Professional Network

The NAPC Professional Network Directory connects local preservationists with small consulting firms and preservation professionals that provide a variety of services and products and who support NAPC’s mission.

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions does not endorse the products or services of the following professional organizations, and encourages interested parties to check references.

Cindy Olnick Communications

http://cindyolnick.com
Los Angeles
CA
cindy@cindyolnick.com
(323) 363-2133

Cindy Olnick helps preservation professionals communicate clearly and effectively. With decades of experience in both communications and historic preservation, Cindy translates the nuances of preservation into accessible, compelling language for specific audiences. She’s an insider with a fresh perspective. She writes and edits content for any purpose, from guidelines, nominations, and grant materials to videos, talking points, websites, and social media. She develops communications strategy and leads rebranding efforts. She helps clients see their work in new ways, deepen their understanding of key audiences, and increase their impact.

Commonwealth Preservation Group

http://www.commonwealthpreservationgroup.com/
Norfolk
VA
admin@commonwealthpreservationgroup.com
(757) 923-1900

Commonwealth Preservation Group (CPG) is a small woman and minority-owned business established in 2004. CPG provides preservation planning and design, historic rehabilitation tax credit, and historic resource and National Register nomination consulting services. CPG works with homeowners, architects, historical societies, developers, religious institutions, and federal, state and local government to guide proper rehabilitation of historic buildings, identify and survey historic resources, ensure compliance with appropriate state and Federal regulations, and to promote sound preservation planning. CPG strives to balance historic preservation considerations with modern requirements imposed by codes, technology and user needs for the benefit of its clients and their historic properties.

VIA design architects, pc

https://viadesignarchitects.com/
319 E Plume Street
Norfolk
VA
23510
via@viadesignarchitects.com
(757) 627-1489

VIA design focuses on collaborating with clients, communities, and local organizations to design impactful, elevated architecture and landscape architecture. We are client focused, site driven, and dynamic in skill. We believe in bringing the best imaginable idea forward and celebrating that journey. Our clients are more than customers, they are partners. We take great pride in the relationships we build as we would be nowhere without these strong relationships. Through a collaborative process we gain unique insights into our client’s needs and create designs that fully embrace and reflect the client’s core culture. As a firm, we plan and design projects that range from large public spaces to small private properties. Regardless of project size, type, or market segment we believe that each design is anchored by the surrounding environment and cultural elements. This practice enables each project to be a unique piece of architecture that fits our client’s needs and surrounding environment. Our design team is creative and nimble in the ability to adapt to new environments and challenges. VIA transformed the Essex, a structure permitted for construction in 1905 in Downtown Norfolk, to become our new home and design headquarters. We honored the original design elements and structural intention of the building while simultaneously “future proofing” it. This piece of demonstrational architecture exemplifies our mission to inspire, design, and elevate the daily lives of our clients and the surrounding communities. VIA’s growth in leadership and expansion of services to include landscape architecture and site planning, along with the enhancement of our interior design capabilities, graphic design capabilities, and wayfinding and branding services, allows us to offer a full suite of essential design services. These integrated services enhance each project’s potential and enables us to further care for our client’s design needs to help them find the unrealized potential before them.

Practical Preservation

http://www.Practical-Preservation.com
Sandra Scaffidi
Fairmont
WV
Sandra@Practical-Preservation.com
304-314-3773

Practical Preservation is a small, woman-owned business dedicated to documenting and preserving historic structures. Located in North Central West Virginia, Practical Preservation provides historic preservation consulting services throughout the United States.

Practical Preservation specializes in the identification, documentation and evaluation of historic resources. Our staff has vast experience in Section 106 reviews, National Register Nominations, architectural surveys, historic tax credit evaluations, historic structure reports, grant writing and management as well as downtown revitalization.  Practical Preservation remains a strong advocate for community revitalization and as such, donates 10% of profits each year to historic preservation efforts throughout the United States.

