Barn Contractors

This is a listing of businesses that specialize in barns, particularly barn repair. In addition, this section contains a listing of contractors who offer barn services.

This list is divided by state or province. As the list grows, you may want to consider contractors in adjacent states as well as your own. There are a variety of approaches to restoring barns and you are encouraged to contract several firms before making any final decisions on a rehabilitation or choice of contractor. Please refer to Barn Ads for complete barns and barn materials available for recycling.

The Barn Journal is committed to developing a comprehensive list of contractors in all states that have a significant stock of period barns. If you would like to be listed, or if you are aware of a list of barn contractors at your state university, state preservation department, etc. please contact the editor at editor@thebarnjournal.org with the relevant information, using the numerical system below to indicate expertise. Thank you!

Note: This information is provided free of charge as a service to our readers. There is no endorsement implied or intended for any contractor listed here. As in any business decision the purchaser is well-advised to use due prudence before agreeing to any contract. Research and investigation at the beginning of your project will be amply rewarded in quality of the result and a good return on your expenditures.

You may also want to see www.traditional-building.com to subscribe to Traditional Building magazine, which carries a section on traditional and modern barn contractors and supplies.

Contractor Listing Format:

  • Contractor Name (Contact Person)
    City, State Zip, Phone: Expertise Numbers

The areas of expertise of each contractor (if known) are denoted at the end of each description according to the following numbering scheme:

Consulting Expertise:
  1. Architecture
  2. Engineering
  3. Building Evaluation
Construction Expertise:
  1. Foundations
  2. Roofs
  3. Painting
  4. Moving
  5. General Repairs
  6. Timber Framing
  7. Silos/Windmills

Any Location

United States

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

 

Canada

Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick
Newfoundland Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Ontario
Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

Barn Services

  • Iowa Barn Savers(Dan Schmitt), Guttenberg, Iowa.
    563.252.3541 or dlschmitt@alpinecom.net; specializes in antique dismanteld barn frames & restoration.

  • Antique Barns Limited, with information on dismantled historic buildings from circa 1600 available for purchase.  See www.antiquebuildings.com.

  • Barn Frames Ink, offering antique frames designed to your specifications. See www.barnframes.com.

  • Barn Plans, a source for plans for gambrel-roofed, barn-like structures for horses, shops and even homes at www.barnplans.com.

  • Barn To Be Home, contact Andy Geiger, Eastsound, WA, at 360.376.2356 or barntobehome@rockisland.com.

  • The Country Building Directory offers plans for homes, barns, garages, and garden buildings compiled by Don Berg (author of Barns and Backbuildings), at www.abetterplan.com.

  • Mainely Stone & Timber, LLC (Tony Jeffery) with an antique barn brokerage, and referrals for shipping and dismantling. Contact 508.946.2216 or tjwally@juno.com. Middleboro, MA 02346.

  • New World Dutch Barn Survey at nwdb2000.homestead.com/home.html provides assistance and conducts surveys for the preservation of historic barns.

  • Pilgrim's Progress, Boring, OR 97009 (John and Lorraine Platz) is a licensed, bonded and insured firm that offers planning, assessments, stabilization and restoration of barns. The firm has completed projects for state and federal agencies throughout the U.S. Call 503.663.7336 or email john@pilgrimspreservation.com.

  • Preservation Trades, Inc. offers architectural / design services, and can ship and erect barns and custom timber frames from salvaged buildings. Contact 630.443.0411 or visit www.preservationtradesinc.com.

  • Timmerhus (Ed Levin and Ed Shure) builds logs and timber structures for assembly anywhere. Contact 603.643.2002 or www.timmerhusinc.com.

 

Any Location

 

Arkansas

  • Ozark Mountain Timber Framing (Mike Stitt)
    Scotland, AK, 501.592.3474: 4,5,6,8,9

 

California

 

Colorado

  • Robinson Engineering (Geoff Robinson, PE)
    Ft. Collins, CO 80522, 970.217.4960 or gcrobinson@juno.com: historic consulting 2,3,4,5,7,8,9

 

Connecticut

  • American Dream Post & Beam Co. (Don Polaski)
    Fiskeville, RI 02823, 401.822.3122 or dplsk@aol.com or www.netimbers.com: 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10

  • Rising Design (Gary Cirullo)
    West Granby, CT 06090, 860.653.0291: 3,4,5,6,8

  • Tea House Design (Steve Miller)
    Frog Hollow, Waccabuc, NY 10597, 914.763.3078 & fax or teahousedesign@verizon.net: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10

