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Great job

Fantastic job on replacing the stem on my pipe. Service was quick and price was extremely reasonable. Highly recommend their service to anyone who needs a pipe repaired. Thanks again

John Dolezal

Excellent Work

Sent in 4 pipes for restoration and1 stem replacement.
Top Notch work.
All look brand new.
Great fitting and shaping new stem.

Will be sending in more pipes in the future.
Would recommend to every other Pipe Smoker.

Roger Schendel

Excellent work!

I picked up a collection of seven pipes on ebay in late June. Sent them to Briarville in two batches to have stems replaced and some of the pipes restored- a few had mold in the cake from being stored without being properly cleaned. The second batch arrived in the mail today and I am very pleased with the results! I cannot say enough good things about Briarvilles service!

Dave Beers
Fort Collins

Above and Beyond!

I am new to pipe smoking and was given an old pipe without a stem. I researched and found Ric and Briarville. I called and to my surprise spoke to Ric directly. A wealth of knowledge and full of passion, I felt very comfortable sending my pipe to Florida from CA.
A short time later, I got my pipe back and it looked amazing. It looked brand new, absolutely beautiful. Also, I was emailed a few times throughout the process to keep me posted of the status.
Communication, expediencey, and quality of work was all excellent. I will be an ongoing customer for all my pipe smoking needs.
Thank you Briarville

Russ Samuels
Manhattan Beach

Well Done Rich!

Thank you Rich,

You did a great job replacing my battered and broken stem with a handsome replacement. Now I can look forward to many more years of enjoying one of my favorite and well loved pipes. The process was easy, affordable and the turnaround was timely. I’m very pleased that I found Briarville; you exceeded my expectations.

All the Best,

G.L. Johansson
Elmhurst, Illinois

G. L. Johansson


Sent Ric eight well worn pipes I inherited. Came back works of art. And even when not smoking them, enjoy looking at them! Thanks, Briarville!


They Live Again!

Just got back my two Don-Lou 40 year old Briars (if you know Bensonhurst, Brooklyn you know who Don-Lou was) and had old broken vulcanite stems replaced with acrylic and ream and clean for both.
Great work! Can’t wait to light ‘em up!

Stan Ruszkowski
Oakland Gardens

Old Pipe Restored to Functionality

Thank you! I got my old pipe back yesterday, and Briarville did an excellent job! It needed a new stem, which it now has, They cleaned it up for free. This is a simple little pipe, a Grecian Briar I bought more than 50 years ago. It’s nice to reconnect with an “old friend”. Thank you Briarville!

Richard Larsen, Colorado Springs

Richard Larsen
Colorado Springs

My Pipe Looks New!

Amazing customer service and quality work! The post office messed up shipping my pipe to Briarville, but Ric called me when it arrived and said he would expidite the work. It shipped the next day! When I received the pipe, it looked new! I’m so happy the way it turned out. Thank you Briarville.

Ed Bourne

extremely happy with Briarville

Ric –

Received the pipes back today, extremely happy with Briarville. I’m sure to send more work your way soon.



San Antonio TX

Extraordinary Job!

The only one I trust with my pipes!

Tarif F.A.Tarabzouni
Saudi arabia

Looks and smokes great

I broke the stem on my favorite full bent pipe. Sent it to Briarville just before the move to NM. Took a little longer that normal to get it back and there was a small issue with the fit. Talked to Rich and he took care of the issue like it was the most important thing for him to do. The workmanship of his crew is fantastic, and the communication with him was great. I would recommend Briarville to others and will return for future work.

Tom Marcotte
Oklahoma Ciry

Another Home Run!!

Briarville knocked another one out of the park with the restoration of three of my very old pipes. The pipes were better than I remember when new and that was over 40 years ago. I keep going back to these guys as they are old world craftsmen who cares about the work and their customers. Thanks guys for the great job!!

Gary White
Lees Summit

Great Job!

I am so happy with the beautiful stem you created for me, It’s absolutely beautiful! I will be using you for all my repair & restoration.

Loren Grace
The Villages

Excellent repair on custom handmade pipea

My favorite Italian handmade pipe from Sardinia IT ends up with broken stem tenon in mortise. Shiped it to Briarville, fast turn around to Culebra, PR. Flawless repair and service. You can count on me for any future repairs for my collection. Five star work and service.


Excellent Restoration!

I sent Briarville 2 of my grandfather’s pipes. The process to send was very easy and within 2 weeks I had them back. I can’t believe they are the same pipes I sent them! The wood grain is tremendous and the replacement stem matches the pipe perfectly! I am very pleased with the outstanding customer service and quality of their work!


Crusty and cracked to new

Hey Ric, I sent you guys an old Peterson full bent with a crack between the shank and the bowl. It was an eBay purchase that leaked moisture through that crack. The stem looked old and the bowl looked old too. Someone got a lot of use from it, but not me. What was mailed back looked like a new pipe. I’ve used your service before and knew Briarville was good, but not this good. Can’t find that crack and the stem and everything has been restored. Thanks, great work!

Steve Johnson

Superior work

I sent 20 pipes and stems to Briarwood. I was notified on the day they arrived, and within four or five days, they were ready! This was far beyond my expectations. When the restored pipes came home, I was exceedingly impressed by the work done. Two pipes in particular had some problems where the stem did not quite fit the bowl, and in each case, the fit is now perfect. Five stars plus!

Edward Caylor

Better Than New!!

What a fantastic job! I got my pipe back and it looks new. No! Better than new! Ric gave me a call, explained to me what needed to be done for a proper repair, and let me know when my pipe was coming back to me. The entire process was easy, informative and VERY affordable. No need looking elsewhere for you pipe repair or cleaning needs – it’s all here with the care and attention as if it was their own. Thanks Briarville!

Tom Kuhn


I had 4 pipes reconditioned and re-stemmed. The pipes arrived and they look like they are brand new. Excellent work; I am very pleased.

Francis McSweeny

Great First Impression!

I had two pipes I sent in for repair, both with stem issues. One needed the stinger placed into a new stem and one needed the tenon replaced on the original stem. Rich was able to get the job done sooner than expected. In fact, I received the repaired pipes around the time I had originally expected to get the invoice! And I could be wrong but I feel like Rich may have given both pipes a nice polish on their way out the door as well, which I didn’t expect. Both pipes are beautiful and I am looking forward to putting them back into rotation!

Jason McKinsey

5++++ STARS!!

I am utterly AMAZED and beyond HAPPY with the results. I sent my grandfathers entire pipe collection dated from the early 1950s to Biarville for restoration. First, the collection of 8 pipes were in very bad shape and Briarville brought them all back to their new, original condition. Thank you so much for your unmatched superior quality of work and customer service! You have made a customer for life.



Wanted it ‘like new’; Briarville delivered it ‘like new’

I picked up a vintage Dunhill. It was in decent condition. I wanted it as close to ‘like new’ as I could get it and Briarville delivered. The turnaround was eight days from the time it left my mailbox and the time it returned. Looked great and I am very satisfied.


Great pipe repair and Tomasso Spanu handcrafted pipe

I sent 4 pipes for stem repair and overhauling. They came back in mint condition. I could not be more pleased with Briarville. I also purchased the Tomasso Spanu pipe from the web site. It is a magnificent piece of workmanship. Thank you Ric.

David Ansel
New Jersey

Another great meerschaum restore!

A very close friend and myself have been using Briarville for restorations on old meerschaums for quite some time, ALWAYS with top notch service at a fair price. I just got a curator clean and restore back from the new shop and am thrilled by the results! Rich salvaged the amber stem, cleaned it up,and I’ll be smoking it tomorrow. These old meers are no easy task and I have NEVER been disappointed. Can’t thank you enough, Dave.

