APS : Architectural Preservation Services

Company

History

Our Background

A Long-Standing Member of the Restoration Community

The corporate history of Worcester Eisenbrandt, Inc. (WEI) began in 1926 with the establishment of Sheppard Stone Weatherproofing of Baltimore, specialists in masonry repair, renovation, and restoration. In 1956, the company was reorganized as Fred H. Eisenbrandt, Inc. Thirty-one years later, Fred H. Eisenbrandt, Inc. merged with Worcester Brothers Company, a firm experienced in concrete, wood, and steel construction and renovation, to form the comprehensive historic building conservation and restoration contractor, Worcester Eisenbrandt, Inc.

Commitment to Historic Properties

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Throughout its history, WEI has applied its experience and expertise to numerous governmental, institutional, commercial, and private buildings and sites all over the Mid-Atlantic region. Of the over 1,000 projects completed by WEI since 1987, approximately 80% have been architecturally, historically, or culturally significant in nature. Indeed, many of WEI’s projects are listed in or have been identified as potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, and range from small, highly sensitive restoration efforts, such as Hancock’s Resolution in Pasadena, Maryland, to large-scale, multi-million dollar rehabilitation contracts, such as the US Department of Justice Headquarters in Washington, DC. As a result, WEI continues to specialize in the repair and conservation of highly significant structures that require knowledge and experience in the treatment of historic building materials.

Respect for Historic Materials

WEI’s commitment to maintaining a high and consistent standard for historic preservation projects led to the creation of a new division, Architectural Preservation Services, LLC (APS), with highly trained architectural conservators who perform all work according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Buildings and the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. This division allows WEI to provide the following services:

Accomplishing Your Goals

WEI’s ability to self-perform most project scope requirements—in both labor force and technical expertise—assures clients of high-quality, lasting work that is completed on schedule and within budget. WEI currently employs over 130 personnel, of which over 100 are tradesmen or field operators. In-house facilities provide extensive custom wood and metal fabrication capacity for projects.

Down to the Last Detail

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WEI’s exhibit design division, Exhibit Hues, provides unique exhibitions and environments, executed with a high level of craftsmanship and an emphasis on originality. The director of Exhibit Hues brings over 15 years of experience as an exhibit specialist with the Smithsonian Institution, and his professional expertise and educational background enable WEI to direct and execute specialized interior finishing techniques, such as faux-bois and stone textures, metal leaf, and distressed surfaces, which often complete historic interiors.