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. 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 the contractor before the start of any building rehabilitation project.
The St. Louis and Kansas City Equity Funds provide affordable rental housing, low risk investments that provide a market rate of return to investors, and a steady source of equity to partners and developers throughout the State of Missouri, Eastern Kansas, and Southern Illinois. Since its inception, St. Louis and Kansas City Equity Funds have raised over $367,000,000 which has been utilized to development 4,558 affordable homes utilizing the Low-Income Housing and Historic Tax Credit programs. Banks and corporations have invested in our multi-investor funds since 1988 to help bring affordable housing and historic preservation to communities across Missouri, Eastern Kansas, and Southern Illinois. (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)
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!
At MarksNelson, our professionals have been helping owners and developers of tax credit projects for over 25 years. Our certified public accountants have national firm expertise but provide hands-on local service. We fill the need for responsive high-level advisors on ownership structuring and financial projections to maximize historic tax credits. Whether you need help with planning your project, auditing your project costs for submission to the state, or annual tax return preparation to get your credits “right”, we have staff and partners ready to assist. Our team will walk you through the process, answer your questions, and help you get the results you are looking for. Consulting, Auditing, and Tax Services for Tax Credit Projects – Historic Preservation, Neighborhood Preservation, Affordable Housing, New Markets. (7/18)
We provide speciality cleaning, polishing and refinishing of metal, stone, wood, glass and building facades in St. Louis, Kansas City and throughout the state and country. We can help restore historic bronze, copper, steel, marble, granite, limestone, terrazzo and more. Call us to consult on your next project.
Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc. has been in the masonry restoration business for over 60 years and will give customers a free estimate for a wide range of services. We pride ourselves on working closely with structural engineers and architects to perform the concrete repairs while maintaining focus on the structural integrity and load capacities of each individual structure. MCR is proud to have been in existence for over 60 years. In that period of time we have developed some of the finest craftsmen known to the masonry restoration industry. The New Masonry Division was established in 1995. The primary purpose of this division is to build new masonry projects. This division handles any type of commercial, residential or industrial project, no matter the size. (7/18)
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Program (BVCP), under a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. EPA, conducts site-specific environmental assessments of Brownfield properties for public entities such as cities, counties and quasi-governmental entities, as well as for not-for-profit organizations. Properties that are privately owned are only eligible if an application is sent on behalf of the private owner by an eligible entity. The assessments are provided at no cost to the property owner or the eligible applicant. An assessment provides valuable information that can aid in making decisions regarding the future of the property.
Often, local governments acquire contaminated properties through foreclosure for back taxes, land donations, or may own property they would like to sell for redevelopment purposes. These entities sometimes have difficulty finding adequate funding to pay for environmental assessments (All Appropriate Inquiries, Phase I and Phase II Assessments) prior to redevelopment. Often, it is the unknown environmental condition of the privately or publically held property that dissuades developers. The assessments provide the information necessary to move forward with planning, and redevelopment of the property.
The BVCP also offers state oversight for the voluntary cleanup of properties contaminated with hazardous substances. The BVCP is a non-enforcement program designed to help property owners, business operators, or prospective buyers. It provides “closure” when the property is cleaned up to approved specifications and standards acceptable to the state. This “closure” can greatly reduce the environmental liability associated with such properties, thereby facilitating property transactions. (7/18)
The Missouri Humanities Council is a 501c3 statewide organization that bolsters local economic development in rural and urban communities through heritage tourism initiatives, conducts workshops benefitting Missouri veterans and their families, and enhances local communities by funding humanities-based programs, projects, and events through an extensive community grants program. The MHC encourages and supports humanities-related public outreach programming, including teacher education academies and workshops, lecture series, forums, and publications, festivals and living history venues, reading programs for disadvantaged families, and commemorative exhibits highlighting the rich heritage of Missouri. To accomplish these activities, the MHC regularly partners with numerous statewide, regional, and local civic and community organizations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies. (7/18)
Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) serves as the state coordinating program for communities seeking to revitalize their downtowns, using the Main Street Four-Point® Approach, which is a unified, comprehensive method designed to establish and sustain local revitalization programs within the context of historic preservation. MMSC provides revitalization training, consulting and mentoring services, plus Accreditation reviews for qualifying communities. (7/18)
The Missouri State Historic Preservation Office provides historic preservation services to the citizens of Missouri by administering the National Historic Preservation auto f 1966, as amended, The Missouri Historic Preservation Act of 1991, and other state statues. This includes:
Funding surveys to identify and inventory buildings, sites, structures objects, and districts of historic importance to Missouri;
Assisting property owners who seek to list their properties in the National Register of Historic Places;
Helping communities who want to establish local preservation programs through the Certified Local Government program;
Funding local governments and non-profit organizations to complete community preservation projects;
Providing architectural preservation services to customers who seek technical advice for rehabilitating and retain the characteristics of their historic properties;
Participating in the Section 106 review process;
Developing and overseeing a statewide plan for historic preservation;
Assuming responsibility for historic human remains that are not involved in a legal investigation and advising the public on the protection and preservation of historic burials;
Reviewing permit applications for the salvage or excavation of shipwrecks meeting the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places; and
Assisting the public in preservation outreach and education.
Since 1996, MTS Contracting, Inc. has built the reputation of being one of the premier restoration contractors in the Midwest. Along with superior workmanship, MTS takes great pride in its outstanding service to each customer, regardless of project size. Our expertise in a wide range of restoration services allows us to provide solutions to any exterior restoration problem. MTS customers include historical sites, apartment buildings, government facilities, universities, spots facilities, parking garages, hotels, hospitals and retail centers.
