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.
Creative Sculpture & RestorationCreative Sculpture & Restoration Contact: Gary Keshner
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.