Thanks to all our valued construction clients, General Contractor’s, Building Owner’s, Owner’s Rep’s and Project Management teams!  United Building Envelope Restoration has just completed its best year ever in 2019! We know that we are only as good as those we work with and those who we work for, so it is our pleasure to highlight some of the year’s best moments and accomplishments and preview what looks like another record-breaking year for UBER in 2020.

Finishing Up Major Historic Restoration Projects!

Some of our best work is now completed and ready for the public to enjoy for many years to come.  Among our favorites are:

  • The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – Southside Improvements historic stone restoration (Grunley Construction)
  • Hitchcock Hall historic brick repointing and marble stone repairs at St. Elizabeths Historic Campus (FEI/Winmar)
  • CUP-2 stone installation and restoration at St. Elizabeths Historic Campus (Balfour Beatty)
  • Robert E. Lee House (Arlington House) at Arlington Cemetery historic brick and stone restoration including new masonry comfort station and historic paver installation (WM Schlosser)
  • Milken Institute Phase 1 interior/exterior stone restoration and brick repointing (Grunley Construction)
  • Full exterior stone restoration and stone balcony rebuild at the DC Jewish Community Center (DC JCC)
  • Full historic stone restoration of the original Washington Monument in Boonsboro, Maryland (Maryland DGS).  

Please check our website soon for updated and detailed information on these and other historic masonry restoration projects.

Winning Large Historic Restoration Projects!

Moving forward into the new year UBER looks forward to some incredible recent awards including the major stone restoration and concrete restoration at the DIA Headquarters at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling with Grunley Construction.  Also with Grunley Construction is the Washington Navy Yard’s brick restoration of buildings 46 and 67! These two projects will indeed showcase some of our greatest talents in historic work and we look very much forward to continuing the close relationship with our partners at Grunley Construction in the new year.

Setting the Standard for Adaptation of New Technology in Historic Restoration!

UBER is currently undertaking the largest installation of Micro-Cotta in the history of the DC Region!  This very exciting “new” technology has actually been around for many years but is new to the historic masonry market in the Washington DC Region.  Micro-Cotta as the name suggests is a replacement material for historic terra-cotta but can also be used to replace historic stone, brick and other materials.  The most advantageous features are the quick lead time for delivery vs. standard terra-cotta, its light weight allows for easier installation and savings on engineered support systems and the versatility of colors, shapes and sizes can match virtually any historic piece on a building.  If you have damaged terra-cotta on your building please give us a call to see how Micro-Cotta can save you time, money and headache. When dealing with historic terra-cotta replacements it is important to stick with those with experience!

Looking Forward to 2020 and Our Best Year for Historic Restoration Yet!

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog!  Looking forward UBER is set for our best year to date with many hot projects on the books and more soon to go to contract.