Preservation Resources Network

Find the people that make the difference.

HWF has proudly built relationships with preservation pros across multiple industries.

Whether you’re seeking a contractor, real estate agent, researcher or others specializing in old buildings, the Preservation Resources Network (PRN) is at your service.

Be Part of the Network

Want to be part of the PRN? Membership starts at just $150. If you are an architect, realtor, artisan, contractor, accountant, real estate attorney, or in any business catering to those who live in or love old buildings, this is your direct line to customers. Email Blair Middleton at middleton@historicwilmington.org for details.

Accountants & Tax Credit Consulting

Mark S. Kennedy, CPA, PLLC

P.O. Box 2106
Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone: 910.742.2478
Email: mark.kennedy@mskcpa1.com

Offering services in the areas of Business and Individual Income Taxation & Planning, Accounting & Business Process Optimization, Finance & Analysis, and Historic Rehabilitation Credits.

History Builds

Lucy Pittman
Phone: 910.620.2561
Email: lucy@historybuilds.com
Website: historybuilds.com

Resource for all old building buyers, owners, and voyeurs, with a specialty in tax credit consulting. 

Call to join our free Old Building 101 Meet-Ups!

ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS

Goodrich Architecture, P.A.

3142 Wrightsville Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Blair Goodrich
Phone: 910.343.1065
Email: ga@goodricharchitecture.com
Website: goodricharchitecture.com

H. Blair Goodrich has over 20 years of experience as an architect in Wilmington, NC. Licensed in many states including Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and of course North Carolina, our firm is familiar with the different scope of works in coastal and inland construction. Goodrich Architecture specializes in high-end beach and inland community homes as well as low-income housing along the Eastern Coasts. Our commercial projects include several churches and activity centers, restaurants, veterinary clinics, dentist offices, simple fit-ups and 40,000sf office buildings. No job is too small.

Johnston Architecture AIA

P.O. Box 11360
Wilmington, NC 28404
Ian Johnston
Phone: 910.763.5739
Email: Ian@JohnstonArchitecture.com
Website: johnstonarchitecture.com

Johnston Architecture AIA, a full-service, award-winning residential and commercial design firm, has been recognized for its coastal and mountain architecture, historic preservation and restoration achievements, and water intrusion mitigation and remediation practices.

BMH Architects

514 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Bruce Bowman, John Murray and Chip Hemingway
Phone: 910.762.2621
Email: brooks@bmharch.com
Website: bmharch.com

BMH Architects provide design and renovation services, ranging from the simplicity of open air pavilions, boardwalks and wayfinding exhibits, to the complexity of university buildings, aquariums and medical Facilities. Within this broad range, all projects share in the same commitment to design and process of development.

Our team lives, works and plays in southeastern North Carolina. Our region’s characteristics inform our architecture, process and design.

Sparks Engineering, PLLC

309 Greenfield St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Ron Sparks
Phone: 910.232.4278
Email: sparksrw@bellsouth.net
Website: sparksengineeringpllc.com

Sparks Engineering, PLLC, provides commercial and residential structural engineering, serving cities, communities, industries, contractors and houses of worship. We offer: facilities planning and design, historic preservation, engineering (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing), structural inspections, rezoning applications and land development.

FAUX FINISHES/PAINTING

Naux Faux Pas

119 South 7th St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Jana Koch
Phone: 910.399.2292
Email: jana.koch@ec.rr.com

Jana Koch creates expert faux finishes to accent every aspect of your décor: walls, furniture, light fixtures and more. As a restoration artist, experienced in working on old homes in our community, she can replicate tile for historic fireplaces and restore/repurpose furniture. 

GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Balding Brothers Restoration & Remodeling

P.O. Box 1947
Wilmington, NC 28402
Nicholas and Catherine Balding
Phone: 910.251.2721
Cell: 910.409.4013
Email: nickbalding@gmail.com
Website: baldingbrothers.com

Balding Brothers is a full service design/build general contracting company for both residential and commercial properties. Pairing exceptional design services with quality craftsmanship and sustainable building techniques is at the heart of the Balding Brothers mission. We offer in-house design services for many projects, ranging from kitchens and bathroom renovations to full-house remodeling projects and various outdoor living spaces. For custom home construction, we work closely with our area’s best architects, engineers and designers to develop a comprehensive and personalized plan for your specific project. The Balding Brothers team consists of professional and knowledgeable craftsmen. As a small family-run company, we pride ourselves on our commitment to provide personal attention, complete customer satisfaction and consistent attention to detail.

