was very professional and pleasing. Definitely liked the results.”

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Harry S.

Jim had to try several different techniques to cover some of the scratches and water damage. He didn’t give up until it looked great. He takes great pride in his workmanship.”

Deborah H. – Collinsville, OK

“Jim refinished our kitchen, 4 baths, wet bar, and utility room cabinets. He did an Excellent Job; it looks like new cabinets were just installed. The kitchen center island required a lot of extra restoration to bring it up to our standards. Jim really worked hard to satisfy our requests. We couldn’t be more pleased with the finished product. I would recommend Jim Urban: GLEAM GUARD WOOD FINISHING to anyone who needs cabinet refinishing!”

Laurence M. – Kimberling City, MO

“Mr. Jim, the Gleam Guard Cabinet Refinishing employee, was very professional. When the job was finished, I could hardly recognize our cabinets – the job was done that well!”

Roger M. – Claremore, OK

“Gleam Guard was a Godsend! After finishing a home addition and remodel, our kitchen cabinets, doors and trim still looked old and worn. The Gleam Guard Team made them look like new again.”

Dr. Jeff & Carmen Dorman-Springfield, MO

“Thanks for such a beautiful transformation of my old kitchen cabinets. Gleam Guard’s attention to detail, care of my household and genuine desire to do the best possible job is something I have rarely witnessed in the industry.”

James Lowell Thomas
( V.P. Architecture & Construction, John Q. Hammons, Inc. Ret.)

“Jim and his helper arrived on time, worked without disrupting the household. They finished when promised. Very professional, friendly, and accommodating.”

Angie’s List customer, Glenn A. – Springfield, MO

“Workers called day before scheduled work to verify schedule- work performed professionally with no hitches. Workspace kept clean & orderly when workers left. Very pleased with results”

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Lynn & Annette M. – Nixa, MO

” Jim was meticulous and thorough. He was a pleasure to work with”

Eric P. -Springfield, MO

“Jim, Tim, and Michael came and worked one full day and Jim came back the second day to finish up and check on anything missed.”

Rick and Shirley L. – Ozark, MO

“I spent three years going to local shops & calling radio “woodworking experts”, but no one could help my cabinets. I’m still amazed at how simple it was for the Gleam Guard Team to restore and refinish them. They look just as good as when I put them in 14 years ago.”

Dr. Brett & Laurie Bowling - Monett, MO

“Jim was friendly, arrived punctually, had the kitchen completed in a day and a half. I felt he was honest, trustworthy and they totally cleaned up when finished.”


“The 3 person crew did beautiful work, very conscientious, very courteous & professional. They clearly cared about their work and cared about customer satisfaction. Did a great job!”

Barbara M. – Springfield, MO

“Refinish cabinet in kitchen and 3 bathrooms, also 1 door. They were on time, on budget with their estimates and did excellent work.
All woodwork they did looks new in this 25 year old house. Professional and responsible and well mannered and polite.”

Victor P. – Springfield, MO

“Jim and his team cleaned away the old marked finish on our kitchen cabinets and kitchen floor, touched up places where the wood stain was damaged and then applied a glossy 7 coat clear finish. Jim called when he arrived promptly at the agreed upon start time, worked hard until lunch time, took a short break and then returned to finish up for the day. The whole process for our large kitchen took 2 days.”

Anthony Y. – Springfield, MO

“Gleam Guard technology brought our dull cabinets back to life! They looked so good we had all of our molding, doors & frames treated.”

John & Sally McAlear – Springfield, MO

“Great, on time, completed project as agreed, neat and cleaned up cost was as estimated, very satisfied.”

Angie’s List customer, Richard F. – Branson, MO

“Jim was on time, reasonable priced wear, friendly and professional. He even fixed one of my kitchen drawers and adjusted all the cabinet door hinges.”

Pamela M. – Nixa, MO

“Cabinets look great. Jim and his team were friendly, professional and cleaned up after themselves. We were so happy, we referred some friends who also loved the results!”

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Jack R.

“Needless to say after 43 years of wear and tear my kitchen cabinets needed help. So here comes Jim to my rescue he glued all the seam spaces back together, put on my new hinges cleaned them all and put a lovely shine on them. I am very pleased with his work. Excellent job THANK-YOU!!!!”

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Erma Y.

“Jim did wonderfully in refinishing my cabinetry. He not only made them look like new but also accomplished the job without making the use of my kitchen inconvenient. He and his son, Michael are very pleasant and considerate. They worked hard and steadily, finishing a very challenging job in good time. We highly recommend them and the process they use.”

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La Verne S.

“He showed & measured. We asked on a price & they got to work. 8 hours later they were totally finished.”

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Debbi M. – Bolivar, MO

“We were very happy with the job that Jim and Gleam Guard Cabinet Refinishing did on our cabinets. We were impressed by their professionalism and detailed work as the transformed our cabinets into something we can be very proud of. Everything went as planned with no delays making it a pleasant experience. To quote my wife, “You know you have got a good job done when it looks like your cabinets are new and you can’t even tell they have been there when they are done and gone.” Thank you for a great job.”

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Connie W.

“The owner and crew were very detailed and particular about the refinishing process. It met all of my expectations. It was a pleasant experience working with this company. They arrived when they said they would, did the job as proposed, and didn’t leave until all details were completed. I highly recommend them to anyone needing this specific professional service.”

