If you’re a masonry contractor of even just a historic property owner, your city’s Historic Preservation Department can be a great resource for you.
While not all cities may have one, the City of Houston Historic Preservation department is an example of department doing a pretty good job preserving Houston’s historic properties and brick paved roads.
- See if we can get a list of people who have applied for a COA
- the Houston Archeological and Historical Commission (HAHC)reviews and nominates all designations, as well as issuesCertificates of Appropriateness (COA). A COA is required for all projects seeking to alter the exterior appearance of a city designated historic property.
- Find city data for permits of additions****
- HoustonArchitecture.com – lists all of houstons buildings by year built.
- Contact Acme Brick locations and other brick manufacturers of each city to refer your masonry business.
- Call general contractors you want to work with, ask for their business and follow up with a handwritten card.
- Write letter to [your city] architects.
City Preservation Links
- Preservation Houston Membership – $250 for business, $1000 for corporation
- Houston Heights Association – resource for Architects and builders/ contractors
- Historic Houston – $250 membership
- Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston
- AIA Houston (American Institute of Architects) – Has a lot of events
- Masonry Contractors Association of America MCAA
- National Association of home Builders
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
- National Alliance of Preservation Commission – can advertise on site under resources > products and materials and is a good source for contractors.
- Preservation Action
Masonry companies that match and clone
Brick Staining Technology, Inc. – Nationwide brick and masonry staining and matching specialist.
PBS Nationwide, Inc./Brick Stain Company LLC – Nationwide masonry and brick staining and mortar matching specialist. ‘PBS’ stands for ‘Preferred Brick Staining’ in case you were like me and thinking that PBS started doing masonry…
Brick Stain Company – good resource for property owners with rare, antique or discontinued bricks as well as masonry contractors too.
All City Masonry Staining – Brick cloning company serves the Chicago area.
Cocreham brick and stone supplier – offers brick staining nationwide.