Premier Finishing, Inc.

About Us

Your solution

for decorative metal finishing 

Premier Finishing Inc. is a highly respected family-operated metal finishing company, located in Jamestown, New York.  With more than 100 years combined experience, we specialize in custom polishing, buffing, oxidizing, highlighting, and lacquering of all metals.  We offer high standards of quality, integrity, and excellence to achieve your metal finishing needs.  Our satisfied discerning customers range from California to New York and include individual homeowners and a number of commercial projects.  Premier Finishing Inc. is your solution for decorative metal finishing needs.  Grant us the opportunity to provide you with personalized and customized exceptional service.  We look forward to providing your finishing solutions.

Our History

As a family company, we have over 100 years of combined experience in metal finishing, plating, and antique restoration.  Our story begins with Gordon Sampson, who started working at Chautauqua Hardware in the mid-1950s.  It was there he later met Jack Fase, future owner of Premier Finishing Inc.  In the early 1970’s, Gordon Sampson founded Vanson’s Superior Brass. By 1988 his three sons Geary, Mark, and Scott were all working directly for the company.  Twenty years later, Vanson’s Superior Brass transitioned into Premier Finishing Inc., with Geary as General Manager and Mark as Production Manager, continuing the strong relationship established with its customers over 50 years ago.

Capabilities & Finishes


We offer a wide range of capabilities, working with a variety of metals and finishes.


  • Brass
  • Chrome
  • Bronze
  • Aluminum
  • Nickel
  • Pewter
  • Silver
  • Zinc


  • Each process takes 10 to 120 seconds before letting the lacquer settle for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Polishing, Buffing & Highlighting
  • Clear & Tinted Lacquers
  • Vibratory Finishing & Tumbling
  • Stripping and Re-Finishing

Lead times

  • 2 weeks or less

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Our Portfolio


Our portfolio features examples of our production finishing skills for both, small and large quantities. Our refinishing work includes door hardware, cabinet hardware, hinges, bath accessories, faucets, candlesticks, lamps, chandeliers, and costume jewelry and post finishing services include testing, assembly, and packaging.


In addition to bath, cabinet, and furniture hardware, Premier Finishing Inc. also works on automotive hardware. Our clients include Freight Liner, Dodge, and Harley Davidson. We also share the distinct honor of applying finishing to the Olympic torch of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA.

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