About Us

With over 13 years of experience in historic restoration we have come to find out that each restoration project needs a differnt plan of action to be completed correctly. The structures needs are taken into consideration and carefully planned out before starting work. 

Each step of the process is customized keeping in mind the safety of our employees, the quality of our work and the customers budget. Our professional staff is dedicated to providing your project the attention needed to get the job done. 
Our mission is to deliver our customers first-rate, cost effective masonry and concrete craftsmanship while not compromising dedication to safety, quality, responsiveness, and value to the customer.
Owner Danny Palousek came to the District of Columbia from the small town of Nolanville, Texas in 2001 to visit his sister and her husband for spring break during his Senior year in high school. While in DC Danny was enamoured by the rich history and historic buildings around him. He knew that after graduating school he would come back to the District and start a business working on historic homes. In Texas Danny was attending Harker Heights High school where he was a 4A 2nd team all district defensive end and involved in the 4-H and Future Farmers of America. Danny was also involved in agriculture to include raising horses, cattle and chickens. Winning several awards to include Grand champion Mare at the Texas State 4-H Horse Show, 1st place steer at Arizona National Livestock Show to name a few, Danny has always had a strong work ethic and is accustom to hard work. This work ethic instilled by his parents has enabled him to be the business man he is today. After 1 year at Tarlton State University and 1 year at Blinn College going to school and working in the construction industry, in 2004 Danny came back to DC to learn more about the Historic homes in the District. Working for a repitable masonry contractor in DC he learned about re-pointing and historic restoration. Danny attended numerous seminars to include a course in Masonry Preservation at Traditional Building Skills Institute - Snow College and a lecture about natural cements used in historic buildings at American Natural Cement Conference - Rosendale New York. From then on Danny has been passionate about historic masonry restoration. 
Danny has given lectures on brick repointing for organizations such as the Capitol Hill Restoration Society and Fragers Hardware. In 2009 he bought his first home in the District of Columbia in the North East Trinidad Neighborhood in a building built in 1918. He enjoys running and walking with his dog "Cash" and is slowly getting into riding his Cross Cycle Bianchi bike which he sometimes uses to commute to the DCRA for permits or to clients houses for estimates.  We look forward to meeting you giving you advise on your project.

Danny and his best friend "Cash"

Pen Y Bryn 

Work Study Program 

After a long flight to what felt like the other side of the world we arrived in Whales. When your in Whales you can feel the deep history from centuries ago that makes American history seem  so young. I relized at that point that the buildings in America, if built on solid ground and of good material could last for centuries to come. With that said I believe my companies duty to try and preserve the material used to build your structure in a way that doesnt change the character of the building so craftsman in the future can continue to make repairs that are in kind to the buildings original design. 

"We are dedicated to preserving historic structures" - Danny Palousek