Timber Frame Restoration and Structural Repairs
Preserving America’s Historic Buildings for the Centuries
Since 1970, George Yonnone Restorations has restored antique timber frames for historic homes, barns and log cabins, all across the United States. For over forty years, we have been carrying on a centuries old tradition of itinerant timber frame specialists, bringing the expertise to the work. Experience has shown that the restoration of historic timber frames is a specialty that requires long study and steady application. A significant part of our work is correcting repairs made by well meaning but unqualified conventional tradesmen. Whatever your location, it pays to call America’s historic structural restoration experts, George Yonnone Restorations!
Call us for:
- Experienced Timber Frame Jacking, Squaring and Sill Replacement.
- Dismantling & Relocating of Antique Structures & Log Cabins.
- Restoration of Large Wood Columns.
- Complete Interior & Exterior Restoration.
- Custom Barn Renovations.
- Consultation & Pre-Purchase Analysis.
- Insurance Losses and Emergency Repair.
Our specialized knowledge is based on extensive field experience and a passionate commitment to the preservation of historic buildings for future generations. Our reputation is based upon giving each and every job our complete attention until it is completed to the exacting standards that are our legacy from the original builders. Owner George Yonnone personally supervises every structural restoration project that we do. We suggest that you call us when you require the work to last for centuries. We know no other way!
In order to perform sound, historically appropriate repairs, we perform both restoration and accurate timber frame reproduction, as necessary. In order to assure consistent quality, we can furnish all related finish carpentry, plasterwork, and repair of masonry and stone. In order to assure that all work is historically accurate, approved and appropriate, we work closely with local historians, architects and owners. In addition, we always consider the intent and the spirit of the original builder, as it is revealed in the existing historic work.
Consultation, Inspection & Pre-Purchase Analysis
George Yonnone Restorations offers inspection and consultation services to clients anywhere in the US. We can complete the specified work ourselves or consult with you on execution of the work by others. The antique home presents problems and pitfalls unfamiliar to the conventional home inspector or contractor. Such a generalist can acquire only a superficial understanding of cause and effect in the historic timber framed structure. This can result in unrealistic cost estimates or work that permanently damages the structural or historic integrity of the building!
Our consultation clients are diverse:
- Prospective old home buyers who want to know the true costs of ownership before they buy.
- Realtors who want to answer the home buyer’s questions honestly in order to make a sale.
- Insurance adjusters who seek reliable cost estimates for losses at historic properties.
- Existing old home owners who seek an authoritative second opinion for major repairs.
Insurance Losses and Emergency Repair
Call us for emergency stabilization of your damaged antique structure. We specialize in natural disaster repairs, such as flood, hurricane, tornadoes and earthquakes. Many antique structures which are initially declared a total loss CAN be repaired and restored because of the extraordinary structural integrity built into them by the original builders! Frequently, restoration will result in significant savings to the owner and insurance company because of the elimination of costs for demolition, land fill disposal and for reconstruction. Please call us BEFORE allowing your insurance company to declare your irreplaceable historic property a total loss.
Dismantling & Relocation of Antique Structures & Log Cabins
Unfortunately, when history stands in the way of “progress”, history often loses. If you have an historic house, barn or log cabin that is threatened with demolition, call George Yonnone Restorations, specialists in the precision dismantling and relocation of antique buildings. We are skilled in the conservation of all building elements necessary for preservation of the building’s historic presence. We can consult on all critical aspects of historic building relocation, including siting and installation of modern mechanical, so that once the plantings grow up, the building will look and feel like it has been on the site for a century or more. Call us early in the planning process, while there is still time to develop a program to save the building. Let’s save your irreplaceable historic building for the enrichment of our present and as an historic legacy for the future.
George Yonnone (pronounced ya-NO-nee) Restorations performs reliable expert restorations and inspections of historic timber framed structures, anywhere in the United States. With four decades of experience in preserving America’s historic structures, we are the historic timber frame experts!
To talk to George Yonnone, Owner, about the condition of your antique building, call him at 413-441-1478 or contact him by email. Our mailing address is:
George Yonnone Restorations
PO Box 482
Great Barrington, MA 01230
|Restoring the Past to Preserve the Future
With Precision Craftsmanship, Integrity