David Ward


Briarville restored and repaired my pipe to better than new. I’m in awe. This is the only place that gets my pipes from here on in. THANK YOU!!!


Excellent workmanship, Great communication

Both pipes I sent in came back looking good as new! Rich updated me every step of the way.

I’m very pleased with my whole Briarville experience. I’ll be sending more work your way!

James Summers

Thank you for restoring a favorite meerschaum

This is to say thanks for the great tenon replacement on an old favorite meer.
This is the second time I’ve asked you fix an old meer and you did a great job.

Harry Mamassian

Harry Mamassian

Impeccable, Scrupulous and Affordable Service

My heartfelt gratitude to the team at Briarville for their consistently impeccable, scrupulous and affordable Service”.

Be it a replacement stem, a restoration to original condition, opening of a tight airflow or general cleaning, the work Briarville performed on several of my Pipes (Dunhill, Castello and Peterson), truly and perfectly met -if not surpassed- my expectations. As if it weren’t enough, the amount of the ever so painful separation time from my pipes was no more than about 2 weeks.

I leave this testimonial because I appreciate the trepidation one may experience when deciding whether to entrust a cherished pipe into the hands of some unknown self-declared expert. I took my chances the first time with Briarville and will take no other chance elsewhere. Briarville is my pipes Guardian Angel !!


California / New York


Rick, i received my pipe back. I am really impressed on how it turned out. It is like a 70 years old pipe was new again.
I am really satisfied with the result. Really superb job.

John Power

Comoy’s HC

Thanks for resurrecting my century-old Comoy’s full-bent. Churchill’s generation smoked it and you’ve done it honor.

Todd L. Platek
Berkeley Heights
New Jersey

Awesome Pipe!

Rich & Team,

I will be singing your praises to my Family and Friends. I am over the Moon thrilled with your artistry and workmanship! My Great Grandpa’s Pipe is beautiful. The use of period specific components made it even more special. You and your Team are amazing. Your integrity, skills and focus on pleasing the customer are exceptional. Thank you my Friends!!!!

Mike Bauman

Michael E Bauman
Coon Rapids

Fixed my most loyal companion

I was heartbroken when I dropped my favorite pipe, a Lloyd’s compact. I was delighted to hear that Briarville could repair it. I am a little disappointed that the metal stinger was removed for an all plastic tenon. It used to smoke so well without any moisture ever coming through. I am still happy to have this pipe smoking again and to have it back in one piece!

Robbie Teasdale

I wanted to drop a note and say, WOW!!!

I wanted to drop a note and say, WOW!!! The pipes look amazing. Thank you. ~ Anthony Mastromarino – Taunton, MA

Anthony Mastromarino


Hi Ric
I have just received my pipe back from Briarville. I couldn’t be more pleased.
The pipe looks brand new and since it is over 50 years old, that’s saying something. Everything about my experience with Briarville was as perfect as could be. Thanks so much. You can be sure I will be sending any other pipes I might need to be refurbished to you and I will be telling all my friends about my experience. I wish I had a “before” photo to go with the “after” that I attached, but this will have to do.

Ira Stone

Great work!

Just received my pipe after having it restored. The turnaround was fast and the pipe looks and smokes great! I will be sending in more.

Panama City

What a great job guys!

Just got my pipe back from getting a new stem installed. What a great job guys! The stem is factory perfect. No way to tell it is after market. You also polished the bowl. Looked like a different pipe. It pulled grain up I had never noticed before. Enjoyed it so much now going to feed my collecting addiction and buy a new pipe I have been looking at on your site. Thanks a million guys! ~ Jim Hammett – Dripping Springs, TX

Jim Hammett
Dripping Springs

A Great Ordering Experience

The owner/staff was congenial, went out of their way to assist me with my order. They processed the order immediately and informed me directly of the status. The package shipped out without delay. Upon receipt I inspected the pipe – it was a very good product and was in first rate condition. I was very pleased with the service and the personal attention they afforded me. Almost like dealing with family – maybe better.


very nice repair

My old Upshall had a loose tenon / mortise. Sent it in communication was great, repair work great too, excellent fit. Can’t wait to get her going again. Great experience! Thanks guys

Jim Lambing

Wonderful work!

Rick replaced the stems on my Ben Wade, and (wow!) my beloved Preben Holm Crown Freehand. Both came back looking beautiful; nicely polished, inside and out,
First class work, and I had them back 3 weeks to the day that I sent them.
I highly recommend Briarville!

Bill Rahn

Cleaning/New Stem

Just got the Sasieni back, fully cleaned and with a new stem. Beautifully done and you returned it to me in less than a week. Thanks a lot

Steve W Lindsey

Fast fix

Beautiful. Fast. Happy.
Thank you

Matthew Cobb

They look like I just purchased them

I received my pipes yesterday. I am very very happy with them. They look like I just purchase them. They are amazing. Thank you very much! ~ Clifford Lawton – Jacksonville, FL

Clifford Lawton

The Pipe Wizards of Briarville

I discovered Ric and Briarville back in the Tennessee days. Something like 6 or more years ago. I’ve smoked a pipe for over 50 years and several of my pipes are at least that old. Most have been carried in field jacket pockets and rucksacks in pretty harsh conditions around the world in jeeps, tanks and helicopters. Some got broke up pretty bad, but I held on to them hoping that I’d find a repair guy who could work some briar magic. Briarville that wizard. Ric and staff have repaired and restored about ten of my pipes: meerschaums, Petersons, Savinelli’s, Comoys, etc. Broken tenons, broken stems, and major burn outs have presented no obstacles to their magic. They have been returned to me, not as just a repaired pipe, but as a new reincarnation of an old friend. I trust no one else to work this kind of magic! Five big stars! Thanks Briarville!

Ed Carlson
Satellite Beach


The service is AWESOME!!! I am so glad to have found a great company that still services pipes. Thank you!!!

John Ricks
Myrtle Creek

A Big Thank You

1st time client. Sent 2 of my favorite pipes for repair.
1/ a 1990 Dunhill, year my daughter was born. Bought brand new and notice there were some divots in the bowl. Smoke it very carefully but still found some burnout. Don’t know what magic Briarville did. It’s now repaired like brand new.
2/ A Rainer Barbi with a stem with deep toothmarks. Former owner has very strong teeth. Stem was repaired and look like new. Rich then make me a new blue stem. My goodness. It’s gorgeous.

Thank you Briarville.

Eddy Chai
Taiwan Businessperson of the year 1998

Eddy Chai

Thank you for the ease of doing business with you

Thank you for the ease of doing business with you. I’m looking forward to receiving my repaired pipes, and will keep you at the top of my list when I need a new one. ~ Tom Leonard – Collingswood, NJ

Tom Leonard

My “new” pipe

What a great job repairing my treasured pipe!
Two contacts here in CA were unable to help and I am so glad to have found you!
The pipe is a present of my late wife who purchased it while we visited my hometown in Germany.
So it is a very meaningful gift….
And you restored it to brand new.
Thank you!

Uli Kaestner

Fantastic Work

I sent Rich three pipes that needed stems. One of which was an ornately carved pipe from the late 1800’s. He superbly fitted them with stems, polished the banding and and pipes. They look amazing. Thanks for the great work.


First class pipe repair

My pipe was brought back to working condition in the time I was told. I would use Briarville Pipe Repair again when needed.

