Local Furniture Company Gets National Recognition

April 29, 2013 Updated Apr 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM EDT

By Hilary Lane

April 29, 2013 Updated Apr 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Kittinger Furniture, located on Main Street in Buffalo, has created 15 pieces for the Bush Library in Texas. Workers at the company say they couldn't be prouder that their craftsmanship is now on display for the world to see.

The company was first contacted about the Bush Library project back in October, after years of producing furniture for presidential settings.

Kittinger immediately went to work designing custom made pieces based on furniture in the White House while former president George W. Bush was in office.

Each piece costs between $3,000 and $10,000.

Replicas of some of the pieces on display in Texas are now at the warehouse on Main Street in Buffalo for visitors to view and appreciate furniture that is now part of history.

"We are just a little company here in Buffalo and we have some great craftsman and we are part of a team and proud to contribute such great products," said Raymond Bialkowski, President of Kittinger Furniture.

Over the last 40 years, Kittinger has made hundreds of pieces for the White House and other presidential libraries.

The relationship first began in 1969, when former President Nixon bought his first piece of furniture from the company.

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