Professional Alliance Directory

Determining the best professional to bring in on a project can be difficult. Partners’ Professional Alliance helps congregations find reliable professionals – from architects to stained glass artists – who specialize in historic religious properties. For more information about Professional Alliance membership contact Rachel Hildebrandt at 215-567-3234, x21 or complete this form and return.

Professional Alliance Patrons

Levine & Company, Inc.
PO Box 628
Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 642-4081
jlevine@levineco.net
www.levineco.net

Full service roof and building envelope consulting firm specializing in historic steep-slope and low-slope roofing (including slate, copper, tile, and asphalt shingles), masonry restoration, and architectural woodwork. Services include condition assessments, leak investigations, hands-on surveys and test probes, specifications and drawings, construction administration, and maintenance planning.

From the National Slate Association comes Slate Roofs: Design and Installation Manual, an update to the definitive reference manual that was written in 1926. Six years in the making, this book serves as a guide to designing, detailing, and installing slate roofs, and will become a valuable resource to those who work with slate. To purchase a copy, visit http://slateassociation.org/.

 

Professional Alliance Members

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Clayton Acoustics Group is a consulting firm specializing in projects for houses of worship, including new construction, renovation and historic preservation/restoration. We offer a full scope of architectural acoustics services: room design, sound isolation, noise & vibration control, sound reinforcement system design and pipe organ acoustics. Projects include Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, GA; Congregation Shearith Israel, New York, NY; and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, Washington, DC.

  • Levy Associates Architects, Inc.
    11002 Ashcroft Drive
    Houston, TX 77096-6024
    (713) 528-2912
    levyarch@swbell.net

General practice featuring architecture for religion, recreation, retail, and renovation with award-winning design of facilities for Jewish institutions in the Houston area, including six synagogues… Conservative, Orthodox, and Sephardic. Public lectures and AI Continuing Education presentations on “Synagogue Architecture – Art Objects and Sacred Spaces.”

Marianna Thomas Architects is grounded in both contemporary design and historic preservation, with specialized understanding of existing buildings. We help faith congregations to bridge from abstract mission to concrete overview and facilities planning, and then to prioritized implementation of adaptive reuse, restoration, or new construction, often phased based on available funding.

Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC is an award-winning architectural firm, founded in 1974. Based in Princeton, NJ, the firm has built a national practice over its 34-year history and is recognized for both new design and historic preservation expertise.

Volz & Associates, Inc. offers a full range of architectural and interior design services for the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic churches and religious properties. Project types include master planning, feasibility studies, historic finishes analysis, cost estimating, lighting and acoustic design, liturgical design, construction documents, and construction administration.

Acoustics Consulting

Clayton Acoustics Group is a consulting firm specializing in projects for houses of worship, including new construction, renovation and historic preservation/restoration. We offer a full scope of architectural acoustics services: room design, sound isolation, noise & vibration control, sound reinforcement system design and pipe organ acoustics. Projects include Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, GA; Congregation Shearith Israel, New York, NY; and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, Washington, DC.

Architectural Sheet Metal

  • Renaissance Roofing, Inc.
    2231 Hawkey Drive
    Belvidere, IL 61008
    P.O. Box 5024
    Rockford, IL 61125
    (815) 547-1725
    (800) 699-5695
    Fax: (815) 547-1425
    www.claytileroof.com

Renaissance Roofing has been in business since 1992, providing solutions to clients with historical roofing systems. We have the knowledge and expertise to solve complex roofing problems at an excellent value. Having completed work in over 20 states, our broad experience provides us with unique knowledge and application experience in almost every environment.

Architecture

AltusWorks is a full service architectural firm that applies a high level of expertise and creative problem solving to the challenges of maintaining, restoring and rehabilitating historic structures. AltusWorks provides facility analyses, envelope repair solutions, accessibility assessments and consulting services to assist owners in preserving their historic buildings.

Alvin Holm AIA Architects is a full service practice specializing in traditional design and consultation for new construction and restoration; for additions, interiors, site planning and landscape; and for residential, ecclesiastical, institutional, and commercial clients throughout the country. Mr. Holm also lectures and writes on design in the western classical tradition, from a background of forty years of teaching.

CMA provides complete architectural, planning, and interior design services. We believe that a church needs a partner that believes in their mission and has experience to evaluate and provide excellence in design for a facility that will reflect the church’s vision for the present and future.

Craig Morrison provides architectural and consulting services to historic buildings nationwide. Specialties include comprehensive restoration, master planning, and long-term phased projects.

  • Foresight Architects
    426 State Street, 3rd Floor
    Schenectady, NY 12305
    (518) 371-0832
    james@foresightarch.com
    www.jameshundt.comAt Foresight Architects, we pride ourselves on our responsiveness to client needs. We provide solutions that are within budget and on time. We offer a complete range of architectural services, including programming, feasibility studies, building evaluations, master planning, renderings, space planning, building design, interior design, construction documents, and construction observation.
  • Harboe Architects
    140 S. Dearborn Street
    Suite 205
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 977-0333
    gunny@harboearch.com
    www.harboearch.comHarboe Architects is a full service architecture firm specializing in historic preservation. It has gained a national reputation for its award-winning work on some of Chicago’s most important landmark buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and Burnham and Root. We are also well known for our preservation work on mid-century modern buildings by Mies van der Rohe and others.

Architect/musician/churchman offers advisory consulting including program development/analysis, architect selection, and continuing services throughout project. Broad knowledge of field.

Jay Bright Architect provides historic building architectural services, addressing issues such as technical analysis of chronic problems, historical research, and adaptive reuse. I collaborate with a network of contractors, peers, and consultants who support specialized work on historic buildings. This support allows me to tackle arcane challenges and my independent practice allows me to innovate and tailor services to each client.

The firm’s expertise includes preparation of master planning surveys and recommendations as well as documentation for rehabilitation, restoration, and new construction for historic religious properties. Projects span the building periods from the late 17th century through the 20th century and reflect a wide range of denominations and building styles.

JMA is an award-winning architectural/cultural resources firm dedicated to preserving historic buildings and landscapes and adapting them for changing needs. We offer one-stop historic preservation services, understanding of traditional building methods and materials, excellence in design and project management, and our commitment to a sustainable environment.

  • Joseph K. Oppermann – Architect, P.A.
    539 N. Trade Street
    Winston – Salem, NC 27101
    (336) 721-1711
    Fax (336) 721-1712
    office@jkoa.net
    www.jkoa.net

Joseph K. Oppermann, Architect, P.A. is an architectural firm specializing in the research, documentation, analysis, conservation,restoration, and adaptation of historic buildings and sites. The firm promotes time-tested, traditional building technologies, at the same time using the most advanced technologies available in its investigation and assessment efforts. We provide the full range of planning and design services.

  • Kelly/Maiello Inc., Architects & Planners
    1420 Walnut Street, 15th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19102-4015
    (215) 546-0800
    www.kmarchitects.com

Kelly/Maiello brings to owners of religious properties in the Mid-Atlantic area a highly skilled staff with the technical expertise to evaluate historic buildings and provide sensitive design for restoration, modernization, and adaptive resuse. Kelly/Maiello specializes in developing a work plan adapted to meet each client’s fund raising schedule.

  • Levy Associates Architects, Inc.
    11002 Ashcroft Drive
    Houston, TX 77096-6024
    (713) 528-2912
    levyarch@swbell.net

General practice featuring architecture for religion, recreation, retail, and renovation with award-winning design of facilities for Jewish institutions in the Houston area, including six synagogues… Conservative, Orthodox, and Sephardic. Public lectures and AI Continuing Education presentations on “Synagogue Architecture – Art Objects and Sacred Spaces.”

We assist congregations in understanding the advantages and liabilities intrinsic to their buildings through conditions surveys, master plans, financial planning, exploration of the intersection of mission and architecture, energy audits, grant applications, and capital campaigns.