Robert Shuey

You will have all my future repair business

Got my repaired and reconditioned 50 year old pipe back this afternoon. Show and tell at the pipe club meeting. They were impressed, the shop owner was impressed, the store staff was impressed. I was overjoyed to see my first pipe from 50 years ago looking better than new. The silver band and shank repair are perfect and the refinishing on the wood was unbelievable. The pipe really didnt look this good the day I bought it. You will have all my future repair business. Thanks to everyone that was involved. This old pipe has great sentimental value apart from being a good smoker. Its so pretty, I almost want to put it in a display case ~ Paul Schmolke – Santa Fe, NM

Paul Schmolke
Santa Fe

Took Forty Years Off My Pipe

I sent in a briar pipe purchased in 1973. The stem was riddled with holes, the bowl was caked beyond recovery and the briar had no finish or shine left. But that pipe had been thru over 40 years with me. I simply didn’t know what could be done to save it.

My pipe was gone to your shop for less than 3 weeks. When I opened the box it was returned in, it was as though I’d bought it a day ago and not yet smoked it! My old friend since college days was good as new.

You folks are fantastic, and I’ll be sure to carry your card in my wallet, to share with others whose pipes had been given up on. Wonderful service and pricing, and cordial phone support as well.

Many thanks!!

Thomas Ambrose

Great job!

This is the second time I’ve used Briarville. After the first time I knew I wouldn’t have to look any further. Briarville is easy to work with, they listen to your needs, they get back to you in a timely manner, the payment set up is easy and they are very transparent about the amount of time it will take to get your pipe back. Also, when I finally got my pipe back it looked brand new. Shiny, cleaned up, new stem, nicely reamed out with just a little coating on the inside of the bowl. There may be other pipe repairs places out there, but I have no reason to check them out. Briarville does a great job both in price and in communication.


Grandad’s pipe is like new

I inherited my grandad’s old pipe and it was faded, oxidized, and clogged pretty bad. I sent it in and Briarville got it back to me within two weeks. The mouthpiece shines like new the wood looks like I’m sure it did right out of the store. I’ve been enjoying smoking out of my family heirloom that still has its original charm while functioning like new. Thanks Briarville!


Great Work on My Preben Holm

The stem broke on my freehand while he was still here in Tennessee. He replaced the stem with one that looked original and polished the pipe up to perfection. If you need it back in shape, he is the man. I’ll upload a pic if I can find it.


Stem replacement

Great service from Rich at Briarville . I had two old bowls that needed stems . Perfect fit into the bowls which is of prime importance , they were nicely finished and flush .
The pipes were cleaned and nicely buffed on receipt , quality workmanship and attention to detail . I would recommend these guys for pipe repair . First class operation .
Scot .


Pipe Refurb

I just got back my old and worn out Lorenzo Oom Paul pipe. I was amazed to see the condition it is in now.  Y’all worked wonders. Thank you very much!

Steve Lindsey

My Pipe Arrived!

I made a Danish style freehand years ago and recently broke the stem. I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to get it replaced because the pipe had some flaws in the base. Finely I sent it into Briarville for repair . They suggested the flaws could be hidden by partially rusticating the pipe and refinishing the plateau top and shank. I’m glad I gave them the go ahead.  Now I would put my pipe up to any Ben Wade or Winslow, it is that good. I couldn’t be more pleased.

Briarville did a great job!

Fred Swab

Great Job

Very satisfied with the replacement of the bits on my pipes and the cleanup and polishing of the stems. Highly recommend. Thanks

Corwin Morton


Today, I received the second batch of repaired pipes from Rich and the great team at Briarville. These 3 pipes received are well over 40 years old each..I paid at least $250 to $300 a piece for these pipes when purchased at that time. ( Savinelli’s, Ben Wade Free hands) This gives you an idea of how precious these pieces are to me. They had a lot of mileage on them, with cracked bowls, broken stems, and caked up bowls as well. All 3 are better looking today than when I bought them..

As a senior citizen, and have witnessed a lot in my life, and it has been a long time since I have seen the pride of quality craftsmanship like this before and again, like I was with my first experience, I am blown away. I have run out of superlatives to use in trying to describe the quality of work these folks do.. I just don’t have the words anymore! I am beyond satisfied!!

Larry Rucks

Oh Wow!

My approx. 30 year old Ben Wade arrived in the mail today, at least a week sooner than expected. This was a $12 dollar garage sale pipe, all original. It looked okay. I put a lot of work into it and it looked pretty darn good. After breaking the stem off I had to get it re-stemmed and went with marbleized acrylic. Oh wow! I doubt it looked that good new. Speed and quality at the same time? I’m recommending you and will be sending a refurbish job along soon.

Tom Hart

Not Blowing Smoke.

Briarville Pipe Repair is the Best.

Ed Hoy
Huntingdon Valley

Amazing Work On My Delicate Museum Piece

I sent in my broken and delicate meerschaum pipe from my collection. The pipe belonged to Ralph Capone, brother of gangster Al Capone. I carefully chose from many pipe repair shops. I even overlooked the ones in my own country because I wanted someone who actually cared about his craft and one who was not just looking to make a buck. I’m real happy I settled on Briarville and Ric Farrah!
Mario Gomes
Montreal, Canada

Mario Gomes

Fantastic workmanship!

I’ve lost count on the number of pipes that I’ve sent to Briarville. I love to buy old clunkers and have Rich restore them to their former glory. Since I discovered Briarville, I would trust no one else with my pipes.

Bill Gabbard

Absolutely Stunned With The Transformation.

Ric and crew at Briarville did an absolutely fabulous job at transforming my Dunhill estate find from a lump of coal into a flawless diamond. Customer service was first rate and personal and would recommend Briarville to anyone needing pipe work from a simple cleanbuff to a full restore.

Brian Serroels

Finnaly get to enjoy a pipe for the first time!

I’ve had this old pipe with a broken stem for a few years I found in an antique store in Alaska. Always loved how big it was and said I’d send it in to get fixed one day, but as it goes it set in a drawer for 3 years, until a few weeks ago when I mailed it in.
I’m extremely happy with the work briarville did. They did everything I asked and even polished it for me free of charge! It’s looks fantastic and now I’ll finnaly get a chance to smoke it. Nearly 4 years after I got it. Will definitely be sending more old estate pipes for work in the near future ! 10/10 will be recommending you guys to my pipe smoking friends.

Gary Joiner

Decatur Reamer: greatest

Just got my Decature Reamer set and used it on a pipe I thought was ready for the junk heap. Not so! Since I reamed out the bowl step by step according to the instructions, it smokes better (yes, better) than new. From now on each of my older pipes will get the same treatment the very moment I pick each one up to load up with tobacco. How could I have lived so long without this reamer in my toolbox?

William Howard

Like New.

Hey guys. Thanks for the stem repair. The stem looks brand new. Even the stinger was salvaged. I appreciate the work you guys do there. Can’t wait to smoke it. Only complaint I had is it didn’t get mailed back to fast enough, just kidding. Thanks again and will definitely use your company again for future pipe or stems repairs.


my husband received his pipe!! He loves it.

I just wanted you to know my husband received his pipe!! He loves it. Thank you for all you do for people. It is great to work with an honest and caring company such as yours. ~ Dianne Watson

Dianne Watson

Three Antique Pipes Made Good As New!!

I received three antique pipes through family and sent the to Rich for reconditioning. They now look like new!!

One was a meerschaum that needed a new stem. Rich made a beautiful blue ripple one that goes perfectly with the white meerschaum and gives it a cool modern and fun feel. It’s now my favorite pipe!!

My goal is, with Rich’s help, to keep them in top spec as I smoke them and someday pass on to my nephews their great great grandfather’s pipes!

Owen K Kelso

Broken Antique Meerschaum Amber Stem Becomes Heirloom

I bought a broken 100+ year old meerschaum on Ebay. No one else bid on it, because it was broken. By broken I mean tenon. Stummel was clean and long Canadian, amber stem with no cracks or chips. I bought it very cheap knowing there was a great chance Briarville could fix it. I had a sterling band added.
Thank you for your outstanding craftsmanship. You brought this broken old pipe back to glory and will be cherished for another 100 years.



