Our experience restoring and preserving buildings since 1970 and our continual customer focus, has enabled us to more thoroughly understand our customer’s needs. We know historic methods and materials and care about the integrity of historic structures. A full service, historic restoration general contractor, MSI Building Restoration performs complete interior and exterior restoration work on all types of structures. MSI is also known for its high standard of customer service, maintaining excellent communication with architects, owners, and suppliers, getting jobs done on time and in budget.

Exterior Restoraton

Proper assessment, compatible materials, skill of workmanship, and integrity of the artisans are all equally critical to exterior restoration. Integrity is extremely important as the necessary steps in many of the processes can be very exacting and sometimes slow. One could have the first three – proper assessment, compatible materials, and skill of workmanship – and yet still have a poor quality project if the artisans involved don’t have the utmost dedication and integrity. Unfortunately for building owners, the bad effects that these “repairs” may cause often do not become apparent for years.

Interior Resoration

Though the exterior aspects of a historic structure are often its most prominent and recognizable features, the interior can be even more important in conveying the building’s history and its significance over various time periods.

The interior restoration of historic buildings often begins with structural stabilization. It is not unusual to find that load-bearing walls have been moved, or interior structural elements have been compromised due to moisture or shifting of the building. It is necessary to identify the causes of these problems prior to performing the actual stabilization work, as the work can be for naught if the undiscovered problems continue to plague the structure.

The US Secretary of Interior’s Standard

Preservation, Restoration, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction

Examine MSI’s full list of historic restoration services and the wide range of special restoration skills and experience we have in-house and you’ll see how well-equipped we are to take proper care of your restoration. Whether it is a roof repair or complete restoration of a prominent historic building, we’ll give you an honest evaluation and fine workmanship for a fair price – as one would expect from traditional craftsman such as ourselves.

General Construction Services

MSI Construction Services offers a diversified general construction and design/build services to private clients and public agencies throughout the capital district. We have provided construction services since 1970 and have established a strong reputation within our markets by executing large complex projects on time and within budget while adhering to strict quality control measures.

We offer general contracting, pre-construction planning and comprehensive services, including the planning and scheduling of the manpower, equipment, materials and subcontractors required for a project. Some of the self-performed and construction services we offer include;

  • Masonry Pointing
  • Masonry Restoration
  • Facade Restoration
  • Waterproofing
  • Painting and Coating
  • General Carpentry
  • General Construction

In historic restoration, one determines the building’s period of greatest significance and performs the actions and processes necessary to restore, recover and reveal the architectural design and fabric of that particular period, while protecting its heritage value.