The Resources Directory is the place where you will find a contractor, locate craftsmen, tradesmen, products and services for older and historic homes. Posted information has been obtained from the Resource’s website, brochures and other publicly available information. No entries in the Resources Directory are ever solicited for inclusion and none pay to be listed here. It is the responsibility of the consumer to interview and research the qualifications and experience of service providers before making a purchase or contracting for services.
Bedard Preservation & Restoration
Stephen P. Bedard and his talented craftsmen have a passion for working with old buildings, especially antique post and beam structures. They specialize in renovating antique buildings to be energy efficient, comfortable spaces while maintaining their historic qualities and value. The company offers building assessments to those considering purchasing, selling or having work done on their property. Another specialty is dismantling an existing building such that it can be moved and reconstructed. They maintain a list of dismantled buildings for sale.
Since 1981, Colonial Restorations has provided structural restoration and repair of historic timber frame buildings. Owners Tom and Brad Green, father and son, recommend that buyers of historic homes have a professional evaluation of the structural timber frame, including a repair cost estimate, before purchasing. Any identified problems, such as a rotted beam repair or a structural sill replacement are often reasons for adjustment to the purchase price. If you have questions about how the structure of your building is holding up, call them.
First Period Colonial
Robert “Bob” Pothier Jr., states that authenticity & detail are the most important features in his Period Doors, Front Entryways, Raised Paneled & Feathered Edged Walls, Staircases, Mantels, Wide Pine Floors, Moldings and Windows that are meticulously crafted & hand planed using the original tools & methods of the 17th & 18th Century Joyner. Also offered is museum quality New England pine furniture, hand forged hardware, period consulting, and House Dating and House Histories Researched.
Portland Architectural Salvage
Portland Architectural Salvage was started by Alice Dunn in 1994, in Portland Maine. The business has grown to four floors of spectacular showroom of architectural elements, antiques and decorative accessories. You will also fine reusable building materials, tools, fixtures and collectibles. Do you have an item in need of repair? The company offers referrals to craftsmen to repair and restore your architecturals, rare finds and antique treasures. If you are dismantling a property or are looking for a specific item Alice Dunn would like to hear from you.
S Z Restoration Carpentry
Samuel Zeigler has been restoring New England homes since 1975. He specializes in interior and exterior building restoration, design and construction of appropriate additions to antique homes, and the reconstruction of antique timber frames. Visit the website to see dozens of examples of accurately and finely crafted restorations of homes.