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I took a garage find pinball machine to Joe at pinball restorations…and came back with a beautiful and beautifully working machine. Joe was so helpful with delivery and pickup as well as info on the machine itself. If you need a pinball machine serviced or restored or looking to buy a new or used machine from a nice assortment, see Joe at pinball restorations, you won't be disappointed! Thx again Joe for helping me relive a piece of my childhood.
Tom fox Gottlieb Bronco May 17, 2022
Machine from 1987 was very well restored and plays perfect. It has about 150 plays since purchase and has no issues. It is much better than the one I owned back in early 90’s. Joe is very knowledgeable and a great guy.. it’s a pleasure doing business with Pinball Restorations. I Will Be Back!
Stephen James F-14 Tomcat May 3, 2022
I have had this machine for over a month now and it is in excellent working condition. They did a beautiful job of restoring this machine and the owner has been very helpful from the start. It came with all the original paperwork. Thank you for loading the machine into my truck. I will do business again!
Jay Siciliani Fire Power January 30, 2022
Had a great time visiting the shop to export machines. Received a great tutorial on the differences between many machines and how they work. From old school to modern solid state. Spent a couple hours playing various machines with no pressure to buy. Fun. Eventually narrowed it down to two machines we liked. Finally chose space station. Awesome game. Had their expert deliver it and set it up. We’ve been frustrated (in a good way) ever since learning and enjoying the machine. Awesome fun and Joe and the team are great to work with.
Dan and Jeanette Williams Space Station January 5, 2022
Just purchased a new pinball machine from Joe. I called to inquire about it and he was very nice and knowledgeable. We had played it before so we didn’t need to go to the shop to see it. We paid online and he kept us informed when the delivery would be. We had it delivered at the end of the week! The delivery went well impressed he could get it in our room. Donny set it up and explained some things. Few days later Pinball Restorations texted me to see how we liked Houdini and how delivery went. Will definitely buy from them again. And if we ever need services or maintenance will call Pinball Restorations!!
Mindy Houdini November 16, 2021
If you have not seen this place. I highly encourage you to do so. Amazing is all I can say and Joe was right there to help with any questions. Thank you Joe! We ended up buying the 2013 Stern Start Trek Pinball Machine (I wanted) and the brand new Galaga/Ms. Packman Cabinet with 60-in-1 Multi Arcade Game (the kids wanted and LOVE). If you are looking for Used, Nearly Used or New Pinball Machines, this is the place for you!
Eric Star Trek and Multicade November 10, 2021
It was a great experience shopping here for a machine. So many to choose from and the associates are all so friendly and knowledgeable. They are still happy to help you after your purchase as well. We are so happy with our selection and with the guys who helped us. Thank you.
Linda Frank Torpedo Alley October 12, 2021
We bought a great FirePower II pinball game that Joe had restored, and are absolutely happy with it! Joe did a terrific job making sure everything worked and looked great. The wife and I play every night, and it’s the hit of our parties. Thanks Joe!
Bo Stewart FirePower II August 2, 2021
Courteous and professional
About a year ago I bought a partially restored Firepower Pinball machine.
The lady and her father didn’t have the time to finish it. I sought out Joe from
meeting him at Florida’s “Free Play” event last year and spoke to him about
finishing the restoration. Joe has always been courteous and professional. Joe did
exactly what I asked him to and recommended a few things along the way. His quote
and two week time frame to finish the machine were both spot on when I picked it up
2 weeks later. Fire Power is beautiful. It looks like the day it rolls off the
floor. I highly recommend and trust Joe to work on my pins. His skills are amazing.
He is currently working on a Liberty Belle for me and I have an Amazing Spider Man
ready to take to him. Thanks Joe to you and your staff.
Darren Firepower August 2, 2021
We purchased a restored 1976 Williams Space Odyssey from Joe a couple of weeks ago. I have wanted an old school EM pinball like I played back in the ‘70s and this Space Odyssey was perfect. Joe was fantastic to deal with and was over the top helpful with all of my questions. He did a fantastic job on the restoration and it plays just like it was new in 1976. My wife and I have had a tremendous amount of fun playing it. Joe helped me fulfill a Bucket List item that I have had for a very long time and I am very grateful. Thanks Joe, you are the best.