I have been a pipe smoker for over 30 years and during that time, I have purchased some very nice Savenellis, some Ben Wade free hands and very high end pipes. I am very careful with my pipes but as you all know? constant usage has a way of diminishing the structures and the appearances of your pipe. This group of my pipes were the worst of what I had to be repaired. I was not ready to let these once beautiful pieces go. I called and got Ric on the phone. He was great and took the time realizing how personal these 4 pipes were to me and then walk me through the process. My pipes were in bad shape, stems cracked and the bowls on both my free hands were cracked. My Savenelli was broken at the base of the stem. Ric did tell me it would be a challenge but he accepted and over the course of the next couple of weeks? these guys turned what I truly thought was the end of my pipes? into complete brand new looking ,newly refurbished pipe masterpieces! The bowls are polished and like new, the stems are new!Theses beauties smoke like the day I got them When I received them back in the mail I started to shed tears. I never could have imagined anything like this! I am still in pipe smoking heaven as I continue to enjoy my masterpieces. I am beyond blown away!! satisfied and happy beyond belief! I have found these guys and from this point on? anything that I see with my pipes to be corrected? will send in right away!! I refuse to wait and allow my pipes to get in such bad shape again.. Thanks to the team at Briarville

Larry Rucks

Briarville is the real deal!

So I put my work order in for 2 pipes on March 23rd, by April 9th I had my pipes back in my hand! It was well worth the wait, I had 2 pipes that were pretty faded and the stems were busted up pretty bad. Rich put 2 very fancy Vulcanite stems on them, fixed a few cracks FOR FREE and polished them up real nice. Rich kept me informed every step of the way and even called me to discuss exactly how I wanted my pipes to look. I told him to do what he thought was best, and they turned out great! I will definitely be a Briarville customer for life!

Justin Hayes
Orange Beach

Still Happy

Dear Ric,
Glad you published my testimonial. I’m sill happy with the work you did on my GBD. My wife is too.
Bill Geisert

Bill, we’re happy that your are still happy. Thanks again for all your business and very kind words ~ Ric

Bill Geisert
Jasper Ga & Boca Raton

Heartbroken to Happy

I was so heartbroken when my Bjarne Freehand arrived with a broken tenon and the seller would not take a refund. I found Briarville and reached out to him to see what it would take to repair. Rich put me at ease, gave me a super reasonable price and got it repaired in no time. This man is the best of the best.

Charles Kaster

Perfect service and craftsmanship

Had 2 pipes repaired when returned to me I thought I received two new pipes .
The repairs was done professionally and communication was tremendous.
If you have a tobacco pipe that needs repair.
Don’t hesitate and have Briarville inc. take care of it.

Joseph DeGiosafatto

Worthy of your trust!

Just received my grandfather’s old pipe today, and all I can say is WOW! The stem, the finish, the chamber carbonizing, and the rim dents have all been flawlessly fixed. Thanks so much for breathing new life into this family heirloom piece. Your work is amazing. Keep it up! I will def be sending you a few more pipes in the near future.

Jonathan Reynolds

New Stem Exceeded my Expectations

I got the stem of my favorite pipe replaced for Christmas. The company answered all my questions and helpful. When I got my pipe the stem was like a jewel and beyond what I had hope for. Will be using this company again for any of my future pipe repair/ maintenance needs.


Great Service!

This is my second time to use Briarville Pipe Repair. Ric Farrah always calls when he receives your pipe to discuss the project, just as he says he will. The job is done on time, and for a most reasonable cost. Return shipping is quick. It is a pleasure to do business with such a gentleman and fellow pipe smoker. Most highly recommended!

Gregory Godwin
North Richland Hills

Amazing Experience

I just wanted to shout out and thank you for my new favorite pipe! I had no idea that the stummel I sent you guys could look and function as good as you made it. And the stem is out of this world!

You probably get tired from hearing this, because it sounds like you are pretty consistent with exceeding expectations, but I was knocked out with every aspect of the experience. From the ease of sending you the pipe, to the quick response back, to the actual product arriving at my door. Such great work. I wish everybody cared about what they did and did it as well as you folks in Briarville. I will never hesitate to recommend Briarville and will likely look into purchasing one of your pipes soon. Thanks again, guys!

Chris Shea

The Best Restorationist in the business!

I have used Rich’s services for some time now. I can happily say he is THE BEST at what he does. Prices are abilautely reasonable for the quality of work he performs. His turnaround times are unmatched and his customer service is impeccable. If you have an old pipe that you want to literally look, feel and smoke like the day it was made….send it to BRIARVILLE! You WONT be disappointed.

Pat Bray


I have sent 5 pipes to Briarville over the last year (Rich Rules); all estate pipes, all trashed, one bowl was totally split, and one 90 year old stem with a major tooth hole. Every pipe has been returned to me looking as if they were brand new from the box. True talent and true craftsmanship. They can make a crumby old pipe look like a million bucks and a million dollar pipe look worthy of the Smithsonian.


excellent work!

just got back my 68 Dunhill that had a green stem, Rich fixed that problem nicely
looks like new, Thanks Guys!

James Lambing


I recovered a number of pipes from a humid storage unit. All were covered in mildew. Briarville cleaned and restored them all inside and out. I’m so happy with their service and would recommend them to any pipe collectors!

Joshua George

WOW! Fast return and great job on all 6 pipes!

I sent out 6 old and ugly pipes and I got back 6 brand new beautiful pipes. THEY LOOK LIKE NEW.

Great Job sir, the deep cleaning – the polishing. LOVE THEM!

I recommend briarville to everyone!

Thanks again, God bless




I just received my pipes back from Briarville. The workmanship was incredible and exceeded my expectations. I’ll be sending all my pipes to them when the time arises again.

Keep up the good work

Kelly J Thibault
Miles City

Amazing as always

Been using Briarville for awhile now and they never fail to come through and leave me in awe. If you have a pipe you’ve been wanting restored but nervous of who to use, look no further! They handle the services professionally and timely, and you get back a beautiful product!



I sent 3 Cavicchi pipes in for chamber repairs (what appeared to be burn outs). I was able to talk to Rich and he explained what was wrong with the pipes and how they would be repaired. In the course of two weeks I mailed in my pipes , they were fixed, and returned to me. THEY LOOK GREAT! I can hardly wait to try them over the next few days. I’m sure they’ll smoke perfectly. A big THANK YOU to Rich and the Briarville Team for making my pipes look good as new again in such a timely manner.

Best regards,

Ron Eberle

Excellent Job and Quick Too

Sent two Baraccini pipes to Briarville after both Acrylic stems split. Briarville fabricated replacement Vulcanite stems and returned them to me right at the two week turn around as quoted. The fit on both is perfect and cost was very reasonable. To sum it up, I’d say: Excellent workmanship, timely service, and reasonably priced.

Jack Vance – Hoover, AL

Jack Vance

Outstanding Service

Rich at Briarville.com understands what good customer service means. I sent my favorite pipe in for repair and I was worried about the whole process: cost, time, quality of work. Rich did a terrific job repairing my pipe but more importantly he kept me informed along the way of status, the necessary repair, and shipment. All along the way I was so impressed with Rich’s service. I highly recommend Briarville for pipe repair.

Best regsards,

Michael Hurn

100 Year Old Meerschaum Pipe Restored

Thank you Briarville. I sent them a 100 year old meerschaum pipe without a stem. Ric communicated with me on the phone and he is great. He worked with me and the pipe is beautiful and smokes great.

