PRESERVATION SERVICES DIRECTORY

Connecting property owners to service providers who understand historic buildings

Older homes and revitalization projects require specialized services, materials, and attention by architects, contractors, and craftspeople. Our directory features companies that offer an array of services in support of preservation projects.

Disclaimer: Inclusion in the Preservation Services Directory does not constitute the endorsement of any company, service, or product by Preserve RI. Preserve RI does not request qualifications or professional licensure to be included. Company, service, and product information is self-reported and unverified. The experience and fees of any entity listed may vary widely. Anyone seeking the services of providers included in our Services Directory is strongly encouraged to request additional information, qualifications, and quotes before selecting and compensating any entity. Entries in the Preservation Services Directory have made a donation in support of the work of Preserve RI, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Rhode Island’s historic places.

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Architects

 

KITE Architects, Inc.

KITE Architects, Inc. is a creative architecture firm committed to creating human-centered design that improves people’s lives. We explore the possibilities of each project with an honest and creative lens.

KITE offers a full complement of architectural design services as well as feasibility studies, zoning & code review, interior design, and related consulting services for new construction and renovations at a variety of scales. We have particular strengths in working with urban sites, renovation of historic and mid-century modern buildings, sustainable design and special projects with technically demanding requirements. We hold architectural registrations in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, and California.

1 Central Street, Providence, RI 02907 | (401) 272-0240 

info@kitearchitects.com | https://kitearchitects.com/

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A4 Architecture

Third Floor, 320 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840 (401) 849-5100

www.a4arch.com

Brewster Thornton Group

BTGA has an overarching commitment to the professional client relationship – one in which they lend their expertise as advisors to your building process. Their buildings reflect their client’s goals, supported with strong design skills and thorough project administration. 

150 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI 02903 | (401) 861-1600 
barbarat@brewsterthornton.com | www.brewsterthornton.com

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Durkee Brown Viveiros & Werenfels

Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects (DBVW) is an award winning full-service architectural firm located in Providence. Smart growth principles and sustainability are core values at DBVW. We believe in building strong, livable communities that promote economic growth and preserve cultural and natural resources. DBVW’s staff of 32 people includes 12 registered architects and 11 LEED Accredited Professionals. The firm has been in business since 1994.

 

111 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI 02903 | (401) 831-1240 
jfonseca@durkeebrown.com | www.durkeebrown.com

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Haynes / de Boer Architecture + Preservation

One Park Row, #2B, Providence, RI 02903

(401) 274-1555

haynes.deboer@verizon.net

Lerner Ladds Bartels Architects

161 Exchange St. Pawtucket, RI 02860

 (401) 421-7715

www.llbarch.com

Northeast Collaborative Architects

NCA has been designing solutions for over 30 years. Our diverse portfolio includes many project types such as residential, commercial, sustainable, master plans, restoration, adaptive reuse, multi-family, boutique hotels, learning environments, municipal buildings, museums, and theaters. Please use this search feature to filter the portfolio - simply insert a project name, location or project type.

38 Washington Square, Newport, Rhode Island 02840 | (401) 846-9583

www.ncarchitects.com

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O'Hearne Associate Architects

O'Hearne Associates is a full service Architectural firm located in Slatersville RI established in 1982.

 

P.O. Box 1213 11 Main Street, Slatersville, RI 02876 | (401) 765-3971 
jo@ohearneassociates.com | www.ohearneassociates.com

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ZDS Architecture & Interiors

86 Weybosset Street, Suite 302 Providence, RI 02903 (401) 680-6699

www.z-ds.com

 

Banking

Washington Trust

We take pride in helping our customers reach their financial goals and serving our local communities. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation, the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island, and one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies. Washington Trust offers a comprehensive range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking, and wealth management and trust services through our offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

156 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 | (800) 475-2265

www.washingtontrust.com

 

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Citizens Bank

As the 13th largest retail bank in the United States, we deliver a broad range of financial services to over five million individuals, companies, not for profits, and institutions.

www.citizensbank.com

 

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Building Trades

Crocker Architectural Sheet Metal Co., Inc.

We provide exceptional craftsmanship in working with the kinds of intricate, ornate, high-end sheet metal materials that very few other New England-based companies can offer. We restore and preserve some of the country’s most historic buildings and - using modern building techniques - are able to make these buildings stronger. For all projects, our 40-plus member professional team is dedicated to providing only the highest-quality work. Our expertly trained team utilizes state-of-the-art computerized manufacturing equipment, not just for sheet metal fabrication, but also finishing.

