CLIENT TESTIMONIALS – CUSTOMER REVIEWS
See What Our Clients Have to Say about Our Chairs…and Our Service.
“For our new endowed chair donors, we are presenting each of them with a Miniature Chair to recognize their transformational generosity. The chairs are beloved! They are unique, perfect for our donors’ desk or book shelf, and definitely a conversation starter.
Thank you for terrific service and your dedication to detailed excellence.”
“Chairs have arrived! All are awesome!”
“Thank you so much. Like I said, I’ve got a couple more coming up soon. I appreciate all the work you did. Well done! Thanks, a lot! …Tom”
“Alumni Chairs often went beyond our expectations by contacting Lipscomb University and working with the legal team there. They would always forward the information to me. Very Professional and friendly in his dealings with me. The recipients of the rocking chair were very happy with the product. Thanks!”
“The chairs were delivered on time and in perfect condition. They are exactly what I had in mind (after no small effort in searching). They are the perfect complement to my new desk. As promised I have included a picture of the new “office suite”. Thank you for your prompt and professional response to my order. You create and deliver exactly as you promised. That’s not always easy to find these days.
It was indeed a pleasure working with you. Thank you”
“I am so satisfied and happy with both chairs! [Alumni Chairs] was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. The design of both chairs is remarkable! My directors were so impressed with the chairs that they definitely will be wanting more in the near future! Thank you!”
“The recipient of the endowed chair, one of our donors, loved the chair. She was over-the-moon about the thoughtfulness of us being able to select the finishes to fit her taste. Thank you for allowing us to make it custom! The next time we are in need of a chair, we will consider you as a partner.”
“When the chair arrived, it was so well wrapped that there was not a single scratch anywhere on it. It looked as if I had personally picked it up off of the showroom floor.”
“It’s nice to have … chair, and they are also really comfortable, I was surprised…”
“Attached, please find my completed survey. Thank you for the great product and terrific service.
“I am writing to congratulate you on your sense of design and comfort which has complimented my own need for some expression of those wonderful years which have been so formative.”
“Thanks for the great service with our new college chair! We now have 4 different chairs from 4 different companies and your chair is by far the best college chair − both wood, logo engraving, and the most comfortable.”
“It arrived. It’s fabulous!! Thank you!!!!”
“When our last child heads to college we will definitely order from you again.”
“Finally, late last afternoon, we opened the boxes, and we LOVE them. Thank you…THANK YOU, Dan and Team, for such a fine job. …and the hand-signed chairs and other info on the bottom of them. Lovely. What a nice touch!”
“I double —triple—the wonderful look of the chairs and the care of the engraved brass plate. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! …we looked over the entire chair tooth and comb. Beautiful!!”
“Your chairs are a power visual symbol…wonderful inspiration and incentive…”
“Attached is…a picture of our granddaughter enjoying her rocking chair. The chair is excellent, and she loves it.”
“Our new Cleveland State Alumni Chairs are simply stunning. The quality and craftsmanship beats out any other collegiate chair I have seen and the look is sophisticated and elegant. I receive compliments on the chairs from every alumnus who visits.”
“My granddaughter is only 20 weeks old and hasn’t sat in her Ohio State rocking chair yet. We have it set out and are looking forward to one day watching her enjoy it and pass it on to future generations. I am impressed by the craftsmanship of your work. Take care”
“Alumni Chairs…one of the most amazing vendors I’ve ever dealt with. So friendly, personable, knowledgeable, easy to chat with.
Responded to emails in a timely manner, always had a solution to problems – I knew they genuinely were concerned about our organization and product.
Amazing to work with. I would definitely order again on a new project.”
” I was very pleased with your service and all the detailed attention you gave me and my organization.”
“I am writing to you simply to express my gratitude and appreciation to you for the gorgeous Affinity Classic Alumni Chair.”
“Alumni Chairs is the class act in high quality chairs of distinction…valuable mementos that your family will appreciate for generations.
“Our clients absolutely loved the miniature chairs. They were beautiful!”
“I recently received your Marquette Chair as a gift and want to thank you for the marvelous addition to my apartment. The chair is comfortable and stylish, and I can absolutely tell that it was made with the finest craftsmanship!
I know that this chair will be a staple in my home for years to come. Thanks for the great product!”
“If you ever would like for me to correspond with anyone who might want to get a report from a very satisfied customer, I would be glad to do so.”
