VCU SCOTT HOUSE Window Restoration

VCU SCOTT HOUSE Window Restoration

SCOTT House on VCU Campus






Beaux Arts style Window Restoration






THE SCOTT HOUSE is one of Richmond’s most significant examples of American Renaissance architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was completed in 1911 and acquired by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2001. The 18,000 sf mansion was built for Frederic William Scott and his wife Elizabeth Strother Scott. It was modeled after the Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island, which referenced the Petit Trianon at Versailles. Interior plasterwork is attributed to prominent sculptor and plaster contractor, Ferruccio Legnaioli.

VCU commissioned Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&H) to provide a feasibility study to assess existing conditions, programming, and conceptual design. Subsequently, G&H was selected to provide a historically-sensitive rehabilitation to allow the building to serve as meeting and event space for visiting and University groups.

Goals for rehabilitation the Scott House included restoration of the exterior masonry and windows supplied by Gepetto Millworks Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were upgraded to modern standards. New restrooms, and conversions to office space and meeting rooms became part of the plans to serve the University Campus. While the rehabilitation will serve a variety of modern programmatic functions, the building’s historic fabric was restored in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the University’s preservation philosophy for historic buildings.

Beaux Arts window and door restoration
Beaux Arts window and door restoration
Scotts House VCU Historic Restoration

Historic preservation seeks to find effective and artful ways of maintaining and reusing significant buildings, landscapes, and communities. Central to the discipline is the attempt to preserve cultural identity in the face of the threats of urban sprawl and loss of social diversity.


Maintain, protect, and repair authentic character defining features, materials, and finishes. If features are deteriorated beyond repair, replace them in-kind. Retain authentic historic building fabric to the maximum extent possible.

Historic building restoration respects the evolution of historic changes, fashion, taste, and use – do not try to “improve” the design of authentic building features.

Avoid installation of conjectural “historic” features.

Do not use maintenance methods or materials that damage significant building and landscape fabric.

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Scotts House VCU Historic Restoration
Richmond VA Authentic Historic Window Restoration
Richmond VA Authentic Historic Window Restoration
Richmond VA Authentic Historic Window Restoration
Richmond VA Authentic Historic Window Restoration
Scotts House VCU Historic Restoration
Richmond VA Authentic Historic Window Restoration
Richmond VA Authentic Historic Window Restoration
Richmond VA Authentic Historic Window Restoration
Scotts House VCU Historic Restoration

Scott House was built in 1907, and is a three-story, 40,950 square foot, Beaux Arts style mansion. The house is seven bays wide and is faced with a pale Indiana limestone. It features a central portico of four, giant Corinthian order columns and two Corinthian pilasters that dominate the highly formal, symmetrical entrance façade. Elizabeth and Frederic Scott bought the property from Lewis Ginter in 1903, Elisabeth Scott Bocock, moved into the house in the mid 20th century. While there, she founded the Historic Richmond Foundation, the 2300 Club, and the Hand Workshop (now known as the Visual Arts Center of Richmond). In the 1960s, the house was subdivided and used as dorms for VCU students, which continued into the 90s. A renovation in 2004 led to the Scott House opening its doors to the public, and the designation of the building as a Virginia Historic Landmark.

The historic Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island was chosen as inspiration for the Richmond structure, which was itself modeled after the Petit Trianon in Versailles. It stands proudly removed from West Franklin, an exception to the block’s density. The stately house, a handsome combination of limestone and terra cotta, is grounded by green-tiled wrapping terraces and a porte-cochére, shaded by trees in the house’s garden. Oxidized copper and careful cast iron work beautifully balance the gravity of the building’s exterior. Oversized fluted columns with Corinthian capitals give the mansion a sense of monumentality. The interior is a classic example of the American Renaissance style, originating in the 18th century. The occupant moves through the symmetrically divided rooms with no hallways on the first floor, structured around a main entrance stair which lies under a magnificent stained glass dome. Servants’ quarters are to the rear of the building, and a large English style carriage house is hidden behind the mansion. The Anderson Gallery, constructed in 1888 from the former Ginter House stables, also stands behind the Scott-Bocock House. The splendor of the structure is a reminder of Richmond’s insurance and banking glory days in the early 20th century, when it was an indulgent capital of the South.