Danny Alexander 1976 Williams Space Odyssey August 2, 2021
I brought Joe a non working Bally Eight Ball with hopes of getting it working and cleaned up a little. I was blown away by the completed restoration, not only was it working like new he brought the worn dingy playfield back to life. The full cabinet repaint was amazing and the upgrade to LED lights really set the machine off. I found Joe to have passion and attention to detail with his restoration process. I highly recommend Pinball Restorations to anyone looking to bring there game back to life, in fact I am already in search of my next machine for Joe to transform.
Brian Kruse Bally Eight Ball August 2, 2021
Joe did a beautiful job of restoring our 1966 Chicago Coin TV-Baseball game. While he could have made it new, we both agreed that the vintage look was best. I used to play the game by the hour at our local bowling alley when I was a kid and it transports me back every time I play now. Fun to share with my kids and their friends! He did a great job of upgrading some LED lighting and fixing every problem the machine had so that it plays like new or better. Thanks!
Chuck Nichols TV-Baseball (pitch & bat) August 2, 2021
Turning back the hands of time
I bought a perfectly restored Hollywood Heat pinball machine and every light, bumper, and target works like a new machine. The playfield is as clean as when it left the factory. Joe delivered the machine to my house and went over everything about it before leaving. I highly recommend Joe and his company.
Jim Dryer Hollywood Heat pinball August 2, 2021
Refurbished a FirePower machine
We have had our refurbished FirePower machine for less than a week and our family has already spent many hours playing it! It looks amazing with all of the LED lights Joe installed. It’s really a beautiful machine. Joe told us we would probably get addicted. He was right.
We are already looking for machine #2!! Thanks so much, Joe!!
Mike and Tami McDonald FirePower!! August 2, 2021
1977 Williams Liberty Bell
Earlier this year, I had purchased a 1976 Williams Space Odyssey from Joe. It is such a blast to play and Joe did such a fantastic job on the restoration, I knew immediately that I wanted another EM from Joe. I saw that he had a 1977 Williams Liberty Bell that I thought would go perfectly together with the Space Odyssey. Joe and I spoke about the Liberty Bell’s restoration and made a plan on how we thought best to restore it. I cannot express enough on how gorgeous the Liberty Bell turned out and the attention to detail that Joe put into the restoration was fantastic. I now have two amazing ‘70s era EM pinball machines thanks to Joe. Thanks again Joe, you truly are the best.
Danny Alexander 1977 Williams Liberty Bell August 2, 2021
Awesome restoration job
Recently bought a Restored F-14 Tomcat . Service was great , friendly, done on time as they promised and what a great job! The detail is impeccable . Our family is having a blast playing . Thank you for all your help and patience while we made this purchase . Highly recommend pinball restorations and would use this company again.
Mike Wilkinson F-14 Tomcat August 2, 2021
Helpful and Professional
I purchased a machine that Joe had restored. Machine works terrific and we could not be more satisfied with our transaction. Thank You
Ronald Turturro 1973 Williams Darling August 2, 2021
Joe restored my Firepower machine complete with new paint, new parts and LED lights. Looks great! Like a new machine!! Functions perfectly. Did an amazing job! Can’t believe the difference. Joe is great to work with … job was done timely and as promised. Thanks Joe!
Ken Feicht Firepower August 2, 2021
Artistic and detailed
First let me say Joe is an honest guy. He puts a ton of sweat equity into his returns and will not let a single detail escape HIS eye. If you truly want a machine that plays like new, he is your guy. Then, if you want, he takes it to another level with enhanced lighting and improving the original art or lighting colors. He is painstaking in his approach and it shows at the end of the day. Super happy with my purchase and would definitely recommend pinball restorations.
Refurbished Bally Star Trek August 2, 2021
Fish Tales better than New
Joe is a class act and he delivered a perfect pinball to me in quick order. I highly recommend Joe for any of your pinball wishes, he is a solid dude.
