Services: Beginning with a visit from one of our design staff, we develop a landscape that addresses the desires and some of the wildest dreams of our clients. The fee for this service varies. Following the presentation of design, we will work up a cost quote for the project. If requested we can develop a phased approach to the installation.
We concentrate on landscapes customized to the particular site, bringing our innovative style to any situation. We enjoy the demands of difficult sites while embracing the challenge to bring excitement to the most mundane properties. We have landscaped lakefront homes and ocean beach houses, large estates, as well as countless suburban homes through Connecticut and New England. While most of our work is fairly local, over the last thirty years we have traveled as far as Lake George, New York; the Rhode Island shore; New Jersey; Boston, Cape Cod and even Martha’s Vineyard to bring our particular style and effort to our very particular clients.
Well known for plant selection, masonry and carpentry skills as well as our stringent attention to detail have helped forge our sustained reputation for excellence. We’ve designed and constructed water features, walkways, decks, patios, porches and pergolas to supplement and accent our unique and dramatic planting and garden schemes. Celebrating our New England heritage we’ve created beautiful fieldstone walls into our residential landscapes.
Most importantly, all of our work is grounded in sound design.
Earthworks also offers seasonal maintenance: Spring, Summer and Fall. Work includes pruning, weeding, edging, mulching, fertilizing plants, fall deer resistance and general garden maintenance. We do not do any lawn maintenance or mowing.
Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA specializes in high-end custom residences, trademark commercial buildings, historic restoration and golf clubhouse design. With more than 30 years of experience, the firm provides the hands-on approach and one-on-one attention of a small firm while offering the expertise, understanding and capability of a large firm. In addition to general architectural services, their wide range of expertise includes master planning, landscape design, interior architecture and sustainable design.
Previous Work Completed on Historic Buildings:
Mount Fair - Charlottesville, VA
One of our famed historic renovations includes the Mount Fair estate, where a full equestrian complex was designed for horse-loving owners on their expansive Charlottesville, Virginia property. The complex features a twelve-stall horse barn, full-sized indoor riding facility, 3,000 square-foot caretaker’s cottage, hay storage barn, and four equipment buildings.
All new buildings were designed in a traditional farmhouse style to complement the historic Greek Revival main residence, which the firm first restored. Aloha Boathouse - Newport, RI Built in 1912 by a railroad tycoon to be used in conjunction with his yacht (a local legend dubbed The Aloha), this heavy-timber Tudor style structure suffered the same fate as many Gilded Age edifices and fell into disrepair. Almost a century later, new owners bought the historic Brenton Cove boathouse and gave it a second life. A painstaking and meticulous restoration project was undertaken that involved carefully disassembling the structure stone by stone (and numbering each so they could be put back into place) and salvaging beams to be incorporated into the new design. The resulting structure is a breathtaking recreation of the original boathouse.
The Olde Pink House - Savannah, GA
Originally built in 1771, this historic structure was once one of the oldest homes in all of Savannah. Throughout its storied life, the building served as residence, bank, Confederate Army headquarters, tea room, and antique shop before eventually being converted into an award-winning restaurant.
To become the functional, patron-friendly space it is today, the Olde Pink House had to undergo an exhaustive restoration process and have several additions built onto the structure. Working closely with the Architectural Review Board and the Historical Society of Savannah, Mark P. Finlay Architects expanded the Olde Pink House to twice its original size, while still maintaining its authentic Southern charm and beauty. The new restaurant boasts a 16-foot ceiling ballroom, a paneled dining room with a private balcony, expanded kitchens, and a new bar with 13-foot tall French doors that open to sidewalk seating.
Why Preservation Matters to This Business:
With a design aesthetic strongly rooted in traditional forms and regional character, the breadth of Mark P. Finlay Architects work demonstrates expert design knowledge of an array of architectural styles and historic preservation. Award-winning projects from Savannah, Georgia, to Newport, Rhode Island, stand as testaments to the firm’s ability to create distinctive projects and restore landmark buildings that utilize vernacular architecture, reflect the client’s individuality, and embody an enduring quality of excellence and historical importance.
Arthur Vincent Company, Inc.
Restoration experts with 46 years of trusted service.
Cathedral Stone Certified
Areas of Expertise:
Roof Maintenance Plans
Copper Standing Seam/ Flat Seam Roof Installations
Aluminum and Copper Gutters
Slate Roofing- Tile Roofing- Shingle Roofing
Burkeline Hypalon and Carlisle's SYN Tec EPDM
Roof Installation with 10 Year and 20 Year Warranties
Stucco, Cast Stone, Concrete, Brick Restoration and Preservation
Window Perimeter & Needle Caulking
Lintel Iron Replacement
Below and Above Grade Waterproofing and Drainage
Stain Glass Window Repairs (New York, New Jersey)
Plaster & Stucco Repairs
Cleaning- Interior and Exterior
Foam Panel Repairs
Isolating Building Water & Leaking Problems
Masonry Pointing & Caulking
Masonry Paint Removal
Full Line of Masonry Tinting to Meet Any Specifications
Pew Refinishing- Floor Refinishing- Door Refinishing
Stain Glass Cleaning
ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION STUDIO, PC
Architectural Preservation Studio, PC, is a design professional-service corporation founded by a collaboration of architects, preservationists, and material conservators. We were formerly a division of WASA Studio. We are one of the nation’s leaders in historic preservation, with advanced expertise in building conservation technologies, architectural restoration, and exterior envelope repairs. The group has been involved in some of the most important preservation projects of the last two decades, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater, the historic Breakers and Château-sur-Mer mansions in Newport, RI and Louis Sullivan’s Bayard-Condict building in NYC. Additional projects include theaters, academic structures, courthouses, museums and other iconic structures. Our recent Connecticut projects include: The New London and Norwich City Halls, The Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill in Redding, The Carriage Barn and Lapham Center in New Canaan and the Priory in New Haven.
Architectural Preservation Studio offers the following professional services:
Adaptive reuse studies
Historic Structure Reports (HSR)
Preservation master plans
Façade investigations and repairs
Building envelope rehabilitation
Roofing and waterproofing
Probes and non-destructive testing
Construction observation and administration
Restoration tax credits
Norwich and New London City Halls
Prepared a detailed Conditions Assessment/ Comprehensive Preservation Master Plan for the preservation of the building's historic features, and upgrade of its mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Prepared Construction Documents for the restoration of the original wood flooring and entry vestibule at Norwich City Hall. Both buildings are listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places.
Gilbert and Bennett Wire Mill
Retained by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation to perform an architectural feasibility and concept-design study to adapt six existing historic industrial buildings/structures at the former Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill in Redding, CT to a new program of uses. These buildings are the historic core of a 55-acre property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and are contributing elements in the Georgetown Historic District. The purpose of the study is to advance the 2012 community-visioning initiative, an alternative program led by Re-Wire, to a feasible concept design in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties that will attract local investment.
Performed a detailed exterior conditions survey of the five buildings at the Priory located on historic Wooster Square in New Haven, prior to the preparation of construction documents for façade and roofing restoration. The five buildings range in age for an 1879 Queen Anne-style house, a circa 1870 stucco-clad, Italianate house, to a complex of townhouses built in 1990. We are currently administering the construction phase of the project.
* The professional staff completed these projects while with WASA Studio
Tarantino Roofing is an accomplished Licensed Builder who has applied his skills and talents to his Roofing Company successfully for over 30 years, serving the Roofing and Custom Copperwork needs of countless Homeowners and Business owners as well as Churches, Synogogues, and Public buildings in Fairfield County and New Haven County. Pat has personally selected and trained his crew with an emphasis on high quality workmanship. If you are in need of a new roof or chimney repairs, Tarantino Roofing will get the job done right.