MacDonald & Mack Architects specializes in the preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of historic properties. We recognize that the intangible spirit of a building – the combination of design, community, place, and history – is especially important for worship spaces, and we take care to ensure that our work honors and enhances that spirit.

  • Marianna Thomas Architects
    3961 Baltimore Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 386-0200
    Fax: (215) 386-7052
    www.mtarchitects.net
    mariannathomas@MTArchitects.net
    Marianna Thomas Architects is grounded in both contemporary design and historic preservation, with specialized understanding of existing buildings. We help faith congregations to bridge from abstract mission to concrete overview and facilities planning, and then to prioritized implementation of adaptive reuse, restoration, or new construction, often phased based on available funding.
  • Menders, Torrey & Spencer
    123 No. Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    (617) 227-1477
    Fax: (617) 227-2654
    www.mendersarchitects.com

Menders, Torrey & Spencer, Inc. is a full-service architecture firm with a practice emphasis on historic preservation, public, commercial, and residential projects. We are experienced in planning, renovation, rehabilitation, new construction, and building studies.

  • Metcalfe Architecture & Design
    211 N. 13th Street, Suite 503
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 557-9200
    Fax: (215) 557-8383
    www.metarchdesign.com

Metcalfe Architecture & Design is a firm of architects, exhibit and graphic designers, planners, and administrative staff that focuses on non-profit, education, and cultural institutions; retial and food service, and residential architecture. The firm, founded in 2001, creates playful, family-friendly learning environments, intimate living areas, and inviting commercial spaces.

Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC is an award-winning architectural firm, founded in 1974. Based in Princeton, NJ, the firm has built a national practice over its 34-year history and is recognized for both new design and historic preservation expertise.

Rene Robert Mueller Architects/Planner is a full service architectural firm, founded in 1988, with major focus on expertise historical rehabilitation. Projects include St. Mary’s Church & Chapel, Wappinger Falls, NY; Church of St. John the Evangelist, Mahopcac, NY; St. Andrew’s Church, Bridgeport, CT; and Cathedral St. Peter, Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Selzer Associates
    4514 Travis Street, Suite 235
    Dallas, TX 75205
    (214) 528-4499
    Fax.: (214) 528-7375
    www.selzerarch.com

Selzer Associates was established as an architecture/interior design firm in 1964. We have thirty-six awards for meeting clients’ needs with design excellence We worked Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. Selzer Associates designed the sanctuary restoration at Highland Park United Methodist Church and other Texas Historic Commission-listed properties.

  • TranSystems/DPK&A Architects, LLP
    421 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106-2416
    (215) 627-2700
    Fax: (215) 627-9113
    cdoebley@dpka.com
    www.dpka.com

TranSystems/DPK&A Architects, LLP is a firm of architects, restoration specialists, and planners. TranSystems/DPK&A has developed a distinctive style of working with historic and older buildings. We offer a range of approaches that include the restoration of historic buildings, the adaptive reuse of older buildings, renovations to existing buildings, sympathetic additions, and design for repair. TranSystems/DPK&A also undertakes forensic architectural studies that are designed to determine cause of, and cure for, building failures. Our projects are not region specific; we travel nationwide.

Voith & Mactavish Architects is an architecture, preservation, planning, landscape, and interiors firm specializing in design for religious and educational institutions. With award winning expertise in historic preservation and adaptive reuse, we bring to our clients the ability to work within significant architectural contexts in a knowledgeable and sympathetic manner.

Volz & Associates, Inc. offers a full range of architectural and interior design services for the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic churches and religious properties. Project types include master planning, feasibility studies, historic finishes analysis, cost estimating, lighting and acoustic design, liturgical design, construction documents, and construction administration.

Audiovisual Systems Installation

  • Clear Sound
    546 Penn Street
    Yeadon, PA 19050
    (610) 626-7600
    Fax: (610) 626-2800
    info@clearsoundinc.com
    www.clearsoundinc.com
    Clear Sound Professional Audio and Video Support has served the audiovisual needs for houses of worship in the Delaware Valley since 1976. Installation, consultation, and design services available. Assistive listening systems, rentals, and holiday service event support is also offered to our clients. Sounds like the work of Clear Sound!

Bells

  • The Verdin Company
    444 Reading Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    (800) 543-0488
    www.verdin.com

The Verdin Company, family owned since 1842, is the premier manufacture of bells, chimes, and carillons, with over 50,000 installations worldwide. Verdin offers new and historic cast bronze bells, bell ringing equipment, bell towers, and digital carillons. Verdin is the only company offering complete bell restoration. Now celebrating 170 years!

Building Conservation and Preservation Consulting

AltusWorks is a full service architectural firm that applies a high level of expertise and creative problem solving to the challenges of maintaining, restoring and rehabilitating historic structures. AltusWorks provides facility analyses, envelope repair solutions, accessibility assessments and consulting services to assist owners in preserving their historic buildings.

Church Restoration Group is a nationally acclaimed consulting and restoration firm offering expertise in restoration, renovation and construction services for buildings of architectural, historic and religious significance. We bring experts in pre-construction, design, estimating and project management plus talented artisans, craftsmen and laborers. We have worked on hundreds of buildings across the United States that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Craig Morrison provides architectural and consulting services to historic buildings nationwide. Specialties include comprehensive restoration, master planning, and long-term phased projects.

  • Ed Kamper Associates
    172 Runnymede Road
    West Caldwell, NJ 07006
    (973) 228-3945
    ekpreservation@verizon.netPreservation project planning and management.

Felix Chavez, Inc. is dedicated to the design and restoration of landmark interiors and exteriors of architectural significance, which includes public, private, and religious institutions. As a specialty, the creation of new decorative finishes is produced by chief designer, Felix O. Chavez, and his team of architects, artists, and artisans with a focus on conservation and preservation.

At Foresight Architects, we pride ourselves on our responsiveness to client needs. We provide solutions that are within budget and on time. We offer a complete range of architectural services, including programming, feasibility studies, building evaluations, master planning, renderings, space planning, building design, interior design, construction documents, and construction observation.

Glass Heritage specializes in stained glass restoration, and the design and fabrication of custom glasswork that beautifully accents your church’s environment. Whether it is stained glass, painted glass, etched glass, or glass mosaic, we create extraordinary works of glass. Service and quality are our benchmarks.

Serving Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland since 1996, Golon Masonry Restoration provides expert masonry, historic preservation, and restoration services, including masonry/stone/concrete restoration; brick/stone/lintel replacement; repointing; chemical cleaning; caulking/joint sealant; speciality coatings/waterproofing; brick and stone patching; chimney repair; and preservation consulting work.

  • Hanson General Contracting, Inc.
    214 Kalos Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    (215) 483-8338
    Fax: (215) 483-2088
    www.hgcinc.biz

Hanson General Contracting, Inc. is a 25-year-old full-service general contracting company specializing in historic preservation and sustainable building practices in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. We also have a small-projects division.

  • Harboe Architects
    140 S. Dearborn Street
    Suite 205
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 977-0333
    gunny@harboearch.com
    www.harboearch.comHarboe Architects is a full service architecture firm specializing in historic preservation. It has gained a national reputation for its award-winning work on some of Chicago’s most important landmark buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and Burnham and Root. We are also well known for our preservation work on mid-century modern buildings by Mies van der Rohe and others.

Architect/musician/churchman offers advisory consulting including program development/analysis, architect selection, and continuing services throughout project. Broad knowledge of field.

Jane Covington Restoration provides consulting services on a nationwide basis to clients active in the rehabilitation of historic places. Services include documentation for National Register listing, certification for federal and state historic tax credits, building condition assessments, owner’s representation for construction, and technical assistance for historic preservation and material conservation.