Professional Designations: Licensed NC General Contractor, Professional (CGP), National Kitchen & Bath Association Member, EPA Certified Lead-Safe Renovater

SDI Construction, Inc.

1901 Kent St.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Beth Pancoe
Phone: 910.763.8333
Email: info@sdiconstruction.net
Website: sdiconstruction.net

SDI Construction is a full-service general contracting firm that specializes in design/build, upfits, restoration, renovation and new construction for both commercial and residential properties. Founded in 1987 by Beth Pancoe, SDI Construction is an award-winning design/build firm headquartered in Wilmington, NC. The firm’s success is the direct result of Beth’s three core values:

  • Attention to Customers: At SDI Construction, we believe a good contractor is a great listener. We pay pay attention to our customers’ needs and create solutions to meet those needs.
  • Attention to Detail: SDI’s jobs run on time and on budget, with specifically chosen and highly skilled subcontractors who take great pride in the quality of their work.
  • Attention to Creativity: Creativity defines SDI Construction in both design and problem-solving. As adept at design as she is at construction, Beth streamlines the design/build process that results in a superior product delivered in less time and less cost.

N.C. General Contracting License #30031

Addis Construction & Property Maintenance

511 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
Brooks Addis
Phone: 910.509.0263
Email: addiscpm@bellsouth.net
Website: addishomebuilders.com

Our goal at Addis Construction is to provide our customers with the highest quality and most consistent service available in the renovation and new construction industry. For more than 24 years, Addis Construction has provided New Hanover and Brunswick County communities with general contracting, new construction and design/build services.

We would welcome the opportunity to be your professional construction and consulting provider, and given that opportunity, we would show you that the terms “quality” and “customer service” are still part of our industry! 

CGC Historic Restorations

1917 Lingo St.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Frank Castillo
Phone: 910.799.9507
Cell: 910.620.3976
Email: cgcrestore@gmail.com
Website: cgcrestorations.com / facebook.com/cgchistoricrestorations

CGC Historic Restorations provides commercial and residential restorations/reproductions in various materials: wood, stone, ironwork, plaster and stained glass. CGC also offers monument restoration, consulting, and foundation and roof repairs.

Professional Designations: EPA Renovation & Paint Certified

Rogers Building Corporation

1013 South 16th St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Tommy Rogers
Phone: 910.279.1387
Cell: 910.279.1381
Email: rogerscorp@ec.rr.com
Website: rogersbuildingcorporation.com

Rogers Building Corporation is a full-service design/build general contractor with extensive experience in residential and commercial construction, specializing in historical restoration. We service all of Wilmington, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best possible service by always understanding their needs and goals. Years of experience and satisfied clients are a testimony to our staff’s dedication. Our mission is to deliver quality service in a professional, timely manner with a passionate interest in each individual client. Each and every project is important to us and we believe in a collaborative effort between builder and client.

N.C. License Number #40055

Equity Restoration

208 Brookwood Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
William Waltz
Phone: 910.264.6610
Email: willwaltz@gmail.com

Equity Restoration provides high-quality carpentry, roofing, and painting.

Old School Rebuilders, LLC

Wilmington, NC 28403
Christopher Yermal
Phone: 910.228.6531
Email: cjc7@mac.com
Website: oldschool-co.com

Since 2004, Old School Rebuilders has been bringing care and diligence like back in the day. We specialize in additions, remodels, repairs, and retrofitting for energy efficiency on existing homes. Our attention to detail, construction scheduling, project management, cleanliness, and customer relations set us apart from other companies. 

HEATING & COOLING

Salt Air, Inc.

P.O. Box 12210
Wilmington, NC 28405
Devin Skipper
Phone: 910.777.3539
Email: devin@saltairinc.com
Website: saltairinc.com

Salt Air, Inc. provides a full line-up of air conditioning/HVAC installation, repair and maintenance services. Salt Air specializes in high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. We believe it is important for all families to enjoy clean, comfortable air when they’re inside their home. We believe that regular heating and air maintenance should be made simple, convenient and that families should not have to open themselves up to financial risk just to keep their units functional.

Our technicians are true HVAC experts, adept at diagnosing and servicing all makes and models of heating and air equipment. We are proud to deliver around the clock service, even when emergencies strike— Salt Air is on call!

