Jeffrey ChapmanMay 2, 2019
I was completely/100% happy with my dealings with Beckwith Galleries and the tremendous service they provided. Bernie, and his associate, Doug, were a pleasure to deal with and thoroughly knowledgeable and professional in every way. Bernie came to my home and gave me a very professional assessment of the damage/wear to my four rugs and was very transparent and pragmatic about the extent of the work and restoration he thought was appropriate, which also kept the cleaning and repair work to a reasonable and realistic cost.
He gave me a well/informed estimate on the spot and took the rugs away that very day. I had them back in much less time than I would have expected, given the scope of the work, and they looked tremendous. The rugs are certainly 60, or more, years old – they have been in our household for about 40 years. After cleaning and restoration they looked beautiful! The colours had been revived, the pile was springier to the step and the worn edges and fringes were all safely stitched and repaired to ensure no further deterioration.
In addition, Doug also came home and did an excellent/virtually-invisible on-site repair to the border of another rug (which, given its size, was not practical to take out). I am very grateful for Bernie and Doug’s timely and professional service and cannot recommend their work more highly.View Testimonial On Houzz
HU-221508149April 17, 2019
We recently purchased a beautiful Persian carpet from Beckwith Galleries. Bernie spent a great deal of time and patience with me as we thought about several candidates. When I told Bernie the space we had in mind, he suggested a carpet that I eventually went with! I couldn’t be happier.View Testimonial On Houzz
David LucasMarch 21, 2019
Bernie was a pleasure to work with, and he went out of his way to assist us in choosing the perfect area rugs for our home. His helpful advice, and the ability to examine a number of carpets right in our own home really made a difference. Bernie made it so easy – lugging heavy carpets in and out until we were satisfied that we had what we wanted.View Testimonial On Houzz
Helmut RagnitzDecember 21, 2018
Excellent service from a true and honest professional.Enjoyed the no pressure approach. Had prompt service and attention to detailView Testimonial On Houzz
HU-228840885December 17, 2018
Bernie assisted me with the repair and cleaning of three much lived with Bokhara rugs, that were sadly needing TCL. I am delighted to have them back home, looking like they’ve had facelifts. The work was done in good time and was affordable. I enjoyed meeting and working with Bernie, as well as taking in so much beauty from the galleries collection.View Testimonial On Houzz
Jacques DesjardinsDecember 13, 2018
Beckwith Galleries has provided us with outstanding service. The owner helped us to choose carpets. He made research to find the best possible carpet for us and always brought a number of them to make sure that the winning choice was the perfect one. Bernie knows oriental carpets as nobody in Ottawa does. Bernie is very professional and vey dedicated to please the people that trust him.
When needed, Bernie helped us a number of times with the cleaning of our oriental carpets. Cleaning was always done meticulously, to our satisfaction. We’ve tried others before, but in our view, Beckwith Galleries is the best business of this kind in Ottawa.
Claire HarrisonMay 2, 2018
Working with Bernie at Beckwith Galleries was a pleasure. When we couldn’t quite find what we were looking for, Bernie sent us photos of possibilities not in his showroom. He then allowed us to take the chosen area rugs home so that we could “try” them out in different rooms. Two of them were perfect! In addition, Bernie handled the cleaning of our 40-year-old, living room, Persian carpet. Now it quietly glows.View Testimonial On Houzz
Carmelle PDecember 29, 2017
Where to start…The professionalism, quality, guidance, patience; “flawless”. I was never hurried, all questions were answered (no matter how mundane)…all done with a sense of graciousness and humour.
My final selected carpet is beautiful. Bernie, my most heartfelt thanks for making the process painless.This was by far the most agreeable shopping experience I’ve had in quite some time.
Valerie ClementsDecember 7, 2017
We were thrilled with the personal support of Bernie Teklenburg for the purchase of two oriental rugs for our new condo recently. Through numerous consultations in which we tried out a variety of rugs Bernie found us just the right rugs which we fell in love with. We never felt pressured and we were happy with the prices.View Testimonial On Houzz
B BeckDecember 7, 2017
Excellent service. Knowledgeable. Allowed us to see several rugs in our home before deciding on purchase. Responded to our interest.View Testimonial On Houzz
E. YardleyDecember 6, 2017
Excellent service. I called Beckwith Galleries for help in appraising my oriental carpets that had been damaged in a flood. Bernie came out and provided an appraisal for my insurance company within a day. In the end, I hired Beckwith Galleries to clean the carpets, which turned out beautifully. An added bonus was the pick up and drop off service to my home. I highly recommend this company.View Testimonial On Houzz
franknpaula BardoulJune 23, 2017
My wife and I recently purchased two Persian Rugs from Beckwith Galleries. We found that Bernie’s knowledge of Persian Rugs is second to none. He was able to explain the origin and meaning of the design of each rug as well as explain the quality and craftsmanship behind them. Bernie is a very down to earth person and works in a calm, no pressure atmosphere. He learned our style preference quickly, and was able to locate Rugs that were in the style of our liking and bring them into his showroom. The showroom has great selection and Bernie made the entire experience very pleasant. We would both recommend Beckwith Galleries to anyone looking to invest in a high quality rug.View Testimonial On Houzz
Simon AubryMay 9, 2017
We were looking for a carpet which we were gifted as a wedding present. Starting out we didn’t know exactly what we were looking for. Bernie was a great help guiding us through the huge selection of different styles and color palettes. It took us some time but we found the perfect piece for our living room.View Testimonial On Houzz
MaureenJanuary 20, 2017
I had an Indo Kashan carpet cleaned at Beckwith Galleries. The pick up was prompt and I had it back within 10 days, right before Christmas. My carpet, which has a white background, has had a lot of use over the past 25 years as we are a family of 6 and have had 2 large dogs during this time. It turned out beautifully, as good as new.
The owner of the store, Bernie Teklenburg is very knowledgeable in his field and conducts his business in a professional way.
Joel MacCaullJanuary 19, 2017
Bernie offers excellent personalized service. All the rugs are very high quality. There are a wide variety of rugs to choose from in all different sizes and designs with a price range to fit every budget. He does not rush your decision. He wants to find the perfect rug for you and your home.
A big advantage is that you can bring a rug home to try it out with your space and decor to be sure it is exactly what you want.