“I love my chair!! It is so comfortable and is the perfect shade of green. It was so easy to deal with you and your company.”
“I am proud of my experience, there, and the classic chair seems to exemplify these feelings of mine.”
“Thank you for your kind note and the nameplates received this week. Lovely, as are the chairs.
Our recognition dinner occurred last evening and folks (all – but especially the recipients) were simply blown away by the chairs. Thank you…Thank you!
Get ready. There will be more! My best. Always.”
“We received the child’s rocking chair and my four-year-old daughter absolutely loves it. It is beautiful, and it is so well made. We look forward to enjoying it for many years to come and keeping it in our family for future generations to enjoy as well. Thank you!”
“They did a Great Job! They had to contact the university many times for the logo. They were very helpful in designing the logo.”
“Here is a pic of my fabulous rocker! It’s in my bedroom for the moment until the library gets redone. Love it!! Thanks Soooo much!”
“We gave Sean his graduation chair tonight, and he really liked it, the quality and solid construction exceeded our hopes, thank you so very much for your time and attention to detail. Shipping was sound and the packaging was very good. We can’t thank you enough!”
“Thanks very much for getting Dr. King’s chair delivered last Saturday morning! We presented the chair to Dr. King at the end of his retirement celebration that evening and showed the chair photos and plaque wording on the projector at the same time. Dr. King then sat in the chair with photos taken next to the podium. It turned out to be a perfect way to end the program.”
“Getting the chair in time was definitely a big plus. You could tell Dr. King was pleased to try out his chair at the end of the program.”
“I can’t thank you enough for your help and attention to every detail with the college chairs for Paul, Amanda, and Christina. They absolutely love them and were totally surprised!
Doris & Greg”
“Thanks!! I am so sorry I never sent a photo – we had our baby right around the time the chair was delivered and it’s been a whirlwind since! The rocking chair is beautiful and has already been put to great use! Hope all is well and that your 2019 is off to a great start!
“A friend of mine is a retired U.S. Army colonel and was inducted into the University of Rhode Island ROTC Hall of Fame as the first female. Eight of her friends got together and ordered a chair for her. Alumni Chairs was very diligent to make sure everything was perfect – the chair and the plaque. This high quality chair is proudly displayed in her living room in Virginia. I highly recommend Alumni Chairs.”
“I reached out to AlumniChairs.com as my daughter’s college did not offer graduation chairs. The chair is beautiful and the service was great. Nothing but praise.”
“We ordered the Affinity Traditional Rocking Chair customized with our organizational logo for our first retiring employee. I worked with Alumni Chairs on the design and manufacture of it, and it met and exceeded my expectations. Despite the 1,000 miles or so distance (we’re in Cincinnati), it arrived in time for the presentation to our employee. She was delighted with it and just sent me a note telling me it’s in her living room and it serves as a daily reminder of her time with us and the great send-off. We’re small and I’m not sure when we’ll have another person retire, but I’m sure we’ll order another chair!”
“Dartmouth and Middlebury Benches are perfect. Much appreciated. Alumni Chairs did an excellent job in crafting and delivering two Deacon’s Benches.
As a fine point of honor that I appreciated, Dan noted that my math was off, and accordingly, that I had overpaid by a four figure amount. He immediately called me, and sent a check for the refund the next day.“
“The chair is stunning! Beautiful! They got the dots on, too! David’s son, contributed to it, so I texted him one photo. He will love it. I can’t wait to see David’s face when the chair is unpacked. I’m sure that he’ll want it in his new office, now that we are getting furniture figured out in the new house. Thanks again! Best, Cindy“
“Our chair has arrived in great shape. It was well packaged with more metal clips on the box top than you could shake a stick at! I opened it to see the chair that also was wrapped up and cushioned in all of the right places. I decided to keep it in the box and just wrap it as a big Christmas gift. Thank you so much for your attention to every detail including the packaging. It was delivered when you said it would be and was being held by the Concierge at the front desk until their man could deliver it to our apartment. I went down right after your call and brought it back, myself. Thank you again for everything. I am sure our grandson will be thrilled to get it, this Christmas!
Sincerely and appreciatively,
“As you see, Dan, it is a great success! Thank you for all the personal attention. You were great to work with.”
Note to recipient of chair: “Hooray! I tried really hard to get a chair that was rated “very comfortable” and I do hope it will prove to be so. I don’t think it will require cushions but if you want to keep them you surely may. I harbor a hope that D. and, then, H. will inherit this chair some day, not too soon! So glad it arrived, and on a Sunday, too!