  • Timber Barn Conversions (Brian Cigal)
    Windsor, CT 06095 860.688.0400 or www.convertabarn.com: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10


Georgia

 

Illinois

  • KP Timberframes, Barn Removal and Restoration (Keith Petraitis)
    Spring Grove, IL 60081, 847.867.6983 or kptimberframes@yahoo.com: 3,7,8,9

  • Eisenmann Constructon (Steve Eisenmann)
    Cissna Park, IL 60924, 815.457.2862 or eisenmann@localline2.com: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10

  • Midwest Barn Company (Kyle Christensen)
    Spring Grove, IL, 815.529.0224 or admin@midwestbarncompany.com or midwestbarncompany.com: 1,2,3,7,8,9

  • Preservation Trades, Inc. (Robert Przewlocki)
    Wayne, IL 60184, 630.443.0411 or www.preservationtradesinc.com: 1,3,4,8,9,10

  • Trillium Dell Timber Works (Rick Collins) Knoxville, IL 61448
    Contact 309.299.2906, info@trilliumdell.com or www.trilliumdell.com
    TDTW offers comprehensive, historically accurate barn restoration for the discerning customer. Services include evaluation, budgeting, straightening, foundation repairs, engineering and architectural services. House and barn timber frames since 1995; we are leaders in historic cabin and barn restoration.

 

Indiana

  • Jos. Mulcahy Company (Brian J. Mulcahy)
    Pendleton, IN 46064, 765.623.2946 or cbmulcahy@iquest.net: 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10

  • Miller’s Windmill Service (Duane Miller)
    Middlebury, IN 46540

  • Schwartz Construction (Amos B. Schwartz)
    Geneva, IN 46740, (219) 368-7351: 3,4,5,7,8,9,10

  • Hunsinger & Porter Barn Moving (Scott or Tracy)
    Laurel, IN 47024, (317) 697.3458 (765) 969.3937 or nmuccill@seidata.com

 

Iowa

  • Bonzer, Gordon
    Nashua, IA 50658, (515) 435-4110: barn straightening

  • Hankemeier, Dennis
    Bernard, IA (319) 652-4425: restoration & repair

  • Hoy, Chuck
    Mechanicsville, IA 52306, (319) 432-6487

  • Jansen, Keith
    Ames, IA 500010, (515) 292-0003: renovation/preservation

  • Pischke, John
    DeWitt, IA 52742, (319) 659-3476: 19th century limestone buildings

  • Raymond, Ray
    Winterset, IA 50273, (515) 462-3186: renovation/preservation

  • Schnaithmann, James
    Bellevue, IA 52031, (319) 672-3319: historic restorations inc. masonry

  • Swinnup, Roger
    Oxford, IA 52332, (319) 628-4930: restoration

  • Uitermarkt, Carl
    Bondurant, IA (515) 966-2408

  • Iowa Barn Savers (Dan Schmitt), Guttenberg, Iowa.
    563.252.3541 or dlschmitt@alpinecom.net; specializes in barn frames & restoration.

 

Kentucky

  • Durable Slate Co.
    Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, 1.800.666.7445 or www.durableslate.com: 3,4,5,8 (slate, clay tile, copper, steel roofing, tuck pointing and stone patching)

 

Lousiana

  • Sumrall Construction Company (Jerry Sumrall)
    Shreveport, LA 71106, 318.865.4808 or email4jerry@yahoo.com

 

Maine

 

Maryland

 

Massachusetts

  • American Dream Post & Beam Co. (Don Polaski)
    Fiskeville, RI 02823, 401.822.3122 or dplsk@aol.com or www.netimbers.com: 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10

  • Babcock, Richard W.
    P.O. Box 484, Williamstown, MA 01267, rbabcockbarns@aol.com
    See Mr. Babcock's books under Barn Resources

  • Berkshire Barns (Shaun Garvey)
    Dalton, MA 01226, 413.684.4352 or info@berkshirebarns.com or www.berkshirebarns.com: Specialty is relocating unwanted barns for new uses.

  • Colonial Barn Restoration (Tim Murphy)
    Bolton, MA 01740, 978.779.9865, tim@colonialbarn.com or www.colonialbarn.com

  • Colonial Restorations LLC (Brad Green)
    74 Dug Hill Rd., Holland, MA 01521, 1,3,4,5,8,9; Specializing in post & beam Restoration/Repair since 1981. Phone 508-735-9900,
    www.cr1981.com or info@cr1981.com

  • Ellison Timberframes
    PO Box 1429, Brewster, MA 02631, 508.896.8400: 1,2,3,5,9

  • George Yonnone Restorations (George Yonnone)
    West Stockbridge, MA 01266, 413.232.7060, 35-years of historic preservation experience www.gyrestorations.com or george@gyrestorations.com. Specializing in timber frames since 1970.