Jay Bright Architect provides historic building architectural services, addressing issues such as technical analysis of chronic problems, historical research, and adaptive reuse. I collaborate with a network of contractors, peers, and consultants who support specialized work on historic buildings. This support allows me to tackle arcane challenges and my independent practice allows me to innovate and tailor services to each client

Jeffrey Sell Associates is a professional consulting firm that provides project management and owners representation services in new construction, renovation, or repair projects. We don’t design or build buildings, but we represent your interests in forming and comprehensively managing the best consultant team to achieve your project goals within your budget, schedule, and quality expectations. As your advocate, JSA will offer strategic advice, manage risk, and assist you in making informed decisions to ensure the success of your project.

National awarded studio specializing in the restoration of decorative finishes and ornamental plastering. The studio has an exceptional staff of artisans and conservators dedicated to the creation of murals and conservation of fine art. Our church decorators are students of ecclesiastical decoration and are proficient at all finishes. We are a multi-generation family business with a passion and reverence for sacred design.

The firm’s expertise includes preparation of master planning surveys and recommendations as well as documentation for rehabilitation, restoration, and new construction for historic religious properties. Projects span the building periods from the late 17th century through the 20th century and reflect a wide range of denominations and building styles.

JMA is an award-winning architectural/cultural resources firm dedicated to preserving historic buildings and landscapes and adapting them for changing needs. We offer one-stop historic preservation services, understanding of traditional building methods and materials, excellence in design and project management, and our commitment to a sustainable environment.

  • Joseph K. Oppermann – Architect, P.A.
    539 N. Trade Street
    Winston – Salem, NC 27101
    (336) 721-1711
    Fax: (336) 721-1712
    office@jkoa.net
    www.jkoa.net

Joseph K. Oppermann, Architect, P.A. is an architectural firm specializing in the research, documentation, analysis, conservation, restoration, and adaptation of historic buildings and sites. The firm promotes time-tested, traditional building technologies, at the same time using the most advanced technologies available in its investigation and assessment efforts. We provide the full range of planning and design services.

  • Kelly/Maiello Inc., Architects & Planners
    1420 Walnut Street, 15th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19102-4015
    (215) 546-0800
    www.kmarchitects.com

Kelly/Maiello brings to owners of religious properties in the Mid-Atlantic area a highly skilled staff with the technical expertise to evaluate historic buildings and provide sensitive design for restoration, modernization, and adaptive resuse. Kelly/Maiello specializes in developing a work plan adapted to meet each client’s fund raising schedule.

  • Klein and Hoffman, Inc.
    1818 Market Street, Suite 3500
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 563-7787
    www.kleinandhoffman.comWith offices in three cities across the United States and with 55 years of experience, Klein and Hoffman offers engineering peace of mind with creative solutions in the investigation, design, renewal, and preservation of the built environment. Our reputation as a client-focused organization is reflected in the number of returning clients and referrals we receive from partnerships established with owners, architects, developers, and other engineering firms.

Full service roof and building envelope consulting firm specializing in historic steep-slope and low-slope roofing (including slate, copper, tile, and asphalt shingles), masonry restoration, and architectural woodwork. Services include condition assessments, leak investigations, hands-on surveys and test probes, specifications and drawings, construction administration, and maintenance planning.

We assist congregations in understanding the advantages and liabilities intrinsic to their buildings through conditions surveys, master plans, financial planning, exploration of the intersection of mission and architecture, energy audits, grant applications, and capital campaigns.

  • LimeWorks
    P.O. Box 151
    Milford Square, PA 18935
    (215) 536-6706
    Fax: (215) 536-2281
    www.limeworks.us

We are a specialty vendor helping vintage building owners, architects, and craftspeople throughout the US to decide and select appropriate lime-based materials and finishes needed for compatible masonry repointing and building repair. Free initial advice upon receiving a mortar sample sent to us. We generate Mortar Analysis Reports for documenting into an archival record. We create mock-up samples to simulate historic masonry fabric for property committees and for your conservator’s or architect’s review.

MacDonald & Mack Architects specializes in the preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of historic properties. We recognize that the intangible spirit of a building – the combination of design, community, place, and history – is especially important for worship spaces, and we take care to ensure that our work honors and enhances that spirit.

Marianna Thomas Architects is grounded in both contemporary design and historic preservation, with specialized understanding of existing buildings. We help faith congregations to bridge from abstract mission to concrete overview and facilities planning, and then to prioritized implementation of adaptive reuse, restoration, or new construction, often phased based on available funding.

  • Materials Conservation Co., LLC
    1625 N. Howard Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    (215) 763-8090
    Fax: (215) 763-8098
    jcarr@mccollab.com
    www.mccollab.com

Materials Conservation Co., LLC provides professional services, both on-site and in-house, for the conservation of architecture, in situ art, and movable objects. Working in a variety of contexts, the company addresses the conservation needs of historic buildings and their elements, private and public collections, sculpture, museum objects, mural paintings, and other heritage resources. The firm’s mission to preserve material heritage is achieved through our ability to design and implement appropriate responses to conservation issues. Our services include documentation and condition assessment, material testing and analysis, conservation treatments, monitoring and maintenance, and art handling and installation.

  • Menders, Torrey & Spencer
    123 No. Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    (617) 227-1477
    Fax: (617) 227-2654
    www.mendersarchitects.com

Menders, Torrey & Spencer, Inc. is a full-service architecture firm with a practice emphasis on historic preservation, public, commercial, and residential projects. We are experienced in planning, renovation, rehabilitation, new construction, and building studies.

  • Metcalfe Architecture & Design
    211 N. 13th Street, Suite 503
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 557-9200
    Fax: (215) 557-8383
    www.metarchdesign.com

Metcalfe Architecture & Design is a firm of architects, exhibit and graphic designers, planners, and administrative staff that focuses on non-profit, education, and cultural institutions; retial and food service, and residential architecture. The firm, founded in 2001, creates playful, family-friendly learning environments, intimate living areas, and inviting commercial spaces.

  • Selzer Associates
    4514 Travis Street, Suite 235
    Dallas, TX 75205
    (214) 528-4499
    Fax.: (214) 528-7375
    www.selzerarch.com

Selzer Associates was established as an architecture/interior design firm in 1964. We have thirty-six awards for meeting clients’ needs with design excellence We worked Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. Selzer Associates designed the sanctuary restoration at Highland Park United Methodist Church and other Texas Historic Commission-listed properties.

  • TranSystems/DPK&A Architects, LLP
    421 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106-2416
    (215) 627-2700
    Fax: 215-627-9113
    cdoebley@dpka.com
    www.dpka.com

TranSystems/DPK&A Architects, LLP is a firm of architects, restoration specialists, and planners. TranSystems/DPK&A has developed a distinctive style of working with historic and older buildings. We offer a range of approaches that include the restoration of historic buildings, the adaptive reuse of older buildings, renovations to existing buildings, sympathetic additions, and design for repair. TranSystems/DPK&A also undertakes forensic architectural studies that are designed to determine cause of, and cure for, building failures. Our projects are not region specific; we travel nationwide.

Vertical Access provides specialized inspection and testing services in extreme locations by employing efficient and lightweight rigging systems. Expert use of these systems allows for the quick access to all types of structures without expensive swing stages or scaffolds. Vertical Access has completed condition assessments of varied historic building fabrics, including stone, brick, concrete, cast iron, stained glass and tile. Recent religious structure projects include St. Thomas Church in New York, Princeton University Chapel, Riverside Church in New York, St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York and Marble Collegiate Church in New York.

Volz & Associates, Inc. offers a full range of architectural and interior design services for the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic churches and religious properties. Project types include master planning, feasibility studies, historic finishes analysis, cost estimating, lighting and acoustic design, liturgical design, construction documents, and construction administration.

Award-winning architectural firm dedicated to sustainable preservation. Deeply engaged in the formation and dissemination of innovations in technology, philosophy, codes, and guidelines relating to the marriage of sustainability and heritage buildings. No matter the size or complexity, projects goals integrate community & culture, education & training, regionalism & local economy, artisanship & authenticity.