B Lunsford Fish Tales Restoration August 2, 2021
Exceptional customer service and quality work
When I decided to buy the 1976 Williams Aztec, Joe was insistent on completing the work to such detail that he would not let the machine go out the door before confidently making sure every last detail was complete. His work is impeccable to every last detail. He certainly is more concerned about the meeting the highest standard of the operation of the machine than he is about just making the sale. He made sure I knew more about the machine before he let me walk out with it than was certainly expected. His attentiveness to detail and his knowledge Is 2nd to none. Thanks Joe!
Eric Restoration of 1976 Williams Aztec August 2, 2021
What a fantastic job. We’re recreating a Goin’ Nuts pinball and the cabinet work is fabulous. This will be an excellent addition to the collection.
Paul Goin' Nuts August 2, 2021
I had Joe and his crew restore a 1971 Lawman. All I can say is that Joe brought the machine back to it’s 1971 days. His attention to detail was second to none. The machine is awesome in appearance and in play. I can not say enough about his work and love of pinball machines. I HIGHLY recommend him for your pinball needs and wants. I would give him a solid 10 if I could. Thank you so much!!
Rick H - U.S. Navy (ret) Gottlieb Lawman 5 August 2, 2021
We had been looking for an older pinball machine and found Pinball Restoration on line. We took a trip to the shop where Joe met us and allowed us to try all the machines he had available. We chose a Williams Sorcerer machine. Joe and his crew did an amazing job restoring it to like new. The led lights make the colors pop and the play action off the bumpers is fantastic. You really would think it is brand new and not just restored. Love it! Love it!
Terri B Williams Sorcerer August 2, 2021
Great customer service……. quality work and very helpful ! You can tell they have a passion for restoration.
Jeff Pinball sale August 2, 2021
Awesome Christmas Surpise
Great experience purchasing our pinball machine. Joe was there for our delivery and we had one small problem and Joe made a special trip out. The grandkids were so excited and so were our older sons. Great way to keep them off their ipads for a while. We have a daily winner who gets to wear the pinball hat Joe gave us. If you are in the market for a pinball machine this is the place to go…
Danny Williams Firepower II August 2, 2021
Kids and Adults Love it
We purchased a Stern Stingray Pinball machine for our kids’ Christmas this past year. We had it plugged in and waiting by the Christmas tree when they woke up. Neither one had ever played a vintage machine. But, they fell in love with it! We have had a great time playing. It’s a 4 person, so we all get to compete against each other. It’s just as much fun playing now as it was back when I played as a kid. The graphics and sounds are incredible. Joe and his staff really care about the quality of the restoration. We definitely would recommend purchasing a game from Pinball Restorations.
Angie Bridges Stern Stingray August 2, 2021
You do not get 5 stars across the board if you do not conduct business in a proper way. 5 STARS all day long. thank you!
Ben Foed Upper deck 1972 August 2, 2021
Joe does it all!
The only think Joe cares about is his customers. First rate restoration! The machine works like it did when it was new. I’m totally happy with how everything was handled. Very professional. No one will ever touch my machines but Joe. I completely trust him…:)
Gary Cannova Gottlieb, El Dorado August 2, 2021
I am a kid again
I shopped on line many sites for pinball machines, I found pinball restorations and found out they were less than an hour away. I spoke with Joe and he invited me to his store. I had six machines in my price range. I tried all six machines and narrowed down to 2. I played both machines again. I chose lost world because it was fast, everything worked and it had many scoring features. I chose to pay the extra fee for Joe to deliver and set up. Joe delivered the machine two days later. It was the right choice. He showed me how the machine worked preventative maintenance and answered many questions. About a month later I had a problem with the game firing up. I called joe and he came to my house and fixed the problem. He spent an hour and a half checking the machine for any other problems (there were none). One of the scoring lights was not working at the top line. He had me take out the unit and replace it with the number 4 player score. He took the bad light with him and made sure I knew how to replace it. He also suggested that when I get the new light to put the old one back in the four slot and the new one in the 1 slot. Since the 1 player slot is the most used this made sense to me.