  • Harding, Jay
    Clinton, MA, 508.509.9674 or hardtj@aol.com: barn reclamation

  • New England Barn Structure (Robert Tober)
    Millville, MA 01529-0843, 508.883.2835 MA or 401.767.3399 RI: 1,2,3,4,5,8

  • Rising Design (Gary Cirullo)
    West Granby, CT 06090, 860.653.029: 1 3,4,5,6,8

  • Sears, Craig
    W. Newfields, ME 04095, 603.512.5899 or www.geocities.com/vintagebarns: 1,2,3,4,5,8,9

  • Esty Builders(Jay Esty)
    Newbury, MA 01951 Contact: cell 978.500.1706; 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

  • Potter Homebuilders (Richard Potter), 727 W. Main St., Plainfield, MA 01070 413.743.7110, rich@potterhomebuilderscom or www.potterhomebuilders.com. Restoration & Relocation of Timber Frames since 1976; 1,3,4,5,7,8,9

 

Michigan

  • Visit the Michigan Barn Preservation Network
    at www.mibarn.net for the most recent list.

  • Antonelli Construction (Greg Antonelli)
    Metamora, MI 48455, 810.678.2811: 3,4,5,8,9

  • David Ciolek Construction
    Williamston, MI 48895, 517.655.4045 or userdata.acd.net/ciolek.david/home.htm: 2,3,4,5,7,8

  • Deitz House Moving Engineers, Inc.
    Muskegon, MI 49444, 616.773.8961: 2,3,4,7,8

  • Ekocite Architecture (Tammis Donaldson)
    Rochester, MI 48306, 248.608.2702

  • Esckilsen & Sons Painting
    Freeland, MI 48623, Larry at 517.781.9018 or Jeff at 517.585.3744

  • Fine Fishished Carpentry (Phil Schmelter)
    Linden, MI: 1,2,3,4,8

  • Great Lakes Barn Restoration (Sam J. Stitt III)
    Hesperia, MI 49421, 231.924.1938 or quotes@greatlakesbarn.com or greatlakesbarn.com: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

  • H.A. Hinz Co. (Barry Hinz)
    Chelsea, MI 48118, 313.475.7810: 3,4,5,7,8,9,10

  • Howard Davis & Sons
    Marlette, MI 48453, 517.635-2140: 3,4,5,7,8,9,10

  • J.R. Ignash Bldg. Movers & Contractors
    Filion, MI 48432, 517.874.4208: 3,4,7,8

  • Keller Williams Realty (Jackie Frank, Realtor)
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108, 734.998.4764 (office) or jackiefrank@msn.com

  • Koenigsknecht Roofing (Clare Koenigsknecht)
    Fowler, MI 48835, 517.593.2351: 3,4,8

  • Lambright Building (Samuel Lambright)
    Whittemore, MI 48770, 517.894.8571: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10

  • Michigan Lightning Protection, Inc. (Terrance Portfleet)
    Grand Rapids, MI 49544, 616.453.1174

  • Michigan Timber Frame (Chuck Doyle)
    Brooklyn, MI 49230, 517.592.2411: 1,2,3,4,8,9

  • Micka, Ted
    Brooklyn, MI 49230, 517.5364371: 1,2,3,4,8,9

  • Nehil-Sivak (Thomas E. Nehil, P.E.)
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007, 616.383.3111: 2,3

  • Nelson Construction & Landscape Co. (John E. Nelson)
    St. Joseph, MI 49085-9340: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9

  • Richard Neumann, Architect
    Petosky, MI 49770, 616.347.0931: 1,3

  • Quinn Evans/Architects (David Evans, AIA)
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 313.663.5888

  • RE: Construction (Steve Stier)
    East Lansing, MI 48823, 517.347.3073: 3,8,9

  • Reed Farm, Inc. (Nathan Reed)
    South Lyon, MI 48178, 248.437.3468 or www.reedfarminc.com: 5,8

  • Reinhardt, Jeffery
    Northport, MI 49670, 616.386.7483: 3,4,5,8,9

  • Rohkohl, Mike, Timber and Stone Barn Removal
    Howell, MI 48843, 517.404.9515 or mike@barnremoval.com: 3,7,8

