Month: November 2016

Preservation Rockstars

By Scott Sidler | November 28, 2016

In my travels I have been privileged to meet some very talented people and organizations that are changing the face of historic preservation in extraordinary ways. Preservation is a very local art and most of us are not on HGTV […]

Dear Flippers, Please Stop!

By Scott Sidler | November 21, 2016

An open letter to house flippers: Dear Flippers, Please stop! You are so busy trying to get things done under time and under budget that you are turning our beautiful old homes into cheap, off the shelf, particle board infested, […]

Picking the Right Paint: Blocking Test

By Scott Sidler | November 14, 2016

I do a lot of painting in my shop. It’s a huge part of what my company does and I’m very particular about our techniques and materials. I know that a good paint job is possibly the most pivotal way […]

Why Old Buildings Matter

By Scott Sidler | November 7, 2016

I’ve been reading some posts by friends of mine who work in historic preservation and it’s got me thinking about the why of saving old buildings a little more than the how this week. Each week I put together what […]