Hull Millwork

http://www.hullworks.com
Hull Millwork, LLC
201 Lipscomb Street
Fort Worth
TX
76104
info@brenthull.com
(817) 332-1495

For over 25 years, Hull Restoration supports a specialty millwork division dedicated to historic window restoration for residential and commercial projects. We rebuild, replace, and replicate steel and wood windows — including double hung and casement windows — to vintage standards and quality. Adroit use of traditional materials and historic glass contribute to reviving the character of historic hotels, heritage courthouses, and landmark depots. Our restored windows reflect another time, are energy efficient, and imbue new purpose.

University of Georgia

James Reap
609 Caldwell Hall
Athens
GA
30602
jreap@uga.edu

Preservation Strategies

https://kimtrentpreservationstrategies.com/
Kim Trent
P.O. Box 1734
Knoxville
TN
37901
Kim@KimTrent.com
(865) 705-1397

Kim Trent’s 25+ years of experience working with non-profit organizations, for-profit preservation developers and government officials helps her clients navigate a smooth path to success. The following customizable services are available:

Non-Profit Organizations – Kim brings real world experience and deep insights to positioning your organization for success through strategic planning; facilitating organizational retreats and public meetings to increase support for your work; fundraising planning and implementation; marketing and public relations; creating and managing historic real estate revolving funds; and creating effective advocacy strategies customized to your mission and community.

Preservation Development Professionals – Completing Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit applications in conjunction with project architects and contractors; National Register nominations; connecting developers with experts and investors around the country to insure projects are successfully funded; project advocacy with government officials at every level; marketing and public relations strategies; and general preservation project consulting.

Government Agencies – Kim’s experience and insights can support civic leaders by facilitating public meetings to gather input on support for preservation initiatives; identifying development tools and incentives to encourage preservation in communities; consulting on civic preservation projects; connecting projects with funders and investors; planning successful conferences, workshops and meetings to educate the public and government officials on the benefits of historic preservation.

Thomason and Associates, Preservation Planners

https://thomasonandassociates.com/
PO Box 121225
Nashville
TN
37212
info@thomasonandassociates.com
615-385-4960

At Thomason and Associates, we measure our success by how well we help you identify the best of your historical resources and usher them into a vital and prosperous future. Founded in 1982, we have more than 700 projects to our credit. From farmhouses in the South to courthouse squares in the Midwest and historic districts in the Northwest, or military installations across the country and on the streetscapes of America’s urban core, we have actively defined and articulated the inherent value of preservation as the field has evolved. Our team includes preservation planners, architectural historians, researchers and associates at the forefront of preservation trends worldwide. We use our collective expertise to help you bring together historical elements in your community to create a rich and robust future. Successful preservation solutions must be embraced by the many, not imposed by the few. For 25 years, we at Thomason and Associates have helped communities develop consensus through public meetings, media use and educational efforts. When discussions are intense,we offer practical options and creative compromises that allow you and your community to generate economic well-being, enhance livability and realize your preservation goals.

The Craig Group

Lisa Craig
400 E. Kettleman Ln.
Lodi
CA
95240
lcraiggroup@gmail.com
410-991-0288

The Craig Group is a national consulting firm facilitating local governments and nonprofit organizations in planning for greater resilience and economic vitality in historic communities. Lisa Craig, Principal of The Craig Group has 25+ years experience in local government, property redevelopment and nonprofit management and her extensive network of skilled professionals in climate adaptation, urban planning, engineering, economic development, architectural design, cultural and natural resource protection and nonprofit management ensures access to best practices nationwide. Prior to launching her own firm, Ms. Craig led the award-winning Weather It Together Initiative, the nation’s first cultural resource hazard mitigation plan. Ms. Craig is qualified as an expert witness in historic preservation, a cultural resource climate adaptation planning subject matter expert, and a CAMP trainer.