Leo Goubeaux

Great job!

Dear Ric and Co.

By replacing the tenon on a meerschaum, I’ve got a cherished possession back in circulation. Thank you for a great job.

My mother gave me that pipe many, many years ago. It means a lot to use again.

Should I ever need your services again, I won’t hesitate to contact you.

Best regards,
Harry Mamassian

Harry Mamassian

Just received your pipe here in Brazil

I’ve just received your pipe here in Brazil, I am very pleased, you did a very nice job, congratulations and thanks a lot! Andre Dalle ~ Santiago, Brazil

Andre Dalle

Restoring Memories

My Dad was an avid Pipe smoker his entire life. My fondest memories all seem to involve him smoking or fiddling with his pipe while teaching me math or working a fly along the banks of the Madison R.
When He passed away this year I naturally grabbed his pipes but found them to be in dire need of restoration
I sent Rich a handful of pipes in various states of yuck. What I got back was special. Every pipe was restored beautifully. Cleaned up enough to display them yet still showing signs of the years of enjoyment they each provided my Dad.
I recommend Briarville to anyone who asks.
Thank you again Rich!

San Diego

High Quality Workmanship!

I almost can’t believe the quality the workmanship. I feel like I’ve got 3 brand new pipes. One pipe was my fathers and a bit mistreated. It now looks like I just purchased it new. Thank You so very much!!

Robert Potter
Crystal Lake

Calabash JOY!!!!!!

I never owned a Calabash Meerschaum before and had not only wanted one, but to enjoy the smoke. I was lucky enough to win TWO of them in an estate auction. They were used, but Rich assured me he could make them like new and they would be great to enjoy for yeas to come. He wasn’t joking, what I sent out was not what I got back!!! It’s like they went to the fountain of youth. The stained and chewed stems were shiny, smooth and fresh tasting. Yes, the smoke was fresh right off the bat. His ability to repair and recondition these was beyond all my expectations.

Thanks again, Rich!!!!!!!!

George Mack

Simply Excellent

In these fast paced times of discard something broken and replace it right away via Amazon etc, Briarville offers 21st century speed and convenience, with old world skill and know how
when it comes to your pipes. Simply the best. I could not recommend Briarville any stronger, whether it’s your trusty Dr Grabow or fancy European pipe. God bless a man who keeps your pipe going.


Wonderful work!

I had an old Bavarian style pipe that had belonged to my great grandfather. It was at least 120 years old, I have an old picture of him smoking it before the First World War. It was in pieces, missing the stem and other parts, had been in a box for over 70 years. Rich did an amazing job of restoring it. He replicated the missing parts beautifully, even adding the tassels and metal cover over the bowl that traditionally are a part of pipes like this. Basically he brought this family heirloom back to life and for that I am very grateful. Plus the price was very reasonable. I totally recommend him and him and his work!

Chris Kollgaard

Estate Pipe Purchase

Although this is my first purchase from Briarville, it won’t be my last. My new (to me) James Upshall pipe arrived well packed and protected, a day earlier than expected, even better-looking in my hand than on the website. Nice work, Ric! Five stars!

John Jope

Beautiful Repair!

My pipes came back to me in beautiful condition. And it was a very quick turn around. One had a shank that had broken from the bowl. Not only is the repair superb, the pipe was shined beautifully. And the second pipe which had a cracked shank now has a stunning nickel band. I am really happy with your work.


Outstanding on Every Level!

I’ve only recently picked up my pipe again, and in doing so was gifted some 30 pipes owned by my late grandfather. I sent eight of them out to Briarville for care and repair, and I could not be happier with the results! Every detail was attended to, and the briars are now so vibrant and beautiful I’m almost (but not quite!) reluctant to use them.

Ric was professional, generous, and kind regarding my inquiries, and the turnaround on the work was lightning fast. I’m already packing up a box to send for more repair and refurbishment. I cannot praise their work highly enough.

Greg Rucka

Quick and Friendly Service

I have an heirloom Meerschaum pipe that belonged to my grandfather which had unfortunately broke. I had contacted multiple “pipe repair” shops which all told me the piece was a total loss. I reached out to Ric at Briarville who immediately gave me a call. We discussed how we could go about repairing the pipe and how much it would cost. You could just tell Ric cared about his craft and wasn’t afraid to take on what others thought would be a total loss. After we agreed on the repair I sent off the pipe and in less than two week I got it sent back. It was fixed and fully functional. I am very happy to have found Briarville so I can now have this piece of my grandfather’s legacy.

Darren Stanizzi

turned a diaster into a work of art

I bought an Old handmade pipe in Austria a few years ago. it was a swiss style pipe with an antler as part of the stem . The pipe needed the bowl cleaned up inside and out. There appeared to be a type of chalky material in the metal bowl. and the lucite had large holes in it. An attempt was made to cover up holes in the stem using black electric tape. Rich got my pipe and did a miracle. The bowl cleaned inside and out with a great buff job on the exterior of the bowl. New antler material was made and fitted with a new stem. They even put on a new lash on it as the old one was stained and raveled. all at what i thought was a reasonable price. This is the 2nd time I’ve used these guys. My grandson broke a stem on a new pig nose pipe. Again a reasonable price for a new stem that fit like a charm. I have never found anyone as willing to pick up the phone and answer questions as Rich. I have over 100 pipes. Anytime I need repair work, Briarville Inc. is where my pipe will go Thanks Rich!!!

Mike Fowler

Thank you!

I sent in four pipe stems to have cleaned and spruced up. They came back looking better than new!

Thank you!

Gary Whitcomb
Port Orchard

wow, what a great job

i’m beyond pleased with the work done for me, i can now once again smoke a pipe like i want to with out the pipe falling out of my mouth end braking when it hits the floor. i sure know where to go and who to recommend should any repairs ever needed. thanks guys.

richard curry
lake city

Second time Better then the first!!#

I thought the first time i Send out a Pipe to be refinished and a Cracked Bowl, you guys did a Fabulous Job. But the second time around, Wow!! Estate pics, Gifts, Old Caked over bowls and Even a Cracked Bowl. All refurbished and Refinished. 13 pipes in all. And all returned Looking Brand New. All I can say is Absolutely phenominal !! Thank you Ric for the great work and for the professionalism and the great conversation. Getting another group togwthwr now.

Oak Park

Civil War Era Pipe Smokes again!

Great Service and Communications from Rich! Very Happy with the new stems on my vintage military style pipe. Smoke a bowl the other night and really enjoyed it!

Thanks a Bunch!

I high recommend you entrust your pipes to Briarville.


Dan Pourreau

This pipe could be a museum piece

The Signature Supreme is a pipe light in weight, a great smoke and a work of art! This pipe could be a museum piece but most museums do not allow smoking.  Thanks Briarville for your work.

Edward Hoy

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Edward Hoy

Reliable, honest and fair

Briarville has never disappointed me; they have always proven to be reliable, honest, fair and fast. Ric’s prices are reasonable and for the quality of work is a great bargain
No matter whether you need a minor repair or major restoration the folks at Briarville have you covered.
The latest work they did for me is outstanding and I cannot say enough good things about Briarville.

James Turnage

Great job! Pipe is Once Again Like New and a Fine Smoker.

I couldn’t ask for better service. I’ve sent several valuable Cavicchi CCCs to be repaired & reconditioned. Results: Fantastic! Briarville’s  slogan… “Repair is as close as your mailbox” is truly admirable. I’ve had to call upon his expertise on several occasions & the results are above reproach. Briarville is a pipe smoker’s best online friend & the only company I will ever call upon whenever the need arises.  Seek their services should the need arise & you won’t regret it.