Scotts House VCU Historic Restoration
Authentic Historic Window Restoration Virginia
Scotts House VCU Historic Restoration
Authentic Historic Window Restoration Virginia

Accoya Approved Manufacturer VA

Accoya Approved Manufacturer VA

Accoya Approved Manufacturer

We have been using Accoya Acetylated wood for exterior applications since it’s introduction into the United States market in 2012.

Acetylated wood stands truer and weather’s better – read the acdemic articles below to start your education for specifiying the ‘foundation’ of your project.

Accoya Now American Made

“We are excited to be a part of the Kingsport community ,” said Rod Graf, general manager of Accoya USA.

“Our cutting-edge building will enhance capacity, create local jobs, and foster community. We are also eager to work with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing to become a preferred employer in the region as production begins.”

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Matt Wiley has been building with Accoya Acetylated Wood for over 10 years!

High quality one of a kind builds made in Virginia.


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“Acetylated lumber wins accolades for its performance and small environmental footprint”  ~ Green Building Advisor

Unlike most pressure-treated wood, acetylated lumber doesn’t contain any copper or biocides that can leach into the environment over time. The treatment renders the wood harder, more dimensionally stable and immune to insects. Accoya lasts for 50 years above grade, 25 years in contact with the ground or submerged in fresh water, and has a service life of 70 years, according to its manufacturer.

Build From the Foundation

You understand the metaphor if you’re a builder.  We are limited in our ability to deliver a ‘straight’ product, by straight lumber!  In order to deliver your dream piece, we need quality lumber that will not warp or twist and it is becoming harder to source.  Just like you wouldn’t want your foundation to be 1/8th out of square, we don’t want our raw materials to move 1/8th of an inch after they are machined to size.

Accoya Acetylated Wood Manufacturer Virginia

Acetylation BY ROGER M. ROWELL ~ 4 SEPTEMBER 2006

The Vikings burned the outside of their ships to make them water resistant and flame retardant without knowing anything about hydrophobicity or the insulating properties of char!

Long before we had formal wood science, we had a long history of observations on the properties and performance of wood. It was well known that wood swelled and shrunk with water, that wood decayed, that wood burned, and that wood was degraded by the sun. People took advantage of the positive properties and also learned to design around wood’s weaknesses.  As we started to understand the properties and performance of wood, we discovered that the properties of wood are, for the most part, a result of the chemistry of its cell wall components.

Combining all of the art and science of wood recorded from ancient times to the present, we have discovered that if you change the chemistry of wood, you change its properties and, therefore, you change its performance.

From this foundation, the science of chemical modification of wood was born. We first learn by observation, progress by experimentation, and finally advance through understanding. We learned to use wood, accepting that it changes dimensions with changing moisture content (MC),

Chemical modification of wood can be defined as a process of bonding a reactive simple chemical to a reactive part of a cell wall polymer, with or without catalyst,
to form a covalent bond between the two.  Chemical modification of wood has historically been used to:
1) isolate various cell wall components;
2) study differences in properties as a result of changing the chemistry;
3) improve the performance properties of wood.

Many chemical reaction systems have been published for the modification of wood and the systems have been reviewed in the literature. The chemicals include anhydrides, acid chlorides, ketene carboxylic acids, isocyanates, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, difunctional aldehydes, chloral, phthaldehydic acid, and epoxides .

None of the studies of the chemical modification of wood and other lignocellulosic resources have gone past the research stage, except acetylation. 


