The Durable Restoration Company - Award Winning Historic Restoration Contactor

"The basic purpose of preservation is not to arrest time but to mediate sensitively with the force of change. It is to understand the present as a product of the past and a modifier of the future." John W. Lawrence, Dean, School of Architecture, Tulane University

The following is selection of some of the more prominent projects that we have completed, from tens of thousands of successfully completed projects.  Most of these buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Notable Current Projects
Government and Institutional

Notable Current Projects

Flag Housing, Naval Support Activity, New Orleans, Louisiana
President Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Museum, Hodgenville, Kentucky
Florida State Capitol Building, Tallahasee, Florida
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winchester, Virginia
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Port Gibson, Mississippi
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
First Congregational Church, Columbus, Ohio
St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, New Orleans, Louisiana
Tampa Bay City Hall, Tampa, Florida
Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ohio
Old, Old Post Office, Columbus, Ohio
Werley Residence, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Green Lawn Abbey Mausoleum, Columbus, Ohio
City of Westerville Otterbein Cemetery Mausoleum, Westerville, Ohio


The National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods, Indian River, Michigan
Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, Jackson, Mississippi
St. Maurice Church, New Orleans, Louisiana
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Paincourtville, Louisiana
St. James Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana
Zion Lutheran Church, Akron, Ohio
Plymouth Church United Church of Christ, Shaker Heights, Ohio
First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, Kentucky
Bear Creek Church of the Brethren, Dayton, Ohio
Normandy United Methodist Church, Centerville, Ohio
Gay Street United Methodist Church, Mount Vernon, Ohio
First Presbyterian Church, Athens, Ohio
Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Grandview Heights, Ohio
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huntington, West Virginia
First Baptist Church, Cambridge, Ohio
First Presbyterian Church, Eaton, Ohio
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, New Orleans, Louisiana
Memorial Lutheran Church, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
First Congregational Church of Akron, Akron, Ohio (five Builder’s Exchange Craftsmanship Awards, AIA Design Award, NRCA Gold Circle Award)
Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church, New York, New York
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio
Church of Scientology, Boston, Massachusetts
First United Methodist Church, Jackson, Michigan
Fair Street Christian Church, Springfield, Ohio, (NRCA Gold Circle Honorable Mention)
Church of All Saints, Keokuk, Iowa, (2008 NRCA Gold Circle Award)
First United Methodist Church, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Temple of Israel, Wilmington, North Carolina
First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, Ohio, (NRCA Gold Circle Award, NRCA Gold Circle Safety Award)
Zion Lutheran Church, New Orleans, Louisiana
St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, New Orleans, Louisiana
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sisters of Mercy, Cincinnati, Ohio
Asbury United Methodist Church, Delaware, Ohio
First United Methodist Church, London, Ohio, (Builder’s Exchange Craftsmanship Award)
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Columbus, Ohio, (two Builder’s Exchange Craftsmanship Awards)
Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ohio, (Builder’s Exchange Craftsmanship Award)
Central Christian Church, Lexington, Kentucky
Broadway United Methodist Church, Paduca, Kentucky
Westwood United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
Northwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Indianapolis, Indiana
Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio
St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, Washington Court House, Ohio
First Community Church, Marble Cliff, Ohio
Christ Lutheran Church, Bexley, Ohio
Holy Rosary St. John Catholic Church, Columbus, Ohio
Christ Episcopal Church, Slidell, Louisiana


Derby Street Chapel, Cocoa, Florida, (Florida Trust for Historic Preservation 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award for Adaptive Use)
The Cockayne House, Glen Dale, West Virginia
The Pritchard House, Titusville, Florida, (Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Outstanding Award for Restoration)
Farnsley-Kaufman House and Farm, Louisville, Kentucky
J. Morgan Ingraham House, Arcadia, Florida
Smith Orr Homestead, Orrville, Ohio
Eddie Rickenbacker House, Columbus, Ohio, (Ohio Historical Society Preservation Merit Award)
Burnsed Block House, MacClenny, Florida
Frank Lloyd Wright’s The Westcott House, Springfield, Ohio, (2006 Ohio Historical Society Award of Merit, 2006 Structure Award for Restoration)
President Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, Ohio
President Warren G. Harding Home, Marion, Ohio
James Thurber House, Columbus, Ohio
The Ealy House, New Albany, Ohio
Fayette County Historical Society Museum, Washington Court House, Ohio
Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Wapakoneta, Ohio
Jack Nicklaus Museum, Columbus, Ohio
Heritage Park Log House, Groveport, Ohio
Reese Peters House (Decorative Arts Center of Ohio), Lancaster, Ohio
Stan Hywet Hall, Akron, Ohio
Paul Lawrence Dunbar House, Dayton, Ohio
Fort Hill State Memorial, Hillsborough, Ohio
Fort Ancient State Memorial, Oregonia, Ohio
Eleutheros Cooke House, Sandusky, Ohio
The Kelton House, Columbus, Ohio
Glendower State Memorial, Lebanon, Ohio
Seip Mound, Bainbridge, Ohio
Ohio Village, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio Historical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Zoar Village State Memorial, Zoar, Ohio
Our House, Gallipolis, Ohio
Historic Tallmadge Church, Tallmadge, Ohio
Youngstown Historical Center, Youngstown, Ohio
The Carson Bryan House, Kissimmee, Florida, (Florida Trust for Historic Preservation 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award for Adaptive Use) (testimonial)
Allen County Museum, Lima, Ohio (testimonial)

