About us continued
Owner and operator Danny Palousek came to the District of Columbia for spring break to visit family. While in D.C., Danny was enamored by the rich history and diverse architecture around him. Back 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 and first place steer at the Arizona National Livestock Show. Danny has always had a strong work ethic and is accustomed to hard work. This work ethic instilled by his parents has enabled him to be the business man he is today. After graduation, he spent one year at Tarleton State University and another year at Blinn College while also working in the construction industry.
In 2004 Danny came back to D.C. to learn more about historic masonry restoration and repointing bricks while working for a local masonry contractor. Danny has since attended numerous masonry restoration seminars, to include a course in masonry preservation (Traditional Building Skills Institute, Snow College) and a lecture about natural cements used in historic buildings (American Natural Cement Conference in Rosendale, New York). Danny is very passionate about preserving historic masonry buildings. Danny has given lectures on brick re-pointing for organizations such as the Capitol Hill Restoration Society and Fragers Hardware.
In 2009 Danny bought a 1918 rowhouse in the North East D.C. Trinidad Neighborhood. He enjoys running and walking with his dog, Cash, and is slowly getting into riding his cyclocross bicycle, which he sometimes uses to commute to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs for permits, or to clients' houses for estimates. We look forward to meeting you and advising you on your next project.