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“Our sales in North America increased by 44% between fiscal years 2021 and 2022, and we continue to see strong demand for Accoya,” said John Alexander, group sales director. “Once operational, our Accoya 2022 production volumes will be doubled at the Kingsport site.”

The Kingsport facility, which will be operational in early 2024, will provide the North American market, while the Netherlands plant will supply the rest of the world. The American reactors are now on their way from Europe and will arrive in Kingsport in January 2023.

“We are excited to be a part of the Kingsport community and watch the development of the US facility,” said Rod Graf, general manager of Accoya USA. “Our cutting-edge building materials will enhance capacity, create local jobs, and foster community. We are also eager to work with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing to become a preferred employer in the region as production begins.”

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Historic Look

Smooth Swing bearings and weather durable fittings

Steel Core

Historically Accurate wooden gates

Mated with Steel core elements for the best of both materials.

Historic Detailing

Fully Mortized Spindles on an Arc!

Take a moment and notice all the wonderful details from the matching profile and scale at the gate frame top to the under hinge trim profile.  

Accoya Acetylated Wood Manufacturer Virginia
Accoya Acetylated Wood Manufacturer Virginia
Accoya Acetylated Wood Manufacturer Virginia
Accoya Approved Manufacturer VA
Accoya Acetylated Wood Manufacturer Virginia
Accoya Acetylated Wood Manufacturer Virginia
Accoya Acetylated Wood Manufacturer Virginia

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Accoya Wood Window Builder VA

Accoya Wood Window Builder VA

Windows made of Accoya Acetylated Wood

In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains craftsmanship meets innovation in the form of Solid Wood windows made at Gepetto of Accoya Acetylated Wood.  Your new windows will stand as a testament to old world historic quality and modern manufacturing excellence. With a commitment to sustainability while improving durability Accoya Acetylated Wood brings warmth and architectural beauty to homes across Virginia. From the historic streets of Richmond to the picturesque landscapes of Roanoke Gepetto Solid Wood windows perform with modern excellence and old world charm.

At Gepetto, each window is meticulously crafted by skilled artisans who take pride in their work. Utilizing the finest Accoya Acetylated Wood, our windows exude timeless durability while offering the charm and authenticity of historic register places. From traditional to contemporary designs, Gepetto Solid Wood windows elevate the aesthetics of any home, adding character and charm.

Sustainable Manufacturing in the Blue Ridge

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility sings sustainability from the hills that hug it. Responsibly sourced materials from the land that we currently invest in as forest managers built the out buildings around the shop.  Eco-friendly production is one of our old world values – not a new ‘green economy’ mindset. Gepetto owner Matthew Wiley has the soil of these hills as the blood that runs through his veigns.  Reducing environmental footprint is the new term that empowers the old idea of work with what you have! By choosing Gepetto Solid Wood windows, homeowners invest in a greener Virginia while enjoying the benefits of premium craftsmanship.

Advantages of Accoya Acetylated Wood

Accoya Acetylated Wood sets Gepetto Solid Wood windows apart from the rest on the molecular level! Accoya solved the acetylation process on a scale that was affordable.  Read the full technical article to understand fully what you’re investing in.  This remarkablly small chemical change elevates the wood to otherwise unachievable qualities.  Unparalleled stability, durability, and resistance to rot and decay develop after a simple treatment of vinegar. With fewwer maintenance requirements, Gepetto windows crafted from Accoya Acetylated Wood ensure lasting beauty and performance, even in Virginia’s humid and sun bleached climate.

Service Area for Gepetto

From the bustling metropolis of Alexandria and Arlington crescnet surrounding DC to the serene shores of Virginia covering the Beach or Chesapeak tidewaters like Norfolk, Williamsburg and Newport News, Gepetto Solid Wood windows adorn homes in every corner of the Commonwealth. With customizable options to suit any architectural style, homeowners have the freedom to create spaces that reflect their unique taste and personality. Whether it’s a cozy bungalow in Charlottesville or a stately mansion in Norfolk, Gepetto windows enhance the beauty and value of every residence.

