Our History
Who We Are

Established in 1961, Illos is family owned and operated.

Our company is comprised of skilled technicians and support staff which include craftsmen, sanders, strippers, trained woodworkers, wood finishers, piano movers, piano builders and tuners. All of our work is completed at our own facility. Joseph Illos is an active member of the Piano Technicians Guild. As an active member and Registered Piano Technician, he is able to provide qualified service anywhere in the United States through the guild.

We at Illos Piano Restorations are proud of our work and are proud to be a part of family music appreciation and the development of musical ability. We bring alive the internal and external beauty of the finest instrument of all time- the piano. We can provide a new or rebuilt piano and it will become the focal point of your home.

Our facility houses new and restored pianos, a complete printed music division, and accessories that will enrich your home. Our family’s 50 years of experience gained through referrals will be worthy of your trust.

Illos Piano Restorations specializes and rebuilding pianos for schools. Here are a few examples of schools for whom we have done restoration work:

Academy of Theatre Arts, Williamsville, NY
Amherst High School, Snyder, NY
Akron Central School District, Akron, NY
Alden School District, Alden, NY
Amherst Central School District, Amherst, NY
Buffalo Board of Education, Buffalo, NY
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
Cheektowaga School District, Cheektowaga, NY
Clarence Central School District, Clarence, NY
Cleveland Hill School, Cheektowaga, NY
Depew High School, Depew, NY
Daemen College, Buffalo, NY
Elmwood Franklin School, Buffalo, NY
Erie Community College, Amherst, NY
Garth-Newell Institute, Hot Springs, VA
Gow School, East Aurora, NY
Holy Angels School, Buffalo, NY
Holland Central School District, NY
Iroquois Central Schools, Elma, NY
Kenmore East High School, Kenmore, NY
Lafayette High School, Buffalo, NY
Lancaster Central School District, Lancaster, NY
Litchfield Performing Arts Academy, Litchfield, CT
Lockport Central School District, Lockport, NY
Maryvale School District, Cheektowaga, NY
Mill Creek School District, Erie, PA
Mt. St Joe’s Academy, Buffalo, NY
Nardin High School, Buffalo, NY
Niagara Falls High School, Buffalo, NY
Niagara University, Lewiston, NY
Niagara Wheatfield School District, Wheatfield, NY
Nichols High School, Buffalo, NY
Starpoint Central Schools, Pendleton, NY
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Sweethome High School, Amherst, NY
West Seneca School District, West Seneca, NY

Click here for an expanded list of organizations for whom we have done restoration work.
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