William Stivale is a noted professional Building Restoration Project/Program Planner & Director specializing in leading the development and administration of projects focused on unique historic structures and materials for religious institutions and other nonprofit organizations since 1984. WSBC has developed unique technical and management solutions that have resulted in significant cost savings to his clients, while often winning awards and other recognition for the high quality of the finished work.

Cemetery and Gravestone Preservation

Materials Conservation Co., LLC provides professional services, both on-site and in-house, for the conservation of architecture, in situ art, and movable objects. Working in a variety of contexts, the company addresses the conservation needs of historic buildings and their elements, private and public collections, sculpture, museum objects, mural paintings, and other heritage resources. The firm’s mission to preserve material heritage is achieved through our ability to design and implement appropriate responses to conservation issues. Our services include documentation and condition assessment, material testing and analysis, conservation treatments, monitoring and maintenance, and art handling and installation.

Mosko Cemetery Monument Services specializes in conservation, preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historical cemeteries. We deal with all aspects of cemetery care, repair, and maintenance: locating, mapping, maintenance, repair, education, and volunteer workshops and seminars. We identify the cause of the problem, select and execute the least aggressive, most appropriate solution, and complete our work so that it appears as inconspicuous as possible. We address both environmental as well as administrative causes of a cemetery’s condition. Full-scale reports and comprehensive treatment plans are submitted with all surveys. Projects are phased out to conform to any available budget.

Congregational and Community Renewal

  • Episcopal Church Foundation
    815 Second Avenue
    New York, NY 10017
    (800) 697-2858
    ecf@episcopalfoundation.org

    www.episcopalfoundation.org
    The Episcopal Church Foundation responds to the needs of the Church in practical, innovative, and spiritually grounded ways. ECF helps faith communities raise financial resources and develop effective leadership.Programs include: capital campaigns; planned giving, stewardship, and endowment management; ECF Vital Practices (www.ecfvp.org), which provides financial support for emerging leaders; and various workshops.
  • Hewett Consulting, LLC
    1914 J.N. Pease Place
    Charlotte, NC 28269
    {888) 853-1110
    www.hewettconsulting.comHewett Consulting provides strategic planning, leadership development, and comprehensive fundraising services to nonprofits, churches, and other faith-based organizations nationwide. Our years of experience and proven expertise can help you dramatically improve your effectiveness. And, with our affordable fees and flexible payment schedules, you can invest more of your resources in core programs and facilities.

Congregational Leadership Development

The Episcopal Church Foundation responds to the needs of the Church in practical, innovative, and spiritually grounded ways. ECF helps faith communities raise financial resources and develop effective leadership.Programs include: capital campaigns; planned giving, stewardship, and endowment management; ECF Vital Practices (www.ecfvp.org), which provides financial support for emerging leaders; and various workshops.

Contractors

It is hard to appreciate what no longer exists or what has been so altered that it has lost its authenticity and integrity. Thus the conservation, replication, and restoration of stained glass is of prime importance. The Art of Glass, Inc., provides solutions that ensure quality and longevity of your stained glass.

Church Restoration Group is a nationally acclaimed consulting and restoration firm offering expertise in restoration, renovation and construction services for buildings of architectural, historic and religious significance. We bring experts in pre-construction, design, estimating and project management plus talented artisans, craftsmen and laborers. We have worked on hundreds of buildings across the United States that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Clear Sound
    546 Penn Street
    Yeadon, PA 19050
    (610) 626-7600
    Fax: (610) 626-2800
    info@clearsoundinc.com

    www.clearsoundinc.com
    Clear Sound Professional Audio and Video Support has served the audiovisual needs for houses of worship in the Delaware Valley since 1976. Installation, consultation, and design services available. Assistive listening systems, rentals, and holiday service event support is also offered to our clients. Sounds like the work of Clear Sound!

Flagpoles repaired and installed, aerial safety inspections, repairs, restoration and preservation; masonry restoration on steeples, bell towers, cornices, and chimney; traditional painting of exterior buildings and wooden segments; carpentry repairs, steel fabrication, waterproofing, specialty roofing; gold-leaf gilding and lightning rod protection.

  • Hanson General Contracting, Inc.
    214 Kalos Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    (215) 483-8338
    Fax: (215) 483-2088
    www.hgcinc.biz

Hanson General Contracting, Inc. is a 25-year-old full-service general contracting company specializing in historic preservation and sustainable building practices in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. We also have a small-projects division.

Jane Covington Restoration provides consulting services on a nationwide basis to clients active in the rehabilitation of historic places. Services include documentation for National Register listing, certification for federal and state historic tax credits, building condition assessments, owner’s representation for construction, and technical assistance for historic preservation and material conservation.

  • Masonry Preservation Group, Inc.
    706 West Maple Avenue
    Merchantville, NJ 08109
    (856) 663-4158
    Fax: (856) 663-9264
    eott@mpgnj.com
    www.mpgnj.com

Masonry Preservation Group, Inc. has been an award-winning restoration contractor in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware region since 1985. MPG’s list of services includes: masonry and concrete restoration, specialty general contracting, pointing, caulking, brick and stone wall patching and repair, historic building restoration and waterproofing.

Mosko Cemetery Monument Services specializes in conservation, preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historical cemeteries. We deal with all aspects of cemetery care, repair, and maintenance: locating, mapping, maintenance, repair, education, and volunteer workshops and seminars. We identify the cause of the problem, select and execute the least aggressive, most appropriate solution, and complete our work so that it appears as inconspicuous as possible. We address both environmental as well as administrative causes of a cemetery’s condition. Full-scale reports and comprehensive treatment plans are submitted with all surveys. Projects are phased out to conform to any available budget.

  • Tome Building Consultants
    1 E. Windermere Terrace
    Lansdowne, PA 19050
    267-496-1192
    www.tomeconsult.com

Tome Building Consultants’ clients include churches and institutional owners, schools, design professionals, and others involved in the construction, maintenance, and operations of their facilities. We understand the financial challenges faced by these organizations, and pride ourselves in not only maintaining below-market rates, but also programming our services to meet the unique needs and requirements of each client and every project. Our assignments range from comprehensive management services throughout all project phases to specific tasks of short duration.

  • Unkefer Brothers Construction
    1816 Callowhill Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    (215) 563-3615

Unkefer Brothers Construction Company has been in the commercial general construction business since 1922. Almost all of our work is for institutional clients, religious organizations and schools.

  • W.S. Cumby, Inc.
    938 Lincoln Avenue
    Springfield, PA 19064
    (610) 328-5353
    Fax: (610) 328-5129
    www.cumby.com

W.S. Cumby, founded in 1981, is highly regarded for its integrity, solid expertise, and partnership approach in professional construction management and general contracting services – with proven experience in the institutional, educational, commercial, and green building market sectors. W.S. Cumby provides services designed to streamline a building’s progression from concept through construction. Regardless of the type of services chosen, clients can be assured of the expertise and professionalism of W.S. Cumby staff and its ability to bring value to the process.

Decorative Finishes / Interior Furnishings

Alvin Holm AIA Architects is a full service practice specializing in traditional design and consultation for new construction and restoration; for additions, interiors, site planning and landscape; and for residential, ecclesiastical, institutional, and commercial clients throughout the country. Mr. Holm also lectures and writes on design in the western classical tradition, from a background of forty years of teaching.

  • Ed Kamper Associates
    172 Runnymede Road
    West Caldwell, NJ 07006
    (973) 228-3945
    ekpreservation@verizon.netPreservation project planning and management.

Felix Chavez, Inc. is dedicated to the design and restoration of landmark interiors and exteriors of architectural significance, which includes public, private, and religious institutions. As a specialty, the creation of new decorative finishes is produced by chief designer, Felix O. Chavez, and his team of architects, artists, and artisans with a focus on conservation and preservation.