Unrivaled Performance and Energy Efficiency

Beyond their exquisite craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal, Gepetto Solid Wood windows deliver exceptional performance even through hurricane’s and tornadoes. Advanced insulation properties from weather stripping and the cumulative effet of precision engineering show in tests to be equal or better than any modern standard.  If it’s double glass you want, we can build it – or we can show you the test results of 160mph winds and install locations across the south east US.   Our windows help maintain optimal indoor comfort while reducing energy costs. From sweltering summers to wet damp winters, Gepetto windows provide year-round comfort for Virginia homeowners.

The Accoya Promise: Quality and Reliability

Backed by decades of experience and a dedication to excellence, Gepetto builds quality and Accoya provides reliability. As a homeowner your peace of mind rests in knowing you’ve invested in the best.

Partnering with Virginia’s Finest Builders and Architects

Gepetto Solid Wood windows are the preferred choice of Virginia’s finest builders and architects. With a reputation for uncompromising quality and attention to detail, our windows complement the visionary designs of top professionals in the industry. From luxury estates to commercial developments, Gepetto windows add a touch of sophistication and refinement to every project.

Elevate Your Home with Accoya

Accoya Acetylated Wood Manufacturer Virginia
Accoya Acetylated Wood Manufacturer Virginia
Accoya Acetylated Wood Manufacturer Virginia
Accoya Acetylated Wood Manufacturer Virginia
custom arc and round Top doors,  gates & Windows

custom arc and round Top doors, gates & Windows

In the world of construction and preservation, few elements evoke the same sense of wonder and complexity as round windows in historic buildings. These architectural marvels have graced our cities for centuries, captivating the imagination with their intricate designs and timeless beauty. As a construction manager deeply involved in the restoration of historic structures, I have come to appreciate the unique challenges and rewards that come with the territory. In this narrative, I will explore the intricate world of round windows in historic buildings, shedding light on their complexity and the indispensable need for experienced millwork craftsmen, such as Gepetto Millwork, to handcraft these exquisite features rather than opting for on-site construction or less experienced manufacturers.

The Fascination with Historic Round Windows

Before diving into the specifics of round windows, it is essential to understand why these architectural elements hold such a special place in the hearts of preservationists, architects, and construction managers alike. Round windows, often referred to as oculi or rose windows, are not just functional openings to let light into a building; they are intricate works of art, often featuring intricate tracery, stained glass, and decorative detailing. They serve as both practical and aesthetic elements, offering glimpses of the world outside while simultaneously enhancing the building’s visual appeal.

The Complexity of Round Windows

a. Architectural Challenges

Historic round windows, unlike their rectangular counterparts, present a myriad of architectural challenges. Their curved shape defies the straightforward geometry that most modern construction methods are built upon. This complexity necessitates precise calculations, measurements, and a deep understanding of materials so as not to create weakness and structural failure.

b. Structural Integrity

One of the foremost concerns when dealing with round windows is ensuring structural integrity. These windows often occupy large portions of the building’s façade, which means they must withstand considerable loads and environmental stressors. Failing to address structural concerns could lead to costly and dangerous consequences, compromising the safety of the building and its occupants.

c. Historical Authenticity

Preserving the historical authenticity of a building is paramount in restoration projects. Round windows are often integral to a building’s historical identity, and any attempt to replace or modify them must be done with the utmost care and attention to detail. Using the wrong materials or techniques can irreparably damage the building’s historical integrity.

