We are here for any and all of your home needs!
Kitchens & Bathrooms, Natural Stone & Laminate Countertops, Carpet, Hardwood & Linoleum, Attic & Basement Finishing, Window & Door Replacement, Custom Home Sound System & Theater, Custom Trim & Caulking, Historical Preservation & Woodwork, Drywall & Painting, Ceramic & Marble Tile, Framing, Fences & Decks, Gutters, Roofing & Siding, Custom Ironwork, Plumbing, Electrical & HVAC, Footers, Post & Beams, Masonry Patios, Foundations & Mudjacking, Landscapes, Hardscapes, & Maintanence, Everything Residential
OTHER RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
Home Inspections For Pre-Purchase
Organization & Hauling
Home Staging & Design
Custom Home Theater & Sound
We work with Homeowners, Investors, Real Estate Agents,
Architects, Engineers, and other Contractors.
Specializing in full renovations of Victorian, craftsman and federal styles of home. We are best at all kinds of roofing, siding, and mechanical (plumbing, electric, and HVAC and boilers) but are quite capable in all areas of home improvement. Since 2002.
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.
Coastal Archaeology & History Research, Inc. (CAHR) is a small cultural resource consulting company with offices in southern Maryland and south-central Florida. Established in 2008, CAHR’s staff and consultants have over thirty years of experience in historic preservation and archaeology throughout the U.S east coast. CAHR’s diverse team of professionals provides a range of preservation services including terrestrial and underwater archaeological survey; architectural and historic structure survey; historic designation and National Register nomination; municipal preservation planning and best practice consulting, and historic materials conservation. Through a variety of professional partnerships with professionally licensed architects, general contractor, and specialized trades CAHR is able to provide and coordinate numerous historic preservation special projects including historic structure additions, relocation, rehabilitation, and restoration carpentry and masonry work. CAHR’s clients have included municipal governments, utility companies, engineering/development firms, and private individuals.
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.
If you have found my listing you either need a mason now for a comparison estimate or you may be looking to buy or sell a structure that you need someone to look at and help you decide what it needs and how much it will cost to fix. Like many clients; you may not want any particular work done, you just need to grasp what is going on with the cracks or deterioration your looking at and you want to make an educated decision based on your own common sense and someone from the field. I have come up with a way that is fair to you and me. If you need something repaired and you live within my work area I will come free of charge and produce an estimate for you. An estimate that spells out what needs to be done with diagrams if needed. I will educate you as to why the damage occurred in the first place, how it needs to be fixed so it lasts and what the cost will be. You get two other estimates to compare prices based on what needs to be done, with what materials and how they are installed. If you need a consult only; someone to walk around a structure, point out problem areas, give you ideas of cost and headaches associated with problems I can come to the site for a fee of $3 per mile. That would be the distance up and back from my residence to your structure. An example would be if the commute was 20 miles away then the price would be 40 x 3 = $120. This enables people to have someone out, go through the structure and get another opinion before decisions are made. Please call and I will gladly forward resume, pictures of work, references. I am not a certified home inspector. I am not a structural engineer. I have been doing masonry for thirty years. I want to be able to use you for a reference. Picture below from Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton, Md.
Doug Reed started in 1972 and few can match his experience and range of consulting services. Doug reviews historic structures for preparation of plans and specification preparation, advises owners on proper procedures, materials, and processes on rehabilitation of historic homes and other structures. Doug can research and write historic structure reports, assistant owners, architects and engineers in properly identifying problems and selecting the correct methods for repairs. If you want proven experience call Doug.
Offering award-winning professional roofing services to the Mid-Atlantic region for over 75 years- Residential and Commercial Roofing. Since 1939, Ruff Roofers has achieved a solid reputation as a skilled and experienced contractor. In fact, we base our success on cooperation and repeat business with the many satisfied clients that we continually produce. Ruff Roofers has crowned many of Maryland’s finest homes and buildings
Installation of all types of Roofing Slate, Tile and Copper Specialists, Shingle and Cedar Shake, Fabrication and Installation of Metal Roofing, Application of all Low Slope Roofing, Specializing in Historic Restoration
S.D. Lohr is a certified remodeling contractor, expert framing contractor, and custom home builder.
Durable Slate is exclusively a slate, clay-tile and metal roofing company. We have been in business since 1987, beginning in Columbus OH, expanding to Cleveland and Cincinnati, and for the past three years in Rockville and Baltimore, MD.
Our purpose statement is to perform these historic trades to the highest standard and provide the best service to our customers.
Please find us on line: www.durableslate.com