National awarded studio specializing in the restoration of decorative finishes and ornamental plastering. The studio has an exceptional staff of artisans and conservators dedicated to the creation of murals and conservation of fine art. Our church decorators are students of ecclesiastical decoration and are proficient at all finishes. We are a multi-generation family business with a passion and reverence for sacred design.

Rambusch manufactures custom and engineered lighting for public spaces: churches, museums, state capitols, industry. They are also conservation and replication specialists of lighting fixtures. Rambusch studios are involved in the conservation and preservation of church and public interiors, working in the grades of stained glass, metal, stone, wood, mosaics, and statuary.

The conservation and restoration of paintings.

  • Sumberac Plastering and Painting
    130 Hazelton Street
    Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
    (201) 883-0899
    Fax: (201) 229-0890
    www.sumberacplastering.com

Plaster restoration (plain – ornamental); traditional and veneer plastering; Scagliola plaster restoration; hand-crafted historical plaster finishes – Venetian lime plastering-Marmorino; Stucco Veneziano, fresco plaster, metallic pigmented plaster – painting and decorative painting – European plastering.

Disaster Planning & Emergency Response

Church Restoration Group is a nationally acclaimed consulting and restoration firm offering expertise in restoration, renovation and construction services for buildings of architectural, historic and religious significance. We bring experts in pre-construction,design, estimating and project management plus talented artisans, craftsmen and laborers. We have worked on hundreds of buildings across the United States that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Engineering

  • Clear Sound
    546 Penn Street
    Yeadon, PA 19050
    (610) 626-7600
    Fax: (610) 626-2800
    info@clearsoundinc.com

    www.clearsoundinc.com
    Clear Sound Professional Audio and Video Support has served the audiovisual needs for houses of worship in the Delaware Valley since 1976. Installation, consultation, and design services available. Assistive listening systems, rentals, and holiday service event support is also offered to our clients. Sounds like the work of Clear Sound!

Jay Bright Architect provides historic building architectural services, addressing issues such as technical analysis of chronic problems, historical research, and adaptive reuse. I collaborate with a network of contractors, peers, and consultants who support specialized work on historic buildings. This support allows me to tackle arcane challenges and my independent practice allows me to innovate and tailor services to each client.

  • Klein and Hoffman, Inc.
    1818 Market Street, Suite 3500
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 563-7787
    www.kleinandhoffman.comWith offices in three cities across the United States and with 55 years of experience, Klein and Hoffman offers engineering peace of mind with creative solutions in the investigation, design, renewal, and preservation of the built environment. Our reputation as a client-focused organization is reflected in the number of returning clients and referrals we receive from partnerships established with owners, architects, developers, and other engineering firms.

Larsen & Landis provides consulting structural engineering services including historic preservation, truss repair, and facade consultation.

Facade Inspection

  • Klein and Hoffman, Inc.
    1818 Market Street, Suite 3500
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 563-7787
    www.kleinandhoffman.comWith offices in three cities across the United States and with 55 years of experience, Klein and Hoffman offers engineering peace of mind with creative solutions in the investigation, design, renewal, and preservation of the built environment. Our reputation as a client-focused organization is reflected in the number of returning clients and referrals we receive from partnerships established with owners, architects, developers, and other engineering firms.

Flooring

Fundraising Consultation

  • Adventfunds
    35 West Chelten Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215) 527-8770
    Fax: (215) 844-8141
    nmuth@aol.com

For more than twenty years, Nancy Muth has been helping congregations of all sizes raise money for capital improvements and for annual ministry and mission. Every congregation is different and she will work with leadership to design a program that will succeed in your situation, all at an affordable price.

AltusWorks is a full service architectural firm that applies a high level of expertise and creative problem solving to the challenges of maintaining, restoring and rehabilitating historic structures. AltusWorks provides facility analyses, envelope repair solutions, accessibility assessments and consulting services to assist owners in preserving their historic buildings.

  • Bloom Metz Consulting
    2812 Landon Drive
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302) 584-1592
    Fax: (302) 478-1699
    www.BloomMetz.com

At Bloom Metz Consulting, we don’t just advise our clients, we get involved. Bloom Metz Consulting associates are specialists in the “art and science” of non-profit fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, and leadership development dedicated to helping non-profit organizations achieve their goals.

Building Legacy, LLC helps faith-based and non-profit clients preserve their historic building while strengthening the leadership capacity of their staff and volunteers. As the project consultant, we provide the needed expertise to help hire qualified architects, develop construction projects, create fund raising plans, write grant applications, and bring partners together.

The Episcopal Church Foundation responds to the needs of the Church in practical, innovative, and spiritually grounded ways. ECF helps faith communities raise financial resources and develop effective leadership.Programs include: capital campaigns; planned giving, stewardship, and endowment management; ECF Vital Practices (www.ecfvp.org), which provides financial support for emerging leaders; and various workshops.

  • Hewett Consulting, LLC
    1914 J.N. Pease Place
    Charlotte, NC 28269
    {888) 853-1110
    www.hewettconsulting.comHewett Consulting provides strategic planning, leadership development, and comprehensive fundraising services to nonprofits, churches, and other faith-based organizations nationwide. Our years of experience and proven expertise can help you dramatically improve your effectiveness. And, with our affordable fees and flexible payment schedules, you can invest more of your resources in core programs and facilities.
  • The Verdin Company
    444 Reading Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    (800) 543-0488
    www.verdin.com

The Verdin Company, family owned since 1842, is the premier manufacture of bells, chimes, and carillons, with over 50,000 installations worldwide. Verdin offers new and historic cast bronze bells, bell ringing equipment, bell towers, and digital carillons. Verdin is the only company offering complete bell restoration. Now celebrating 170 years!

General Facilities Consulting

 

Green Building/Design

CMA provides complete architectural, planning, and interior design services. We believe that a church needs a partner that believes in their mission and has experience to evaluate and provide excellence in design for a facility that will reflect the church’s vision for the present and future.

  • Hanson General Contracting, Inc.
    214 Kalos Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    (215) 483-8338
    Fax: (215) 483-2088
    www.hgcinc.biz

Hanson General Contracting, Inc. is a 25-year-old full-service general contracting company specializing in historic preservation and sustainable building practices in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. We also have a small-projects division.

  • Harboe Architects
    140 S. Dearborn Street
    Suite 205
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 977-0333
    gunny@harboearch.com
    www.harboearch.comHarboe Architects is a full service architecture firm specializing in historic preservation. It has gained a national reputation for its award-winning work on some of Chicago’s most important landmark buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and Burnham and Root. We are also well known for our preservation work on mid-century modern buildings by Mies van der Rohe and others.
  • LimeWorks
    P.O. Box 151
    Milford Square, PA 18935
    (215) 536-6706
    Fax: (215) 536-2281
    www.limeworks.us

We are a specialty vendor helping vintage building owners, architects, and craftspeople throughout the US to decide and select appropriate lime-based materials and finishes needed for compatible masonry repointing and building repair. Free initial advice upon receiving a mortar sample sent to us. We generate Mortar Analysis Reports for documenting into an archival record. We create mock-up samples to simulate historic masonry fabric for property committees and for your conservator’s or architect’s review.

  • Metcalfe Architecture & Design
    211 N. 13th Street, Suite 503
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 557-9200
    Fax: (215) 557-8383
    www.metarchdesign.com

Metcalfe Architecture & Design is a firm of architects, exhibit and graphic designers, planners, and administrative staff that focuses on non-profit, education, and cultural institutions; retial and food service, and residential architecture. The firm, founded in 2001, creates playful, family-friendly learning environments, intimate living areas, and inviting commercial spaces.

