Please provide a description of your business and the services it provides:
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.