This directory is intended to help the general public find people with expertise in various aspects of historic preservation, be it planning, design, development, financing, tax credits, National Register nominations or accounting as well as museums, venues and other preservation or history-related organizations. The directory is made up of major donors to our organization and is intended to recognize these people and companies for their generosity to the cause of historic preservation in Missouri. It is NOT AN ENDORSEMENT of any of the companies or individuals mentioned.
We strongly urge you to obtain competitive bids and get references from contractors, etc. before the start of any building rehabilitation project.
Brown Smith Wallace is the second-largest locally owned, full-service CPA and business advisory firm in Missouri with more than 240 employees. In addition to audit and tax services, including historic preservation tax credit services, Brown Smith Wallace offers nontraditional consulting services such as risk advisory services, insurance advisory consulting, transaction advisory and litigation support, cyber security, health care advisory services and small business services.
Brown Smith Wallace was named a Top 100 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting, and has been one of St. Louis’ Top Workplaces for the past four years by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The firm was also recognized nationally for the fifth time as a “Best Accounting Firm to Work For” in 2014 by Accounting Today, and was the only St. Louis firm to rank in the top 20 of the 2015 and 2016 Vault Accounting Firm rankings. (7/18)
BSI Constructors in a general contractor and construction manager who specializes in historic preservation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Please visit http://www.bsistl.com for examples of our work.
Built in 1851, the first house in the elegant Lucas Place neighborhood, the Campbell House was the home of renowned fur trader and entrepreneur Robert Campbell and his family from 1854 until 1938. The museum contains hundreds of original Campbell possessions including furniture, paintings, clothing, letters, carriages and a unique set of interior photographs taken in the mid-1880s. The Museum opened in 1943 and between 2000-2005 underwent a meticulous $3.5 million restoration.
Creative Sculpture & Restoration, Inc. is a specialty company dedicated to preserving our cultural legacy through masonry restoration and preservation of monuments, historic buildings, sculpture and fountains. With each restoration project, we take great care to preserve the original stonework, expertly matching the texture and color of the original stonework.
Gary Keshner, owner and president of Creative Sculpture & Restoration, Inc., has been in the masonry restoration business for many years. Gary received his B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1977. He began Creative Sculpture & Restoration in 1983, specializing in preserving and restoring historical stonework. Over the past years, growth and knowledge of techniques, both old and new, and products, have allowed the company to grow and prosper. Gary and his employees are expertly trained and experienced with the latest masonry restoration systems, embracing and using environmentally safe masonry restoration preservation products.
Creative Sculpture & Restoration uses the Jahn Masonry Restoration System for restoration projects. Through experience, we have seen that the Jahn System has been successful in changing the poor performance record of masonry restoration in North America. One of the primary concerns on masonry projects is the compatibility of the restoration material to the substrate. Too often, inappropriate repair materials are chosen, including materials that contain or add latex or acrylic for the purpose of adhesion. Traditional composite patches, (“mason’s recipes”) are often inconsistent and may contain excessive amounts of cement. Incompatibility with the substrate can contribute to early failure of the repair and further deterioration.
There are many reasons why our company uses Cathedral Stone:
They do not contain any acrylic or latex bonding agents.
They are individually formulated to match the physical properties of the existing masonry.
They have performed for over twenty years with impeccable results.
They are not affected by freeze/thaw or salts.
Custom coloring is available.
Guaranteed long term restoration and maintenance.
Custom Storefronts partners with our customers to brand their storefronts in both custom wood and metal. Custom Storefronts has a full millwork shop specializing in wood entry doors and custom millwork packages. Custom Storefronts also has a full metal fabrication shop capable of fabricating custom metal doors, glazing systems, canopies and accent metals. Contact Custom Storefronts today to see how we can assist you with your next project or rollout!