Jeff Neal, the Chief Executive Manager of Neal Group Construction, LLC and his wife, Carolina, are pioneers in the revitalization of downtown, Joplin, Missouri. They received the first City of Joplin Façade Grant in 2005. By 2009, they were the general contractor on the largest building project in southwest Missouri. NGC has worked on over 20 historic buildings in Missouri and Kansas. Jeff is an U. S. Air Force Academy graduate and a 13 year veteran. In the Air Force, Jeff was a supply officer and a political science professor at the Academy. He puts his extensive government knowledge to work for his clients. With his aid, those clients have received over $413,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds, nearly $1.7 million in Brownfield Environmental Tax Credits, $2.7 million in State Historic Tax Credits, and over $2 million in Federal Tax Credits for their projects. During his time in the Air Force and later as foreign contractor, Jeff worked on buildings in 5 countries, the largest of which was the $100+ million Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica.
Carolina Neal, Master in Global Affairs, is the Manager in charge of the administrative work of Neal Group Construction, LLC. She is a Costarican lawyer with experience in the academic, private and public sectors. She was part of a technical team resposible for writing and implementing the General Concessions Law in Costa Rica, as well as facilitating the start of the ” San Jose-Caldera” project. This was the first concession project granted by the Costa Rican Goverment in 2008 with a total value of US $ 265,860,060.00.
Jeff and Carolina Neal returned to Joplin in 2004 to begin the restoration of the Columbian Building at 418-420 S Main Street, Joplin. Since that time, Neal Group Construction, LLC has grown into one of the region’s most experienced historic renovation companies. (7/18)
New Horizons Enterprises, LLC is an experienced environmental contracting, consulting, and demolition company. New Horizons provides personalized, experienced, solution-driven consulting strategies to assist clients in effectively addressing their needs. New Horizons can turnkey projects from initial inspections to performing any needed environmental remediation or demolition.
Founded in 1996, Piper-Wind Architects is an award winning full-service general practice firm located in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Specializing in renovations, new residential, education, commercial, historic preservation, institutional, public and civic projects of all kinds, we are fanatical about restoring and maintaining vintage buildings as a means of preserving connections to the past and to our heritage. We are, at the same time, history buffs and contemporary architects, so we enjoy the challenge of adaptive reuse, in addition to historic preservation projects. Expertise in the Secretary of State’s Standards, preservation technology best practices, and both the Federal and Missouri State Historic Tax Credit application / certification processes, PWA has successfully led many projects through the initial condition assessment, planning, design, application and certification tax credit process. We are also one of the area’s leading architects in restoring Kansas City’s finest and most gracious residential properties in historic neighborhoods, ranging from small renovations to large estates, as well as new homes to fit within historic neighborhoods.
Founding partner Eric Piper focuses primarily on renovation, adaptive reuse and preservation projects for both public and private clients. Currently a board member and officer of Historic Kansas City, he is knowledgeable in neighborhood preservation and urban planning, and considered and expert in adapting historic structures to persons with disabilities.
At Pishny Restoration Services we believe our company is unique in that we invest heavily in education and training with each of our craftsmen. Whether they are our restoration masons, window and door carpenters, our lime putty plasterers, or our cemetery experts, they all receive continuous education from the nation’s most recognized experts in the field. Interestingly we have now found that our specialized knowledge has positioned our company as an industry leader, and are often contacted by preservation architects during the design phase for our input. If you are struggling to find a company with the specialized knowledge and training to restore your historic structure don’t hesitate to contact us. Pishny Restoration Services – Preserving America’s Past for the Future. (7/18)
Quaker Window Products in Freeburg, Missouri, is one of the country’s premier window and door manufacturers. We have been a leading supplier of historically correct windows for many years, offering venting, hung, horizontal sliding and fixed windows that meet almost any individual project specifications. Our windows and doors can be seen in historical preservation projects across the entire state of Missouri, as well as throughout the United States. (7/18)
R. G. Ross Construction Co., Inc. projects have ranged in size from $30 thousand to $35 million. Completed projects include numerous medical, churches, schools, retail centers, supermarkets, commercial and industrial facilities, low‐income housing projects, and major renovations and additions to office buildings. R. G. Ross Construction has also been the contractor on several Landmark Award winning projects over the years. Our approach to project management ensures continuity, because the same person who estimates the project oversees it to completion. This provides the owner with one contact person and facilitates efficient communication. (7/18)
Rivertown Windows is an experienced custom millwork window manufacturer who has been serving distributors, general contractors and home builders for all of their specially shaped wood and aluminum clad windows. Rivertown Windows manufactures and distributes custom historic windows, replacement windows, octagon windows, round windows and aluminum clad windows. Rivertown manufactures high quality custom shaped windows that are delivered on time, within specifications and at attractive prices. Call toll free 866-305-5577 for information on our “Custom Window Distributor” Program. (7/18)
Rosin Preservation is a Kansas City-based historic preservation consulting firm that offers a broad range of preservation services in a multi-state region. Clients benefit from the energy, knowledge and creativity of the Rosin Preservation team. Our intimate understanding of the preservation process, the players, and the rules and regulations add credibility and value to projects. This enables our clients to accurately anticipate the time, costs, and hurdles required to complete a successful project. (7/18)
The Saint Joseph Historic Society preserves the history of Saint Joseph. The Historical Society is responsible for the running of the Robidoux Row Museum, containing artifacts pertaining to Saint Jospeh’s history, and housed in what is considered one of the oldest buildings in the city.