  • TranSystems/DPK&A Architects, LLP
    421 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106-2416
    (215) 627-2700
    Fax: 215-627-9113
    cdoebley@dpka.com
    www.dpka.com

TranSystems/DPK&A Architects, LLP is a firm of architects, restoration specialists, and planners. TranSystems/DPK&A has developed a distinctive style of working with historic and older buildings. We offer a range of approaches that include the restoration of historic buildings, the adaptive reuse of older buildings, renovations to existing buildings, sympathetic additions, and design for repair. TranSystems/DPK&A also undertakes forensic architectural studies that are designed to determine cause of, and cure for, building failures. Our projects are not region specific; we travel nationwide.

Voith & Mactavish Architects is an architecture, preservation, planning, landscape, and interiors firm specializing in design for religious and educational institutions. With award winning expertise in historic preservation and adaptive reuse, we bring to our clients the ability to work within significant architectural contexts in a knowledgeable and sympathetic manner.

Pioneers of sustainable preservation. Award-winning architectural firm deeply engaged in the formation and dissemination of innovations in technology, philosophy, codes, and guidelines relating to the marriage of sustainability and heritage buildings. Solutions guided by a philosophy of stewardship, community outreach, and spirit.

  • W.S. Cumby, Inc.
    938 Lincoln Avenue
    Springfield, PA 19064
    (610) 328-5353
    Fax: (610) 328-5129
    www.cumby.com

W.S. Cumby, founded in 1981, is highly regarded for its integrity, solid expertise, and partnership approach in professional construction management and general contracting services – with proven experience in the institutional, educational, commercial, and green building market sectors. W.S. Cumby provides services designed to streamline a building’s progression from concept through construction. Regardless of the type of services chosen, clients can be assured of the expertise and professionalism of W.S. Cumby staff and its ability to bring value to the process.

Heating and Cooling Systems

  • UNICO, INC.
    Heating and Cooling Systems
    7401 Alabama Ave.
    Saint Louis MO 63111-9906
    (314) 481-9000
    www.unicosystem.com

All across the country, homeowners, business owners and commercial operations are enjoying the high performance and superior comfort of the Unico System. No matter when your home or building was built, or what its physical configuration, installing the Unico System is always a possibility – without compromising design or architectural integrity.

Landscape Architecture

Alvin Holm AIA Architects is a full service practice specializing in traditional design and consultation for new construction and restoration; for additions, interiors, site planning and landscape; and for residential, ecclesiastical, institutional, and commercial clients throughout the country. Mr. Holm also lectures and writes on design in the western classical tradition, from a background of forty years of teaching.

Leadership Training/Strategic Planning

Building Legacy, LLC helps faith-based and non-profit clients preserve their historic building while strengthening the leadership capacity of their staff and volunteers. As the project consultant, we provide the needed expertise to help hire qualified architects, develop construction projects, create fund raising plans, write grant applications, and bring partners together.

  • Bloom Metz Consulting
    2812 Landon Drive
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302) 584-1592
    Fax: (302) 478-1699
    www.BloomMetz.com

Bloom Metz Consulting is a firm dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations achieve their goals – financial, strategic, marketing, and leadership. As the “go-to” firm for the nonprofit community, chances are if we can’t provide the service we can point you in the right direction. Bloom Metz will assess your situation and provide positive, pragmatic solutions to your needs, enabling you to attend to the services and people that depend on you. Bloom Metz Consulting associates are specialists in nonprofit fundraising, strategic planning, marketing and leadership development.

Lighting Design / Lighting Restoration

Established in 1978, Crowell Lighting Design is a consulting firm specializing in architectural lighting design. With over 25 years of experience, our firm has the proven capability to incorporate technical expertise and a sensitivity to design aesthetics. We provide a professional service that fulfills the special requirements of each project.

Rambusch manufactures custom and engineered lighting for public spaces: churches, museums, state capitols, industry. They are also conservation and replication specialists of lighting fixtures. Rambusch studios are involved in the conservation and preservation of church and public interiors, working in the grades of stained glass, metal, stone, wood, mosaics, and statuary.

Liturgical Arts

It is hard to appreciate what no longer exists or what has been so altered that it has lost its authenticity and integrity. Thus the conservation, replication, and restoration of stained glass is of prime importance. The Art of Glass, Inc., provides solutions that ensure quality and longevity of your stained glass.

  • Foresight Architects
    426 State Street, 3rd Floor
    Schenectady, NY 12305
    (518) 371-0832
    james@foresightarch.com
    www.jameshundt.comAt Foresight Architects, we pride ourselves on our responsiveness to client needs. We provide solutions that are within budget and on time. We offer a complete range of architectural services, including programming, feasibility studies, building evaluations, master planning, renderings, space planning, building design, interior design, construction documents, and construction observation.

Glass Heritage specializes in stained glass restoration, and the design and fabrication of custom glasswork that beautifully accents your church’s environment. Whether it is stained glass, painted glass, etched glass, or glass mosaic, we create extraordinary works of glass. Service and quality are our benchmarks.

Rambusch manufactures custom and engineered lighting for public spaces: churches, museums, state capitols, industry. They are also conservation and replication specialists of lighting fixtures. Rambusch studios are involved in the conservation and preservation of church and public interiors, working in the grades of stained glass, metal, stone, wood, mosaics, and statuary.

Masonry Restoration

Flagpoles repaired and installed, aerial safety inspections, repairs, restoration and preservation; masonry restoration on steeples, bell towers, cornices, and chimney; traditional painting of exterior buildings and wooden segments; carpentry repairs, steel fabrication, waterproofing, specialty roofing; gold-leaf gilding and lightning rod protection.

Serving Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland since 1996, Golon Masonry Restoration provides expert masonry, historic preservation, and restoration services, including masonry/stone/concrete restoration; brick/stone/lintel replacement; repointing; chemical cleaning; caulking/joint sealant; speciality coatings/waterproofing; brick and stone patching; chimney repair; and preservation consulting work.

Preservation and restoration since 1960.

  • Kelly/Maiello Inc., Architects & Planners
    1420 Walnut Street, 15th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19102-4015
    (215) 546-0800
    www.kmarchitects.com

Kelly/Maiello brings to owners of religious properties in the Mid-Atlantic area a highly skilled staff with the technical expertise to evaluate historic buildings and provide sensitive design for restoration, modernization, and adaptive resuse. Kelly/Maiello specializes in developing a work plan adapted to meet each client’s fund raising schedule.

Complete masonry restoration services including: chemical cleaning, repointing, caulking, brick/stone replacement/rebuilding, stone patching, waterproofing sealers/coatings, steeple repair, terra cotta repair/replacements, coping and chimney repair, steel lentil replacement, epoxy injection, bird control. We service a six-state area: PA, MD, VA, WV, OH, NY, and DC.

Specializing in masonry restoration with a conscientious emphasis on preserving our nation’s historic treasures, Knapp Masonry is an award-winning and reputable firm, offering 30 years of expertise in teh masonry restoration field. Please visit or ecclesiastical page: www.knappmasonry.com/ecclesiastical.html

Full service roof and building envelope consulting firm specializing in historic steep-slope and low-slope roofing (including slate, copper, tile, and asphalt shingles), masonry restoration, and architectural woodwork. Services include condition assessments, leak investigations, hands-on surveys and test probes, specifications and drawings, construction administration, and maintenance planning.

  • LimeWorks
    P.O. Box 151
    Milford Square, PA 18935
    (215) 536-6706
    Fax: (215) 536-2281
    www.limeworks.us

We are a specialty vendor helping vintage building owners, architects, and craftspeople throughout the US to decide and select appropriate lime-based materials and finishes needed for compatible masonry repointing and building repair. Free initial advice upon receiving a mortar sample sent to us. We generate Mortar Analysis Reports for documenting into an archival record. We create mock-up samples to simulate historic masonry fabric for property committees and for your conservator’s or architect’s review.