Preservation Resources, Inc.

https://bobyapp.com/
Bob Yapp
521 Bird Street
Hannibal
MO
63401
217-474-6052

Preservation Resources Inc. (PRI) is a multi-layered consulting firm advising and educating clients on a broad range of historic preservation issues including local landmark and national register nominations, training programs, zoning and land use, design guidelines, and historic building technologies, to name a few. To view PRI’s extensive list of services, please visit their website.

McDoux Preservation LLC

http://mcdoux.com/
Steph McDougal
18214 Upper Bay Rd. #58114
Houston
TX
77058
833-623-7737

Founded in 2007, McDoux Preservation LLC grew out of owner Steph McDougal's previous performance improvement consulting practice after she earned her MSHP. While McDoux has completed many different kinds of preservation projects in the past, today they primarily focus on National Register nominations, Part 1 (or similar state) tax credit applications, design guidelines and preservation ordinances, community engagement (including qualitative and quantitative research), program development and evaluation, and long-range planning. However, we love interesting projects and are willing to entertain all queries.

Heritage Arts of NC, LLC

http://www.heritage-arts.net
Dan Becker
300 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh
NC
27602
dan.becker@heritage-arts.net
919-906-5805

With more than thirty-four years experience in historic preservation and architectural design review, in the non-profit sector in both the staff and board member roles, and in land-use planning and architecture, consulting services I can help you to success with include historic preservation commission training, historic structure evaluation, Certificate of Appropriateness applications, local historic landmark applications, historic preservation plans, design guidelines preparation and updates, historic preservation ordinances, retreat facilitation, vision statements, mission statements, strategic planning, non-profit governance evaluation, bylaws updates to embrace current best practices, pre-development zoning code evaluation, comprehensive plan elements, character preservation ordinances, storefront design, and respectful additions to historic residences.

Primus Construction

www.primusconstruction.com
Christopher J. Wand
401 8th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids
IA
52401
chris@primus-companies.com
319-393-4831

Primus Construction is a design-build contractor located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Primus specializes in the design and construction of dental offices, small financial institutions and other commercial projects ranging in size from a few thousand to forty thousand square feet. We have completed projects in Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota. Though Primus focuses primarily on new construction projects, our staff includes architects with historic preservation experience who are licensed in Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska and, in the near future, Missouri and Minnesota. In addition, Chris Wand is a former member of the Historic Preservation Commission in Dubuque, Iowa, and the National Alliance of Preservation Board of Directors.

Cindy Olnick Communications

http://cindyolnick.com
Los Angeles
CA
(323) 363-2133
cindy@cindyolnick.com

Cindy Olnick helps preservation professionals communicate clearly and effectively. With decades of experience in both communications and historic preservation, Cindy translates the nuances of preservation into accessible, compelling language for specific audiences. She’s an insider with a fresh perspective. She writes and edits content for any purpose, from guidelines, nominations, and grant materials to videos, talking points, websites, and social media. She develops communications strategy and leads rebranding efforts. She helps clients see their work in new ways, deepen their understanding of key audiences, and increase their impact.

Commonwealth Preservation Group

http://www.commonwealthpreservationgroup.com/
Norfolk
VA
(757) 923-1900
admin@commonwealthpreservationgroup.com

Commonwealth Preservation Group (CPG) is a small woman and minority-owned business established in 2004. CPG provides preservation planning and design, historic rehabilitation tax credit, and historic resource and National Register nomination consulting services. CPG works with homeowners, architects, historical societies, developers, religious institutions, and federal, state and local government to guide proper rehabilitation of historic buildings, identify and survey historic resources, ensure compliance with appropriate state and Federal regulations, and to promote sound preservation planning. CPG strives to balance historic preservation considerations with modern requirements imposed by codes, technology and user needs for the benefit of its clients and their historic properties.

