“The work of John Canning Painting and Conservation Studios was, in every case, excellent. Also, whenever there was a question regarding some aspect of the work, a prompt and respectful response was always given. Further, any changes in the work were most graciously accepted. I would recommend very highly that one of your staff visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in order to see the high professional level of the work done by John Canning Studios.”

Most Reverend Raymond Cardinal Burke, Parton of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, Wisconsin


“I can’t thank you enough for your patience, expertise, and guidance – I cannot imagine the project without your involvement. I’m so glad we chose you and your team for this engagement. Please extend my sincerest thanks and admiration to your team of extraordinary artists… I hope to work with you and your team again – in fact, I look forward to it.”

– John Trosino, Senior Associate, Kling Stubbins
Academy of Music Ballroom, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



“With David Riccio leading the team, you were able to get people with the right expertise on site to expedite the process… Working much more efficiently than I thought possible, your team was able to complete the restoration of the entire corridor within the three weeks of access during the Senate recess. Your crew was able to uncover significant portions of the original Pompeian coral red field and to replicate the finish so well that it is impossible to detect the difference.”

– Barbara Wolanin, Curator, Architect of the Capitol
Senate West Front Corridor, United States Capitol, Washington, DC


“From the mock-up stage through the completion of the work, Canning’s team was respectful of the church and responsive to the needs of the congregation. They began work promptly and completed the project without fuss or complications. There were no surprises regarding the fee and the work was completed on time with great attention to detail. And what a result! What had been a dark and dingy space is now a gem-like interior that seems to glow from within… In this and all other projects on which we have collaborated, I have found Canning Studios to be qualified, knowledgeable, ethical and conscientious.”

– Cynthia Hinson, President, Historic Preservation & Illumination, Inc.
Christ Church, Riverdale, New York


“In my experience, working with John Canning on a new Cathedral-like church in the Midwest, I found that his involvement greatly enriched the project artistically, tonally and spiritually. He brought to bear decades of experience and his tremendous eye for harmony while adding a new level of perception to the building. Through faux marble, gold, silver, and painted mosaic, Canning added profoundly to the experience of this new sacred space. Being a true professional, he would gladly change colors that the client requested of him. Being a perfectionist, he would not stop repainting marble, adding gold leaf, and changing colors until he was satisfied as well. It was a pleasure to work with John Canning and his team on Our Lady of Guadalupe, and I give him great credit for helping the art and architecture to sing in unison!”

– Duncan G. Stroik, AIA
Associate Professor, Notre Dame & Principal, Duncan G. Stroik Architect, LLC
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, Wisconsin


“Their attention to detail, craftsmanship, and knowledge were key to the success of our chapel restoration project. All of Canning’s staff take great pride, as well they should, in their craft and reputation. As a result, Farquharson Hall is truly one of the shining jewels of our campus.”

– Rebecca Oetjen, Project Manager, The Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, New York


“The discovery of the original colors and the way your crew approached this project shows the professionalism of John Canning Studios. Your workmen, while here, conducted themselves as gentlemen and left a good impression on the people with whom they came in contact.”

– Bob Carroll, Project Manager, Hendricks County Engineer
Hendricks County Courthouse, Danville, Indiana


“Together our work at Our Lady Help of Christians Church revitalized the suburban cathedral in Newton, Mass., finding remnants of original decorative patterns that had been whitewashed for 75 years. [John Canning] restored them to their splendor and created a beautiful worship space for the present day community. He easily coordinated interests of several diverse parishioner groups and pleased them all with the final outcome.”

– John I. Meyer, AIA, Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors
Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton, Massachusetts


“John Canning is, in my opinion, the leading figure in his specialized field based on his skill, knowledge, experience, and integrity. His company is a well-organized extension of himself. We have chosen to work with John almost exclusively on decorative conservation work for over twenty years in recognition of his overall abilities.”

– Arthur H. Page IV, Page Conservation, Inc.