Before & After
Before & After
About G.L. Capasso, Inc.:
Recognized throughout the Northeast for our unique approach to masonry restoration, leak detection system and pointing, G.L. Capasso, Inc. has been specializing in building envelope maintenance and rehabilitation for over 30 years.
Our team approach to each project is centered on developing a continuing client relationship while providing state of the art technical solutions to meet our customers' needs. Our strengths are our ability to adapt to a changing industry and our diversified speciality services, which create our ultimate competitive advantage.
Our commitment to Quality, Integrity and Value spans three generations and over 30 years of service. our philosophy at G.L. Capasso, Inc. is to treat our clients fairly and with respect. We are committed to building strong and enduring customer relationships.
At G.L. Capasso, Inc., our mission regarding the design and execution of restoration projects is to address the cause of a problem rather than fixing the effect of it. By providing expert service, highly trained crews, and accurate cost estimates, our consistent goal with each client is to bring their project to completion on time and within budget.
G.L. Capasso, Inc. is a full-service restoration contractor specializing in the architectural and structural repair of facades. We have developed a sound, cost efficient method of exterior building inspections, analysis and repair. Our list of masonry services includes:
Restoring the Past:
Throughout the years, G.L. Capasso, Inc., has had the privilege to work on some of the most high profile structures in New England. Our strict adherence to the highest standards of quality and excellence has created a legacy for G.L. Capasso, Inc. From Amherst College's landmark Stearns Steeple, Greenwich's renowned Whitehead Estate Mansion, and New Haven's Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on East Rock, to Hartford's Memorial Arch and Asylum Hill Congregational Church, as well as Shelton's Historic Plumb Memorial Library, our company has restored thousands of building exteriors to their former glory and protected them against further deterioration.
For a sampling of historic projects completed using the Secretary of the Interior's Standard for Rehabilitation, with references for each project CLICK HERE>>
Loring and Son Masonry Restoration Services, Inc. provides historic masonry restoration services, concrete repairs, structural repairs, and general masonry services. We are licensed installers of many commercial restoration products that are used to repair architectural masonry, including brick, bluestone, cast stone, concrete, granite, limestone, marble, plaster, sandstone, slate and terra cotta.
Speciality areas include: Tuck Pointing (repointing), building cleaning, stucco, caulking, sealing, waterproofing, expansion joints, acid washing, masonry restoration, concrete restoration, masonry repair and concrete repair.
Slate Roofs: The patterns, detailing, and craftsmanship of slate roofs are important design elements of historic buildings, they should be repaired rather than replaced whenever possible. We now offer expert repair of slate roofs as one of our services. Contact us for details.
Gulick & Co. LLC recipients of a 2009 Connecticut Trust Preservation Award for a complete rehabilitation of the 1720 David Field House, are a full-service renovation contractor that specializes in pre-1945 structures. The company provides a broad range of services from residential design to complete renovation to small structural repair. Since 2001, Gulick & Co. LLC have offered attentive service to the client and quality craftsmanship to the project. The firm has shown that through planning and design, older properties can retain their original character while incorporating today’s energy and living standards.
Certified by the State Historic Commission and member of the Association for Preservation Technology, the firm specializes in old building analysis, rehabilitation, restoration from first walk through to completed construction and decoration. Many excellent specialty consultants are available for a team solution to challenges.
Over the years these have included specialty testing labs, lighting designers, historical researchers, attorneys, accountants, antique furniture experts and fire prevention systems designers. Historic building analysis, drawings and careful specifications to guide construction projects. Active participation during construction, aid owners and contractors in achieving results Projects include Antiquarian & Landmark Society consulting, 1763 Cape restoration, 1866 Renaissance Revival Yale building restoration and accessibility as well as New Haven's Center Church on the Green long term repair and maintenance program. Another facet of the firm designs new buildings and additions in traditional styles complete with period interiors.
Mr. Bright has given many lectures on preservation, repair technology and period architecture. The firm newsletter is sent upon request of qualified owners.
The work of Smith Edwards McCoy Architects encompasses virtually every building type that makes up a community: schools, corporate and governmental offices, firehouses, museums, maintenance facilities, restaurants, retail stores, housing of all types and streetscapes.
We are nationally recognized for our distinguished work with existing buildings and have had the good fortune to serve as architects for the restoration of some of Connecticut's most prestigious landmarks and its largest adaptive reuse projects.
Our recent school work, and, in particular, our expertise in the design of elementary school facilities, has won acclaim from educators, Montessorians, and advocates of "multiple intelligence" learning environments. We endorse and try to incorporate into our school work the principals Reggio Children and Domus Academy Research Center.
Our interest in community building on a larger scale is evident in urban design projects in Hartford and in our school campus planning work.
Smith Edwards McCoyArchitects received the 2009 Governor's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation Architecture. In addition, the Connecticut Trust, AIA/CT and Hartford Preservation Alliance have each awarded Smith Edwards McCoy a 2009 honor award for Trinity College's 19th century Gothic "Long Walk", and the rehabilitation of the former Thomas Cadillac property at the University of Hartford new "Handel Performing Arts Center".
Trinity Long Walk, Hartford (1870-1878) Collegiate Gothic:
Full exterior restoration and interior renovations including slate roof replacement, brownstone and limestone restoration, steel window replication, new mechanicals, lighting and restored interior finishes.
Handel Performing Arts Center, Hartford (1929) Industrial Mill Building:
Adaptive reuse of historic Albert Kahn designed automobile assembly plant as new performing arts center. Complete envelope renovation while respecting original design and materials. Project includes theaters, dance studios, office and practice rooms.
Faesy-Smith Architects specialize in historic restorations of 18th century homes and barns. Among other projects, they have extensive experience working with historical organizations such as the Wilton Historical Society for which they oversaw the relocation and restoration of several buildings owned by the historical society including the buildings that comprise the Wilton Historical Society Museum.
Evelyn Cole Smith Architects LLC is a design firm specializing in the study, preservation and adaptive reuse of historic and culturally-significant properties. Principal Architect, Evelyn Cole Smith, is a certified Historic Architect with the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office qualifying as such under the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. Evelyn Cole Smith Architects provides a full range of architectural services from programming and conceptual design through the development of construction documents, provision of bidding assistance, and construction administration. Respecting the environment and designing spaces that enrich and enhance our lives is the main objective of our practice.
Our practice has over 30 years of experience assisting private property owners, institutions and municipalities to assess existing conditions, prioritize goals, and develop maintenance strategies for their historic structures. We conduct conditions assessments and feasibility studies, research funding sources and tax incentives, prepare National Register nominations and grant applications, evaluate site and building conditions, develop plans for restoration and ongoing maintenance, design context-sensitive repairs, upgrades and additions, and provide oversight and quality control during construction and preservation efforts.
Licensed in CT, MA, NY and RI.
Clapp Memorial Library
National Register of Historic Places
Clapp Memorial Library was founded in 1883 by the bequest of John Francis Clapp, a successful Belchertown, MA native. Construction of the massive brownstone structure was completed in 1887. Very little has changed on this structure since its construction. The building displays a grand Richardson Romanesque stone exterior, featuring arched windows and entries, carved decorative roof finials and reliefs, a central tower and two magnificent stained-glass memorial windows that grace the north and south walls of the structure. The interior features soaring ceilings, ornate woodwork, built-in shelving and decorative wood trusses. Nearly all of the original fabric remains intact, having only undergone minor modifications over the years to add modern amenities.