MacDonald & Mack Architects specializes in the preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of historic properties. We recognize that the intangible spirit of a building – the combination of design, community, place, and history – is especially important for worship spaces, and we take care to ensure that our work honors and enhances that spirit.

  • Masonry Preservation Group, Inc.
    706 West Maple Avenue
    Merchantville, NJ 08109
    (856) 663-4158
    Fax: (856) 663-9264
    eott@mpgnj.com
    www.mpgnj.com

Masonry Preservation Group, Inc. has been an award-winning restoration contractor in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware region since 1985. MPG’s list of services includes: masonry and concrete restoration, specialty general contracting, pointing, caulking, brick and stone wall patching and repair, historic building restoration and waterproofing.

Materials Conservation Co., LLC provides professional services, both on-site and in-house, for the conservation of architecture, in situ art, and movable objects. Working in a variety of contexts, the company addresses the conservation needs of historic buildings and their elements, private and public collections, sculpture, museum objects, mural paintings, and other heritage resources. The firm’s mission to preserve material heritage is achieved through our ability to design and implement appropriate responses to conservation issues. Our services include documentation and condition assessment, material testing and analysis, conservation treatments, monitoring and maintenance, and art handling and installation.

Mosko Cemetery Monument Services specializes in conservation, preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historical cemeteries. We deal with all aspects of cemetery care, repair, and maintenance: locating, mapping, maintenance, repair, education, and volunteer workshops and seminars. We identify the cause of the problem, select and execute the least aggressive, most appropriate solution, and complete our work so that it appears as inconspicuous as possible. We address both environmental as well as administrative causes of a cemetery’s condition. Full-scale reports and comprehensive treatment plans are submitted with all surveys. Projects are phased out to conform to any available budget.

Master Planning

CMA provides complete architectural, planning, and interior design services. We believe that a church needs a partner that believes in their mission and has experience to evaluate and provide excellence in design for a facility that will reflect the church’s vision for the present and future.

Craig Morrison provides architectural and consulting services to historic buildings nationwide. Specialties include comprehensive restoration, master planning, and long-term phased projects.

  • Ed Kamper Associates
    172 Runnymede Road
    West Caldwell, NJ 07006
    (973) 228-3945
    ekpreservation@verizon.netPreservation project planning and management.

Jeffrey Sell Associates is a professional consulting firm that provides project management and owners representation services in new construction, renovation, or repair projects. We don’t design or build buildings, but we represent your interests in forming and comprehensively managing the best consultant team to achieve your project goals within your budget, schedule, and quality expectations. As your advocate, JSA will offer strategic advice, manage risk, and assist you in making informed decisions to ensure the success of your project.

The firm’s expertise includes preparation of master planning surveys and recommendations as well as documentation for rehabilitation, restoration, and new construction for historic religious properties. Projects span the building periods from the late 17th century through the 20th century and reflect a wide range of denominations and building styles.

JMA is an award-winning architectural/cultural resources firm dedicated to preserving historic buildings and landscapes and adapting them for changing needs. We offer one-stop historic preservation services, understanding of traditional building methods and materials, excellence in design and project management, and our commitment to a sustainable environment.

  • Joseph K. Oppermann – Architect, P.A.
    539 N. Trade Street
    Winston – Salem, NC 27101
    (336) 721-1711
    Fax: (336) 721-1712
    office@jkoa.net
    www.jkoa.net

Joseph K. Oppermann, Architect, P.A. is an architectural firm specializing in the research, documentation, analysis, conservation, restoration, and adaptation of historic buildings and sites. The firm promotes time-tested, traditional building technologies, at the same time using the most advanced technologies available in its investigation and assessment efforts. We provide the full range of planning and design services.

  • Levy Associates Architects, Inc.
    11002 Ashcroft Drive
    Suite 220
    Houston, TX 77096-6024
    (713) 528-2912
    levyarch@swbell.net

General practice featuring architecture for religion, recreation, retail, and renovation with award-winning design of facilities for Jewish institutions in the Houston area, including six synagogues… Conservative, Orthodox, and Sephardic. Public lectures and AI Continuing Education presentations on “Synagogue Architecture – Art Objects and Sacred Spaces.”

We assist congregations in understanding the advantages and liabilities intrinsic to their buildings through conditions surveys, master plans, financial planning, exploration of the intersection of mission and architecture, energy audits, grant applications, and capital campaigns.

Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC is an award-winning architectural firm, founded in 1974. Based in Princeton, NJ, the firm has built a national practice over its 34-year history and is recognized for both new design and historic preservation expertise.

  • Menders, Torrey & Spencer
    123 No. Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    (617) 227-1477
    Fax: (617) 227-2654
    www.mendersarchitects.com

Menders, Torrey & Spencer, Inc. is a full-service architecture firm with a practice emphasis on historic preservation, public, commercial, and residential projects. We are experienced in planning, renovation, rehabilitation, new construction, and building studies.

  • Selzer Associates
    4514 Travis Street, Suite 235
    Dallas, TX 75205
    (214) 528-4499
    Fax.: (214) 528-7375
    www.selzerarch.com

Selzer Associates was established as an architecture/interior design firm in 1964. We have thirty-six awards for meeting clients’ needs with design excellence We worked Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. Selzer Associates designed the sanctuary restoration at Highland Park United Methodist Church and other Texas Historic Commission-listed properties.

  • Tome Building Consultants
    1 E. Windermere Terrace
    Lansdowne, PA 19050
    267-496-1192
    www.tomeconsult.com

Tome Building Consultants’ clients include churches and institutional owners, schools, design professionals, and others involved in the construction, maintenance, and operations of their facilities. We understand the financial challenges faced by these organizations, and pride ourselves in not only maintaining below-market rates, but also programming our services to meet the unique needs and requirements of each client and every project. Our assignments range from comprehensive management services throughout all project phases to specific tasks of short duration.

Voith & Mactavish Architects is an architecture, preservation, planning, landscape, and interiors firm specializing in design for religious and educational institutions. With award winning expertise in historic preservation and adaptive reuse, we bring to our clients the ability to work within significant architectural contexts in a knowledgeable and sympathetic manner.

Pioneers of sustainable preservation. Award-winning architectural firm deeply engaged in the formation and dissemination of innovations in technology, philosophy, codes, and guidelines relating to the marriage of sustainability and heritage buildings. Solutions guided by a philosophy of stewardship, community outreach, and spirit.

William Stivale is a noted professional Building Restoration Project/Program Planner & Director specializing in leading the development and administration of projects focused on unique historic structures and materials for religious institutions and other nonprofit organizations since 1984. WSBC has developed unique technical and management solutions that have resulted in significant cost savings to his clients, while often winning awards and other recognition for the high quality of the finished work.

Organ Restoration

Construction and design for new pipe organs; historic restoration of older instruments, electric or mechanical, maintenance, tuning, additions, console upgrades, MIDI, consultation for existing instruments.

Plastering and Plaster Restoration

Felix Chavez, Inc. is dedicated to the design and restoration of landmark interiors and exteriors of architectural significance, which includes public, private, and religious institutions. As a specialty, the creation of new decorative finishes is produced by chief designer, Felix O. Chavez, and his team of architects, artists, and artisans with a focus on conservation and preservation.

  • Sumberac Plastering and Painting
    130 Hazelton Street
    Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
    (201) 883-0899
    Fax: (201) 229-0890
    www.sumberacplastering.com

Plaster restoration (plain – ornamental); traditional and veneer plastering; Scagliola plaster restoration; hand-crafted historical plaster finishes – Venetian lime plastering-Marmorino; Stucco Veneziano, fresco plaster, metallic pigmented plaster – painting and decorative painting – European plastering.