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“We had a wonderful outcome with Gleam Guard for our cabinet refinishing. Jim & Tim were meticulous & kept us posted on every detail of the work. We had been told by several contractors that refinishing the wear & tear to our cabinets & vanities could not be matched, would be much costlier, etc. Unfortunately, we had hired a quick fix to a couple of the worst cabinet doors & Jim was able to repair them. Now our cabinets literally gleam & match the woodwork throughout our home. The time & estimated cost of the project was spot on & our calls to set up the project were returned quickly. We highly recommend Gleam Guard!”

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Barbi O.

“We met Jim’s son at the Ozark Empire Fair he was telling us of these wonderful products that would prepare and refinish my cabinets and would have no offensive odor, the product they used was made of citrus. He let us know the process was quicker and less odor than the conventional method of stripping woodwork. So we decided to call Jim up and have him come to the house and give us an estimate with a beginning and ending date. We were pleasantly surprised when he showed up the day he said at the time he said, he and his helper cleaned & refinished our vanity in the master bath and our kitchen cabinets in two days, with no unpleasant odor and they did a very nice job of cleaning everything up when they left. I would highly recommend Jim’s company if you need any woodwork or cabinets refinished.”

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Peggy R. – Spokane, MO

“Our kitchen cabinets were 18 years old and showed the wear. Jim and his son refinished the cabinets over two days and the result was exactly what we hoped for = they looked new again. Price was good. Owner/operator was very outgoing and professional. Clean-up was excellent. All positive.”

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“Gleam Guard was a great option for replacing my kitchen and bathroom cabinets. I liked the color of my cabinets and needed them to be refreshed. Gleam Guard came out soon after I contacted them. He showed me the final look on one of the cabinets before I agreed to have the service performed on the entire kitchen. Satisfied with the final result. I would recommend this process before thinking of replacing all the cabinets. A clean, repaired cabinet with new restored hardware saved us money and helped to get our house ready for selling!”

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Nancy B.

“Jim was excellent at working around my schedule. he was on time and worked quickly with fantastic results.”

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Vickie E. - Nixa, MO

“They did a great job on our cabinets. They seem to genuinely care about the work and tried to keep the house clean and clean up after they finished. They were also flexible, adding on some archways, stairway and doors/windowsills at a very modest price when they finished the cabinets.”

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Tim W.

“3 Days before Thanksgiving 2015 Gleam Guard came to refinish our kitchen cabinets. The father and son team were remarkable and very professional. I have lived in the Ozarks of Missouri for the past 16 years, and I have never been happier about paying a contractor for their work as I was paying for this job well done by these two men. Thank you both.”

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Steve C.

“This company was very easy to work with. Employees were friendly and thorough. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is in the market for cabinet refinishing.”


“Jim and Tim just completed our cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom. I am very pleased with their work. I consider the price to be reasonable. Very honest and upfront about what they can do for you.”

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Debbie B.

“My cabinets look brand new! The process is essentially odorless and dustless. Jim and his crew were very considerate and conscience. I can heartily recommend their service.”

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Karla M.

“I am completely happy with Cabinet Refinishing Center by Gleam Guard. Jim Urban was professional and did an excellent job. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs any type of cabinet, or wood refinishing. Fast, clean, efficient, priced fairly and does a great job.”

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Margo K.

“I wanted to rip out the nasty cabinets that are in the new house that we bought as a repo. The money to replace the cabinets would have come from the price of our new deck, our concrete patio and fixing up our swimming pool. Approximately $12,000.00 for everything. Gleam Guard was recommended by Dakota Cabinets so I begrudgingly invited them to our house. My wife was hopeful but I was not, because after 17 years of grease and grime I thought that there was no way that these cabinets would ever be clean. I WAS WRONG!!!!!! Not only did they come clean but they look better than the new cabinets that I had picked out. I only wish that I had taken before and after pictures because words cannot express how I felt after I saw the job done. Not only do I have new cabinets but a new deck and new patio and my family is swimming in our pool. If you are on the fence about trying Gleam Guard, you are welcome to call me… 417-849-8432″

John Robison – Republic, MO

“Jim was friendly, arrived punctually, had the kitchen completed in a day and a half. I felt he was honest, trustworthy and they totally cleaned up when finished”

Karen Carmichael Nixa, MO

“Thank you for doing a great job in my home. Not only was the craftsmanship superb, but the attention to detail and extra effort to finish in one day is very much appreciated. My wife is very pleased!

Jack H. Cole Mayor, Rogersville, MO

“Very, very happy with our cabinets. They are 45 years old and they looked it. Now they look like new. I wish we had gotten this done a long time ago. Very nice person to work with. Not only did we get the kitchen cabinets done, but we also had him do the bathrooms. Very proud of all.”

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“This company was very easy to work with. Employees were friendly and thorough. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is in the market for cabinet refinishing.”

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“I met Jim at the home show and discussed my kitchen cabinets. Jim was easy to talk to and we scheduled an appointment to look at the 21 year old cabinets. I was pleasantly surprised at the quote and time frame the job could be completed. The finished product is exceptional and a huge savings over other methods. Jim is very professional and the work is top notch.”

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