Under the direction of Evelyn Cole Smith, a conditions assessment and capital needs analysis to understand the current condition of the structure and its systems and evaluate the financial outlay needed to make necessary repairs to preserve the structure for continued use, was completed. The assessment also reviewed accessibility accommodation and code compliance issues throughout the building and grounds.
Elmhurst at Springside Park
National Register of Historic Places
Elmhurst, the sprawling mansion on the grounds of Springside Park, a 249-acre park in Pittsfield, MA is an Italianate remodeled home originally constructed in 1856 by Abraham Burbank. Over the years, various owners and occupants of the home renovated the interior to reflect the contemporary aesthetic fashionable at the time.
In December of 2013 Evelyn Cole Smith performed a conditions analysis and prepared a feasibility study for the preservation and adaptive reuse of this significant historic asset. The work involved community outreach and collaboration with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the City of Pittsfield. Subsequent efforts have resulted in the stabilization of the foundation as a precursor to further restoration projects.
Harkness Memorial Park Greenhouse Renovation
National Register of Historic Places
Lyn Smith developed design plans and oversaw the construction to renovate and restore the greenhouses and the stucco-clad masonry potting shed at this park situated on the Long Island Sound shoreline. Lyn served as the architect of record and together with CME Associates, Inc. designed the extension of site utilities and drainage. Harkness Memorial Park is comprised of the mansion house, outbuildings, associated gardens and lawns on over 200 acres of property maintained by CTDEEP.
Cargill Falls Mills Complex
National Register of Historic Places
Located on the Quinebaug River in Putnam, Cargill Falls Mill, as it is known today, is an expansive mill property that reflects the early development, growth and nearly continuous operation of the textile industry in northeastern Connecticut. Fueled by an abundant supply of water power, the site supported a variety of early milling operations and later became the location of Windham County’s first cotton mill. Expanded and modified in the mid-nineteenth century to accommodate the production of woolen goods, the twenty-building complex, with structures dating from 1806, represents more than 180 years of mill architecture. The mill’s prime location, successful entrepreneurship, and access to immigrant populations and rail lines, promoted the development of what was to become the downtown core of Putnam, Connecticut. Evelyn Cole Smith researched and wrote the National Register Nomination for the Cargill Falls Mill property which meets the National Register of Historic Places Criteria A as a property “associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history.”
Elia Kazan House Documentation
National Register of Historic Places
The home of acclaimed actor, stage and movie director, and writer Elia Kazan and his actress wife Molly Day Thatcher in Newtown, CT, 153 acres of woodland, mill pond and residential structures were deeded to the CT DEEP for use as a nature preserve. The declining 1885 farmhouse and mid-century modern studio, pool and tennis courts were slated for removal. Both main residential structures were documented to National Park Service standards for inclusion in the Dodd Research Library at the University of Connecticut.
Grand Light, located at 104 Day Street, Seymour, Connecticut, is an experienced restorer of historic lighting fixtures, a manufacturer of custom lighting fixtures, and has served the interior and exterior lighting needs of homeowners and professionals for over 80 years by setting a standard of offering handcrafted, design-oriented, quality fine lighting products from artisans around the world.
Our mission is to continue to differentiate ourselves as the ultimate source for the highest quality lighting products and the very best professional service available. We realize our clients’ complete satisfaction is the most meaningful measurement of our continued success and pride ourselves in providing unparalleled customer satisfaction in all we do.
Our lighting restoration and custom lighting capabilities include research for historic accuracy, drawings, mock-ups, metal fabrication, polishing, painting, welding, abrasive blasting, refining metal components, glass fabrication, replacing all electrical components, rewiring and testing in accordance to UL standards.
Our team of specialists is comprised of professional metal workers and glass blowers whose mission is to restore, create, or re-create lighting fixtures of the utmost quality and authenticity. Our lighting fixtures are wired in accordance with UL standards, and our team of artisans stands confidently behind their work with years of experience and dedication to quality craftsmanship.
Architectural Components Inc. specializes in crafting fine reproduction and custom wood windos, doors, doorways and architectural millwork. With more than 30 years of experience we have completed hundreds of residential, commercial, and institutional projects throughout the Northeast and mid-Adlantic. Blending traditional details and joinery with modern technology, our 18th, 19th, and early 20th century windows, doors and doorways can be made using energy efficient insulated glass in true divided lights.
We have completed hundreds of projects over our 39 years including the Henry David Thoreau house, Historic Deerfield, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University, Harvard University, Pomfret School, Middlebury College, Salem Cross Inn and many more.
We believe the craftsmanship, creativity, knowledge of period buildings, and a passion for historic authenticity that we offer are a reflection of the people who work at Architectural Components Inc. Restoring and reproducing buildings of the past is about our future and the historical preservation of our cultural past for those to come.
25 years contracting experience in historic rehabilitation. Specializes in flood plain regulations and compliance as well as income tax credit applications for historic rehabilitation. We are also specialists in structural elevation for flood hazard mitigation.
Atlas Preservation, Inc. was initially conceived, based on the need for a one stop source for all monument restoration & conservation supplies. Our mission quickly expanded to include many other fields relating to historic preservation, such as products for metal conservation, historic window repair, modern stone working, and more. An entire product line recently arrived from Europe including 3 Natural Hydraulic Limes, mortars & infill materials, grouts and plasters.
Jonathan Appell who is the founder of Atlas Preservation Inc., with over 30 years of experience has personally conserved some of the oldest dated stones in America. He also performs the majority of historic gravestone preservation workshops throughout America. Additionally, he conducts historic mortar formulation and application training.
Atlas Preservation, Inc. inventories numerous materials, tools and supplies for the restoration & conservation of stone, masonry, metals, windows and historic structures. The company has stone cleaners including D/2, for removal of biological activity, Akemi for stubborn staining from rust and pollution and a full line of Graffiti removal and prevention products from Graffiti Solutions. We also now stock the entire line of Ballinzoni epoxy and stone treatments. Just imported directly from Germany, Otterbein Natural Hydroulic Limes (NHL), restoration mortars and plasters. Numerous adhesives options are in stock from Pratley & Akemi. Monument repair and installation supplies, including monument setting compound in 4 colors, lead & plastic spacers. Bon Tool pinch bars and setting bars. We also have lifting slings, hoists, hardware & lifting tripods all in stock.
Atlas Preservation are the importers of Pratley high performance adhesives and minerals from South Africa. These products can also be found on PratleyUSA.com.
We also import Otterbein limes, mortars, plasters, grouts, and Portland cement from Germany. These products can also be found on OtterbeinUSA.com.
Atlas Preservation is also a regional distributor of the following: D/2 Biological Solution, Akemi, Bellinzoni, Graffiti-Solutions, Picreator Enterprises, Sarco Putty, Marshalltown Tools, Betonamit, Wallace Cranes, DD slings, Badger Hoists.
DAY + AGE is a Design | Build | Restoration company based in Ledyard, Connecticut. We help clients bring their vision into reality- be it an historic restoration of a wooden boat, museum object, or historic property- We provide a comprehensive strategy and road map to success with client projects based on years of hands on experience and wide breadth of knowledge. Specializing in the art of historic restoration, we maintain a commitment to practical yet elegant design, heirloom quality craftsmanship, and understanding the past in the context of our work.
We have restored many historic properties throughout South-Eastern CT. We have created historic reproduction windows for the Steel House at Connecticut College. Painted the full molded tin facade of the Alice Building in Historic DowN-town Norwich, CT. We have restored all of the window sashes in the front facade of the Shaw Mansion in Downtown New London, for the New London County Historical Society. We have restored museum objects such as a large ship model of the schooner Atlantic for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Museum. We have restored a 1929 Lawley Tender wooden boat- and were awarded best in show at the Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport in 2016.