“IT CAME AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL!!!
Thank you so very much!!!!! We are thrilled!!
Hope your Resurrection Sunday was glorious-
“It is a beautiful piece of art in that the aesthetics are gorgeous in shape and design. It is also probably the most comfortable chair in my home.”
“WOW! The Classic Alumni Chair is beautiful, sturdy, and I love the style and finish. It will last a lifetime. And the Miniature version is really cool, too. Thank you very much for your excellent service throughout the whole process of designing and manufacturing this chair. It was a pleasure to get to know you.
I will have them ready at the Change of Watch dinner tomorrow night.
Thanks again for everything!
“John and I would like to thank you for your professionalism and dedication in creating a college chair designed for our college graduating granddaughter. Working with you was a delight and getting over the hurdle of getting permission to use the College emblem proved to be a success not only for our needs but for future graduating classes at Spring Hill College.
The chair was flawlessly delivered on time with exact instructions of how to inspect the delivery and for future packing care. We would highly recommend your company to those seeking a very special gift for family and friends.
Sincerely, Pat, a very satisfied customer”
“Please send me the complete mailing address and last names of…” your colleagues. “I want to send them a thank you.”
“I cannot thank you and the team enough for the outstanding service from start to finish with this order.”
Our kids “were completely surprised. They love the quality of the chairs and the beautiful craftsmanship that went into the logo design and engraved plate.
Thank you”…”for overseeing the entire order from start to finish.
Doris & Greg”
“We recently ordered an Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair to present as a gift for the named recipient of an endowed chair. You and your team did an amazing job completing the project within our time constraints, and providing us with updates along the way.
Our guest of honor could not have been more pleased with the chair, and even sat in it for the duration of our program.
What a wonderful experience you provided!”
“The staff at Alumni Chairs went out of their way to meet our needs. We were down to the wire in ordering our custom-made chair, and they came through for us. From the custom logo to the nameplate on the back, the chair was beautiful. We could not have gotten such a good product without the proper advise from your staff. The recipient is thoroughly enjoying the chair too!”
“Beautiful commemorative chair. Looks exactly as pictured.”
“First, this product is amazing. Quality was better than I expected. Everyone loved it. Just the perfect item for an award. Also working with AlumniChairs.com was a very good experience. They are very committed to their product and their trade. Would recommend this item and company to anyone looking for a Miniature Captain’s Chair.”
“He loves it! Thanks so much!”
“FINALLY I have some pictures of my chair and I am happy to share them with you. I will have to send them forward to you as I received them – one at a time. No doubt, that is Medieval, but I am not all that computer savvy as you know. Sorry to be so late with these. But I do want you to see them and know how very happy I am with the chair. Stuart Kelly”
“Our four chairs arrived yesterday afternoon, and we carefully checked the boxes before the FedEx delivery person left the premises. There was no evidence of damage. We then unboxed the chairs, and they are Absolutely Beautiful. All four recipients are thrilled. I see now why it was so important for you to have the artwork to your exact specifications – the seals are so nicely done and so intricate that it was well worth the effort to track down the artwork through the vendor who does our graduation invitations.
Thanks again, Pat”
“Attached are a couple of photos of the Emmanuel College chair your organization just delivered. With all that is going on with COVID and more, it’s hard to know how things will play out. I am happy to say this has been a very pleasant journey. Dan, you kept me informed along the way, with status, expectations and things I should expect. For this … thank you.
The chair is perfect. It looks beautiful and we are so happy with it. Our daughter, Samantha, will love this as she celebrates her graduation from Emmanuel College in Boston. Thank you for being part of this celebration.
Thanks so much!
“Dan at Alumni Chairs was great to work with. He kept me in the loop about the production of my chair. I’m so happy with how it turned out. It was exactly as I imagined. Thanks to all the craftsmen who were involved in making it. I highly recommend that you take a look at their chairs!
“Wanted to say thanks to Alumni Chairs for the time, interest, and professional assistance provided as we searched for a well made, sturdy arm chair for our 90-year-old mother. Mom required a piece of furniture that provides stability as she raised from the chair to her walker. This chair provides just that.
In addition, the chairs (we purchased two) have a beautiful finish, the design blends with her decor and visitors complement the choice she made. Thanks again for the excellent service and product.