Government and Institutional

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana
Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
Glynn Academy, Brunswick, Georgia
Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa
Meyer-Davis Hasty Cottage, Ponce Inlet, Florida, (Florida Trust for Historic Preservation 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award for Restoration) (testimonial 1) (testimonial 2)
Biloxi Lighthouse, Biloxi, Mississippi
Union County Courthouse, Marysville, Ohio
Curci House, Hallandale, Florida, (Florida Trust for Historic Preservation 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award for Adaptive Use)
Massillon Public Library, Massillon, Ohio
South Hamilton Elementary School, White Springs, Florida
Amelia Island Lighthouse, Amelia Island, Florida, (Florida Trust for Historic Preservation 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award for Restoration)
Fort White Railroad Depot, Fort White, Florida
St. Martin Manor
, New Orleans, Louisiana
Hope Haven, New Orleans, Louisiana
Oberlin Heritage Center, Oberlin, Ohio
Old Bostwick School House
, Bostwick, Florida (2008 Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Use)
Peaceful Valley Ranch
, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora, North Dakota
Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio

Boreman Hall, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Old Main, Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia
Porcher House, Cocoa, Florida
Jesuit High School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, New Orleans, Louisiana
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
The Governor’s Residence, Columbus, Ohio
Old Governor’s Residence/The Columbus Foundation, Columbus, Ohio
Mack/Canfield Hall, Pomerene Hall, Starling-Loving Hall, and others, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio State University President’s House, Bexley, Ohio
Bolton Theater, Old Kenyon Building, Pierce Hall, Church of the Holy Spirit, and others, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
United States Naval Support Administrative Office, New Orleans, Louisiana
Oakwood High School, Oakwood, Ohio
Madison County Courthouse, London, Ohio
Mansfield Armory, Mansfield, Ohio
Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, Ohio
Jones Middle School, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Grandview Middle School, Grandview, Ohio
Wagnalls Memorial Library, Lithopolis, Ohio
Carnegie Library, Coshocton, Ohio
Ohio Reformatory for Women, Marysville, Ohio
Greenacres Arts Center, Indian Hill, Ohio
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Columbus, Ohio
Olney Friends School, Barnesville, Ohio
Village of Gibbonsburg Town Hall, Gibbonsburg, Ohio
Lorain Lighthouse, Lorain, Ohio


Suave Latino Bar and Grill, New Orleans, Louisiana
Old Holmes Hotel, Westerville, Ohio
828-830 Royal Street, Vieux Carré, New Orleans, Louisiana
B&O Railroad Station, Oakland, Maryland
Strand Theatre, Moundsville, West Virginia
Camellia Cottage, Wilmington, North Carolina
Hotel St. Clair, Columbus, Ohio
Parish National Bank, Slidell, Louisiana
Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana
Hotel Sowles, Urbana, Ohio
Woodward Opera House, Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Hotel Millersburg, Millersburg, Ohio
40 Monument Square, Urbana, Ohio
Specialty Sports Cars, Columbus, Ohio
Starbucks, Bexley, Ohio
Olde Gahanna Sanctuary, Gahanna, Ohio
Northstar Café, Columbus, Ohio
Grand Place Apartments, Dayton, Ohio
The Worly Building, Columbus, Ohio
Schenk Mansion Bed and Breakfast, Vevay, Indiana
Old Masonic Lodge, Delaware, Ohio
St. Raphael’s Home for the Aged, Marble Cliff, Ohio
Xenia Shoe and Leather, Xenia, Ohio
Champion Company, Springfield, Ohio


Heebe Residence, New Orleans, Louisiana
Salas Residence, New Orleans, Louisiana
Simmons Residence, Columbia, South Carolina
Armstrong House, Midland, Pennsylvania
Weeber Residence, Iowa City, Iowa
Lyski Residence, Bexley, Ohio
Kiser Residence, Mansfield, Ohio
Bane Residence, Oakwood, Ohio
Biernat Residence, Grandview Heights, Ohio
Sampson Residence, Vieux Carré, New Orleans, Louisiana
Dr. Brown Residence, Mansfield, Ohio
Fox Residence, Lancaster, Ohio
Turnbull Residence Addition, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Clarke Residence, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Bostjancich Residence, Chicago, Illinois
Rice Residence, New Orleans, Louisiana
Hammerick Residence, Charleston, South Carolina
Thomas Legere House, c. 1735, Charleston, South Carolina
Marks Residence, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina
Sika Residence, Dunedin, Florida
Lee Residence, New Orleans, Louisiana
Fallon Residence, New Orleans, Louisiana
Dankenbring Residence, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cast Residence, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Touloukian Residence, Indianapolis, Indiana
Bishops Table, Maysville, Kentucky
Martin Residence, Madison, Indiana
Dimond House, Springfield, Ohio
Lashutka Residence, Columbus, Ohio
Spielman Residence, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Herbstreit Residence, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Paul Residence, Indian Hill, Ohio
Franz Huntington House, Bexley, Ohio
Davis Residence, Indian Hill, Ohio
Keller Residence, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Sessions Village- numerous residences, Bexley, Ohio
Schottenstein Residence, Bexley, Ohio
Delong Residence, Lancaster, Ohio
Ganger Residence, West Springfield, PA
Nathans Residence, Wilmington, North Carolina
Fayard Residence, New Orleans, Louisiana
Ingram Residence, New Albany Farms
Whelehan Residence, New Orleans, Louisiana
Kegler Residence, Orlando, Florida


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