Professional Certifications: NATE, Samsun, LG and Mitsubishi

INTERIOR DESIGNERS

HomeLife Designs

1404 Old Lamplighter Way
Wilmington, NC 28403
Tamara Backston
Phone: 415.225.8453
Email: tamara.backston@icloud.com
Website: tamarabackston.houzz.com

At HomeLife Designs, we help our clients realize their ideas and dreams. Tamara Backston has over 19 years of interior design experience, serving both homeowners and real estate professionals. Whether it’s a renovation or new construction project, an estate liquidation or simply a house in need of attention, we can help. Offerings include: residential design development, budgeting and contractor selection, kitchen and bathroom design, project management, color consulting, staging, light design, space planning and more!

 

Karen Johnson Interiors

2043 Trinity Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28411
Karen Johnson
Phone: 910.352.0779
Email: karen@karenjohnsoninteriors.com
Website: karenjohnsoninteriors.com

Karen Johnson, associate member of the Interior Design Society, specializes in residential interior design for renovations, new construction and commercial projects. With over 30 years of design experience, Johnson provides a strong, diverse and versatile design sense that can meet your every need.

Built on a strong reputation in the community, Karen Johnson Interiors offers professional, organized, and efficient interior design services, with a large selection of resources and vendors.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Howard T. Capps & Associates, Inc.

4014 Oleander Dr.
Suite 102
Wilmington, NC 28403
Howard T. Capps, RLA, ASLA
Phone: 910.264.1998
Email: howardcapps@gmail.com

Serving southeastern N.C. since 1987, Howard T. Capps & Associates, Inc. offers exceptional land planning and landscape architectural services to private and public sector clients. We perform planning for parks, downtown urban areas and walkable communities, including pocket neighborhood cottage development.

LANDSCAPE NURSERY

Tinga Nursery, Inc.

2918 Castle Hayne Rd.
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
Eelco H. Tinga, Jr.
Phone: 910.762.1975
Email: tinganursery@gmail.com
Website: tinganursery.com

Serving the Wilmington area since 1913, Tinga Nursery provides a wide variety of plants. We are the largest retail and wholesale nursery in the area!

In 100 years of operation, the nursery has grown from the first phones to high-speed internet connections, from hand watering to computerized irrigation systems, from mules to tractors, from pickup trucks to delivery vans, from cold frames to heated greenhouses. The Tingas look forward to more new developments as they grow into the future.

 

PAINTERS

Coastal Life Painting

622 South 5th Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Josh Magyary
Phone: 910.632.0588
Website: facebook.com/coastallifepainting/

At Coastal Life, we specialize in pressure washing, interior and exterior painting. Our family-owned company works with a great attention to detail, performing extensive prep work prior to painting and maintaining a great amount of communication with our clients. Trustworthy, honest, and hardworking for you!

Professional Certifications: EPA Lead Paint Certified

Silkwood, Inc.

1605 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Kevin Rhodes
Phone: 910.763.6335
Cell: 910.443.4790
Email: kevin@silkwoodnc.com
Website: silkwoodnc.com

Silkwood Inc. has 25+ years of paint and design experience at the beaches and historic downtown Wilmington. We provide quality workmanship and beautiful lasting finishes. Started in 1991 as a painting company, Silkwood Inc. has expanded to include design, historic restoration, and renovation consulting, serving residential and commercial clients.

Professional Certifications: EPA Lead Paint Certified

Sherwood Painting

6711 Greenville Loop Rd.
Lot 2
Wilmington, NC 28409
Tim Martin
Phone: 910.231.4920
Website: sherwoodpaint.com

Sherwood Painting & Pressure Washing has provided customers with premiere interior and exterior painting for years. 

Professional Certifications: EPA Lead Paint Certified

PRESERVATION CONSULTANTS

Bragwood, LLC

House and Family Research
5600 Andover Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Carol Underwood Bragale
Phone: 301.367.7803
Email: carolbragale@gmail.com

Carol Bragale is a master researcher and former archivist for the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society. She now offers historic home plaque research, hereditary society applications, forensic genealogy and heir research. 

Julie Potter, Historic Research

308 North 15th St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Julie Potter
Phone: 910.279.3459
Email: juliepotter1@mac.com

Julie Potter specializes in thorough and precise historic home and building plaque research.

REALTORS

Brigitte Simone, Realtor, Intracoastal Realty

Phone: 910.617.7743
Email: bsimone@intracoastalrealty.com
Website: bsimone.intracoastalrealty.com

I enjoy helping clients identify and meet their unique real estate goals by listening to their needs and providing targeted, researched advice and personalized, friendly customer service. From bungalows to grand Queen Anne houses, Wilmington has so much to offer, for everyone from first-time home buyers to those seeking a home to enjoy their retirement. Experienced in all of our region’s varied real estate market, with a particular eye for vintage properties and the possibilities they hold. I love putting my knowledge of our city’s historic districts to work for you, whether you’re seeking to sell your historic home or find the perfect fixer-upper or turn-key stunner!