All in all I am pleased with my machine, and even more satisfied with the customer service that Joe supplied. I am waiting for the disk bowling machine he has to be worked on and it won’t take much twisting of the arm for me to purchase it.
Bottom line no pressure to buy, great customer service, and a happy customer. Now my foursome has something to do when it rains. Low score buys the beer!!!
Gerry Greenstein Lost World August 2, 2021
I’ve been trying to find a nice Stingray for quite some time – they are not easy to find! We bought a few that were OK, but no prizes. I was looking at some of the work Joe does and saw he had a Stingray. Medium story short, we now own a really nice one! Joe did a great job, great communication along the way. He setup shipping (thanks Rick!) and now we couldn’t be happier. Thanks again Joe!
Josh Stern Stingray August 2, 2021
1987 F-14 Tomcat, Restoration done to perfection
From the start Joe was helpful, knowledgeable, and straight forward. Joe explained in detail the procedure for our restoration. He got me in contact with a gentlemen that transports pinball machines all over the east coast and I was able to arrange transport from my home to Joe’s shop and back for an extremely reasonable price. Joe listened to our concerns and respected my wifes requests to leave some aspects of the machine worn (she is a pinball enthusiest and likes our machines exterior wear as part of its story.) Joe’s pricing is extreamly reasonable and his attention to detail is evident while playing. My wife has been glued to the flipper buttons since we got it back!!!!!! Thanks again Pinball Restorations for this great experience!!
Michael Siena Williams F-14 Tomcat August 2, 2021
We would highly recommend Pinball Restoration. It is not very often that you find a business with both owner integrity and merchandise quality. We found both with Pinball Restoration. Joe took the time to give us guidance and detailed information on the ownership of a pinball machine. We are now the owners of 2 beautifully restored pinball machines. The work that was done to restore them was outstanding. We would absolutely use their service in the future and highly recommend them. Thank you Joe.
Steve & Donna Jarrett Royal Flush & Big Hurt August 2, 2021
Great experience once again
This is the third pinball we bought from Joe this year. This is the only place we would purchase pinball machines from. Joe does it all and he restores pinballs to almost brand new working condition. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but he is a pleasure to work with. What a loyal and honest person. Thank you Joe for making this a great experience. All 3 machines work like they were brand new. I now have one from 1976, 1983 and 1994. All look great and the many comments from friends, can’t believe they are all 25 plus years old. Thanks again!
Stephen Jarrett Amazon Hunt August 2, 2021
F-14 Tomcat machine
From the moment I walked into Joe’s shop all the way through delivery, it has been a great experience. I was given details on how to and when to do certain tweaks if needed I play the game as often as I can, (haven’t beat the high score still loaded) Joe was able to arrange for delivery to my home which is (5) hours from my shop, it was set up and checked out before leaving Joe has even been available when there were questions a few months after delivery.
Perry Ehli F-14 Tomcat August 2, 2021
Christmas…the second time around!
Unbelievable! Tommy looks and plays like new. We are so happy with the restoration…when we saw the machine after the restoration was complete, we were speechless. The machine had been boxed up for years because it didn’t work and we couldn’t find anyone to restore or repair. Well, now we have Joe! Thank you so very much!!! ! !
Sara Grubbs Sara Grubbs August 2, 2021
I bought the Panthera pinball machine and it has been a really good experience all-around. The upgraded LED lights are fantastic. I would highly recommend this company because they delivered everything promised. I could not be happier with them.
Steve Biko Panthera August 2, 2021
Joe and staff did a great job restoring my Gottlieb Flying Carpet. I played this machine for many years during my youth and always wanted one (now I got it). I don’t know how others interacted with Joe but I’ll tell my story.
Joe took delivery of my machine from Las Vegas (he provided me a very reliable and reasonable cost shipping company to) and I met him at his shop to go over it. He carefully started to open it up and describe both how the unit worked and what he thought would need replacement/repair/cleaned/etc.. In the end he gave me all the options of what I wanted done!!! He also was very up front about the timeframe of getting it done (you are in a cue with other repair jobs there). Joe called me when it was ready and I went to the shop and was so excited to see it. Let me just say that It looked like a dam brand new machine!!!
