Quality Painting & Carpentry Restoration in Elgin, IL
Elgin, IL 60120 - Email Us

Winner: Elgin Mayor's Award for Historical Restoration Carpentry
3 Time Grand Champion in Chicago's Painted Ladies Contest
8 Time 1st
Place in Chicago's Painted Ladies Contest

Elgin's Image Award & Elgin's Artisan's Award

Architectural Restoration Services, Ellgin, IL.

26 years in business - Our work speaks for itself.


John and Holly Wiedmeyer are one of those couples that fell in love at first sight, and Holly has gone to great heights — literally — to show how much she cares for her husband.

Here is a link to an article that was produced by This Old House Magazine which features Elgin and one of our houses that we have restored: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20283021,00.html

Hello and welcome to Quality Painting & Carpentry!

We're glad you found us and we hope you enjoy browsing through our site.

We are experts in the field of historical building restoration and are proud to show you some of our accomplishments.

Click on the small image at right to view photos or on the image at left to view a video of the Izzo Project.

Although our services are usually booked for several seasons in advance, we would like to hear from you regarding your project.

We offer a wide variety of architectural restoration and preservation services, including meticulous preparation, color consulting, exterior faux finishing, and quality carpentry repair work.


The Izzo Project (Photos)


Choosing the right contractor is an important first step and should be carefully considered.

If you live in Elgin, East Dundee, West Dundee, Geneva, St. Charles, Wasco, Bartlett, Barrington, Wayne, Aurora, Huntley, or Pingree Grove, IL and are thinking about having your home or business professionally restored, give us a call.


The Roberti Project

We realize that your home or business property is probably your most valuable asset and understand that its restoration and/or maintenance has to be done correctly in order to protect your investment.

We have the knowledge, skills, and experience to do the job correctly. Click on the images to view more details.

Click on the links below for some helpful Archictural Information & Old House Construction Details. Most of the information is in PDF format and depending on the size of the files, may take some time to download.

Included are several illustrated diagrams, specifications and drawings showing the building techniques and guidelines used during the early 1900's.


The Iverson Project

The Bedwell Project

Architectural details for every type of building 1921

Radford's Details of Building Construction

Radford's Artistic Bungalows

Designs of Bilt-Well Millwork 1937 - (20.5 MB)

Honor Bilt Building Materials 1930 - (23.5 MB)

Rehab Guide exterior walls

E-E Souther Iron Co Roofing Catalog 1899 - (21 MB)

Modern Wood Finishing with Bridgeport Standard
Wood Finishes 1915 - (8.5 MB)

Shingles and Spanish Tiles of Copper 1925

Friedley Voshart Architectural Sheet
Metal 1926 - (15.5 MB)


The Plice Project


The Shadid Project


The Landers Project

Al's Ice Creamery Project

Johns Manville Asbestos and Asphalt
Roofing Shingles 1930

Manchester Iron Works 1916

Milcor Metal Ceilings and Walls 1929 - (20.5 MB)

Penco Metal Ceilings and Walls 1933 - (10 MB)

Wheeling Metal Ceilings 1925 - (18 MB)

Stucco: New Homes from Old Houses 1920

Standard Plumbing Fixtures for the Home 1930
(check out the color schemes!) - (7 MB)

Sunlight Double Glass Sash Company 1916

Up to Date Steel and Manufacturing Company
Historic Fencing  1911 - (6.5 MB)


The Nielson Project


The Gary Project


The LeTournau Project


The Laskey Project

Click on the images to view the full size
photos and more details.

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hear from you soon!


To see if you live in one of Elgin's four Historic Districts, Click here.

If your property is located in a historic district you must contact the City of Elgin's Historic Preservation Planner Jennifer Fritz-Williams
Click here
before you move forward.

She will also be able to provide you with information about code requirements and Grant availability.


The Fulin Project


The Tracy Project

Recommended Links:

Steven Schuyler Bookseller specializing in materials for design/building trade professionals, historical and out of print.

Old-House Journal : Sometimes More is More : Checking Contractors in Elgin, Illinois : Why Exterior Finishes Fail

Chicago Paint and Coatings Association Painted Ladies Contest - Application for Contest - Download PDF file

Favorite Blogs & Forums:

This Old Crack House : Casa Decrepit : Historic Home Forum : John Leeke's Historic HomeWorks

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