Historic Preservation and Renovation

"Quality Construction and Preservation that Spans Generations"

Fitzgerald's Heavy Timber Construction, Inc. are both historic preservation consultants and experts in new construction incorporating the values of traditional architecture.  Our mission is to preserve the historic architectural legacy left to us by past generations and the building traditions that produced it, for future generations. Fitzgerald's Heavy Timber Construction, Inc. is proud to participate in a living tradition which eagerly learns from the past while planning for a prosperous, liveable future. 

We furnish comprehensive design, general contracting and project management services. Our experienced staff can assist clients from the planning stage through final finishing. Respectfully adapting historic buildings to modern living requirements is challanging. We have found it to be beneficial to our clients when they bring us on to the project team early in the concept stage.  We specialize in reworking traditional homes to renewed functionality and comfort with minimal disruption of the historic fabric of the building and without harming the unique traditional character that makes historic homes so loved and cherished.


We are an EPA Certified Lead-Safe Firm.


Related Projects

Fisher Building

Fisher Building

Frederick
Maryland

Rehabilitation of the "Fisher Building" located in downtown Frederick, MD along Carroll Creek in the Frederick Historic District.  Operations included restoration of brickwork, timber framing and of roof decking. As seen in the above photo, downtown Frederick Warehouse Building in process of conversion to office space.  

Summer Kitchen Reconstruction

Summer Kitchen Reconstruction

Adamstown
Maryland

This lovely storey-and-a-half summer kitchen was constructed of hand-hewn timbers and sash-sawn boards indicating a very early construction date.  By 2012, the combination of poor drainage around the building and plenty of hungry insects had damaged much of the structure.  We carefully measured the existing frame and catalogued each piece,...

Bathroom and Porch Remodeling

Bathroom and Porch Remodeling

Adamstown
Maryland

This mid 19th century home had been constructed with a very traditional two-story porch along the face of the ell.  When plumbing was introduced, a sction of both porches was partitioned off to form a new bathroom on each level.  Unfortunately water infiltration and construction compromises left the porch and...

Cathedral Attic Access Improvements and Structural Reinforcement

Cathedral Attic Access Improvements and Structural Reinforcement

Paterson
New Jersey

The Diocese of Paterson, NJ is undertaking a major renovation of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in downtown Paterson (http://www.rcdop.org/cathedral-project), and FHTC has been contracted to perform some minor improvements to the joinery connections of the huge roof trusses which carry the slate roof far above the cathedral...