Michael ROY Toney

My wife choked up when she saw how wonderfully new all 15 pipes turned out.

I normally don’t do this but I have to write and let you know what an exceptional job you did on the restoration of my Father-in Laws pipe collection. He was a wonderful man and if he could see them, I know he would be more than pleased.

At first look, my wife choked up when she saw how wonderfully new all 15 pipes turned out.

It’s hard to find people now a days who take such great pride in what they do, but you are in a rare class. Every step of the way, you were a pleasure to work with and I will be a customer for life!!

Thanks again Ric and I hope to speak with you again soon.


Jeff Luzar
Mission Viejo, CA

Jeff Luzar
Mission Viejo

Incredible job!!!


Incredible job!!! I received the pipe and let me tell you that I am so happy with the beautiful stem you created for me, I cannot thank you enough! It’s absolutely beautiful!

I just ran two bowls through it and the smoking experience was the best ever. Also, as you said I can now pass a pipe cleaner through it which I was never able to and that’s a big plus.


I just want to thank you again for taking on this job and for delivering the very best. I have already told my brothers at the NY Pipe Club about you and I hope you will hear from anyone in need. My best friend Simone will be contacting you for some work on his pipes shortly.

All the best to you in the New Year and I’ll be in touch again. Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much again.

Stay well,

Lou Carbone

President – NY Pipe Club

Lou Carbone

Old Memories Become New!

I could say the pipe is as good as new but that would not quite be right as I don’t remember it when it was new. What Briarville did with this refurbish and repair was to bring back to life my late father’s pipe – a neat Mayfair straight billiard style complete with stinger – and memories from my childhood of nearly 40 years ago – this is priceless. For this I am extremely grateful.

Steven Parisotto

Pipe Repair Extraordinaire

I just received my Stanwell Hans Christian Anderson Church Warden pipe from Briarville Inc. Pipe Repair. An outstanding job as usual! The pipe looks like it came right out of the showcase. Thank you Rich, T.W. James.

Thomas James

Churchwarden Stem Conversion

Briarville did a very nice job adding a churchwarden stem to my old Barling bowl. It involved a bit of custom work as the shank on the Barling is a bit larger in diameter than would match to most stems. They found one, though, and I’m definitely happy with the result. Smokes beautifully. Cheers.

Thomas Nawrocki
Santa Cruz


I asked for a clean up and conversion to a churchwarden for my 40 yr old pipe. I had wanted a stylish accent stem but was advised only black was available. When I received it I saw a pipe a tad shorter than what I had hoped for but an absolutely perfectly matched accent stem that complemented the wood coloring. The compromise of length for an accent stem was worth it. I could not be happier. If looks like a new pipe and more expensive than what it is. Well done! Thank you so much!

Frank Popecki


I have had the pleasure to deal with Briarville Repair many times for various repairs to old meerschaum pipes. Stems, shanks, broken parts, and clearing blocked airways. Even if complicated they managed to fix everything I have sent to them. In addition, they call to discuss the problems before fixing. A great outfit, highly recommended for pipe repair & products.

Michael Cohen
Fort Lee
New Jersey


Terrific work from Rich. 25 days to get authorization, ship my pipes, get the work done, and get them shipped back to me. And the work was done perfectly, promptly, and at a very reasonable price – hard to ask for anything more. I sent Rich two of my pipes – a briar churchwarden with a broken stem (my fault) and a 40-year-old meerschaum that needed a new push-pull fitting and insert. The repairs are perfect. If you need a favorite pipe repaired, you won’t go wrong here.

Charles Burke

Pipe Smoker Bookmark

I’m not much of a talker so here are the facts.
Ease to contact
Fair pricing
Bookmark this site look around and send your business to this gentleman.

Repair complete 14OCT21.


Pipe Restoration

I had inherited a Meerschaum pipe from my dad. It held many memories for myself and my family. Unfortunately sometime before his death the stem had broken. I was thrilled to find Rich of Briarville who promptly responded to my email and followed up with a phone conversation about the needed repair. His respect of the craftsmanship of these pipes and his joy of working on them was obvious in this conversation. I had complete confidence in him when I mailed him my pipe. And I was not disappointed! The replaced stem blended perfectly with the pipe. The horsehead was carefully cleaned. The restored pipe was returned promptly and the final invoice was less than the quote. Rich takes great pride in his work and the results show it. Thanks Briarville for your work.

Ruth Fischer

Highly recommend

Thank you for the restoration of a family heirloom that has been passed down starting with my great grandfather. Quality work, attention to detail, making sure any pieces needed were period correct. The final product looks amazing.

Thanks again

David Giusti

Amazing Repair Work

I sent a pipe that I had bought that someone had gone out of the way to make it unusable. I left it to them to make the necessary repairs to the pipe. They notified me once they received it and by the following day they had made a new stem and tenon. Two days after they received it they were sending it back to me. Amazing turnaround! They also polished the bowl and shank! It looks beautiful. I highly recommend Briarville for your pipe repair/restoration work, you won’t be disappointed.


Exceeded Expectations Through the Whole Process

I sent my pipe in after emailing about my broken tenon predicament. Briarville let me know when they got the pipe, what would be the best course of repair, and when it was being returned. When it got back home I opened the package and was amazed. The pipe was stunning! Couldn’t be more pleased with the whole experience. Thank you!

Gregory Canter
Fort Lupton

Quality Service

A few weeks ago I had left a testimonial regarding an antique pipe that was repaired incorrectly. However, Rich allowed me to send the pipe back in and he repaired it correctly. The pipe looks great and I am excited to give it a smoke. Thank you Rich for the great customer service. I give him five stars *****.



I just got back 3 pipes I had sent to Briarville; two needed substantial work and one just needed a light cleaning and a replacement stem. All came back looking a whole lot better than I had expected. The repair work on one of the tenons was first rate and almost invisible. Truly great work

Steve Lindsey

Outstanding as always…

I sent in a Peterson circa 1938-69 and when it returned it looked as good or better than it must have when leaving the factory all of those years ago. I had sent it for a replacement stem, which came out great, and the boys went the extra mile, as usual, and polished that old briar back to like new. The price was very reasonable. These guys are the best.

Brad Krones
New Port Richey

Excellent work, quick turnaround, easy process

I had a couple pipes whose vulcanite stems had oxidized. I sent the two pipes to be restemmed, and all I knew is that I wanted acrylic stems to avoid oxidation. I told them “I trust your judgment on stem color and bend–do whatever you think looks good!” I tend to be picky, but I didn’t know how best to communicate my preferences. It’s like they read my mind. They also polished up the bowls gratis, it looks like. Excellent work. I’ll be sending them two more older and oxidized pipes for similar repairs soon.

Cottage City

I just wanted to say job well done

Hey Ric, I just wanted to say job well done, very well done on my old Wilke and those two unfinished pipes. They are beautiful and will be a nice addition to my collection. Thanks again ~ Josh Repoza – Fall River, MA

Josh Repoza
Fall River


sent two old but relished pipes for refubishing and got back what looked like 2 new pipes years ago rich did the same for another pipe great job again

brian black

Vintage Calabash Pipe Restoration

Rich did an outstanding job on a repair and restoration of a vintage Calabash pipe. I’m a new pipe smoker, migrating from cigars. Rich did an excellent job, with great communication and very reasonable rates.
I’d highly recommend his services.


FOur pipes in less than a week!

I sent four freehand pipes to Briarville to have stems replaced (one a Chrurchwarden conversion). Not only were the replacements of the color I had hoped for, the turnaround time was one week! Very happy with the work and the price! I’ll be sending any future repairs to Briarville!

