In a time when the piano industry was no longer willing to focus on repairs, when it consisted solely of new, highly priced items, Dennis saw the great demand for reasonably priced instruments of superior quality. Though it started as a hobby, Dennis’ talent for restoring pianos took him from his home garage to his first warehouse shop in Berkeley, Ca. In 1999, D.C. Piano Co. opened its first retail location on San Pablo Avenue at Gilman st., boasting a talented crew of technicians and woodworkers led by Dennis’ son, Matteo. Due to the positive response of the community and continued success, D.C. Piano Co. was able to expand to their current, spacious location at 2416 San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley.