• "I was truly impressed by the outstanding quality of the firm’s work and by Ian Agrell's enthusiasm and professional commitment"
    F. Carey Howlett
    Hermitage Foundation
  • "...the incredible effort you and your talented staff put forth in the chair for His Holiness Pope John Paul II ...was well beyond our expectations"
    David Owen Tryba
    Architect
  • "Your work looks incredible. A special thanks to you for making us look brilliant for choosing you for the project"
    David Wick
    Owner of O.B.Williams
  • "The level of craftsmanship shown is amazing. How you can produce something of such quality from a simple lump of wood is beyond me"
    David Shiress, Design Manager
    Taylor Made Joinery Interiors, Suffolk
Woodcarving of Romanesque ornament 12th Century.Hand carved by Agrell

California State Capitol Museum


VIDEO: This short video describes the companies philosophy and shows our work

 

 

CALIFORNIA STATE CAPITOL, GRAND STAIRCASE

From 1976 to 1982, the California State Capitol building underwent a substantial $68 million restoration. The building was unsafe and in need of repair and it was also decided to restore it to is original 1906 appearance.  We were involved at a later date replacing damaged and lost elements to the main staircase - including the Californian Bear emblems you see in the photos.

The Grand staircases are also featured on the California State Capitol Museum virtual tour 

 

 

 

Woodcarving of the Californian bear - hand caved in mahogany for the State Capitol by Agrell Architectural Carving

Woodcarving of the Californian bear - hand caved in mahogany for the State Capitol by Agrell Architectural Carving