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The Imitator, not the Innovator: Common Sense & Business Success

In business, we often hear that we must innovate our way to success and sometimes this advice gets a little tiresome. How about we just deliver great value and customer service? That is why the official motto of Weston Millwork … Continue reading

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Cantilevered Bench in Board Formed Concrete

This board formed concrete kneewall features a built in cantilevered bench, made possible through a carefully engineered core steel reinforcement. Board formed concrete is produced by pouring concrete into a form constructed with rough sawn wood boards, which leave their … Continue reading

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Iconic Airplane Commercial Sign Restoration

This iconic commercial sign had faded significantly after several decades to the sun. Located at the entrance to the Burbank Empire Shopping Center, the project was to restore the bright, vital colors to this landmark. There is an impressive level of … Continue reading

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Tory Row Puddingstone Patio

As part of a Tory Row, Cambridge home renovation, S+H Landscape & Sitework Division installed an outdoor kitchen and pool. The stonework for the surrounding stone walls and patios involved masonry restoration of the original stonework, using Roxbury Puddingstone, found only … Continue reading

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Finding Quality Building Soil in Cambridge and Greater Boston

Have you noticed that your foundation is cracking or sinking? This could be due to the soil on which the structure was built. In Cambridge and Greater Boston, a wide variety of soils can be found, some more reliable than … Continue reading

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Boyle Hotel: Brick Repointing and Cleaning

Since its construction in 1889, the brickwork of this historic hotel had fallen into disrepair. For this project, CGI Preservation began with a thorough cleaning of the exterior, followed by brick repointing and patching. To replace those beyond repair, over 2,500 new … Continue reading

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Oakland City Hall: Masonry Restoration and Seismic Upgrade

With the threat of earthquakes on the rise in California, CGI Preservation of Beverly Hills, CA, stepped in to fit the Oakland City Hall with protection against these natural disasters. To accomplish this complete seismic retrofit, they installed a milestone … Continue reading

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Custom Cut Molding Profiles for Historic DC

If you’re in need of a custom wood molding for your historic building and live in the DC area, look no further than Old Town Custom Millwork & Moldings. They specialize in historic molding profiles and will match your profile exactly. … Continue reading

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Restored Steinway Featured at the Met

Dimitrios Klitsas, world-renowned custom wood carver, brought this 1882 Steinway Piano back to life after a series of shoddy repairs to the delicate purpleheart wood carvings. Designed by George A. Schastey, one of the most popular design firms among New … Continue reading

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Waterproofing Fieldstone Foundations

How do you stop water from coming through a dry laid granite fieldstone foundation – – without excavating the exterior fill (and plantings, and pavings) to the depth of the footings? Did you know that a hydrophilic crystalline admixture can … Continue reading

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