129 Southbridge Road, North Oxford, MA 01537 | 508-987-9900

http://www.crockerarchitectural.com/index.html

Abcore Restoration, Inc.

Whether you're interested in restoring or renovating any part of your home, commercial building, or structure there is no job too big or too small for Abcore. Abcore's project management process is thorough at handling all aspects of your project from the initial free estimate until the project completion. They have a full time staff and great relationships with architects and designers, making them able to meet any of your project needs. Abcore has heavy construction machinery and equipment, along with an offsite workshop so they are equipped with the right resources to always remain working efficiently.

557 Indian Corner Rd | North Kingstown, RI 02852 | 401-952-5857

abcore@cox.net | www.abcorerestoration.com

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Amaral Revite Corp.

Specializing in light commercial construction and remodeling, Amaral Revite was founded in 1991 and incorporated in 1995.  The Company specializes in light commercial projects with a niche in restaurant construction and remodeling. Project size can vary from minor repairs to $1,000,000+ for a free–standing restaurant. The number of employees has grown from three at the company’s founding to 20—project managers, superintendents, lead carpenters, carpenters, and support staff. A network of specialty consultants and subcontractors is also available, as may be appropriate or necessary. This results in an organization which can flex as warranted by the scope and scale of a particular project.

West River Center, 148 West River Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI  02904 | (401) 454-6867
www.amaralrevite.com

 

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Dimeo Construction Company

Founded in 1930 by Joseph Dimeo as a small, family-run contractor, Dimeo has steadily grown to become recognized among the leading construction organizations in New England.

Since 1971, Engineering News Record has ranked Dimeo among the Top 100 Construction Managers in the country. Dimeo’s corporate mission and operations are focused on maintaining a “builder’s mindset” in providing high quality, timely, competitive and innovative planning and construction solutions for clients.

75 Chapman Street, Providence, RI 02905 | (401) 781-9800 
adematteo@dimeo.com | www.dimeo.com

 

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E.F. O'Donnell & Sons Co.

75 Dike Street, Providence, RI 02909

(401) 351-8505 

www.efodonnell.com

E W Burman, Inc.

33 Vermont Ave, Warwick, RI 02888

(401) 738-5400 

www.ewburman.com

Heritage Restoration, Inc.

Choosing the right Contractor for your old building can be a challenge. Heritage Restoration specializes in old and historic homes and buildings; from full-service general contracting to specialized small requests.

With over 30 years of experience, and a passion for historic construction, there is no project too big or small, complicated or challenging for our highly experienced team. Our comprehensive approach to your building offers you thoughtful, historically accurate and appropriately contemporary craftsmanship while respecting your budget. When you choose HRI you’re investing in work that will last, function, and look great for years to come.

8 Robin Street, Providence, RI 02908

(401) 490-0888 
www.heritagerestoration.net

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Kirby Perkins Construction

210 Old Airport Road, Middletown, RI 02842

(401) 848-0150 
www.kirbyperkins.com

 

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Modern Design + Construction

Modern Design + Construction offers integrated project delivery to meet commercial and residential construction needs. Design/Build services are contracted through one entity for one unified flow of work. MD+C assumes full responsibility and assures efficient execution. Our team empowers owners and involves them in important design and construction decisions and reduces their risk exposure.

242 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903 | (401) 331-8000 
www.mdcdesignconstruct.com

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Pariseault Builders

Pariseault Builders is a 4th generation, family-owned construction management and general contracting firm headquartered in Cranston, RI. Our expertise lies in renovations, additions, and new construction projects ranging up to $25M in value. Due to Pariseault's dedication to service based project delivery and proactive solutions, about 75% of our work comes from valued repeat clients.

25 Sharpe Dr. Cranston, RI 02920 | (401).738-0524

slamontagne@pariseault.com | www.pariseault.com

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Southfield Preservation Works, LLC

P.O. Box 3154, Newport, RI 02840

www.southfieldpreservationworks.com

Sweenor Builders

Since 1989, it has been our mission to make custom home design and construction, an experience that our clients enjoy. With a genuine enthusiasm for what we do, we apply in- depth building and design experience to ensure you a rewarding and personalized process from start to finish. This is what sets us apart — shapes our values, and the way we do business.

12 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

info@sweenorbuilders.com | https://sweenorbuilders.com/

TRAC Builders, Inc.

