Historic Restoration

It has been most truly said at our meetings that these old buildings do not belong to us only; that they have belonged to our forefathers, and they will belong to our descendants unless we play them false. They are not in any sense our property, to do as we like with. 

We are only trustees for those that come after us.
William Morris

We are a full service, historic restoration contractor.

The Durable Restoration Company performs complete exterior restoration work on all types of older buildings, including residences, commercial and institutional buildings, and liturgical structures. Our company employs artisans who are expert in more than twenty traditional, old world crafts.

Our specialty contracting work may utilize just one or two of these crafts or combine as many as required, depending on the needs of the building and building owner. General contracting work includes complete building restoration, historic building rehabilitation, reconstruction and adaptive re-use.

Durable is experienced in working from architects’ plans as well as on a design/build basis. We also offer consultation, assessment and project management services.

Featured Project: Steeple Square, Dubuque, IA

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