Custom Storefronts, Inc. serves national retail companies by providing storefront design and components to consistently brand their stores for national recognition. Custom Storefronts achieves this by focusing on service, quality and by providing a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees. Knowing that retail construction operates on a tight budget and fast-paced schedules, Custom Storefronts provides custom solutions to overcome those challenges. Throughout the process, we meet or exceed our customers’ expectations by operating with a sense of urgency and the highest standards of service and quality. As our business continues to grow from the referrals of retailers, general contractors and architects, we know that we are successfully accomplishing our goal. Custom Storefronts is The Storefront Solution Provider!
Over 40 Years ago, Dalco Industries was created pursuing federal commercial projects for replacement windows and siding for military bases, and U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) projects across the United States. Since then, our awarded contracts have come to include a variety of apartment complexes, condominiums, office and commercial buildings. In the last 10 years, Dalco expanded its commercial division to play a key role in providing replacement windows on numerous historical preservation projects including projects receiving state and federal tax credits. (7/18)
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Bob Drury and his brothers grew up working long hours on the family farm back in the 1940’s. Their father, Lambert Drury, introduced his sons to the construction industry by forming a tile and plaster company to help supplement the family farm income. The business began by taking on small jobs. Bob and some of his brothers eventually took leave of plastering to serve loyally in the United States Army. Upon returning from serving his country, Bob married his high school sweetheart, Anna Rose Heisserer, who grew up on a neighboring farm outside of Kelso, MO.
Bob and his brothers helped energize the Drury family business, making it successful and respected throughout Southeast Missouri and neighboring states. Ann raised their three children, Kathy, Rick and Julie, as well as becoming a real “shaker and mover” of the Volunteer Department of St. Francis Hospital.
In the 1960’s, the Drury family business expanded and they built their first hotel in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Bob and his brothers enjoyed the challenges and rewards that the hotel industry presented, so in 1974 they formed another company known today as Drury Hotels.
Drury Hotels continues to be 100% family owned and operated. For 40 years, Drury has continued to stick with the basics that helped the company grow from a small plastering business in the Bootheel of Missouri to a successful, growing system of over 130 hotels in 20 states.
Bob Drury was a very innovative man, and both his drive and innovation are reflected in the number of areas our company is focused. We not only construct and develop hotels nationally; we’re also a leader in commercial real estate development and management as well as many other businesses. Bob and Anna Drury have both passed away but their legacy carries on with the hotel chain, office buildings and developments that bear their imprint and influence. More importantly, the leadership, mentoring and hard work that emboldened all around Bob to excel will long be remembered. Bob laid a very strong foundation to effectively “keep the train rolling down the tracks,” and that’s precisely what the Drury Southwest Board of Directors and Officers will do to honor Bob’s legacy.
Engine House No. 1, Inc. is an architectural firm that specializes in Historic Structure Reports, institutional planning, programming and design with an emphasis on historic preservation, including projects at State, County and not-for-profit organization historic sites. Some of their past projects have received Missouri Preservation’s McReynolds and Preserve Missouri Awards. Principal Marion Smith is Vice President of the Benton Park Neighborhood Housing Corporation and a Board member of Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion. She also served on the Board of Missouri Preservation from 2009 through 2018.
Marion studied architecture at McGill University, Montreal and holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. (7/18)
Enhanced Historic Credit Partners (EHCP) is a significant investor in real estate projects utilizing State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits (HTC) and State Brownfield Environmental Remediation Tax Credits (Brownfield).
In operation for over 11 years, EHCP has, along with its affiliate funds, invested over $350,000,000 in more than 175 projects in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Utilizing state tax credits, EHCP and its partners have contributed to the rehabilitation of over 175 projects, resulting in job creation, the revitalization of small towns and city blocks, and the preservation of historic structures. (7/18)
“A Unique Historic House Museum in the heart of downtown St. Louis.” The Field House Museum opened in 1936 as the first historic house museum in St. Louis. Enjoy our free parking lot and take a guided tour of the historic house where you will learn about Eugene Field, the “Children’s Poet”, and his father, Roswell Field, an attorney on the Dred Scott case. Our docents will entertain you with family stories as you immerse yourself in nineteenth century St. Louis. After your tour we invite you to enjoy our expansion where we have rotating exhibit spaces, the Eugene Field Library, and our museum gift shop.