We are a company of craftsmen and we consider preservation an art form, and we also consider it an ethical and moral obligation of every generation to do their part in stewarding the physical history that we pass down to future generations.
TO Design has been working to preserve and enhance Connecticut’s historic landscapes for almost 30 years. Firm Principal Phil Barlow coauthored the Trusts Town Green Survey and the State of Connecticut’s historic Municipal Park and Outdoor Sculpture Surveys.
The firm consistently works with historic parks, and other outdoor municipal spaces, preserving and protecting our states Green infrastructure.
Their work has been recognized with several preservation awards from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
Briefly describe any work done on historic buildings or homes:
Renovations to Hartford’s Old North Cemetery, including roadways, historic metals, monuments and planting. This project received a 2013 Merit award from the CT Trust for Historic Preservation Exterior Metals Renovations
Norwich City Hall. Working with a historic architect plans were provided for the repair and restoration of the monumental cast iron entrance stairway, fencing and other historic metals. This project received a 2014 Merit award from the CT Trust for Historic Preservation
Veterans Memorial Rehabilitations, New Britain, Connecticut. Four veteran’s memorials were rehabilitated including the historic World War Memorial in Walnut Hill Park (designed by Harold Van Buren Magonigle) and the Spanish American War Memorial at WillowBrook Park. Walnut Hill Park, New Britain. At New Britain’s beloved Olmsted park, TO Design has completed many historically sensitive projects since 1997.
Brief Description of Services: I am a restoration/home improvement contractor for over 20 years. I like to label what I do as "responsible remodeling." Any work I do I keep in mind of what's best for the house long term. 80% of my work and a large part of my expertise is preserving, maintaining, duplicating antique & period structures.
Briefly describe any work done on historic buildings or homes: Over 20 Years it's been hundreds of houses if not nearly a thousand. I've dismantled and relocated a carriage house for the Stratford Historical Society. I've assisted in moving and restoring the Oxford Historical Societies house. I've done extensive other work for those two societies as well as the Monroe & Derby Historical Societies as well. On numerous occasions I've been called to a job when other contractors say it's hopeless, and I've succeeded every time.
Briefly describe why preservation matters to your business: Because whenever you have any object that uses the best known material, using the best methods by the best trained devoted craftsman you will have the best product. Antique houses are just that. Nothing made in the last hundred years comes close to the quality that 17th & 18th century houses have. And THAT is why it matters to me.
Kohler Ronan, LLC Consulting Engineers is a multi-disciplined firm dedicated to providing exceptional Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Technology engineering design services. From our offices in Danbury, CT and New York, NY, our team of 50+ professionals collaborate with prominent architectural firms on a wide array of regional and nationally recognized project assignments. Commissions include those for world renowned Museums, Fine and Performing Arts Centers, as well as prestigious Universities, state-of-the-art Educational facilities, Luxury Residences and Recreation establishments, and Corporate and Municipal buildings. Additionally, we have the privilege of designing specialty systems for Landmark sites and historically significant buildings across the country. We are proud to be a member firm of the CT Trust for Historic Preservation. Kohler Ronan is proud of its extensive expertise and innovative approach in the field of Sustainable Design and is a member of the US Green Building Council. Over a dozen of our engineers are LEED Accredited Professionals. Within our portfolio of completed projects are several LEED Certified facilities across all levels including LEED Gold and LEED Platinum. We also completed a net-zero educational facility an at CT independent school. Founded in 1998, the firm is owned and operated by four partners representing over 90 years of combined industry experience. In addition, our highly skilled design and technical teams are committed to delivering engineering excellence and creative solutions to each and every project across the major disciplines. A strong teamwork ethic empowers each member to achieve both individual and team objectives. At Kohler Ronan, “Engineering Excellence and Client Partnering” is our goal. To this end, the firm strives to not only meet, but exceed client expectations. We have a successful history of providing innovative, reliable and energy-efficient engineering and design services, combined with unsurpassed client service. In all projects, we attempt to minimize the engineering impact and maintain the integrity of architecture. By examining each project from the client‘s point of view, and via effective communication, we assist our clients in making informed project decisions. The result is a portfolio of successful projects and numerous long-term client relationships.
Kohler Ronan Historic Site Restoration and Renovation Experience includes the following: All Saints Church, Historic Church Restoration & Renovations, Dorchester, MA. This historic church dates back to 1892 and was the first church designed by notable architect Ralph Adams Cram. The project is 36 CFR 67. American Museum of Natural History, Multiple Projects, New York NY Hall of Human Origins, 77th Street Façade, Roosevelt Rotunda, Central Park West Entrance, Rose Center for Earth and Space Brown University, John Hay Library Renovations, Providence, RI The John Hay Library dates back to 1910 when it was built on the Providence Campus of Brown. Designed by Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge Architects and dating back to 1910, the facility was partially funded by Andrew Carnegie and was the library was the first dedicated library building on campus. Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Renovation to Historic Municipal Building, Washington, CT 3-story wood and masonry building in historic Washington, CT Century Association, Private Club Renovations, New York, NY The Century Association is housed in a landmark 1891 McKim, Mead & White Beaux-Arts building. Convent of the Sacred Heart School, James Burden & Otto Kahn Mansions, New York, NY Burden Mansion: Completed in 1905 to the designs of New York's Whitney Warren, it is perhaps the best example of the Beaux Arts in NYC. Kahn Mansion: Bought from Andrew Carnegie in 1914, it is attributed to architects J. Armstrong Stenhouse and C.P.H. Gilbert. The house was "modeled" after the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome. CT National Guard Military Working Dog Facility, Renovations to historic facility, Newtown, CT Fairfield University, Bellarmine Hall Museum, Fairfield, CT Conversion of 1920s basement into gallery space for artwork on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway Theater Study & Renovations, New York, NY Designed in 1912 by Ingalls & Hoffman and named in 1983 for the “First Lady of American Theater”. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Multiple Projects, New York, NY The Gothic Revival building was designed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Projects include: Costume Institute, Tisch and Cantor Galleries, Wrightsman Galleries, David H. Koch Plaza, Cloisters, Venetian Galleries, Instrument Storage, PBX Room, Members Lounge, ABC Skylights, Stairmelt. Watson Library, Long-term Feasibility Study, Infrastructure Master Plan and numerous other projects New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch & Historic Schwarzman Building Renovations, New York, NY Carrère & Hastings was selected to design and construct the new library, but before construction could begin, two years were spent dismantling the exiting reservoir and preparing the site. The cornerstone was finally laid in place on November 10, 1902. At the formal dedication in 1916, the building was regarded as the apex of Beaux-Arts design. Ridgefield Public Library, Renovations & Addition to historic library, Ridgefield, CT University of Virginia, Jefferson Rotunda Restoration, Charlottesville, VA Originally designed by Thomas Jefferson in the early 1850’s, the project is both SHPO & 36 CFR 67 compliant. Yale University, Multiple Projects, New Haven, CT Projects Include: President’s House, Gustave Stoeckel Hall, Norfolk Music Shed, Office of the Provost, Hill House, Yale Bowl Gustave Stoeckel Hall: The 1897 Venetian Gothic building, designed by Grosvenor Atterbury President’s House: The building, originally built in 1871 for Henry Farnam, was acquired by Yale in 1934 and three years later reconstructed in a Georgian Revival style with architects Kimball & Husted. It is a contributing structure within the Hillhouse Ave. National Historic District. Yale Bowl: Built in 1914, the Yale Bowl was the largest ampitheater built since the Roman Colosseum and is the nation’s second oldest stadium of its kind.