I new I had given the machine to the right guy. He has a great delivery guy (Donny) as well and that was an awesome experience as well. Donny has all the right tools/dolly/etc. and knows how to move and set-up the machines.
Donald Owen Gottlieb Flying Carpet August 2, 2021
I incurred a minor issue with my Panther pinball machine purchased from Pinball Restorations in Eustis, Florida and contacted them for a resolution. They promptly responded and were quick to fix the problem. This is what separates companies; customer service and customer support. You can be assured that this company stands behind what they sell and actually care about their customers. I wish more companies were like this one!
Steve Biko Panthera August 2, 2021
Joe was great in restoring my Mr & Mrs PacMan pinball…like new. Definitely recommend this company
Joan Matonis Mr & Mrs PacMan Pinball August 2, 2021
Joe’s the best
Oh, the memories…… Joe and his staff are #1 in my book. Restored an old Stellar Wars pinball machine to like new condition. It brings back the good old days to my house. The customer service is top notch when dealing with Joe. If anyone can make it to his showroom in Eustis, you should, it’s fabulous. Cant wait for my next pinball machine. I just need to make the den bigger!!!!!! Thanks again JOE
Sam Stellar Wars August 2, 2021
I was lucky to find Joe. The work was completed on time and the machine looks great. He gave me options on repairs from getting it working to a complete rework making it look new. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone looking to buy or repair a pinball machine.
D Snell NBA Fastbreak July 26, 2021
I was looking to purchase my first machine. Joe’s showroom was a little over an hour away and I took the ride over. It was like entering a candy store. Restored machines for sale on one side and classics waiting for restoration. Joe explained the restoration process and you can see the work area. Just amazing. I ended up purchasing a restored machine and I was close enough to have it delivered and set up by Joe. Very happy with my purchase.
Andy Grosso Williams High Speed July 26, 2021
Strike Master Bowling
This is the 4th Pinball/ Bowling machine I purchased from Joe in the past year. This Strike Master bowling machine which I purchased last week is absolutely fantastic. Joe and his fabulous staff restored this bowling machine. It is like brand new. The machine is actually over 35 years old. What a great job Joe and his staff provide. Loyalty, honesty and great customer service is only the beginning at what you can expect here. The only place I where I would purchase pinball machines. Thank you Joe.
Stephen Jarrett Strike Master July 26, 2021
Love my Pinball Machine
If you enjoy the retro pinball I highly recommend visiting Pinball restoration. I played 12 machines and then bought the one I enjoyed playing the most. The machine looks and plays great.
Robin Bally Supersonic July 26, 2021
Love Our Machine
Found the shop by chance driving by. Very glad we did. Got a terrific blast from the past machine – 1973 Bally’s Nip-It. Joe is very knowledgable about all his machines and shared it as he showed us his great inventory. He asked questions and we felt like he was really helping us to get just what we were looking for. I thought that his delivery prices were very fair. They delivered, set it up and tested it on site before leaving. Also supplied electrical diagrams and articles from the year of manufacture that described the operation. Lots of great authentic info. The machine plays great and we’re very happy. We’ll be going back to add to our collection soon!
Many thanks to Joe and his staff for their great service
Dan Newman Bally Nip-it July 26, 2021
I couldn’t have been more pleased with my experience with Joe and the Pinball Restorations company and crew. Joe’s pricing is more than fair for the work that he and his crew do on these games is thorough, meticulous and just absolutely great. Just like his pictures online, the end product is absolutely stunning and every detail has been paid attention to. I have no reservations about recommending this group to anyone considering restoring a pinball machine.
Chip Aztec July 26, 2021
Joe and his staff where awesome in the diagnosis and rebuild of my machine. He suggested some different things I could do to really make my machine stand out. It is the hit of my man cave. Thanks a lot Joe !