  • Scharmer, Roger P.
    Montague, MI 49437, 616.894.9603

  • Smith & Smith Associates/Architects (Bruce and Doris Smith)
    Pontiac, MI 48341, 248.335.9190: 1,2,3

  • Strong Timbers
    Lake Ann, MI 49650, Robert A. Jones at 231.275.2911

  • Terry’s Barn Restoration
    Three Rivers, MI 49093, 616.279.2018: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

  • Tim Theusch, Contractor
    Lansing, MI 48910, 517.882.3936: 3,4,5,7,8,9

  • Vision Restoration (Steve Carson)
    Dearborn Hgts, MI 48125, 313.299.1730 or scarson@vision-restoration.com

  • Vision Restoration (Gary Good)
    Boyne Falls, MI 49713, 231.549.1730 or ggood@vision-restoration.com

  • Weathering Heights (Bruce Minsley)
    Kalamazoo, MI 49006, 616.342.9178: lightning protection

  • Weber Bros. Sawmill
    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858, 517.644.2206

  • Webster Stone & Patio (Roland Webster)
    Bellevue, MI 49021, 616.763.2154

  • West Side Sawmill (Andy Jean)
    Kalamazoo, MI 49009, 616.375.5021

  • Whipple, Harlan L.
    Mason, MI 48854-9663, 517.676.1200: 3,4,8,9

  • White Oak Timber Frame (Robert Foulkes)
    Suttons Bay, MI 49682, 616.256.9351: 3,8,9

  • Wood Works (Paul Levin)
    Emmet, MI 48022, 810.385.1753

  • The Barnsmen (Roger Shelden) Lowell, MI 49331.
    Barn Restoration & Repair; 616.634.7773 or rogershelden@gmail.com

  • The Barn Doctor (Ted Micka) Brooklyn, MI 49230.
    517.536.4371 or www.thebarn-doctor.com: 1,2,3,4,6,8,9

 

Minnesota

 

Nebraska

  • Schon Construction (Troy Schon)
    Valparaiso, NE 68065, residence 402.784.9333 or mobile 402.580.0404 or troyschn@aol.com: 3,4,5,6,8,9

 

New Hampshire

 

New Jersey

 

New York

  • Barn Systems
    Warwick (Orange County), NY 10990, 845.986.3898 or eschmitt@barnssystems.com or chrisr@barnsystems.com: 3,4,5,6,8,9

  • BARNS are NOBLE (Mark Pilipski)
    Westbrookville, NY 12785, 973.614.9101 or www.spiritcrow.com/barns/index.htm

  • Alliance Builders (Vincent L. Kantz)
    Buffalo, NY 14222-1504, 716.884.7807

  • B & J Construction (Wesley Merritt)
    Redwood, NY 13679

  • Leon Buckwalter
    Hinsdale, NY 14743, 716.557.8391

  • Claverack Timber Building (Michael Carr)
    Hollowville, NY 12530-0122, 518.851.3043

  • Jon Edgington
    Milford, NY 13807, 607.293.6445

  • Matthew Grabosky
    Cazenovia, NY 13035, 315.662.3260

  • Robert Hedges
    Pine Plains, NY 12567, 518.398.7773

  • Heritage Structural Renovation
    New Woodstock, NY 13122-0470, 315.662.3574 or 800.735.2580

  • Hutton Construction Co. (James & Bruce Hutton)
    Hammond, NY 13646, 315.324.5271

  • Ischua Valley Timber Frames (Leon Buckwalter)
    Hinsdale, NY 14743: 3,4,5,8,9

  • Jeff Braley, LLC
    Chatham, NY 12037, 518.392.9641 or sbraley@taconic.net: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9

  • Lazarus & Co (Rick Lazarus)
    Spencer, NY 14883, 607.589.4938 or lazarus@lightlink.com: 3,4,5,7,8,9

  • Longmore Construction (Tim Longmore)
    Lorraine, NY 13659, 315.232.2405

  • Ron Luchsinger
    Tully, NY 13159, 315.696.8249

  • Bob Mahardy
    Sherburne, NY 13406, 607.647.2017

  • John McNamara
    Montrose, PA 18801, 717.278.1679

  • Minuteman Construction (James Matulewicz)
    Guilderland Ctr., NY 12085, 518.861.5363

  • New Amsterdam Timber Frame (Hector Ducci)
    Cortland, NY, hducci@hotmail.com: 1,5,7, and 9 (uses non-electric tools)

