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 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)
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)
Painted Effects Contracting, LLC, owned by Bob McCarty, is a full service Painting Company that concentrates on all aspects for the preservation of the interior and exterior of older buildings and homes, including plaster and wood repair. We specialize in the renovation and preservation of historic wood sash windows making sure that the sash runs freely in its original track. Not only will we repair or rebuild the sash, but we will work with you in stopping any air infiltration into the building with the help of storms and weather stripping. If the building does not have storms, and is eligible under historical standards, we will build Custom Storm Windows to fit the opening. We will work with you to match existing colors or lead you in a direction so that you can pick the colors that will make your building or home one of a kind. We will also replicate a wood or marble effect that will adorn your building in a grand scale. Give Bob a call at 314-524-1264 and ask him if they could help, because Painted Effects Contracting wants to help you, ‘Maintain Yesterday for Tomorrow’. (7/18)
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)
Plasterkraft is the only ornamental plaster and paint company specializing in historic preservation in the Midwest. We are based in Kansas City, but travel nationally as the need arises. Plasterkraft has extensive knowledge and experience in historic mansions, hotels and theaters, especially those that depend on historic tax credits to help fund their projects. Our coalition of craftsmen can repair any scope of damage, interior or exterior, caused by water, fire or Act of God; with the help of our own in-house architect, we can take the project from design and planning, to substructure assembly, to replication and installation, and finish with textures, paints and glazes to match the adjacent structure. If original pieces are missing altogether, we have sculptors to carve them anew. We are versed in classical methods and materials regarding plaster and paint, while still incorporating new materials and technologies as necessary in order to bring our clients the best solution for their buildings and their budgets. We can create or replicate to spec any detail in gypsum, cement, cast stone or even plastic. Once we finish a project, visitors can’t tell we were ever there; they simply marvel at the beauty and longevity of this historic landmark. (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)
Nobody Can Match Renaissance Roofing’s Ability to Preserve, Repair, or Restore Distinctive or Historical Roofing Systems. Since 1992, Renaissance Roofing, Inc. has built its business and reputation on solving complex historical roofing problems with investigation, foresight, planning, innovation, communication and experience that employs expert craftsmanship and dedicated service to achieve complete and ongoing customer satisfaction.
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)
Founded in 1987 by Don Rosemann, Rosemann & Associates, P.C. has focused on designing the backdrop for life by actively studying how people live in built environments. The result is smart design, strict budget control and on-time performance. Its areas of practice include: Multi-Family, Historic Renovation, Senior Living, Student Housing, Commercial/Specialty, Interior Design, Structural Engineering and Green Building.
With its 29 years of business success, Rosemann is active in 20 states and has been the recipient of over 100 awards. Offices are in three locations – Denver, Kansas City and St. Louis. Their focus is on the financial and social success of its clients’ projects and the establishment of long-term relationships earned by its ethical business practices, attention to detail, responsiveness, competitive fee structure and holistic understanding of the complex financial structures and compliance issues facing its clients. (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 Society of Architectural Historians, St. Louis Chapter, holds meetings for the study and observation of architecture and especially architectural history, promotes visits to significant works of architecture, and makes the public aware of the value of the architectural heritage of this region and of mankind. The Chapter maintains a website and publishes a quarterly newsletter containing articles on recent research into the region’s architects and architecture as well as a calendar of architecture related events in the region including exhibitions, lectures, and special tours. The Chapter holds two annual meetings, coordinates lectures about architectural topics and sponsors a series of History Hikes through St. Louis area neighborhoods. (7/18)
Southern Supply – Distinctive Home Products is proud to be your Marvin Window Design Center servicing Southwest Missouri. With locations in Joplin, Branson and Springfield, MO, our staff members have been designing with Marvin products for over 20 years. We have the in house expertise to accommodate your Historic, Residential, and Commercial projects that call for Wood Clad Windows, Exterior and Interior Doors, Mouldings, Fine Cabinetry and Stair Parts. At Southern Supply – Distinctive Home Products, we have partnered with, and display top manufacturers in the industry such as; Marvin Windows, Wellborn Cabinetry, Cambria, and James Hardie just to name a few. Let us help you with not only product, but design solutions and coordination with the Architect or Design Team involved in planning your project. We can help to provide CAD files and product submittal needs early in the design stage to assure your project move swiftly and accurately through the building phase. A family-owned distributor, Southern Supply – Distinctive Home Products will be your complete building and remodeling solution. (7/18)
Tax credit programs are invaluable resources providing crucial equity for historic redevelopment projects. Put our experience with these programs to work for you.
Spencer Fane’s extensive experience with historic tax credits allows our clients to close deals and focus on completing their projects. We work with you to identify programs that are available to you, guide you through the intricacies of the programs – even the use of multiple incentives on a single project, bring lenders and investors to the table, handle all the agreements, negotiations and contracts, and work with agencies to make the deal happen. At the end of the day, we help you close the deal. (7/18)
St. Louis Design Alliance was incorporated in 1977 and has been under present ownership since 1982. Our experienced professional staff is composed exclusively of individuals holding architectural degrees. StLDA has a depth of experience in many building types from residential to commercial. We have worked across the State of Missouri and Mid-west. StLDA has developed an expertise in historic renovation work, particularly in the use of State and Federal historic tax credits for project funding. Historic work has ranged from single family rehab to large commercial buildings. Projects have included our own offices, an original A&P grocery store on Delmar and most recently the renovation of a 7-story midrise known as the Gotham Apartments located in St Louis’ West End neighborhood. (7/18)
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)
Stark Wilson Duncan Architects Inc. (SWD), founded in 1935, is a full-service architectural firm with offices on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. SWD serves a wide range of commercial, residential and public sector clients throughout Missouri and Kansas, with an emphasis on master planning, multi-family housing, historic restoration, health care, and office and restaurant design. In the past 28 years, SWD has developed a proficiency for the master planning, historic renovation, and adaptive reuse of numerous projects throughout the state of Missouri. These projects comply with the Federal Historic Tax Credit and the State of Missouri Historic Tax Credit requirements. This historic renovation experience has allowed SWD to complete over 120 historic renovation projects. (7/18)
With over 30 years of experience in all facets of the trade, Eric Aulbach continues a family tradition. His work includes traditional plaster repair, patching, skim coats, drywall repair, exterior stucco, polished Italian/Venetian plasters, ornamental, cove work and imitation marble in slab and veneer methods. The self-described “Plaster Geek” excels at doing the job right. (7/18)