Donnie Davis Dr Who July 26, 2021
Another great purchase
This is my 5th purchase from Pinball Restoration in the last 8 months. I have a home arcade and all of my purchases have been with Joe (owner). This purchase was for Silverball Mania. This machine is about 30 years old but looks new. Joe and his fabulous staff do outstanding work. Joe takes great pride in restoring each and every machine he sells. Joe is a perfectionist. Very loyal, knowledgeable and responsive to all your needs. You rarely find someone so dedicated in what they do. Highly recommend.
Steve Jarrett Silverball Mania July 26, 2021
Reviving good memories
Finding Joe was a blessing! I found an old childhood Bally Viking machine that I spent several rainy Saturdays playing as a kid. Once I found it on E bay I bought it but it needed lots of work, I found Joe on the internet and he had restored one like mine in the past. So had wishes of reliving great childhood memories! He did not disappoint! He is the pinball wizard doctor! He does not only share the same dreams but has the knowledge of all game and all technical issues and the finished product came out better than I can ever dream. You will not be disappointed using his services. Shoot again player!
Allan Girouard Viking July 26, 2021
Honest and Professional
Purchased the machine on consignment, so Joe and his team didn’t get to work on it. However, the pictures and description online made the condition of the machine clear. Furthermore, working with Joe was easy – be it by phone, text, or email, he was certain to get my business.
Kurt Schneider The Shadow July 26, 2021
It’s a new machine
Wow, machine looks like new. My son had picked it up from a friend years ago in an inoperable condition. Joe brought the machine back to life and looks like new. Myself and my grandkids love it.
Bob Holmden Space Odyssey July 26, 2021
Out of this world
We would like to thank Joe and his guys for such great work getting our Space Invader pinball machine back to excellent working condition. My wife and I love playing and can not wait for the grand kids to play. Joe and his men are the best, it was great to stop in at the shop to see their work in progress. They always made us feel welcome and to show us the different machines and play a few. We are truly happy with Pinball Restoration’s work and professionalism that we will recommend them to anyone looking to restore their pinball machine. Thanks again to Joe and his team.Paul & Paula Space Invaders
Paul Greenwood Bally Space Invaders July 26, 2021
Just purchased a Striker Xtreme pinball from Joe at Pinball Restoration. The machine looks new but is over 30 Years old. I can’t believe that but it is true. Joe and his team did a magnificent job in restoring this machine. The service is impeccable, from the beginning of the sale to the end delivery. I highly recommend Joe and to anyone interested in purchasing a pinball machine or for that matter restoring an existing machine. You will be extremely happy.
Bryan J. Stern Striker Xtreme July 26, 2021
Ordered and received a 1974 Fast Draw pinball machine and could not be any more pleased. the machine exceeded my expectations . The exterior of the machine was in pristine condition like it just came from the factory and excellent working condition. Joe was very helpful in describing the working of the machine and sent explanatory videos which explained it further. Shipping was almost immediate after my purchase. If your looking for a restored machine , Joe and his team are the ones to go to.
Robert Alfonsi Fast Draw July 26, 2021
My Stargate Pinball Game Looks & Plays Like New Again
We had a complete restoration of our Stargate pinball machine as we were having some serious issues with the machine and it wouldn’t even play. If you have seen the pictures they do not do it justice; it looks and plays like brand new. We were completely blown away when the pinball machine came back and was set up. The attention to detail from Joe and his crew is second to none. I opened the play field and the cabinet inside was spotless. We could not be more pleased with the results and it was done in a timely manner and at a very reasonable cost. If I could I would give them 10 Stars. We were in communication the entire time he had the machine and Joe kept us in the loop about what was going on. I would recommend him to anyone and will have all of my machines sent to him in the future if I have issues with them.
We would also like to give a shout out to the transportation company. They were on time, very professional, and took all the necessary procedure to ensure our pin was delivered safely.
Michael Shepherd Stargate July 26, 2021
If you want the best go to the best. they are a great group of guys to deal with and just to talk with. if you have any problems Joe and his men are there to fix it. The machine is a great machine. sorry I took Joes favorite machine. its all mine now.