Kohler Ronan has a great appreciation for architecture, and whether historic or modern,we view our role of consulting engineers to provide the necessary engineering systems in a way which enhances rather than detracts from the space or its function. We particularly enjoy preservation projects because of the challenges that are inherent in such projects. Kohler Ronan's team is quite capable of designing sophisticated systems when part of the project team from day one and when systems space is generous, as are budgets. And we do just that on countless projects. But even more rewarding than that is to engage ourselves and roll up our sleeves when tackling how to best serve historic sites. How can we add value and deliver the best in engineering design when working within often limited spaces subject to additional rules and regulations applicable to historic or landmark buildings? Additionally, the historical significance of these landmark spaces is not lost on our team. We are intrigued by the building's history, its past and present occupants, as well as in how engineering systems were designed in the applicable period. Our team finds great reward in contributing services and expertise which result in the preservation of a building, facility, or site that can be enjoyed by future generations.
Interior storm window insert dealer for Southern New England.
Indow acrylic window inserts are edged in our patented compression tubing and simply press into the interior of your window frame. They require no mounting hardware or track system that mar historic windows. Each Indow insert is laser- tailored for the perfect fit to preserve the beauty and integrity of historic windows, create comfort, and reduce energy bills.
Indow inserts come in six other grades ranging from UV-blocking Museum Grade to light-diffusing Privacy Grade to room-darkening Sleep Panel.
Indow has received national accolades for its design. It won the 2015 Manufacturer of the Year Award from Portland Business Journal and the Oregon Business Magazine 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon. It won 2014 Green Award from Door & Window Market Magazine and the 2014 Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards.
The Old Wood Workshop specializes in antique original surface, 18th century & early 19th century wide board flooring and wall board.
We also have a unique selection of architectural antiques, such as antique iron hardware, antique doors, antique stone, period fireplace mantels, and other unique items.
The Old Wood Workshop can provide quality reclaimed antique wood for homeowners as well as building contractors, designers or architects.
We believe in "giving old wood new life" and making use of beautiful historic resources that might otherwise end up being destroyed.
Scholar Painting specializes in a wide range of building maintenance services from Roofing to Expoxy flooring.
-Residential, Commercial, Industrial Painting
-High Pressure Cleaning
-Roof Repair and Coating
Click here for a list of our: Historic Restoration Projects
Smith Street Barn Restoration (Before and After):
Scholar Painting restored this Norwalk Historical Society Barn on Smith Street after a large tree on the hillside above came crashing down on the barn during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, breaking the roof beam. The barn was completely unstable and near falling apart. Materials used: GAF Timberline and Benjamin Moore Paint for a successful restoration.
South Britain Library: Roof Restoration (Before, During and After)
Southbury Old Town Hall Museum (Before and After):
Scholar Painting restored the Old South Britain Library built in 1904. Scholar Painting completed a roof replacement using Cedar Shakes and Asphalt. They also completed a guter demolition and installation, installation of new electrical and HVAC systems, and a painting and exterior restoration.
Expert Expoxy Flooring Installation Throughout Connecticut (Before and After)
It's easy to understand why epoxy floor coating is becoming such a popular choice for home and business owners in Connecticut. Just ask any homeowner who has had a garage floor epoxy finish installed by Scholar Painting. You're likely to hear superlatives like: "It's beautiful, just about indestructable, and so easy to clean!"
Transform an ugly concrete floor with a beautiful, durable epoxy floor finish. Compared to conventional painting and sealing techniques used on concrete floors, epoxy floor finishes offer longer life, greater resistance to many wear factors, and easy cleaning characteristics.
Knowledge and Experience:
Proulx Building & Remodeling LLC was established by Robert Proulx. Robert Proulx has over 26 years of experience in construction. The company’s goal is to provide excellent customer service, professionalism and quality workmanship which is the key to running a successful business.
Robert employs a team of skilled carpenters, as well as an office staff that have extensive experience in construction and work as a team to make sure all customers are informed in all phases of their project.
Quality and Integrity:
Proulx Building & Remodeling specializes in both residential and commercial projects, ranging from custom homes and business offices to additions, renovations and restorations.
With extensive knowledge and experience, Robert helps simplify the building process, overseeing every stage of planning and construction, from concept to completion. Long before construction begins, he is on the job, looking out for his client’s best interests. Robert strives to bring a sense of reality to the table, ensuring that the proposed project is in keeping with the value of the property. Robert’s mission, at every stage, is to maximize the client’s investment and to offer a finished product that successfully blends style and function.
Efficiency and Dependability:
All building and carpentry services are conducted by the Proulx Building team, reducing the need to subcontract. This ensures that each job proceeds in the most timely and efficient manner possible. Through the years, Robert has also established an extended network of designers, architects, mechanical professionals and landscapers with whom he collaborates on a regular basis.
Communities We Serve:
Based in Stafford Springs, Connecticut we provide service to Hartford, Tolland and Windham Counties including, South Windsor, Ellington, Mansfield/Storrs, Somers, Bolton, Willington, Ashford, Enfield, Vernon, Stafford and surrounding areas.
Past work with preservation organizations and historical societies:
Manchester Historical Society, Cheney Mills Machine Shop, University of CT Dairy barn, Bolton Heritage Farm Barn
Heritage Restorations restores and rebuilds historic timber frame buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries including old barns, houses, hand-hewn log cabins and mills. These time-tested, hand-crafted structures make beautiful and unique barn homes, post and beam spaces, wedding and event centers, and stand up to the rigors of structural engineering requirements.
We also offer a wide variety of antique wood materials, hand-hewn beams, barn wood siding, sliding barn doors, reclaimed wood cupolas, country farmhouse flooring and historic hardware to help create unique homes and spaces for historic in-place restorations, for re-use and for helping to design a traditional feel with a contemporary look.
See our 50 years and over 300 projects worth of experience by checking out our website with over 80 showcases, almost 40 available barn frames, a broad range of antique material and extensive information on our offering at: heritagebarns.com
Photocredit: Wall Street Journal, Read the article about Heritage Barns here: After a Million-Dollar Makeover, Behold the Party Barn
Epsilon Associates, Inc. is a mid-sized environmental engineering and consulting firm specializing in historic preservation planning, compliance and state and federal historic tax credits. Epsilon’s historic preservation group are respected and trusted professionals in the field. Epsilon’s historic preservation staff has an adept understanding of preservation standards, regulatory requirements, and agency expectations.
We provide clients with the insight and guidance needed to secure project approvals and clearances from local, state, and federal agencies; including State Historic Preservation Offices; the National Park Service; and local historic district commissions. We work closely with project proponents and their team members, including attorneys, architects, engineers, and designers to provide strategic regulatory advice to ensure thorough and prompt approvals for a diverse mix of real estate and infrastructure projects involving historic resources.
Our services include:
Section 106 compliance
State and local historic resource regulatory review
State and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Historic resources inventory and research
National Register of Historic Places nominations
Strategic planning and due diligence
LaRoche Builders, LLC. is a full-service builder based in Stafford, Connecticut, with the experience and professionalism to help you realize your building or renovation goals.
You may be in the active planning stage. You may be ready to start building tomorrow. You may only have preliminary questions about a project that is months away. No matter what questions you have, we have the experience and expertise to get you answers.
We work with residential construction and renovation. We have completed many commercial construction projects over our 25 years in business. There are many factors that add up to the difference we make. When you take a few moment to learn more about us, you will understand why it will be worth your time to contact us about your project.
