3939 Bowling St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Advanced Blasting was the first stop for the restoration of the historic Paramount Theatre sign in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

VAN SMILEY, owner of Advanced Blasting, got into this business in the same way as most other successful business owners.  He had a passion for doing something and was good enough at it to make a living.


That passion for working on cars and general restoration has been evident in the quality of his work and he carries that with him today as his crew restores classic cars, semi trailers, factory equipment, old signage, building facades and anything else that needs restored.


He's referred to as "one of the good guys..." as he treats all of his customers the same no matter the type or scale of the project.  He's always the point-man on every project, handling all the details from start to finish and makes sure each restoration is of the highest standard.


Van has an excellent knowledge of the restoration business and has worked with many large companies in the area.  he also has references available upon request so you can check the quality of his work for yourself.


With Van, you get quality, a quick turnaround, fair pricing and the peace of mind of knowing you're working with one of the best in the business.


What are you waiting for?  Start your restoration with a solid foundation with Advanced Blasting.