Heritage Arts of NC, LLC

http://www.heritage-arts.net
Dan Becker
300 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh
NC
27602
919-906-5805
dan.becker@heritage-arts.net

With more than thirty-four years experience in historic preservation and architectural design review, in the non-profit sector in both the staff and board member roles, and in land-use planning and architecture, consulting services I can help you to success with include historic preservation commission training, historic structure evaluation, Certificate of Appropriateness applications, local historic landmark applications, historic preservation plans, design guidelines preparation and updates, historic preservation ordinances, retreat facilitation, vision statements, mission statements, strategic planning, non-profit governance evaluation, bylaws updates to embrace current best practices, pre-development zoning code evaluation, comprehensive plan elements, character preservation ordinances, storefront design, and respectful additions to historic residences.

McDoux Preservation LLC

http://mcdoux.com/
Steph McDougal
18214 Upper Bay Rd. #58114
Houston
TX
77058
833-623-7737

Founded in 2007, McDoux Preservation LLC grew out of owner Steph McDougal's previous performance improvement consulting practice after she earned her MSHP. While McDoux has completed many different kinds of preservation projects in the past, today they primarily focus on National Register nominations, Part 1 (or similar state) tax credit applications, design guidelines and preservation ordinances, community engagement (including qualitative and quantitative research), program development and evaluation, and long-range planning. However, we love interesting projects and are willing to entertain all queries.

Practical Preservation

http://www.Practical-Preservation.com
Sandra Scaffidi
Fairmont
WV
304-314-3773
Sandra@Practical-Preservation.com

Practical Preservation is a small, woman-owned business dedicated to documenting and preserving historic structures. Located in North Central West Virginia, Practical Preservation provides historic preservation consulting services throughout the United States.

Practical Preservation specializes in the identification, documentation and evaluation of historic resources. Our staff has vast experience in Section 106 reviews, National Register Nominations, architectural surveys, historic tax credit evaluations, historic structure reports, grant writing and management as well as downtown revitalization.  Practical Preservation remains a strong advocate for community revitalization and as such, donates 10% of profits each year to historic preservation efforts throughout the United States.

Preservation Resources, Inc.

https://bobyapp.com/
Bob Yapp
521 Bird Street
Hannibal
MO
63401
217-474-6052

Preservation Resources Inc. (PRI) is a multi-layered consulting firm advising and educating clients on a broad range of historic preservation issues including local landmark and national register nominations, training programs, zoning and land use, design guidelines, and historic building technologies, to name a few. To view PRI’s extensive list of services, please visit their website.

Preservation Strategies

https://kimtrentpreservationstrategies.com/
Kim Trent
P.O. Box 1734
Knoxville
TN
37901
(865) 705-1397
Kim@KimTrent.com

Kim Trent’s 25+ years of experience working with non-profit organizations, for-profit preservation developers and government officials helps her clients navigate a smooth path to success. The following customizable services are available:

Non-Profit Organizations – Kim brings real world experience and deep insights to positioning your organization for success through strategic planning; facilitating organizational retreats and public meetings to increase support for your work; fundraising planning and implementation; marketing and public relations; creating and managing historic real estate revolving funds; and creating effective advocacy strategies customized to your mission and community.

Preservation Development Professionals – Completing Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit applications in conjunction with project architects and contractors; National Register nominations; connecting developers with experts and investors around the country to insure projects are successfully funded; project advocacy with government officials at every level; marketing and public relations strategies; and general preservation project consulting.

Government Agencies – Kim’s experience and insights can support civic leaders by facilitating public meetings to gather input on support for preservation initiatives; identifying development tools and incentives to encourage preservation in communities; consulting on civic preservation projects; connecting projects with funders and investors; planning successful conferences, workshops and meetings to educate the public and government officials on the benefits of historic preservation.

Primus Construction

www.primusconstruction.com
Christopher J. Wand
401 8th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids
IA
52401
319-393-4831
chris@primus-companies.com
319-393-0324

Primus Construction is a design-build contractor located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Primus specializes in the design and construction of dental offices, small financial institutions and other commercial projects ranging in size from a few thousand to forty thousand square feet. We have completed projects in Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota. Though Primus focuses primarily on new construction projects, our staff includes architects with historic preservation experience who are licensed in Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska and, in the near future, Missouri and Minnesota. In addition, Chris Wand is a former member of the Historic Preservation Commission in Dubuque, Iowa, and the National Alliance of Preservation Board of Directors.