Call us now at 860-851-8800 so we can get started making your project a success.
Susca Roof Consulting provides technical and quality control services to institutional, residential, commercial, and municipal clients. We specialize in slate, tile, copper, low slope roofing and historical properties.
We enable owners to more effectively control and manage their roof assets to provide the greatest overall value. Susca Roof Consultingis an unbiased source, able to diagnose, evaluate and design roof and rain carrying systems. We assess proposals for suitability and economy of design and scope. Pre-planning and accurate review ensures proper execution, maximizes the long-term life of the roof system and provides the customer with the best use of their resources.
Richard Susca has 28 years of contracting experience with The C.G. Bostwick Company, a Connecticut roofing and sheet metal contractor. As a consultant, Rich relies on more than a century of institutional knowledge handed down to him at Bostwick and the good fortune to have been chosen to personally work on many of Connecticut's historical properties. This invaluable hands-on experience has provided him with a unique combination of knowledge and skills gained through the design and implementation requirements of unique and custom projects as well as the challenge of historical restoration.
A structural engineering firm specializing in:
-studies and reports
1. Grange Hall, Bridgewater CT. 1850's Colonial Meeting House
Analysis and report on existing structure. Measured, documented and provided building drawings of existing structure. Recommendations for sympathetic strengthening. Completed 12/9/14
2. Lake Waramaug Country Clubhouse, New Preston CT. Early 20th Century Stick Built Clubhouse
Built in 1920, moved in 1944. Analysis and report on existing structure. Measured, documented and provided building drawings of existing structure. Recommendation for strengthening to more closely meet current code requirements, reduce maintenance and serve the membership for the next 50 years. Work is ongoing...
Preserve New Fairfield’s mission is to preserve, protect, and maintain local historic structures and artifacts, and to promote community education and involvement in historic preservation efforts.
Relocation of "The Parsonage" and "The Hubbell House" to their present sites.
Continued support of the Parsonage and Hubbell House including interior and exterior building restoration, installation of temperature, climate and security systems, and surrounding property maintenance
Research and authorship of the nationally distributed book "New Fairfield", part of the Images of America Series.
Production of pewter ornaments of the "Parsonage", "Hubbell House", and the "Old Town Hall"
Creation of a photo montage of historic New Fairfield Homes and scenery for a beautifully designed poster.
Collection, cataloging, and curation of more than 1,200 artifacts representing New Fairfield's history.
Sponsorship of several annual events including the Strawberry Festival, Historic House Tour, and Cemetary Tour.
Continued celebration of local history through publication of "If These Walls Could Talk" articles in the Citizen News.
Continued development of educational programs for the community.
Pirie Associates is an award-winning design firm that specializes in merging historic preservation/adaptive re-use with contemporary “green” strategies and brand-driven visioning to bring renewed vitality to historic structures and their communities. We have specific expertise in working with non-profit organizations and navigating the complexities of grant-funded projects. Pirie Associates’ client-centered, integrated approach is the foundation of our creative process. Our environments reflect the unique passions and purpose of each client, support them in the fulfillment of their organizational mission, enhance their brand identity, and are designed with exacting attention to high quality craft and detail. These principles make us uniquely suited to transform underutilized sites and structures into healthy, functioning contributors in their contemporary context. Principal Laura Pirie, AIA has 30 years of experience, and guides her leadership team of 12 years, each of whom brings their backgrounds in visioning, design, construction, historical research and landscape architecture services to every project.
*Pirie Architects won an Award of Merit from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation for the Amos Bull House- Butler McCook Carriage House Addition and Renovation in 2014
Building Name/Town: Amos Bull House-Butler McCook Carriage House Addition and Renovation, Hartford CT
Original Construction Date (If known):1788 and 1865
Style: Federal and Italiante
Description of work or materials supplied and date work was completed:
Owned and operated by CT Landmarks, this project included a “Green”, 4-building campus energy design for geothermal systems, including additions to and renovation of National Register Landscape and Buildings; full master-planning, programming and design of restoration, adaptation, renovation and addition to/of the listed structures, including energy performance improvements, full architectural and interior design (including archival storage and display lighting), millwork/cabinetry, and landscape design. The site serves as the headquarters for CT Landmarks, as well as an urban House Museum and Downtown Hartford Park. This project was completed in 2014, and received the 2014 CT AIA Historic Preservation Design Citation Award.
Building Name/ Town: Nathan Hale Homestead Ell Addition and Renovation, Coventry CT
Original Construction Date (If known): series of additions dating from pre-1776 through early 20th century
Style: Colonial Vernacular
Description of work or materials supplied and date work was completed:
Owned and operated by CT Landmarks, the Nathan Hale Homestead project included full master-plan, programming, and design of restoration, adaptation, renovation of the Ell portions of the National Register Museum House for use as Guest Services, Gift Shop, Catering Kitchen and Public Restrooms. The project included energy performance improvements, full architectural and interior design, millwork/cabinetry, and limited landscape design. Our firm uncovered historical phasing that was not previously known by the owner, and as a result PAA helped re-write the narrative shared with site visitors. Visitorship has increased 10 fold since the project’s inception, as it has become a weekly destination and anchor for the regional community. This project was completed in 2012, and received a 2014 CT Trust Preservation Merit Award, a 2014 CBC Design Award, and the CT AIA 2014 People’s Choice and Business Design Awards.
Amodio & Co Real Estate Services
Specialists in Older, Antique and Historic Property Sales.
Vintage and historic homes require special attention . Each one tells a story , and that story appeals to historic property buyers. We believe that telling that story helps to sell your property . Our Vintage Property Marketing Program involves work and marketing efforts not typical of other resale listing programs. Some key aspects of the vintage property program are:
We specialize in antique and historic properties that have unique qualities that set them apart from other properties. When you engage us to list and sell your property , our knowledge of historic, custom and unique properties will help immensely. Your property will have beautiful high-definition photos taken and used with all marketing; we will expose it to our large network of buyers and contacts here in the Connecticut & Massachusetts area along with relocating buyers from all over the world. Our most important job is to represent your goals and we promise to work hard for you . Our love for and experience with vintage properties provides a huge benefit to those who work with us.
We are professional Realtor's with extensive experience in purchasing, selling and restoring antique and vintage properties.
From projects to completed renovations, residential to commercial , West coast to East coast. We appreciate older properties for their uniqueness, architectural style, handiwork of earlier generations and oftentimes their location in the historic center.
With the advances of technology buyers are more able to go where the "perfect old house" beckons them. We understand the call of an old property .
We care about historic properties and their communities and wish to encourage preservation of our nation's residential and commercial history.
If you want to sell or buy a vintage property, we have been involved with the preservation community since 1976. Our passion for vintage properties and the preservation movement assists us to represent you in the sale or purchase of a property with character.
As a long-standing member of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation for more than 20 years and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation since 1993, our commitment to community character and preserving our neighborhoods is strong.
We have also completed the Historic Preservation Certification Program given by The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
We have done consulting in restoration and can recommend specialists you might require in helping you to evaluate and restore a particular property.
Our knowledge of architectural styles, land marking of historic properties , and resources for restoration , makes us a good choice for your vintage real estate.
We have a reputation for being friendly , honest , ethical , enthusiastic and motivated, and we bring those qualities into every sale or purchase for our clients. Our community involvement is a testament to our strong belief in giving back.
