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!

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