The Craig Group

Lisa Craig
400 E. Kettleman Ln.
Lodi
CA
95240
410-991-0288
lcraiggroup@gmail.com

The Craig Group is a national consulting firm facilitating local governments and nonprofit organizations in planning for greater resilience and economic vitality in historic communities. Lisa Craig, Principal of The Craig Group has 25+ years experience in local government, property redevelopment and nonprofit management and her extensive network of skilled professionals in climate adaptation, urban planning, engineering, economic development, architectural design, cultural and natural resource protection and nonprofit management ensures access to best practices nationwide. Prior to launching her own firm, Ms. Craig led the award-winning Weather It Together Initiative, the nation’s first cultural resource hazard mitigation plan. Ms. Craig is qualified as an expert witness in historic preservation, a cultural resource climate adaptation planning subject matter expert, and a CAMP trainer.

Thomason and Associates, Preservation Planners

https://thomasonandassociates.com/
PO Box 121225
Nashville
TN
37212
615-385-4960
info@thomasonandassociates.com

At Thomason and Associates, we measure our success by how well we help you identify the best of your historical resources and usher them into a vital and prosperous future. Founded in 1982, we have more than 700 projects to our credit. From farmhouses in the South to courthouse squares in the Midwest and historic districts in the Northwest, or military installations across the country and on the streetscapes of America’s urban core, we have actively defined and articulated the inherent value of preservation as the field has evolved. Our team includes preservation planners, architectural historians, researchers and associates at the forefront of preservation trends worldwide. We use our collective expertise to help you bring together historical elements in your community to create a rich and robust future. Successful preservation solutions must be embraced by the many, not imposed by the few. For 25 years, we at Thomason and Associates have helped communities develop consensus through public meetings, media use and educational efforts. When discussions are intense,we offer practical options and creative compromises that allow you and your community to generate economic well-being, enhance livability and realize your preservation goals.

VIA design architects, pc

https://viadesignarchitects.com/
319 E Plume Street
Norfolk
VA
23510
(757) 627-1489
via@viadesignarchitects.com

VIA design focuses on collaborating with clients, communities, and local organizations to design impactful, elevated architecture and landscape architecture. We are client focused, site driven, and dynamic in skill. We believe in bringing the best imaginable idea forward and celebrating that journey. Our clients are more than customers, they are partners. We take great pride in the relationships we build as we would be nowhere without these strong relationships. Through a collaborative process we gain unique insights into our client’s needs and create designs that fully embrace and reflect the client’s core culture. As a firm, we plan and design projects that range from large public spaces to small private properties. Regardless of project size, type, or market segment we believe that each design is anchored by the surrounding environment and cultural elements. This practice enables each project to be a unique piece of architecture that fits our client’s needs and surrounding environment. Our design team is creative and nimble in the ability to adapt to new environments and challenges. VIA transformed the Essex, a structure permitted for construction in 1905 in Downtown Norfolk, to become our new home and design headquarters. We honored the original design elements and structural intention of the building while simultaneously “future proofing” it. This piece of demonstrational architecture exemplifies our mission to inspire, design, and elevate the daily lives of our clients and the surrounding communities. VIA’s growth in leadership and expansion of services to include landscape architecture and site planning, along with the enhancement of our interior design capabilities, graphic design capabilities, and wayfinding and branding services, allows us to offer a full suite of essential design services. These integrated services enhance each project’s potential and enables us to further care for our client’s design needs to help them find the unrealized potential before them.

Membership

As a member of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, you become part of a national network of historic preservation commissions, boards of architectural review, staff, local and state preservation nonprofits, and residents of historic districts who value their historic resources.

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