Dave Beers
Fort Collins

Welcome Back

My dad’s favorite pipe broke yesterday when he accidentally dropped it. My dad is a tough guy, but this is a special piece and he was understandably upset when it broke. So I secretly swiped the broken pipe and mailed it off to Briarville. Ric was terrific, he called me to go over the repairs before doing them. We talked for some time and afterward I felt very reassured about having dad’s pipe fixed and refurbished. The pipe arrived back to me safe, sound and beautiful! I’m so pleased with it. I’d like to thank Briarville for a beautiful job. Their true craftsmanship and care is obvious. As we celebrated my dad’s 67th birthday. I was excited to give him his pipe back. As soon as he opened it he instantly recognized it. He is very happy to have his old friend back. He actually said it looks just like it did when he originally bought it years ago!



Excellent Business Ethic

My favorite pipe’s stem was extremely loose. Rick made an attempt to make it tight, but when returned, it was still loose. He paid for the shipping to return it to him for another attempt for repair. He fixed it when it arrived home the second time. Then he sent me a very generous refund for my troubles to re send it. This is a business whose ethic is as good as their repairs. Rich is to be congratulated for conducting his business as few have ever done. I recommend Briarville Pipe Repair for those who need this service.

David slavin

Briarville Signature Supreme!

I REALLY like the Briarville Signature Supreme I received earlier this week. You really did a first rate job on that pipe. Smokes wonderfully too!!

Ed Darragh

Spring Grove, PA

Ed Darragh

Outstanding Performance

I sent 4 pipes to Briarville for various repairs ranging from stem work to a total refurb. I couldn’t be happier. Briarville turned a dingy estate Savinelli Autograph into a like new pipe. Everything was returned above my expectations except the price. That was lower than I had thought it would be. Briarville is the go to place for pipe work, I highly recommend them. Mark Craney

Mark Craney

Best Repair Ever

After over 50 years of pipe smoking, I have yet for find a repair service as good and professional as Briarville. Rich is a great guy to work with. Always honest about services and can bring even the worst abused pipe to like new condition. The prices are fair and timlyness of returns is even better. I will always send my pipes to him until he retires from the business, which I hope is long before I am gone. Haha!

Dan Johnson

Another speedy repair!

This is the second time I’ve had Briarville fix one of my pipes. This time I wore out the mortise and tenon. I mailed the pipe late on May 13 and the post office delivered it back on May 21. Fixed for a very reasonable price. Well done Rich!

Dave Klein
West Palm Beach

Top Quality Service

I sent a “no name” Lovat shaped pipe in to have a new acrylic stem made for it. Not only did I receive it back in less than 10 days, but the craftsmanship was second to none. The pricing was very respectable. Briarville has earned a new customer!

Reginald Sutton

Breathtaking. Definitive artistry.

Rich Messineo is a passionate restorer of pipes. His love for their dignity and beauty literally shines through his work. Briarville has inspired me to develop a large collection of impeccably restored estate pipes. You should trust in his skill and aesthetic! First rate work, always, without fail. It’s a real joy to open a Briarville package; to be astonished time and again by beauty and such careful, sympathetic work.

Bernie Kunkel

I couldn’t be happier!

When I received my repaired pipes in the mail, I could hardly wait to unwrap them and see them all spiffed up. I was NOT disappointed! They are beautiful. I have sent pics to my friends and posted before and after pics on Facebook (Gentlemen’s Pipe Smoking Society). I made sure they all knew Ric at Briarville did the work. Many thanks and I will be recommending Briarville Pipe Repair to others.

Tim Hummer

Outstanding service

Seriously, I can’t believe the quality of work, turnaround time… everything. My wife brought me estate pipe shopping for my birthday three years ago and I found this beautiful little Wally Frank. Unfortunately, the stem was broken and I didn’t have anyone local to fix it. I sent it to Briarville and it came back with an exact match for the original, perfectly fit, and bent just right. They even polished it! Awesome work. Thanks@

Steve King

Awesome Work!

Dear Rich,
The pipe arrived this afternoon, and I couldn’t be more pleased. It looks new. I received this pipe from my 5 year old son (along with his mother, of course) for my 50th birthday, in 1993. Once before I accidentally broke the original stem, and was never pleased with the replacement. However, I am very happy with your work.
Thank you very much for your work in renewing this very important piece.


Great Job ! You made my day.

Wow ! Awesome work, Very very happy with the repairs. So happy I found Briarville. You got not just 5 stars from me but 10.
Thank you so much
Can’t believe how soon I got my pipes back.

Angel M Morales Jr.

Churchwarden stem

Made a stem for my Roma Churchwarden and looks better than original, good communication super fast and will be sending him more work very soon.

G W Jeffers

Retro refurb

I got 2 pipes from a buddy with an inherited collection. I located a Briarville and sent them out to prep them for a new life. I was highly pleased with the price and quick turnaround and the workmanship was great making them appear new. thank you. I will send whomever i can to you and will definitely use you for myself again.


Scott Jones

Nice job!

Beautiful work on the pipes I sent in for repairs. I had little hope for one of my favorite Barling’s, what with the chunk broken out of the bowl. The repair job was almost invisible – I had to really look for evidence of it. The other repairs were routine, but they came back fixed, cleaned and nicely polished. Well done all around.

John Michne
Clifton Park

I am very happy with the work.

Just a message to let you know I received my Parker Suosr Bruyere pipe back from you today. You opened up the stem and and cleaned it up for me. Great job Ric. I am very happy with the work. It looks almost new again and I read the same reviews from everyone on GPSS and Old Codgers. I can’t wait to see what you do with the new acrylic stem on the meerschaum I sent. I’ll be sending a few others as I get time.
Thank You Very Much! ~ Ron McCallister – Crystal City, MI

Ron McCallister
Crystal City

What a magnificent peice of work

Hi Rich, I would like to thank you for the fantastic restoration of my Dunhill pipe, The nickel band repair looks great and the pipe is as new. This is the third Dunhill you have restored for me and they have all been magnificent. Keep up the good work.Cheers,Alan.

Alan Foley

1998 Pete St. Pat’s XL20

I’d been looking for the first edition of Peterson’s St. Patrick’s Day pipe. Well I finally found one and bought it. When I got it, it was in very poor condition with a hole bitten through the stem, uneven cake in the bowl and a crusty looking rim.
To my amazement what I got back was a pipe that was in like new condition. Not a mark on the rim, bright and shiny. The inside of the bowl looked factory fresh and the stem was replaced with a new black acrylic fishtail stem that I asked for. Mongo impressed!

Jim Vetrovec

What a deal

The Huckleberry pipe you sent is awesome! What a deal. I’m smoking my first “break-in” bowl as I type this. The shape, feel in hand and draw are great! ~ Dave Jennings – Cincinnati, OH

Dave Jennings

Meerschaum repair

Briarville fixed my pipe. Meerschaum with silver band, new stem, and push-pull tenon. Wonderful job – so happy with the repair. Thanks guys

jeffrey howell

Old Into New!

If you want an old pipe completely refurbished and made virtually new again, Briarville is the place to go. Reasonable cost, expert work and great communication.

Alex. Howard

Blown Away!!!

I was surfing the net last week, and came across a list of places to check out. One place was saying they used Ric @ Briarville, so I clicked on the link to his website and was looking at his services offered. Then, I noticed he has an online web store.

I was looking for a bent bulldog to add to my collection, and found a pre-80’s GBD that looked amazing. The price was very reasonable, and I couldn’t pass it up. The pipe showed up in yesterday’s mail, and I couldn’t wait to open the box to see my new pipe. Here’s the crazy part, the pipe is as old as I am, and looks brand new! The finish is so highly polished I can see my reflection in it. Of course I couldn’t wait to smoke it, so I fed it two bowls of Levant mixture last night. It blows me away that a pipe from the 70’s could smoke this good, and still look like it’s got another 100 years left in it.