My Mom loves the chairs, the arm rests are a bit lighter then expected – was thinking they would be like a stained maple, but she really enjoys them. Thank you for your assistance. Best wishes for a happy & healthy summer!”
“When my Head of School gave me the option to select my retirement gift after many years of teaching, it was more than easy! I had been thinking about it for a long time, so I quickly responded, “A rocking chair!” However, with so many companies to choose from when I did my search, I wasn’t sure where to begin and whom to trust. A fellow colleague suggested that I take a look at College Chairs of Affinity Classics. Let me just say, I was not disappointed! Dan walked me through the choice of woods, stains, and finally, seat coverings. Each time I changed my mind, he would send me a composite of what my selection would look like, which made my final selection a cinch. Their customer service is top, notch and they kept up regular lines of communication throughout the entire process. In the end, I could not be more pleased with my chair – its solid construction, its beautiful wood finish, and its luxurious black leather. This chair is meant to last! It will be my legacy to my children and grandchildren!”
“We worked with Alumni Chairs to select a chair for our son. With careful consideration, they made suggestions and offered advice until we selected this style. The logo and graphics were approved by the school with the details we wanted through their work with our school. The chair is unique and extremely well made, and we are thrilled to have it made in the USA.”
“I sought out a high-quality college chair for my son’s graduation present, to continue a 4-generation tradition. Alumni Chairs produced a beautiful Affinity chair for me, with a custom official college logo. They obtained permission for the logo and built me a great chair that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend them!”
“Alumni Chairs was fantastic to work with. We were able to customize one of his Affinity Mission Rocking Chairs to exactly match what I thought my wife might like. After a bit of back and forth and several swatches of leather samples, we settled on a quarter sawn oak mission style rocking chair with classic green leather. The chair above is the result; it rocks perfectly on our indoor stone porch. It’s nice to sit in it and look out at the ocean.”
“…the chair has arrived and is absolutely beautiful. What a lovely …surprise the Ottoman was! Joe is so happy. What a future heirloom this set will be. Well worth the wait! He says he will have to do a bit of furniture rearranging but it will all fit well once he does. It has been a pleasure working with you and getting to know you… I will most definitely recommend your products and your wonderful customer service. If you ever head toward the Outer Banks, look us up!
All the best,
“Our board chair was stepping down and we were looking for an appropriate gift to acknowledge her contributions to the organization. The quality of the chair is hard to determine from a website, but upon arrival, it was crystal clear that selecting Alumni Chairs was the right choice. From the great customer service and ease of ordering to the caliber of the Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair, we had a great experience and will be ordering additional chairs soon. Their products are worth every penny. Thank you for providing a fitting sendoff to our board chair.”
“We received the chairs and we are all in love with them. The seal looks PERFECT and it is such a beautiful replica of the chairs. I’ll send over pictures soon. Thank you!
“The long-awaited St. Bonaventure mission chair and ottoman have arrived, and we could not be happier with the end results! After many careful consultations with Dan and his team at Alumni Chairs, the beautiful chair and ottoman they produced exceeded all our expectations. The quality of the quarter-sawn oak is truly comparable to any Stickley furniture I have seen, and the fine leather upholstery perfectly complements the sturdy, extremely well-constructed frame. I especially love the width and depth of the chair, large enough for a large man to be comfortable in and for a smaller woman to snuggle up in with a good book. The ottoman is a perfect size, not too imposing for a smaller space. Finally, the reproduction of the very detailed St. Bonaventure seal is perfect–not a line is missing. It really makes the chair the heirloom we hope it will become.
Thanks again to you for your kind assistance and attention to every detail. It was a pleasure working with you, and who knows, maybe there are UNC or NC State chairs in our future as well!“
“I am very pleased with (our Affinity Classic Alumni Chair). Very happy with the quality of craftsmanship, and the logo as well as plaque. Many thanks. Jim“
“My chair arrived today and it is beautiful. I am very touched by the plate on the back of the chair. 30 years of friendship is a very long and blessed gift from our God. I am sitting in my chair now with a smile on my face. Thank you so very much for this beautiful comfortable gift.“
Checking in to confirm receipt of the miniature chair. It looks great – particularly the finish! We won’t be able to present it to the recipient for some time – still waiting for face-to-face meetings to resume. But I will be sure to circle back to you eventually to let you know his response. Thanks for the chocolate, too! I will put that to use immediately!
All the best,