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.
JMA, a CCRG company, is a professional consulting firm specializing in a broad range of historic preservation, design, and cultural resource services. Established in 1968, JMA maintains offices in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and Alexandria and Charlottesville, Virginia. JMA’s multi-disciplinary staff includes landscape architects; landscape historians; prehistoric, historic, urban, and geoarcheologists; preservation planners; historians; and architectural historians, all of whom meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for their respective professions and disciplines. A support staff of CAD, GIS, and IT specialists, field and laboratory assistants, and administrative personnel further augments this professional expertise. This diverse, knowledgeable, and experienced staff interacts closely, providing each client with a breadth of in-house expertise rarely found in one firm, and ensuring a streamlined and comprehensive approach to every undertaking. JMA approaches each project with a full appreciation for the client’s objectives, constraints, schedule, and budget. JMA’s professionals successfully complete projects using a system of effective planning, project management, cost control, quality management, contract administration, and technical support. JMA’s diversity of expertise and projects, as well as a familiarity with many geographic regions is the firm’s hallmark and greatest strength. JMA also provides professional services to a wide range of clients. Private clients include architectural and engineering firms, professional and nonprofit organizations, foundations, institutions, corporations, individual property owners, and developers. Public-sector clients at the local, state, and federal levels include governmental agencies responsible for resource stewardship and preservation, as well as development-oriented agencies.
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.
Specializes in the conservation, preservation, restoration of cemeteries, gravestones, and monuments along with their landscapes, hardscapes, and other funerary objects such as mausoleums, walls, fences, chapels and cold storage facilities and structures.
Provides comprehensive assessment reports, prioritizes the scope of work based upon severity and budget costs as well as comprehensive and concise treatment reports and recommendations for maintenance and longevity.
Partners for Place believes the success of any community is knowing who you were, who you are, and who you want to be. We can help you answer those questions and build the plans to get you there. We work with sites and communities to make sure your preservation project is a success.
Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits
State and National Register Nomination
Preservation Training and Orientation for Boards
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.