The Artistry of Round Window Design

a. Intricate Tracery

One of the most captivating aspects of round windows is their intricate tracery, which refers to the ornamental stonework or woodwork that forms the window’s framework. The design of tracery can range from simple geometric patterns to elaborate, flowing motifs that tell a story or convey religious symbolism. Crafting tracery requires not only technical skill but also a deep appreciation for the artistic and historical context in which the window exists.

b. Stained Glass

Stained glass is a hallmark of many historic round windows, adding a mesmerizing play of colors and light to the interior of the building. The creation of stained glass windows is a highly specialized craft that demands a deep understanding of glasswork and painting techniques. Each piece of glass must be meticulously chosen for its color and translucency, and the final composition must be both beautiful and structurally sound. The Role of Experienced Millwork Craftsmen

a. Artful Construction

Millwork refers to the crafting of wood elements for architectural purposes, and it is a crucial aspect of round window construction. The skills required for millwork are highly specialized, involving precision cutting, carving, and shaping of wood to create intricate designs. Experienced millwork craftsmen possess the knowledge and expertise necessary to execute the most intricate and historically accurate round window designs.

b. Gepetto Millwork: A Trusted Name

When it comes to entrusting the creation of round windows in historic buildings, Gepetto Millwork is a name that resonates throughout the industry. With a 20 year legacy of craftsmanship Matthew Wiley has earned a reputation for excellence and delivered on big projects. His dedication to preserving historical accuracy and attention to detail make them a preferred choice for construction managers and preservationists alike.

The Perils of On-Site Construction

a. Compromised Quality

Attempting to construct round windows on-site presents a host of challenges that can compromise the quality and authenticity of the final product. On-site construction lacks the controlled environment and specialized equipment necessary for crafting intricate designs and achieving precise measurements.

b. Delays and Cost Overruns

On-site construction of round windows often leads to delays and cost overruns. Any miscalculations or mistakes can result in significant setbacks, including the need for costly revisions and repairs. These delays can be especially problematic when working on historic restoration projects with tight timelines and budgets.

The Pitfalls of Less Experienced Manufacturers

a. Cookie-Cutter Approaches

Less experienced manufacturers may take a one-size-fits-all approach to round window production, neglecting the unique historical and architectural context of each project. This can result in generic, uninspired designs that fail to capture the essence of the building or the period in which it was constructed.

b. Lack of Expertise

Experienced millwork craftsmen, like those at Gepetto Millwork, possess a level of expertise that is simply unmatched by less experienced manufacturers. The intricate detailing, historical accuracy, and structural integrity of round windows require a depth of knowledge and skill that cannot be easily replicated. In the world of historic preservation and construction, round windows stand as testaments to the intersection of art and architecture. Their complexity and beauty captivate the imagination and inspire awe. Yet, these architectural marvels are not easily replicated or replaced, and their preservation demands the utmost care and expertise. As a frustrated construction manager, I have witnessed firsthand the challenges that come with attempting to construct or restore round windows without the involvement of experienced millwork craftsmen like Gepetto Millwork. The complexities of structural integrity, historical authenticity, and artistic design cannot be taken lightly. To do justice to these remarkable features of historic buildings, we must recognize the indispensable role of craftsmanship in their creation and restoration. The next time you gaze upon a historic round window, take a moment to appreciate the intricate tracery, the stained glass, and the centuries of artistry and craftsmanship that have gone into its creation. These windows are not just openings to the past; they are portals to a world where beauty and complexity converge, reminding us of the timeless allure of historic architecture.
Unique wooden and Historic Window Makers in the South East US

Unique wooden and Historic Window Makers in the South East US

Windows are not only functional elements in a building but also serve as aesthetic highlights, especially in historic structures. The South East United States boasts a rich architectural heritage, and preserving the authenticity of historic buildings is of paramount importance. In this article, we will explore the world of unique wooden window makers in the South East US, with a special focus on Gepetto Millworks completed construction project portfolio. Our job history and qualifications highlight our unique and notable contributions to the restoration of the Montgomery Building in Spartanburg, SC and the Bull Street District Mental Hospital renovation in Columbia, SC.