Woodstone offers the finest custom True Divided lite sash, coped and pegged, with haunched mortise and tenon joinery (including bars and muntins). Hung sash with weight & pulley balance system or other balance system; Casements and Awning with traditional hardware or roto operators; Hoppers, Half Rounds, Ovals as well as Exterior Doors. Corrosion resistant fasteners (stainless steel, brass and bronze) at all jambs, sills, glazing stops, trim and storm & screen panel locations.
Woodstone conforms to most Historic and Landmark specifications requiring replication of existing details for profiles, wood species, restoration glass and elaborate finish requirements.
Wyeth Architects is a full service architectural firm. We provide services, as needed, from the inception of programming and design through construction administrtion. We focus on design and master planning of public, private, educational and civic facilities. Our approach is collaborative and we avoid any preconceived style and explore unique solutions apporpriate to each project. We are problem solvers and enjoy the challenge of forensic work, historic resesarch, and resolving problems with old buildings.
We have a strong appreciation of historical styles and how they evolved and we delight in working within them. We have years of experience and a deep understanding of materials from this region-- wood, stone, plaster, cement-- and the technical knowledge of how they can be used, maintained, and updated. Restoration can be as much about preserving artifacts as it is about saving and enhancing character, mintining splendor, and bringing buildings up to date in an historically sensitive manner so they can be enjoyed by future generations.
At Wyeth Architects, we believe preservation and sustainability work hand-in-hand. Protecting a building connects us to our artistic and cultural history while reusing a building prevents waste of materials and resources. Preserving buildings protects our past and our future.
Examples of Recent Work:
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University/ Hamden, CT
The renovation and adaptation of a 1890s library into a 5,000 square-foot museum which is home to the world's largest collection of art and materials related to the devastating chapter of the mid-19th century, Ireland's Great Hunger. Saving and restoring the building had multiple functions and challenges. Foundations were reworked to be compatible with new floor and structural systems that made it possible to legally use both floors without destroying the character of the building. The biggest challenge was bringing a building type-- wood and plaster-- that is inherently inefficient into the 21st century and satisfying the stringent museum standards for temperature and humidity. This was completed in 2012.
WQUN Radiot Station at Quinnipiac University/ Hamden, CT
Late Colonial Revival
An adaptive reuse of an existing 1920s house for the Quinnipiac University's commercial AM radio station. The interior detailing is intended to evoke the original wood paneling while incorporating current technology. The exterior was restored. Interior window walls allow the studios to feel open and accessible while exceeding industry standards for sound isolation. Completed 2010.
David Scott Parker Architects specializes in preservation and adaptive use of historic structures. The firm has worked on numerous important properties and National Historic Landmarks, including the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C.; the 18th century industrial Quarter in Bethlehem, PA; and Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Brooklyn, NY. Parker created a master plan for Fairfield's Historic Town Gree, compiled Historic Structures Reports on its 18th Century buildings, and assisted with their restoriation. Currently projects include master plans for Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum and Greenwich Historical Society's Bush-Holley site- both National Landmarks.
Parker Architects' honors include a 2014 Preservation League of New York State Excellence Award, 2014 & 2013 New York Landmarks Conservancy Moses Awards, a 2012 Institute of Classsical Architecture & Art stanford White Award, and a 2010 Palladio Award.
-historic building consulting
-National & State Register consulting
- Historic Tax credit and Grant consulting
Two recent projects:
1. Cathedral of Higher Praise, New Haven CT- 1854/78: Planning, budgeting, and design for preservation and access to church
2. 67 South Water Street, New Haven CT- 1924: Planning, budeting and design for preservation and additions to one family house
George Penniman Architects is a full-service, client-oriented architectural practice, specializing in high-quality residential projects, as well as small scale commercial and institutional work.
Manufacturer of custom glass interior storm windows for energy conservation & soundproofing. An interior storm that outperforms almost any replacement, yet maintains the integrity and beauty of your historic windows. It automatically conforms to the opening, compensating for out of square conditions. No sub-frame needed. All glazing options available. Easy do-it-yourself installation.
Innerglass has 22+ years of experience and has worked on historic sites with the National Park Service, Westpoint, and The Butler McCook House.
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We are a full service structural engineering firm with a forte in historic restoration, building forensics and unique design challenges. The name “Cirrus” symbolizes our commitment to always start with a high level view of your project. The high level view enables us to gain perspective and provide services to match your needs. During the descent into the project in pursuit of root cause problems we work to create customized solutions for your unusual or unique design issues. As clarity is gained at the lower altitudes, we focus in on the detail to produce high quality reports, drawings and specifications that address the many facets of your project.
2010 Lifetime Achievement Award - Hartford Preservation Alliance
James K. Grant Associates was established in 1985 and has been active in historic preservation projects since its founding. Located in the historic Collins Company Ax Factory on the Farmington River, we have enjoyed playing an active role in preservation of many of Connecticut’s unique treasures. From barns to landmarks, we value the past and are committed to maintaining the integrity of these structures for the use and pleasure of future generations.
We have been very active in the Historic Barns Grant program of the Connecticut Trust, having completed structural assessments of 11 barns under that program. We have participated in studies and renovation of many other barns as well.
Connecticut’s 19th and early 20th century mill buildings are very important structures in the state’s industrial past. Fortunately, many of them are being recycled and given a new life and a new purpose. The adaptive reuse of the Cheney Mill Dye House in Manchester is due to be completed in Spring 2011 and will contain 57 residential units. One of American Thread Company’s large granite mill buildings in Willimantic has been converted to an Artspace building with residential/studio units and art exhibit space.
Under an agreement with CT Trust, the firm is currently designing stabilization measures for the 1885 Northwest School, Hartford’s oldest surviving school building and recently named to the National Register of Historic Places. It will become the home of the John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center.
The diversity of our historic preservation experience can be seen in this sampling of projects: Colt Factory dome restoration, the famous blue onion atop Colt’s east armory; Kent Iron Furnace at the Sloane-Stanley Museum in Kent, stabilization of an important structure from Connecticut’s iron industry; and at the Betty Ruth and Milton B. Hollander Foundation Center, Hartford for the adaptive reuse of a 1926 office building for 70 mixed-income residential apartments. (LEED certified Gold, the first such building in CT.)
As general contractors and carpenters, Oxford Builders, LLC oversees the renovation of projects as well as performing much of the work. The majority of their work is dedicated to homes 100 years and older, renovating the existing structures back to their original character. Oxford Builders, LLC also builds additions that create seamless transitions, blending old with new, so that it looks as though it was always part of the original building, creating a finished product of the highest quality.
c. 1780 Smith Farm, East Haddam-Working as part of a team, Oxford Builders, LLC installed much of the house trim in a whole house renovation project. Specifically, Oxford Builders, LLC built and installed custom cabinets with a hand planed counter for a wet bar; designed, built and installed a main entrance door out of salvaged chestnut boards found on the property, completing the look with a bullet glass window; built and installed an intricate mantel and fireplace surround for the great room; and built and installed all the paneling and window trim in that room. For pictures of this work, please refer to http://www.oxfordbuilders.net/protfolio.php?item=1780sColonialRenovation.
In 2007, Oxford Builders, LLC received an award from the Hartford Preservation Alliance for work performed on a 1905 house. For pictures of this work, please refer to http://www.oxfordbuilders.net/portfolio.php?item=ClassicalRevival.
Renard Thompson and Amalae McCloud
In MA or CT: 860-309-7966
Casson Kennedy and Dylan Weidman
In NY: 518-567-5391
Bring Back Barns is a small group of licensed and insured timberframing professionals working primarily in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and Eastern New York. We are passionate about salvaging and restoring this region’s heritage of Post and Beam buildings of many styles, as well as knowledgeable and experienced builders of new timberframe building construction: barns, houses, studios, commercial buildings, and so on.
