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What We Do

Residential Restoration

Every historic home project is unique and requires a specialized approach to restore deterioration issues. Restoration Artisans seeks to understand the needs and desires of each client, working within their individual budgets.

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Church Restoration

Preserving places of worship for congregations of ecclesiastical structures has become the cornerstone of Restoration Artisans, LLC. With attention to every detail, church structures have been fully or partially restored

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Barn Restoration

The historic barns of PA and NJ are an iconic symbol of the agricultural heritage of the original settlers to our states. Many times these silent monuments of our ancestors are neglected and fall into disrepair.

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Consulting & Surveys

Restoration Artisans, LLC. provides comprehensive historic stone masonry consulting and building survey services. High elevation areas can now be assessed by the use of drones for evaluation of the façade.

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Services We Offer

  • Custom Stonework

  • Repointing

  • Jahn Restoration Mortars

  • Structural Repairs

  • Brownstone Repair

  • Koster Waterproofing Systems

  • Metalwork

  • Traditional Carpentry & Timber Repairs

Our Process

Thank you for your interest in working with Restoration Artisans. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your specific historic restoration project. Reference from previous clients and similar preservation work will be presented along with a letter of experience documenting Restoration Artisans, LLC. previously accomplished projects.
Each historic masonry restoration project requires a unique diagnosis of the issues that contributed to the necessity for repairs. Restoration Artisans will first understand the contributing factors that caused the repairs, then suggest an appropriate course of action to restore the structure correctly.
Restoration Artisans will propose a thoughtful solution, based on successful historic masonry restoration projects, that will provide a lasting repair to the specific needs of the structure without accelerating deterioration to the facade.
Using the highest quality materials and techniques, Restoration Artisans will begin the process of restoring the building to it’s original glory, being sensitive to the historic nature of the structure and respectful of the surrounding property. Whether it is a colonial limestone farmhouse that requires lime mortar repointing, a brownstone building that is need of repair with Jahn Restoration Mortars and stone replacement, or a historic bank barn that requires structural stonemasonry and woodworking repairs, Restoration Artisans can help.

Our Customer Testimonials

I write this letter in recommendation of Ken M. Saul, Jr. of Restoration Artisans, LLC. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Saul on renovation projects for the National Historical Landmark Harris-Cameron Mansion in Harrisburg. I can recommend him highly and without reservation.

Nicole M., The Historical Society of Dauphin County, Harrisburg, PA

We recently purchased a 175 year old stone house with several structures on the property, including a stone bank barn…I looked at three different companies to the work and no other company came close to the thoroughness, professionalism, skill, and honesty that Ken Saul, Jr. did. He explained what needed to be addressed, why, and how best to correct the problem. Every detail was addressed and completed as described and for the cost that was initially estimated. Ken also gave frequent updates throughout the project, both verbally and through pictures…..Through each interaction and step of the process I have been impressed with the level of professionalism and interaction with Ken. Never have I had the confidence that my project and home were being taken care of as much as I had with this project and Ken. I would 100% utilize Ken again and also recommend him. Awesome job!!

Eric F., Berks County PA

He understood the history of the house, and the type of materials to best preserve the mortar joints for another 100 years. The end result is a most beautifully pointed stone. I would be remiss however not to mention that it has was such a pleasure to get to know Ken, at least a little bit when we went on vacation, we left the house open for Ken to be able to use he is most trustworthy and with an incredible work ethic, that seems to me is rarely seen today. We cannot speak highly enough of Ken, and most importantly finished product on our home. He is a true “artisan” in the best sense of the word.

Kathy and Red L., Berks County PA

When I first met Ken, I was immediately impressed with his listening skills and sincerity. We conversed for a long time regarding all aspects of my project – from sourcing the correct material to finding just the right mortar mix that would both be strong and match the existing work. After our lengthy discussion, I was satisfied that he was the right man for the job.

Once the work began, I immediately noticed Ken’s timeliness and strong work ethic. I quickly learned, first-hand, how skilled he is at his craft. To me, details matter and his attention to detail is impeccable. His knowledge of masonry is unsurpassed which has helped me to feel comfortable as he has guided me through each phase of my project. One easily overlooked, but extremely important point is, Ken is consistently pleasant, enthusiastic, and fun to work with. This may not seem overly important, but when someone is running a complex project at your home five days a week for several weeks having such a strong and positive rapport is essential. I always looked forward to his arrival each morning and am always excited to see the progress made before the end of each day.

Dr. Ben B., Oakland, NJ

Preserving a 300 year old Historic Homestead requires knowledge and skill, that is why I trust Ken from Restoration Artisans, LLC. He is hard-working, highly-skilled, and extremely detail oriented and his end product looks amazing. He has completed several projects for me on my Oley Valley farm including mortar work and the restoration of a well. Everyone has been impressed by his work and I know my investment will last a lifetime. I highly recommend Restoration Artisans for your project!

Dr. Brian S., Oley, PA