Window Maker in the South East United States

Gepetto Millworks owned and operated by Matthew Wiley with his wife Pamela became a renowned window maker based in the South East US, by starting in one of the oldest standing neighborhoods on the continent : Church Hill Richmond. The word spread fast as Matthew built to order and matched historic trims, embellishments and other unique elements that make history come alive in historic homes, churches, theaters and restaruants. Specializing in crafting historically accurate unique wooden windows for historic structures soon caught the attention of restoration specialists from Williamsburg VA’s historic district. With decades of experience, Gepetto is now an approved vendor to the National Parks Services & Pentagon specialist provider for historic military buildings. Our unwavering commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and attention to hand built detail from the blue ridge near Charlottesville VA established us as a leader in the field.

The Montgomery Building, Spartanburg, SC brought the largest order for historic windows ever seen by the Gepetto shop. Renovating an iconic landmark with a rich history in the center of Spartansburg made for an order of 940 windows on this 24 story building. Built in 1924, it was the first high-rise building in Spartanburg and South Carolina. Gepetto Millworks was entrusted with the task of restoring and replicating the building’s historic windows, ensuring the preservation of its original character as it evolved into a mixed use modern development with shops, condos and a full set of amenities. Gepetto’s extensive knowledge of period-specific window design and construction techniques Matthew successfully recreated the historic windows but added energy efficient weather beating parts seamlessly blending old-world charm with modern functionality. The windows underwent full durability testing before being ordered, as due dilligence would suggest. This video shows the windows under hurricane strength wind forces to test their breaking point<<

South East Washington DC historic window maker

Our windows have withsstood tornadoes and pressure tests before installation - they passed, and they last!

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Southeast window maker for historic restorations

The Bull Street District renovation centers around the Historic Mental Hospital in downtownColumbia, SC. One of the first facilities to provide mental health services in the country it holds significant historical importance!  As part of a major renovation project aimed at transforming the hospital into a vibrant mixed-use development with baseball dimond, urban shopping like REI now anchors a full set of modern amenities to this historic campus where they raised their own food. Gepetto Millworks played a crucial role supplying the windows and millwork elements that qualify as Historic Tax Credit building materials. Our expertise in crafting windows that adhere to the strict guidelines of historical preservation helped breathe new life into the building while maintaining its architectural integrity.  Now residents walk their dogs under the beautiful living history of the mature trees on the campus.

Unique Qualifications – Customization and Replication

Gepetto Millworks specializes in the customization and replication of historic windows down to the panes of glass. Our skilled artisans meticulously note original window designs, materials, and construction techniques to ensure the accurate reproduction of frames, sashes and trims that add up to be indistinguishable from the originals when fully installed. Attention to detail while meeting all construction timelines is why large general contractors rely on Gepetto exclusively for projects at this scale.

Material Selection and Craftsmanship

The choice of materials is vital when recreating historic windows. Gepetto Millworks sources high-quality, sustainable wood that matches the original species used in the historic windows. Through their exceptional craftsmanship, they transform raw materials into intricate, durable, and beautiful window components that stand the test of time.

Preservation Expertise:

Preservation projects demand a deep understanding of how species of wood interact, how it will be machined into shape, and the order of installation to match historical preservation. Gepetto Millworks generously shares their expertise with contractors installing their products as woodworking is becoming a lost art with most commercial windows choosing aluminum for their material  Gepetto ensures adherance to the authentic style and proportions of the era in which the building was constructed even if example windows are destroyed beyond recovery.

Impact and Legacy:

The work of Gepetto Millworks restoring historic windows extends beyond the mere physical preservation of structures. By meticulously replicating windows, trim, glass panes and sashes, they contribute to the overall cultural and historical heritage of the South East United States. Dedication to craftsmanship and historical accuracy ensures that future generations can appreciate and understand the architectural achievements of the past.  If the windows in your home or building have lasted 200 years already, you do have a safe and reliable alternative to the plastics, vinyls, and metals that cloud the current marketplace.  Ask your accountant to amortize the cost of the windows over 200 years as you get a quote – it puts the whole process into perspective.