Forsyth Engineering is a professional consulting engineering corporation offering services in the areas of structural engineering, industrial building and industrial structure design, investigations and reports and the preparation of documents for the bidding of construction work. Founded in the fall of 1989, the firm markets its services to other consultants, design-build concerns and owners of buildings and structures in the Midwest and across the country. Current clients include ICL Performance Products LP, Krupp Construction and the Friends of Arrow Rock. (7/18)
Heartland Restoration Inc is a specialty contracting company based out of Elsberry, Missouri. Founded in 1995 by Jay Herring with over 30 years in the industry, we specialize in masonry and concrete repair. Past projects range from churches, schools and residential properties around the STL metro area, the State Capital building in Jefferson City and Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis. No matter the size of the project, our passion is to restore your property to its original beauty.
Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a volunteer board. The organization is dedicated to the preservation of historic homes in Joplin’s only designated residential historic district. Their mission is to implement charitable and education activities that promote and stimulate historic preservation throughout the city.
The Historic St. Joseph Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, maintaining, and expanding ownership, tourism and pride in Saint Joseph by protecting, preserving, and utilizing our historic buildings and resources.
The Jewels of St. Joseph Homes Tour is an annual event that allows rare access to a variety of St. Joseph’s unique architectural gems. Tickets available on our website.
With one of the most experienced teams of real estate, development and construction attorneys in Missouri and the Midwest, Husch Blackwell provides an in-depth knowledge to help our clients succeed, no matter how complex the project. Husch Blackwell has been at the center of many of the most iconic development projects throughout St. Louis, Kansas City, and other regions in Missouri. Whether traditional development projects, or more complex projects requiring development incentives, Historic Tax Credits, or other related tax credits, our deep understanding of your industry enables us to help you seize opportunities and overcome obstacles in order to achieve your business objectives. (7/18)
Since 1993, Karen Bode Baxter has worked as a preservation consultant for property owners, real estate development teams, and architects on historic tax credit applications and National Register nominations in Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma and New York. She has supervised the historic tax credit applications for hundreds of projects, ranging from small houses to commercial rehabilitation projects of all sizes, and costing from $40,000 to $500,000 million. She has supervised the successful completion of more than 160 projects in Missouri by 2008 (10% of the Missouri’s total). Although most of her current projects are in the Saint Louis metropolitan area, she has recently worked on projects in a number of eastern Missouri communities, including Kirksville, Hannibal, Park Hills, Arcadia, De Soto, Cape Girardeau and Ste. Genevieve. She is certified as an historian and an architectural historian with over 35 years of historic preservation experience. She and her staff have worked together listing more than 70 buildings and 19 historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. She completed her doctorate course work in history and historic preservation at Oklahoma State University and she has her Economic Development and Design Certifications from the National Main Street Center’s Certification Institute in Professional Downtown Management. Prior to coming to St. Louis in 1995 she worked for 7 years with historic downtown redevelopment programs connected with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Iowa and Oklahoma. She is currently the president of Missouri Preservation and an Advisory Board Member of Missouri Main Street Connection. (7/18)
Mainline Group Architecture, Inc. proudly produces designs for new and renovated homes, commercial and corporate businesses and educational facilities in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. Drawing from decades of experience as architectural designers, interior designers, project managers and general contractors, the firm utilizes detailed hand-rendered sketches and state-of-the-art computer rendering software to communicate our design solutions, aesthetic vision and excitement about the project challenges.
Established in 2000, Mangrove Redevelopment is recognized as a leader in the renaissance of St. Louis’ Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood. Their signature building, the Mangrove, is at the heart of the Grove District. Its restoration is credited with having set new and higher standards in rehabilitation along Manchester Avenue, which has helped to attract new investment to the street and to the area.
We are hard surface specialists! We specialize in the restoration of old marble, granite, slate, terrazzo, conglomerate marble and more. We also restore tile, grout and concrete. All of this is done to a like new or even better than new look, keeping you and your customers loving every step!