Jack Orlando Target Alpha July 26, 2021
Joe Ruggiero could not have been more helpful. In addition to promptly responding to my questions, he also provided a number of very helpful videos, specifically made to help with operating my machine (he knew I was a first time pinball owner). When it comes time to add another machine to my basement, Joe will be the first person I contact. Thanks for making a grown up kids dream come true. Playing the game is like owning a time machine.
Larry LeClerc Bally Monte Carlo July 26, 2021
Black Knight 2000
I purchased a Pinball machine from Pinball Restorations on October 15, 2020. The store was located in Eustis, Florida. The store front looked spectacular. Joe, the owner greeted me and showed me the various Pinball machines. I was in awe. I purchased the Black Knight 2000 machine from 1992. The machine being 28 years old actually looked brand new. The machine was very clean and operates fantastically. I am extremely happy with the machine and the terrific service I received. Not to mention the price was very reasonable. Now, I am looking to purchase another machine from Joe. I highly recommend going to Pinball Restorations, if you want to have great fun by being an owner of a Pinball Machine.
Brad Stephen Black Knight 2000 July 26, 2021
A Work of Art
Around 20 years ago, I received an old Williams Klondike machine in settlement of a debt. It sat in storage all these years, needing minor repairs, until Hurricane Michael caused some major damage. I decided that I should either get the machine repaired, or just throw it away. When I started looking into repairing this vintage pinball machine, one name kept coming up, over and over – Joe Ruggiero of Pinball Restorations. We decided to take our machine to Joe and see if he could repair it. But then 2 things happened. First, we saw all the beautiful restored machines in his shop; and second, we found out that a total restoration was only a little bit more than a repair job. We decided to go for the total restoration, and we are so glad we did. Not only can I enjoy playing my machine, but also it is a true work of art. The restoration was complete, and meticulous. I couldn’t be happier.
Mark Anderson William's Klondike July 26, 2021
Fun @ Home
I found Joe on a Saturday on my cell phone. As I’m better at pinball than I am on computer devises I asked him to call my shop and leave me a message with his phone number so I could get back to him. He did! After several calls back and forth we were able to get together on a Saturday morning. I’m too busy. Joe was there waiting for me. Showed me around his shop. Very cool. Lots of real nice machines. I picked one I thought my wife would like and Joe delivered it to my home as a surprise birthday gift for my wife. We played lots of pinball way back when. At first she was taken back, A pinball machine? Now that is our get a way from the world! Joe was very professional and our machine is working great in more ways than one. Can’t wait to guy another one real soon.
Dan Stiteler Blackout July 26, 2021
This is the second EM game Joe and his team has resorted for me, and as expected, the work exceeds expectations. I couldn’t be happier :)Joe is great to deal with, is a great communicator and is very customer oriented. He loves his job and it shows. Another happy customer, again!!!
July 26, 2021
I brought my vintage Pokerino Pinball machine to Pinball Restorations after prior people attempting to repair the machine proved fruitless. After getting the game back home and playing awhile, it showed a few glitches that Joe quickly helped me resolve over the phone. I am very pleased with the quality work the company performed and recommend them to anyone considering repairs to one of their own machines.
Brian Frasier Pokerino July 26, 2021
Dream Come True
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Absolutely Amazing, no pun intended for my The Amazing Spiderman Pinball Machine. This has been a dream of mine, Joe and his great team were able to make that come true. The Pinball Machine itself is out of this world. Very clean, inside and out, everything works wonderfully, and Joe was nice enough to show me around the machine itself. I will be purchasing another one, and if not more depending on space :D. Cheers Joe, thanks again!
Tom DeBono The Amazing Spiderman July 26, 2021
Welcome to the "THEATER of MAGIC"
Joe Ruggiero and his team pulled a Rabbit Out Of The Hat on this one.
We purchased this Bally Theater of Magic a number of years ago and have had many years of enjoyment from this sought-after machine.
When it came to address a few operating issues we also elected to take it a step farther, if we were making it play like new this would be a good time to make it look like new.
Well, it not only works like new, it Looks better than new. Please see the Previous Restorations: 1995 Bally Theater of Magic for Photos and what was done.
Pinball Restoration truly "Has the Magic"
Sonny Mason Theater of Magic April 13, 2021