Preserving historic structures requires a delicate balance between maintaining authenticity and meeting modern functionality standards. Gepetto Millworks can apply UV Coatings, Weather Stripping and other small nuances that bring the historic window up to all energy efficiency expectations. Through exceptional skills and creative problem solvoing we have made significant contributions to the restoration and replication of historic windows across the eastern seaboard. With notable projects like the Montgomery Building in Spartanburg, SC, and the Bull Street District Mental Hospital in Columbia, SC, Gepetto Millworks continues to leave an indelible mark on the South East US’s regional architectural heritage. 

South Carolina Wooden Window Supplier

South Carolina Wooden Window Supplier

In the realm of architectural preservation and restoration, historic buildings hold a special place, preserving the essence of South Carolina’s rich heritage. When undertaking historic building projects, architects and construction managers can greatly benefit from the historic tax credit certification program. In this article, we will explore the significance of historic wooden windows in these projects, highlight the expertise of Gepetto Millworks as a supplier, and shed light on the advantages of leveraging the historic tax credit certification from a professional perspective.

Historic Wooden Windows and the Importance of Preservation

Architectural Integrity: Historic wooden windows are an essential component of a building’s architectural integrity. These windows showcase the craftsmanship, detailing, and design principles of a specific era, adding to the overall character and historical significance of a structure. Preserving and restoring these windows is crucial to maintaining the authenticity and charm of historic buildings.

Preservation Guidelines: When working on historic building projects, adherence to preservation guidelines is of utmost importance. These guidelines often dictate the retention or replication of original features, including windows. Gepetto Millworks specializes in producing historically accurate wooden windows that comply with preservation standards and bring the building back to its former glory.

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Solutions: Contrary to misconceptions, historic wooden windows can be energy-efficient when properly restored and upgraded. Gepetto Millworks utilizes modern weatherstripping techniques and energy-efficient glass options to enhance the performance of historic windows while preserving their original aesthetics. This approach aligns with sustainable design practices and promotes energy conservation in historic building projects.

Expertise in Historic Wooden Windows

Craftsmanship and Attention to Detail: Gepetto Millworks has a well-established reputation for its commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. Their team of skilled artisans combines traditional woodworking techniques with modern innovations, ensuring the production of historically accurate and superior-quality wooden windows. Each window is meticulously crafted to meet the highest standards of excellence.

Customization and Replication: Gepetto Millworks understands the importance of customization and replication when it comes to historic building projects. They possess in-depth knowledge of various architectural styles prevalent in South Carolina, enabling them to replicate windows with utmost precision, even in cases of unique or intricate designs. Their ability to provide customization options allows architects and construction managers to tailor the windows to the specific requirements of the project.

Material Selection and Durability: Gepetto Millworks takes pride in sourcing only the finest materials for their historic wooden windows. Premium-grade hardwoods are carefully selected to match the original species used in historic structures. This meticulous attention to material selection ensures that the windows not only maintain an authentic appearance but also exhibit exceptional durability and longevity, supporting the long-term preservation goals of the building project.

Benefits of Historic Tax Credit Certification

Financial Incentives: The historic tax credit certification program offers significant financial incentives for owners and developers of historic buildings. By adhering to specific preservation standards, projects can become eligible for tax credits that can offset a portion of the rehabilitation costs. These credits can be used to reduce tax liabilities, attract investors, and lower overall project costs, making historic building projects more economically viable.

Preservation Advocacy: The historic tax credit certification program promotes the preservation and restoration of historic structures. By participating in the program, architects and construction managers contribute to the preservation of South Carolina’s architectural heritage. This involvement not only enhances the cultural value of the community but also positions them as stewards of historic preservation.

Marketing and Recognition: Buildings with historic tax credit certification gain recognition and prestige within the industry. They become eligible for various marketing