Project management

Jeffrey Sell Associates is a professional consulting firm that provides project management and owners representation services in new construction, renovation, or repair projects. We don’t design or build buildings, but we represent your interests in forming and comprehensively managing the best consultant team to achieve your project goals within your budget, schedule, and quality expectations. As your advocate, JSA will offer strategic advice, manage risk, and assist you in making informed decisions to ensure the success of your project.

Rehabilitation Tax Credits for Non-profits

Jane Covington Restoration provides consulting services on a nationwide basis to clients active in the rehabilitation of historic places. Services include documentation for National Register listing, certification for federal and state historic tax credits, building condition assessments, owner’s representation for construction, and technical assistance for historic preservation and material conservation.

Renovation Project Management

Building Legacy, LLC helps faith-based and non-profit clients preserve their historic building while strengthening the leadership capacity of their staff and volunteers. As the project consultant, we provide the needed expertise to help hire qualified architects, develop construction projects, create fund raising plans, write grant applications, and bring partners together.

  • Tome Building Consultants
    1 E. Windermere Terrace
    Lansdowne, PA 19050
    267-496-1192
    www.tomeconsult.com

Tome Building Consultants’ clients include churches and institutional owners, schools, design professionals, and others involved in the construction, maintenance, and operations of their facilities. We understand the financial challenges faced by these organizations, and pride ourselves in not only maintaining below-market rates, but also programming our services to meet the unique needs and requirements of each client and every project. Our assignments range from comprehensive management services throughout all project phases to specific tasks of short duration.

Restoration Project Planner

William Stivale is a noted professional Building Restoration Project/Program Planner & Director specializing in leading the development and administration of projects focused on unique historic structures and materials for religious institutions and other nonprofit organizations since 1984. WSBC has developed unique technical and management solutions that have resulted in significant cost savings to his clients, while often winning awards and other recognition for the high quality of the finished work.

Roofing Contractors / Consulting

Preservation and restoration since 1960.

Full service roof and building envelope consulting firm specializing in historic steep-slope and low-slope roofing – including slate, copper, tile, and asphalt shingles – masonry restoration, and architectural woodwork. Services include condition assessments, leak investigations, hands-on surveys and test probes, specifications and drawings, construction administration, and maintenance planning.

  • Renaissance Roofing, Inc.
    2231 Hawkey Drive
    Belvidere, IL 61008
    P.O. Box 5024
    Rockford, IL 61125
    (815) 547-1725
    (800) 699-5695
    Fax: (815) 547-1425
    www.claytileroof.com

Renaissance Roofing has been in business since 1992, providing solutions to clients with historical roofing systems. We have the knowledge and expertise to solve complex roofing problems at an excellent value. Having completed work in over 20 states, our broad experience provides us with unique knowledge and application experience in almost every environment.

Stained Glass Restoration / Consultation

It is hard to appreciate what no longer exists or what has been so altered that it has lost its authenticity and integrity. Thus the conservation, replication, and restoration of stained glass is of prime importance. The Art of Glass, Inc., provides solutions that ensure quality and longevity of your stained glass.

Glass Heritage specializes in stained glass restoration, and the design and fabrication of custom glasswork that beautifully accents your church’s environment. Whether it is stained glass, painted glass, etched glass, or glass mosaic, we create extraordinary works of glass. Service and quality are our benchmarks.

As the oldest continuously operating stained glass studio in the US, Lamb Studio has been at the forefront of glass art and restoration throughout the world. We specialize in restoring LaFarge, Lamb, Tiffany, Meyer, and Armstrong windows. We supply and install wood, aluminum, steel, and bronze frames, along with vented laminated protective covering.

 

Julie L. Sloan pioneered the field of stained-glass consulting in 1984 and authored Conservation of Stained Glass in America, the only text on the subject. We provide stained-glass condition studies, prioritization, recommendations, estimates, specifications, bidding, and project management. Not affiliated with contractors or studios, we represent owners.

Founded in 1908 by William Pike, and continued in 1948 by James and Norma Lee O’Hara, Pike’s nephew and wife, Pike Stained Glass Studio has been directed by Valerie O’Hara, their daughter, and William Pike’s grand-niece, since 1987. We create and restore stained glass windows in a 4,000-square-foot studio, centrally located in downtown Rochester.

Complete stained glass restoration services (Tiffany, LaFarge, Mayer of Munich). Wood frame replication, steel frame retrofitting, vented protective glazing systems.

  • Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc.
    1685 Wilkie Drive
    Winona, MN 55987
    (800) 533-3960
    (507) 457-350010 East Moreland Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
    (877) 709-4106
    (215) 247-5721
    info@willethauser.com
    www.willethauser.com

With two studio locations and more than 70 employees, Hauser/Willet is one of the largest stained glass organizations in the world. Each year our highly skilled restoration specialists have restored windows created by American and European masters such as Tiffany, LaFarge, D’Ascenzo, Connick, Mayer, and Zettler.

William Stivale is a noted professional Building Restoration Project/Program Planner & Director specializing in leading the development and administration of projects focused on unique historic structures and materials for religious institutions and other nonprofit organizations since 1984. WSBC has developed unique technical and management solutions that have resulted in significant cost savings to his clients, while often winning awards and other recognition for the high quality of the finished work.

Steeple Repair

Flagpoles repaired and installed, aerial safety inspections, repairs, restoration and preservation; masonry restoration on steeples, bell towers, cornices, and chimney; traditional painting of exterior buildings and wooden segments; carpentry repairs, steel fabrication, waterproofing, specialty roofing; gold-leaf gilding and lightning rod protection.

Serving Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland since 1996, Golon Masonry Restoration provides expert masonry, historic preservation, and restoration services, including masonry/stone/concrete restoration; brick/stone/lintel replacement; repointing; chemical cleaning; caulking/joint sealant; speciality coatings/waterproofing; brick and stone patching; chimney repair; and preservation consulting work.

Preservation and restoration since 1960.

Complete masonry restoration services including: chemical cleaning, repointing, caulking, brick/stone replacement/rebuilding, stone patching, waterproofing sealers/coatings, steeple repair, terra cotta repair/replacements, epoxy injection, bird control. We service a six-state area: PA, MD, VA, WV, OH, and NY.

  • Renaissance Roofing, Inc.
    2231 Hawkey Drive
    Belvidere, IL 61008
    P.O. Box 5024
    Rockford, IL 61125
    (815) 547-1725
    (800) 699-5695
    Fax: (815) 547-1425
    www.claytileroof.com

Renaissance Roofing has bee in business since 1992, providing solutions to clients with historical roofing systems. We have the knowledge and expertise to solve complex roofing problems at an excellent value. Having completed work in over 20 states, our broad experience provides us with unique knowledge and application experience in almost every environment.

Strategic Planning, Marketing, and Development

  • Bloom Metz Consulting
    2812 Landon Drive
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302) 584-1592
    Fax: (302) 478-1699
    www.BloomMetz.com

At Bloom Metz Consulting, we don’t just advise our clients, we get involved. Bloom Metz Consulting associates are specialists in the “art and science” of non-profit fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, and leadership development dedicated to helping non-profit organizations achieve their goals.

  • Hewett Consulting, LLC
    1914 J.N. Pease Place
    Charlotte, NC 28269
    {888) 853-1110
    www.hewettconsulting.com
    Hewett Consulting provides strategic planning, leadership development, and comprehensive fundraising services to nonprofits, churches, and other faith-based organizations nationwide. Our years of experience and proven expertise can help you dramatically improve your effectiveness. And, with our affordable fees and flexible payment schedules, you can invest more of your resources in core programs and facilities.

Tower Clocks / Bell Towers

  • The Verdin Company
    444 Reading Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    (800) 543-0488
    www.verdin.com

The Verdin Company, family owned since 1842, is the premier manufacture of bells, chimes, and carillons, with over 50,000 installations worldwide. Verdin offers new and historic cast bronze bells, bell ringing equipment, bell towers, and digital carillons. Verdin is the only company offering complete bell restoration. Now celebrating 170 years!