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty

Wilmington Office: 110 Dungannon Blvd #100
Midtown Office:
2516 Independence Blvd #102
Carolina Beach Office: 1001 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Phone:
910.799.3435
Website: seacoastrealty.com

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has been the #1 real estate company in southeastern North Carolina for the past 20 years. As the largest and best-selling real estate company in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow and Carteret counties, we strive to provide unmatched customer service. In 2019, we made history as the first company in southeastern NC to surpass closed sales volume in excess of $2 Billion and more than 7,900 closed sales transactions. Sea Coast Advantage was founded in Wilmington, NC in 1988 and is staffed by more than 650 real estate agents across 22 offices in top areas such as Wilmington, Leland, Jacksonville, Carolina Beach, Topsail Island, Hampstead, Southport, Sneads Ferry, Havelock, South Brunswick, Oak Island, Holden Beach and Calabash.

Jan Brewington, Owner & Realtor, Dram Tree Realty

Jan Brewington & Jim King
Phone: 910.612.6941
Email: jan@dramtreerealty.com
Website: dramtreerealty.com

Dram Tree Realty provides personalized real estate services in sales and property management. We work with you to find the perfect home, whether it is a beach home, condo, or suburban ranch — but we do have a particular interest and expertise in historic homes. This translates to fewer surprises for you in the process of buying or selling an older home, and a smooth transaction the whole way through.

Lauren Mintz, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Phone: 203.581.2427
Email: lauren@laurenmintz.com
Website: seacoastrealty.com/agent/2035812427/lauren-mintz

As I work with each home buyer or seller, I am guided by the belief that home is more than the roof you live under. It’s where you start each day and end each adventure. It holds memories, friends, family. It’s where happiness begins.

On my first visit to Wilmington, I was immediately enamored with the city’s historic downtown and I feel blessed to now call it my home! I believe in this community, I listen to my clients and I revel in turning their dreams into reality.

RESTORATION SPECIALISTS

The Real Estate Flipping Coach

341 South College Rd.
Suite 11
Wilmington, NC 28403
Delinda Harrelson
Phone: 910.726.2858
Email: info@theflippingcoach.com
Website: theflippingcoach.com

Whether you want to lend money, borrow money, flip houses, wholesale, have rentals, do lease options, flip land, Delinda Harrelson has extensive experience in each area and wants to help you earn top dollar! Harrelson, current President of Wilmington House Flippers and former board member of Coastal Carolina Real Estate Investment Group, has won various awards (WILMA’s Women to Watch 2016 Business Award, numerous historic preservation awards, etc.). She’s specialized in educating investors, homeowners, and flippers, so if you want to buy a property to restore, don’t go it alone! Call someone who has over fifteen years of experience in the flipping game. 

ROOFING CONTRACTORS

Patriot Roofing Company

5041 New Centre Drive
Suite 115
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910.218.0600
Email: info@patriotroofer.com
Website: patriotroofer.com

Patriot Roofing Company is a reputable, female-owned and locally-operated Cape Fear area roofing company. We have over 20 years of experience, specializing in residential roofing, siding, gutters and windows. We pride ourselves on delivering the ultimate customer experience. 

Southbay Roofing, LLC

P.O. Box 3693
Wilmington, NC 28406
Allan Schroeder
Phone: 910.681.0961
Email: rachel@southbayroofingllc.com
Website: southbayroofingllc.com

Southbay Roofing LLC is a locally owned, family business. We are a full-service roofing company and metal workshop dedicated to quality and craftsmanship. We specialize in roofing (metal, shingles, slate, cedar shake and tile) and metal fabrications (flashings, gutters, chimney caps, ventilation, etc.). Residential and commercial, if it is roofing related, we can do it!

WINDOW REPAIR

 

Blackhawk Construction

Sean Quintenz
Phone: 910.297.4287
Email: sean@blackhawkconstructionexperts.com

Blackhawk Construction is a general contracting company that specializes in window repair and restoration. We perform both new construction and repairs/restorations. We offer an end-to-end client experience that includes seamless communication, budgeting, staffing, on-site organization and, most importantly, quality craftsmanship. 

PRN is a paid service of Historic Wilmington Foundation. HWF does not specifically endorse any business or person listed on this page, and encourages consumers to practice their own due diligence.