I’m glad I found Ric and his web store, and I will definitely be a repeat customer!

Steven C

Beautiful Job

Afternoon Briarville!! Just received my pipe 1/08/2019. What a outstanding repair. Wish I had your talent.

Thank you very much,


George Greenwood

Just what i wanted!

My Savinelli 515 had an old vulcanite stem that needed replaced. The new stem is perfect!. The color is as I imagined and the fit to the pipe is very good. I like how well the stem fits.
Despite Covid, a major move, and the holiday shipping rush, my pipe was finished and returned in a very timely manner!
I will always look to briarville for my repair needs!
Thank you!!
Ps, the stars seem wonky, i gave 5….

st. charles

Unbelievable work

Just a quick note to thank you for the superb job you did on my three pipes. I’ve worked by mail with pipe repairers, but you are obviously in another league. The bits are rounded and comfortable, just the right size and shape, and the silverwork is beautiful. I just assumed I’d have to discard the old silverwork, but you managed to recreate two fairly uncommon stems. Extremely pleased. Thanks, Rich, have a great new year!

Bob Nolin

Awesome Work

I’m new to smoking pipes. I bought 2 Savinelli estate pipes on Etsy. Living in Hawaii, there’s no one who will work on Savinelli pipes. Found out about Briarville from the local tobacco shop. Shot them an email and got a response very quickly. Sent my pipes in and they emailed back recommending just a restoration. Couldn’t be happier with the work that they did. Big thanks to the Briarville team.

Brian Hokama

Thank you BRIARVILLE, I am very pleased with the work you performed.

The postman just delivered my 40+ year old Stanwell, Danish Sovereign “tulip”style pipe. I am very pleased with the stem replacement and cleanup work that the team at Briarville did for me. I hope to get another 40 + years out of it now.

Gary Johansson

Trust This Process

A few weeks back, I suffered a burn through in one of my pipes. I was devastated as it had recently become my go to pipe for truly enjoying my most favorite tobaccos. I looked on line and searched YouTube for DIY remedies, but something told me, “Let the professionals handle it.” Briarville is the absolute BEST at what they do and I am beyond satisfied with their work. Aside from them fixing my pipe, the most important thing to me is communication and Rich is the absolute standard in how to treat your customers. Rich was communicating with me from the moment I was to send my pipe off, to when it arrived. There was never a moment that I wasn’t aware of the process. This service was above and beyond anything that I could have expected. Very easy and quicker than I could have anticipated. I was back smoking my favorite pipe in no time. I won’t even look for closer or better, because there is none. Briarville is where I will send my pipes for any and everything that they need.

Thanks Rich!

James M.

First Time Restoration!

Sent my father’s GBD Virgin Bulldog #269 to Ric for the restoration special. Couldn’t be happier! My pipe came back looking like it was factory new and just in time for IPSD 2019. This pipe will take a special spot in my rotation, and I look forward to many bowels in this sharp looking briar.

Thanks again you have a lifetime customer.

Tom Butchers


Ric and the guys at Briarville are incredibly knowledgeable and great to work with. I received my pipes back quickly and they did a great job. Ric worked with me and it felt like I was working with someone in my hometown at a brick and mortar. Very pleased with the finished work and would definitely be a repeat customer.


Man, that was quick!

The good mailman brought me the Briarville Signature Natural today. Man, that was quick! She’s just gorgeous! Amazing grain and finish, great stem, fantastic draw, and the size is even better than I expected. It fits my hand perfectly. I’m a happy man!
So thank you very much again! Hope to do business with you again in the future All the best! ~ Harri Huovinen – Finland

Harri Huovinen

My pipe dropped on the tile floor

This Stanwell pipe was the main reason for buying a package deal worth hundreds of dollars from a seller in Serbia. I had only smoked it a couple of times ……and it fell out of my clinch, on the floor and broke the oval / unique shaped stem. After all efforts to find help on forums and groups , I was finally referred to Rich @ briarville.
I just received it back with a new stem like never ever anything happened to it!
Thanks so much Rich!
I am so glad to have found you. You are the master of the craft- and your reasonable fee and services provided in exchange, will make me come back to YOU!

Andreas Mueller

Thank you, Rich!

Couldn’t be happier with your fine workmanship on my two pipes just received. The crack repair is amazing! The new stem is perfect, and both pipes look great.

Jim White

Looks great and smokes perfectly

My wife and kids bought a Briarville Series I pipe for my birthday. What a great job you made of it. Looks great and smokes perfectly. Thank You so much! Paul Wooley ~ North Canterbury, New Zealand

Paul Wooley
North Canterbury
New Zealand


I sent 6 pipes to Briarville-3 needed tenons on the stem, 1 needed new stem & 2 needed new finishes. All were returned to me & I couldn’t be happier with the work done. The price was reasonable & fast free shipping on 1st order. Questions from me were answered immediately. Everything was perfect.

James Royal
Fort Myers

My old friend is better than ever!

My 30-year-old Canadian is one of my favorite smokers, so I was crushed when it took a swan dive onto the garage floor and the shank snapped near the bowl.

I learned of Briarville’s services and Rich’s skills and decided to give him a chance. I am so glad I did.

The pipe looks better than new. The war wound is just barely visible but could easily be mistaken for grain pattern, even on the top of the shank where a small piece broke away and required him to add a small fill. He made it look as though it had never broken and polished it up like a newly shelled chestnut.

Gorgeous work at a fair price and a two-week turnaround from Colorado to Virginia.

Money well spent. Thanks, Briarville!

Joe Duffus

How pleased I am with the work you did on my pipe

I telephoned you earlier today telling you how pleased I am with the work you did on my pipe. Now that I have smoked it, I am reporting that I am as happy as if you had sent back my wife in the shape she was in the day I married her fifty two years ago. ~ Bill Geisert – Jasper, GA

Bill Geisert


I definitely suggest Briarville for repair of Dunhill pipes!! My pipes came back fast and the workmanship was no less than super! They look like new. I even got an opportunity to adopt a stray pipe during one of my repair transactions. Excellent!

John Reynolds

My father’s pipe looks new.

I had my father’s 70’s era pipe that I’ve owned since the early 80’s restored. It was well used, bite marks on the stem, banged and scuffed but holds great sentimental value to me. Rich made this pipe look brand new. I’ll see if I can get another 50 years of use from it.

Thank you.

Adrian gunderson

RestorationBriarville restored

Briarville restored a Savinelli Champagne Canadian for me. The bit was chewed through, the bowl edge was damaged and the pipe was very dark. After Briarville the pipe looks like it just came from the factory.

David Sanders

Satisfied customer.

Great work. Pipe came back cleaned, polished, reamed And repaired to perfection. Looks almost good as new. Great job. Thanks.

Mike Heavey

Excellent pipe restoration

I sent in an aged estate Sasieni and got back a pipe that could have passed for new. Outstanding work, done quickly – couldn’t ask for more.

Dennis Koffer

Great work on the refurbishments and finishing the pipe I had started.

Ric thanks so much for the work on the 2 old European pipes refurbishments. I am hoping to start using them soon. They sat for years unused and you brought them to life. Additionally the work on finishing the pipe I was working on and attaching the antler and covering the extensive crack on the shank came out exceptionally well. I always recommend Briarville when asked about pipe repairs.

Thanks again.

Robert Hill

Beautiful work

I broke the stem on an old “Jelling” pipe that was my dad’s and bought a pipe in Rome that I realized when I was home had a crack in the shank. Briarville fixed them both up beautifully, at a fair price. I have three more Jellings that could use new stems to carry them forward for another generation in my family.