Quality Painting & Carpentry Restoration in Elgin, IL
Elgin, IL 60120

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

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

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Architectural Restoration Services, Ellgin, IL.

40 years in business - Our work speaks for itself !!

Commissioner - Elgin Heritage Commission
Commissioner - Elgin Design Review Commission

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

Click on the small images to view photos of some of our projects.

As of 2018 we are not taking new customers and are booked thru 2023.

Many painting companies can give you a beautifully finished product in the short term.

However, the true test of quality comes later when elements have had their turn at the painted surface.

A once beautifully painted house will soon crack, chip, flake, and peel if the exterior surface wasn't properly cleaned, scraped, primed, and caulked, or was painted during improper weather conditions.

The Roberti Project

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)

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.

Thanks for visiting. We hope to
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 Christen Sundquist. Click here before you move forward.  She will also be able to provide you with information about code requirements and Grant availability.

The River Bluff Project

The Fulin Project

The Tracy Project

Recommended Links:

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

Checking Contractors in Elgin, Illinois

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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