The proprietors Roland R. Iverson, CMC and James T. LaChapelle, CMC both passed their Certified Master Clockmaker exams in 1981 having served a traditional 5 year apprenticeship. Since that time both partners have served as instructors in various aspects of clock repair for The American Watchmakers -Clockmakers Institute which is the primary organization in the United States for professional horologists. Due to this the partners are now recognized experts in their field on a national level.