Special Thanks

Thank you to the following for their valuable contributions to Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners


  • For providing images illustrating the process for modern epoxy wood restoration:
    Abatron Building and Restoration Product: www.abatron.com

    “Founded in 1959, Abatron, Inc., specializes in the research, formulation, and manufacture of epoxy and related compounds. Abatron, Inc.’s business initially served the OEM market with compounds for electronics, adhesives, coatings, composites, molds, and castings.  In the early 1980’s the company expanded and began to fill the demand for high-quality building restoration products.”
  • For providing production images for the reproduction wallpaper feature:
    Adelphi Paper Hangings: www.adelphipaperhangings.com

    “Adelphi Paper Hangings LLC is a small, artisanal producer of historically accurate block printed wallpapers for museums and historic institutions, as well as for period designers and those involved in contemporary design projects. “
  • For providing process images for the window restoration feature:
    Bagala Window Works: www.bagalawindowworks.com
    and their Steam Stripper product:
    “a quicker and safer way to remove lead based paints and asbestos-filled glazing compound from historic windows.”
  • For providing production images for the reproduction wallpaper feature:
    Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers: www.bradbury.com

    “…the premier resource for those seeking to create a vintage atmosphere in their historic homes. We specialize in 19th and 20th century wallpapers, reproducing historic patterns and also reinterpreting them with alternate colorings to offer our clients as many choices as possible. “
  • For providing production images for the reproduction wallpaper feature:
    Evergreene Architectural Arts: www.evergreene.com

    “As the nation’s largest specialty contractor of architectural arts, our success at EverGreene is a result of our dedication to excellence, profound care of each building’s history and architectural heritage along with the commitment to always put quality and craftsmanship at the heart of our work. “
  • For providing images showing the process for plaster reattachment and restoration:
    Plaster Magic: www.plastermagic.com

    “Plaster Magic is the ultimate plaster repair adhesive used by contractors and DIYs to repair cracked and loose plaster walls and ceilings.”
  • For providing images of window hardware:
    Pullman Manufacturing Company: www.pullmanmfg.com

    “For over 125 years, Pullman window sash balances have been the standard for double hung wood window restorations and replacements. Our industrial cable balances have been used in thousands of companies’ manufacturing operations since 1950.”
  • For providing images of their high-velocity, low-visibility air conditioning system:
    The Unico System: www.unicosystem.com

    “The Unico System is a small-duct, high-velocity central heating and air conditioning system manufactured by Unico Inc. Ideal for custom & new home construction, historic preservation, older home retro-fit, and commercial applications…”


  • For providing images for the Deep Energy Retrofit case study:
    Building Sciences Corporation: www.buildingscience.com

    “Building Science Corporation is a building science consulting and full service architecture firm with clients throughout North America. BSC specializes in building technology consulting for all types of buildings including commercial, institutional and residential. Our focus is preventing and resolving problems related to building design, construction and operation.”
  • For providing many and varied images throughout the book:
    Sutherland Conservation & Consulting: www.sutherlandcc.net

    “Sutherland Conservation & Consulting (SCC) provides historic preservation and architectural conservation services for commercial, governmental, historic homeowner and non-profit clients. Our expertise includes federal and state Historic Tax Credits, National Register, HABS/HAER and Maine Historic Building Record documentation, preservation and restoration planning, historic interiors and paint analysis.”
  • For providing images of faux-graining with paint:
    Tony Castro & Company: www.tonycastrocompany.com

    “For more than twenty-five years they have been restoring and decorating the walls and ceilings of countless buildings. Some of Maine’s finest historic buildings have had their decorative painting restored by them.”
  • For providing images of project plans for a design case study:
    Mills Whittaker Architects: www.millswhittaker.com

    “Mills Whitaker Architects LLC specializes in historic preservation, religious property restoration, multi-use facility planning and residential design.  Many of our projects are phased repairs, restorations and alterations to existing properties.”
  • For providing images of project plans and models for a design case study:
    Barba + Wheelock Architecture: www.barbawheelock.com

    “Barba + Wheelock Architects is a professional architectural firm located in Portland, Maine that is dedicated to the philosophy that the fabric of the past is an integral part of the future.  The firm was established with a commitment to preserving the best of New England’s heritage while providing integral building solutions for the future.  This approach encompasses the use of regional and sustainable materials with research of past construction techniques and materials to create the most appropriate response to each design challenge.
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