NEW YORK CITY – Stuart Dean, an international provider of renowned architectural restoration services, recently completed a multi-faceted restoration project at the Eliot Church in Newton, Massachusetts, an initiative that has returned many of the structure’s key architectural elements to their original 19th-century condition. The month-long initiative involved the careful removal and re-installation of church pews; asbestos abatement; and metal, stone and wood restoration in a sanctuary that dates back to 1845.
“Stuart Dean’s full-service, hands-on approach to a restoration project such as this became invaluable to the Eliot Church. Our team took ownership of all of the moving parts, which meant that the church did not need to hire a general contractor,” said Mark Parrish, president and CEO of Stuart Dean. “Because of this, members of the church’s facilities commission had peace of mind knowing that the job would be completed safely, effectively and on time, even though our team only had about a month to get everything done.”
Workers began by carefully removing and storing the church’s existing sanctuary pews so that teams could remove and abate the asbestos-laden floor tiles. To ensure the safety of church employees who were working nearby during the project, Stuart Dean hired a safety engineering company to test the tile and mastic for asbestos and performed air monitoring services throughout the restoration. Once the new tile had been installed, Stuart Dean oversaw the restoration of the hardwood floors in the organ/choir area and performed the detailed restoration work on the bluestone floor in the entrance vestibule and refinished cast bronze door hardware of wood doors. After all work was completed, workers returned the pews to their exact position within the sanctuary.
Stuart Dean coordinated all scheduling throughout the project and managed the various subcontractors, which included the safety consultant engineer, the tile and asbestos removal company, the tile installation contractors and the company that refinished the hardwood floors.
“Today, current and prospective members of the Eliot Church of Newton enter the sanctuary and see a bright, beautifully restored house of worship that now boasts much of its original beauty,” added Parrish.
Stuart Dean repairs damage to architectural assets and restores surfaces at centuries-old buildings and newly constructed facilities with minimal interruption to business. The company’s advanced processes and products restore natural stone and other architectural appointments and protect surfaces from staining and deterioration caused by environmental contamination and everyday use. Stuart Dean’s expertise includes metal refinishing; stone polishing, cleaning and protection; wood refinishing; glass restoration; innovative and sustainable grouts and flooring solutions; and curtain wall and facade restoration.
About Stuart Dean
Stuart Dean is an international provider of renowned architectural restoration services, specializing in metal refinishing; stone polishing, cleaning and sealing; wood refinishing; glass restoration; innovative and sustainable grouts and flooring solutions; and curtain wall and facade restoration. Thousands of clients trust Stuart Dean to restore and preserve their buildings, retail stores, institutions and restaurants every day. Stuart Dean offers a portfolio of services to enhance the beauty and retain the value of a wide array of architectural assets. The company has been in business for more than 80 years, with 22 offices in the U.S. and Canada and more than 450 employees. Major markets served include Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Norfolk, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.stuartdean.com.
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