LEED Staircase

One of Heritage’s recent restoration sites received an award. The Natural History Building of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, one of the world’s premiere green rating programs. Gold status attests that the renovation was conducted in a manner that placed a focus on environmental conservation. To prevent pollution renewable materials were utilized, in addition to the 76% of the construction waste that was recycled.

 

Heritage is happy to announce that we are an EPA Certified Lead Safe Firm. To achieve this classification for lead abatement, members of Heritage's staff have certified themselves in Right Renovate Lead Abatement Practices. This national certification requires that our workmen follow strict practices to identify lead based coatings, then contain and remove them safely.

 

Sir Michael Berlinger Vandalized Statue Interview

Heritage is pleased to report that one of our recent projects has been featured on both WMBD News and the Peoria Journal Star. An antique marble statue at the historic Springdale Cemetery had been vandalized. The outstretched hand of Jesus giving His Sermon on the Mount had been taken and, to date, has not been found. The Springdale Historic Preservation Foundation reached out to Heritage Restoration to repair the statue and carve a new hand.

 

Anthony Berlinger Piano

Project Overview

Heritage was tasked to restore an eighty-year-old Baldwin Acrosonic piano. This vintage instrument had become scratched and discolored after three generations of consecutive use. The piano was disassembled to allow access to the individual components. The original finish was stripped away, exposing the wood grain beneath. The cleaned piano surfaces received seven layers of stain and finish to create achieve a rich texture and shine. After a final tuning the piano was fully restored.


 

George Washington Bust Restoration

Project Overview

Heritage repairs and refinishes a shattered bust of the founding father of the United States, George Washington. Each of the broken parts was carefully reassembled to form a complete whole.

 

Repairing the Hand of a Statue

Project Overview

Springdale Cemetery, in Peoria, Illinois, is host to many fine, vintage statues. Over time, a statue of Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount, lost its outstretched right hand. The Springdale Historic Preservation Foundation contracted Heritage Restoration to recreate the missing hand and finish it in such a way that the hand would blend with the 70 year old exterior of the original statue.


 

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