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Thirty-plus years of historical restoration experience, principally on the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland. Based in Chestertown from 1977 – 2010, we have performed numerous restorations as a general contractor in Kent, Queen Annes, Talbot and Cecil Counties. The projects have ranged from complete-gut restorations (Wide Hall – Chestertown), to structural underpinning, moving houses, reproduction millwork, epoxy column repairs (Kent County Courthouse) antique window restoration, and the coordination of modern mechanical systems into historical buildings. Too many projects to list here. I have served as a general contractor, restoration consultant and carpenter on various smaller projects in the Baltimore area. I offer complete restoration services, including construction management of large and small projects.
Professional historic remodeling contractor specializing in window restoration, woodwork, epoxy repairs, and other aspects of historic restoration. A sampling of sites that I have worked on in the past are:
Historic Old Wallville Schoolhouse – Prince Frederick, MD
Historic St. Barnabas Church – Bowie, MD
Private historic residences in Scientists Cliffs – Port Republic, MD; Huntingtown, MD; Halethorpe, MD; City of Annapolis to name a few
I perform the majority of the historic restoration work myself and I also have access to highly qualified professionals for other areas of work as projects dictate. I trained with historic preservationist, John Leeke of Portland, Maine to learn window restoration techniques.
My family and I reside in Owings, MD in a circa 1842 Gothic Revival which we are restoring. I look forward to helping you preserve your historic home as well.
In 1972 I entered into a formal apprenticeship, and worked under Floyd Ulmer, a fourth generation Pennsylvania Carpenter born in 1899. Among his peers, Floyd was considered a Carpenter’s Carpenter. Working under him, I enjoyed many projects, including Paca House, Victualing Warehouse, the Barracks, The Market Place, The Tom Thumb Railroad, London Towne Publik House and more.
Having become a journeyman, I set out in 1978 and did the restoration on Slicer Shiplap House, Gassaway-Feldmeyer House, Retilick Brewer House, Jonas Greene House and others. Old houses being a constant source of repairs and maintenance, I’ve enjoyed working on Chase LLoyd House, Hammond Harwood House, John Hopkins House among others. As my interests turned to structures and structural failure, providence led me to many periods of work at Blair House in Washington. there my interests turned again to finish work, where we had the privilege of building the handicap access in the East Wing of the White House.
I am quite blessed in the work that has been given me and currently enjoy the privilege of working on many very unique architectural features at the U.S. Naval Academy.
If there is any one piece of advice I could pass on to those seeking a career, I would encourage them to find what they can be passionate about, and strive to be the best they can be. Everything else will fall in place.
Over 25 years of experience in the restoration or replacement of slate, tile, architectural metal roofing, such as copper, gutters, downspouts, historic restoration, new construction, routine maintenance. Preserving old structures, both private and public.
Woodturning. Stair spindles, newels, finials, curved handrails & mouldings, straight, tapered & fluted columns up to 13 ft. Cornice brackets, historic reproductions, custom designs. Small quantities welcome. Reclaimed lumber available.