  • Rondout Woodworking (James Kricker)
    Saugerties, NY 12477, 845.246.5845: 8

  • Russell Renovations (Russell Ley)
    Scotia, NY, 518.853.3000 (office) 518.370.3600 or unclerussell@peoplepc.com: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

  • Starry Ridge Timber Farms (Michael Buzerak)
    Petersborough, NY 12138, 518.658.3062

  • James Sweet
    So. Glenn Falls, NY 12828, 518.792.6233: 3,4,5,7,8,9,10

  • Tea House Design (Steve Miller)
    Frog Hollow, Waccabuc, NY 10597, 914.763.3078 & fax or teahousedesign@verizon.net: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10

  • Tim Stowell & Jerry Cornell Contracting
    Gouverneur, NY 13642, 315.287.3650

  • Vintage Barns, Woods, & Restorations (Dale Lehmer)
    High Falls, NY 12440, 914.340.9870 or info@vintagewoods.com or www.vintagewoods.com: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

  • Dick Warner
    Willseyville, NY 13864, 607.659.5003

  • Windy Hill Restorations (Rich Strunk)
    Palatine Bridge, NY 13428, 518.673.4444 whrestore@roadrunner.com or www.windyhillrestorations.com: 1,2,3,4,7,8,9

  • Early American Housewrights (Dan Bailly), Voorheesville, NY 12186, 518.312.9313
    or dbailly@nycap.rr.com Skills: 1,3,8,9

  • Robert Mahardy Timber Framing, 348 Casey Rd., Sherburne, NY 13460 specializes in barn restoration and consulting, and new timber frame home construction; Conatct silkemahardy@hotmail.com or 607.674.2017. Skills 3,9.

  • Antique Wood & Colonial Restorations, Inc. (Dale Lehmer), PA & Gouverneur, NY 610.913.0674; 888.261.4284; NY 315.287.9369 or info@vintagewoods.com. Visit www.vintagewoods.com. Skills 1,2,3,7,8,9

 

North Carolina

 

Ohio

 

Oregon

  • Jon S. Fort Construction
    Hillsboro, OR 97124, 503.647.5921 or jonfort@teleport.com: 3,4,5,9

  • Cordilleran Construction (Christopher Harmening)
    Eugene, OR, kcb@efn.org or 541.554.7853: 4,8

 

Pennsylvania

 

Rhode Island

 

South Carolina

 

South Dakota

  • Ray Chamberlain
    Arlington, SD: barn straightening

 

Vermont

  • Building Heritage, LLC (Eliot Lothrop)
    Huntington, VT 05462, 802.598.9344 or www.buildingheritage.com; categories 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9.

 

Virginia

  • Barns and Stables, LLC (Kimberly Ton)
    800.878.6183, b-s@erols.com, or www.newbarn.com

  • Timber Works of Interest, LLC (Al Anderson),
    4670 Old Pike Rd., Pilot, VA 24138. Nearly 30-years experience in structural restoration and heavy timber; travel anywhere. Contact (cell) 540.392.2056 or alaanderson@earthlink.net. Skills: 1-10 with concentration in 3 & 9.

  • Unger Enterprise, LLC
    (Mark Unger), Stephens City, VA; Ph: 540.664.4960 Licensed Professional Contractor with Old Barn Speciality; References Available, www.ungerenterprise.com or Mark@ungerenterprise.com, Skill Set 1-9

 

Washington

 

West Virginia

  • Traditional Timber Frame Structures (Charles "Chip" Pickering, PE)
    (304) 464-5305: 2,3,9
  • Unger Enterprise, LLC (Mark Unger), Stephens City, VA; Ph: 540.664.4960 Licensed Professional Contractor with Old Barn Speciality; References Available, www.ungerenterprise.com or Mark@ungerenterprise.com, Skill Set 1-9

 

Wisconsin

 

New Brunswick

 

Nova Scotia

 

Ontario

  • A.T. Jenkins (Tony Jenkins)
    Elginburg, ON, 613.353.7262 or tony@kingston.net or www.historiclogandtimber.com

  • Gibson Timber Frames (Jason Gibson)
    Verona, ON KoH 2W0, 613.374.2488, jgibson@kos.net, or www.gibsontimberframes.com

  • Peter Davis: Consultant
    Odessa, Ontario, 613.386.0500
    Heritage Restoration Carpentry, traditional trades specialist

  • Upper Canadian Carpenter (Peter Davis)
    Brockville, ON K6V 5T4, (613) 345-1378: 2,3

  • Windender Vintage Woodworking
    Toronto, ON M4L 3P9, (416) 694-9016: 3,5,9