Contractor for a historic home?

staircase from sideJune asks via Twitter:

Hi guys at @alloveralbany. Looking to repair inside stairs in downtown Albany brick row house. Built c. 1890s. Any suggestions?
Contractors pls. Definitely more than I can do. Would prefer to repair rather than replace depending on cost. Tks!

We've had handyman and contractor questions before, but it's been a few years. And we're curious if maybe there's someone with specific experience doing repairs/renovations in older homes. Example: Maybe someone who would be better at restoring something that's true the house's original design, if that's what June is after.

There a bunch of century-old (or older) homes in this area, so we're guessing there are people with this sort of experience.

Got a suggestion? Please share!

Comments

I know Lindop has a good reputation and specializes in restoring older homes.

https://www.facebook.com/LindopCarpentry

Another vote for Francis Lindop of Lindop Carpentry. They do both interior and exterior work of top quality. They've done work on numerous old "mansions" in Albany, including the Albany Women's Club and the Ronald McDonald House. 899-4418

I should mention too that it's a real pleasure to watch Francis at work. He is very careful and painstaking to make sure the work is done right.

Mike Roarke is a local contractor who has done some very beautiful work on Center Square homes. Google him and he'd be happy to provide you with the reference. Chances are, you may even know the neighbor!

Talk to Kim and Jack Alvarez of Landmark Consulting. If they can't do it themselves, they'll know where to send you!

http://www.landmarkconsulting.net/

Thanks Mari. This is Kim from Landmark Consulting...I would second recommendations for Francis Lindop as we know his work well at the Woman's Club of Albany.

I'd also highly recommend Scott Jackson. He is a carpenter/builder who has worked on a large handful of older homes in Albany (downtown and uptown) as well as in Selkirk, Troy & Delmar. He is very conscientious and methodical in his work, preferring to save and repair what is there rather than rip it out and use newer inferior materials. For this reason he tends to be the contractor we turn to for many of the projects we design. Best way to contact him is sjdbuilder@yahoo DOT com or 339-8511.

Thanks so much for the suggestions!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The Northeast, upper Midwest, and the South... uh, really?

The map above is via Quartz. And it's based on the work of a linguistic researcher who sifted through millions of Twitter posts looking for... (more)

Green power

Farther afield: The power company for Burlington, Vermont -- a city of 42,000 residents -- says it now gets 100 percent of its electrical power... (more)

In-between places: Waterford

The Capital Region is full of cities, towns, villages, and hamlets. And some of these places -- like Albany or Saratoga Springs or Troy or... (more)

GMO apple

The company that created the "Arctic Apple," the genetically-modified apple variety that's said to resist browning, has been field testing the variety on trees in... (more)

Found Footage Festival at Proctors

Could be (cringe-inducing) fun: The Found Footage Festival tour, a film and live comedy show, will be at Proctors this Wednesday. Blurbage: The Found Footage... (more)

Recent Comments

I think *not* composting sounds odd. Especially when we constantly hear about our ever growing landfill.

The week ahead

...has 2 comments, most recently from Lana

GMO apple

...has 2 comments, most recently from Daniel B.

The Northeast, upper Midwest, and the South... uh, really?

...has 1 comment, most recently from Bob

City Line Bar and Grill

...has 8 comments, most recently from Ron

In-between places: Waterford

...has 1 comment, most recently from J