28 Wolcott St, Providence, RI 02908

(401) 943-3800
www.tracbuilders.com

Transom Historic Preservation Consulting

Transom specializes in the documentation and analysis of historic timber framed structures.  Services include historic research and documentation, dendrochronology coring, condition reports and comprehensive conservation planning.

https://transomhpc.com/index.html

 

Design

Pear Ink Design

Graphic Designer

280 Marlborough Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818

401-258-6085

www.pearinkdesign.com

Tsoi Kobus Design

Tsoi Kobus Design creates award-winning environments for science and technology, healthcare, higher education, and commercial development clients. Their design approach advances knowledge discovery and combines advanced technology with humane environments. They believe design excellence is measured by client success and the path to delivering solutions begins with listening and understanding clients' unique challenges, cultures, and missions.

60 State Street. Suite 1800, Boston, MA |  (617)-475-4000
news@tsoikobus.design | www.tsoikobus.design

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Development

Barbara Sokoloff Associates

Development Consultant

101A Dyer Street, Providence, RI 02903

(401) 455-0550

www.sokoplan.com

 

Education

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage

357 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903

(401) 863-1177

www.brown.edu/academics/public-humanities

Salve Regina University

100 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI 02840

(401) 847-6650

www.salve.edu

www.salve.edu/undergraduate/cultural-and-historic-preservation

 

Engineering

Cirrus Engineering

A full service structural engineering firm with a forte in historic restoration, building forensics and unique design challenges. 

www.cirruseng.com

Odeh Engineers, Inc.

Odeh Engineers, Inc. is a full-service structural engineering consulting firm specializing in the design, analysis and evaluation of buildings. Our award-winning projects feature creative design solutions, innovative systems, and high-performance structures. Odeh Engineers is a national leader in the use of Building Information Models to create high quality collaborative designs with our team members.

1223 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI 02904 | (401) 724-1771
info@odehengineers.com

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Insurance

 

National Trust Insurance

NTIS is the nation's leading insurance agency specifically designed to offer comprehensive insurance solutions to historic property owners and preservation organizations.

NTIS, working with our partner Maury, Donnelly & Parr, provides insurance solutions to thousands of historic properties throughout the United States. We are proud to act as a resource to the preservation world for your insurance needs. We offer a wide variety of high quality products and services to individuals, businesses and organizations on a national and international basis.

33 South Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 | (866) 269-0944

info@nationaltrust-insurance.org

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Investment Services

Parsons Capital Management

Parsons Capital Management is one of the leading, independently owned investment management firms in the region. Our assets under management have increased from $60 million in 1994 to over $1 billion today.

 

Our professionals work with individuals, trusts, foundations, institutions and retirement accounts. We have found that successful asset management results from our collective personal experience gathered over numerous market cycles, in-depth analysis of the current markets, and a thorough understanding of the financial needs of our clients.

 

10 Weybosset Street, Suite 1000, Providence, RI 02903 | (401) 521-2440

stacey@parcap.com | www.parsonscapital.com

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Landscape

City & Estate Gardener

Landscape Maintenance Services Tailored To Your Needs

https://www.cityestategardener.com/

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Landscape Elements

Landscape Architects

200 Centerville Road, Suite 6, Warwick, RI 02886

www.landscapeelementsllc.com

 

Law

Hinckley Allen

100 Westminster Street, Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903

(401) 274-2000

www.hinckleyallen.com

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Holland & Knight LLP

1000 Chapel View Boulevard, Cranston, RI 02920

(401) 751-8500

www.hklaw.com

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McLaughlin & Quinn, LLC

Law firm focusing on tax planning for real estate developers, owners and investors, with a particular emphasis on income tax planning, estate planning, estate tax planning, and asset protection planning. We assist clients with 1031 exchanges, investing in self-directed IRAs, converting ordinary income into long-term capital gain and other basic and advanced tax savings techniques.

148 West River Street Suite 1E, Providence, RI 02904 | (401) 421-5115 ext 212 
mmclaughlin@mclaughlinquinn.com | www.mclaughlinquinn.com

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Patridge Snow & Hahn

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP, a business law and litigation firm with offices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, is dedicated to providing excellence in legal services and business planning in a responsive, efficient and cost-effective manner. 

40 Westminster Street, Suite 1100, Providence, RI 02903 | (401) 861-8200 
kam@psh.com | www.psh.com

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Marketing

All the Answers, Inc.

60 Alhambra Road, Unit 4, Warwick, RI 02886

(401) 739-3420 
paul@alltheanswersinc.com

 

Nonprofit

Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse

www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org

Historic New England

Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. They engage diverse audiences in developing a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England home life by being the national leader in collecting, preserving, and using significant buildings, landscapes, archives, stories, and objects from the past to today.

Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114 | (617)227-3956

www.historicnewengland.org

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Historic Wickford

Historic Wickford, Inc. PO Box 261, Wickford, RI 02852

www.historicwickford.org

Newport Restoration Foundation

The Newport Restoration Foundation promotes and invests in the architectural heritage of the Newport community, the traditional building trades, and Doris Duke’s fine and decorative arts collections, for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all.

51 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840 | (401) 849-7300
www.newportrestoration.org

Preservation Society of Pawtucket

76 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 725-9581

www.pawtucketpreservation.org

Preserve Wakefield

www.preservewakefield.org

Providence Preservation Society

24 Meeting Street, Providence, RI 02903

(401) 831-7440

www.ppsri.org

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Providence Revolving Fund

The Providence Revolving Fund preserves Providence’s architectural heritage and stimulates community revitalization through advocacy, lending, technical assistance, and development in historic areas.  This is accomplished by: partnering with neighborhoods and community-based organizations; retaining and developing affordable housing; collaborating with others to preserve and develop real estate; and serving as a catalyst for public and private investment.

372 West Fountain Street, Providence, RI 02903 | (401) 272-2760 

schoettle@revolvingfund.org | www.revolvingfund.org

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Public Archaeology Laboratory

Preservation Consultant

PAL is a full-service cultural resource management firm located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Since 1982, PAL has provided expert archaeology, architectural history, historical research, and preservation planning services to a broad client base that includes federal, state, and local agencies; non-profit institutions; and private developers. Our reputation is built upon facilitating large, complex projects and delivering products that meet the highest standards in our industry.

26 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 | (401) 728-8780 
dcox@palinc.com | www.palinc.com

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Newport Architectural Forum

P.O. Box 204 Newport, RI 02840

www.arch-forum.org

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

131 Washington St #210, Providence, RI 02903

(401) 273-2250

www.rihumanities.org

 

Pest Control

Big Blue Bug Solutions

161 O'Connell Street, Providence, RI 02905

(401) 941-5700

www.bigbluebug.com

SteriPest

SteriPest Services Inc. is a family owned and operated company providing  Total Pest Control, Termite Treatments, Nuisance Wildlife Management, and Structural Home Inspections, to all of Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts.

https://www.steripest.com/

 

Printing

Image Printing & Copying

33 Plan Way # 7, Warwick, RI 02886

(401) 737-9311

www.imageprintingri.com

 

Real Estate Development

Belvoir Properties

17 Virginia Ave # 100, Providence, RI 02905

(401) 521-2100

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The Foundry Associates, L.P.

Real Estate Development and Property Management

235 Promenade St.; Suite 100, Providence, RI 02908 | (401) 272-3000 
tthomas@foundryri.com | www.foundryri.com

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Kirk & Company

Affordable Housing | Historic Preservation | Community Development

Kirk&Company has been providing clients counsel on real estate problem solving in New England for more than 25 years.  We are a comprehensive real estate counseling and advisory firm that provides specialized valuation and consulting services including feasibility, marketability, appraisal, and due diligence services for development, redevelopment, historic rehabilitation and adaptive reuse, financing, investment, disposition, and litigation support.  We are recognized experts in affordable housing finance, community development methods, institutional real estate analysis, historic preservation and adaptive reuse strategies, and land economics.

174 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 311, Newport, RI  02840 | 617.261.7100​

bpelletier@kirkco.com

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Starr Development Partners, LLC

Starr Development Partners is one of New England’s leading firms specializing in redeveloping historic mills. It focuses on rehabilitating properties recognized by the National Park Service and each State’s Historic Preservation Office as historical landmarks into high quality, modern housing.  The finished product preserves the historic integrity of the landmark. 

5 Brighton St, Belmont, MA 02478 | (617)484-8686 

www.starrdev.com 

 

Shipping Agent

Moran Shipping

106 Francis Street, Providence, RI 02903

info@moranshipping.com | www.moranshipping.com

Tourism

 

South County Tourism

4808 Tower Hill Rd #101, Wakefield, RI 02879

(401) 789-4422 

www.southcountyri.com

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Tree Service

F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co.

240 Highland Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771-5898

(508) 336-8225

www.bartlett.com

North-Eastern Tree Service, Inc.

1000 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

(401) 941-7204
www.northeasterntree.com

T.F. Morra Tree Care, Inc.

TF Morra Tree Care is a small, ecologically minded tree care company, and we put a premium on the value of our clients' landscapes. Tree health and preservation are our primary goals, and we use the most current techniques and solutions to achieve them. 

http://www.tfmorra.com/

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