* Barn Restoration
We understand the value of preservation and history and restoring buildings to usefulness whenever possible. Because of this we have exceptional expertise in finding solutions for salvaging even the most troubled and dilapidated or rotting barns and buildings.
We can work with you to decide on the level of restoration you desire and can afford. From basic structural reinforcement to intricate detail and finishing, we can save your barn from falling apart and bring it back to life with traditional craft at whatever scale you need.
* New Barns and Other Buildings
Our rates are extremely reasonable for this kind of highly skilled work. We build barns because we enjoy it, and we because we believe in preserving historic buildings and preserving the superior craft and techniques of timberframed architecture. This is coupled with our ability to beat the price of most other professional timberframing outfits in the field.
We are also proud to offer substantial discounts for barns and other construction for farms that are currently operating or starting up.We are happy to give a free assessment for your barn restoration including condition, dating, joinery methods, description and a rough estimate of restoration costs. We also do more detailed consulting at affordable rates for other contractors or homeowners. Our years of experience in this work save many of the costs of hiring architects, engineers, and especially those less experienced in the exacting craft of timberframing. We build new barns in the traditional manner, with beautiful mortise and tenon joinery. We also build studios, garages, additions, outbuildings, and homes. We have very competitive rates compared with other methods of building or other contractors. Whether looking at a pre-fab metal garage or shopping for affordable post-and-beam contractors, we are often the most accessible and experienced for any job.
Our tools range from those of the modern carpenter to many traditional tools, some over 100 years old, made specifically for timberframing. We prefer to acquire our lumber as locally as possible, often buying locally grown timbers from a small multi-generational sawmill here in smalltown Northwestern Connecticut.
Bi-Glass “ When Only the Original Will Do”
Bi-Glass restores and improves the energy efficiency of original wood windows. The Bi-Glass process is actually an alternative to replacing your historic wood windows for both commercial and residential projects. Over 1,000 historic homes and buildings completed since 1994.
Work can be performed at the job site from our custom mobile work trailers so windows can be back in place at the end of each day.
View our 2 minute “How We Do It” video click here: http://www.ct-bi-glass.com/video.html
Historic District: 458 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT
Before: April 2010
Original Windows: Drafty, Single Pane & Inefficient
After: April 2015
Original Windows: Restored by Bi-Glass, Double-Paned & Weather Stripped
No Visible Difference!
Thomas R. Linskey's company West River Restoration specializes in a complete line of 18th and early 19th century restoration services, including structural repair, design and installation of period detail along with chimney and fireplace repair.
Recent projects include complete renovation of the Mehiable Hand Ward House in Higganum, Connecticut. The house has a five-bay front, a pair of windows each side of a central door equipped with a half-round leaded glass fanlight, with a central window, also fanlighted, above.
Total Concept Restoration offers general contracting services for historic house restorations. Recently the company has been working on a number of early barns. This includes inventory, cleaning and stone foundation repair as well as fabrication and installation of new oak and hemlock timbers. cell phone #: 203-215-2293
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Aley Building Contractors specialize in energy efficient home remodeling, kitchen & bathroom renovation, green building, historic preservation and new traditional style Energy Star homes. Our projects include additions, bathrooms, kitchens and whole house renovations that blend seamlessly with the architectural style and period details of your home while enhancing its energy efficiency, durability and comfort. Aley Building Contractors does not take shortcuts. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, and reinforce our commitment to high standards through ongoing education in energy efficiency and sustainable building materials and methods. We strive to establish a relationship with our clients based on trust and integrity so we are always ready to explain how we can accomplish the results you desire within the parameters we have learned to trust. The more you know about what is involved and how it is done, the more likely you can confidently make an informed decision. Whether an addition, historic renovation, energy efficiency improvements or new traditional style Energy Star home, we maintain the highest standards and see each project through, from inception to completion, with an unerring eye to detail. See the testimonials on our web site for more information.
Briefly describe any work done on historic buildings or homes:
1730 Colonial era Barn-Home, Rye Beach Ave, Rye NY. Complete whole house renovation and updating of mechanical systems. 1775 Yale Elizabethan Club Leverett Griswold House. Bathroom remodel, porch repair, brick re-pointing and other repair work. 1784 Enos Kellogg House, Norwalk CT. Two Story addition, complete energy retrofit reducing overall energy use by 17%. 1790 Federal, Strickland Road, Greenwich CT. Complete whole house renovation and major structural work to the foundation & first floor framing. 1795 Westport Historical Society – Wheeler House. Various repairs to the Wheeler house and adjacent round stone barn. 1827 Eli Whitney Boarding House. Wood window restoration and various repairs to exterior trim and mouldings. 1881 Westport women’s club - Sidney Watts House. 1927 Colonial Revival, Shippan Point, Stamford Ct. wood window restoration and weather stripping, complete plaster r restoration of the entire interior, bathroom remodeling. 1935 Mid-century Modern, Bedford Hills N.Y. complete whole house renovation including steel casement window restoration, new mechanical and electrical systems, major structural repairs and alterations, custom cabinetry, custom made plumbing & electrical fixtures.
Briefly describe why preservation matters to your business:
In this age of rampant Tear Downs in many communities of CT and NY it is important to dispel the perception that Historic Preservation is only for the ultra-wealthy. As I discovered with my own home in historic Village creek preservation can be the most practical and cost effective option for building owners when combined with Preservation and Green building tax credits. Growing up in a home built in 1918 along with time spent at my grandparents’ house that was built in 1792 my interest in old and historic buildings started at an early age. Later in life I earned a degree in History and Art History. Preservation has allowed me to continue to learn and physically connect with the history of the buildings we work on and their surrounding communities. Historic buildings can remind all of us of the people, family and history that have passed thru these buildings and help tell our nation's story on a very local level. I think that’s important.
P.L. Mountzoures Contracting, Since 1982, provides renovation & restoration services in carpentry, roofing & painting. The firm has completed projects in Ct. for Mystic Seaport, New London Historical Society, Smith Harris House, & Lyme Art Association , to name a few. Also licensed in Suffolk county N.Y. Mountzoures has completed restoration/renovation on Our Lady of Grace Church, located on Fishers Island, N.Y.
Shuttercraft, Inc., has provided quality wood shutters to builders, contractors, designers, architects, painters, institutions, and homeowners since 1985. Exterior mortise and tenon red cedar shutters include authentic moveable louvers, fixed louvers, raised panels, combination styles. We also offer board & batten types and Bermuda/Bahama storm shutters. Interiors include moveable louvers, raised panels and open frame for fabric insert. Priming, painting, hardware and endless cut out designs are available, as well as authentic mounting hinges and holdbacks. Projects include several universities and the White House in Washington, DC. We can match your existing shutters closely for historic replacements. Call or visit our website for free brochure/prices/quotes. Family owned – Made In USA.
Hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (except a few holidays)
Johnson Millwork, Inc. has been producing high quality custom architectural woodwork for over 60 years, specializing in period work. We build, replicate and restore doors, windows, entryways, balustrades, paneling, mantels, etc., working from architectural drawings, pictures, photos or descriptions to develop shop drawings for approval before fabrication.
The Mystic River Foundry is a non-ferrous jobbing foundry pouring brass, bronze and aluminum castings. They do small and medium production runs for manufacturers in various industries. They make one-of-a-kind or many, often using broken parts as patterns. They specialize in creating plaques and a large array of decorative and artistic pieces. Custom and prototype work is also a large part of their business. The foundry has a crew of experienced molders capable of producing good non-ferrous sand castings.