Perhaps the biggest challenge in historic renovations is maintaining the integrity of the building while incorporating energy-saving measures or modern enhancements. Unlike most new-construction projects, historical renovation projects often hold surprises. Pugh Constructors excels at communication and coordination which is essential to keep the project moving.
We have a passion for breathing new life into old structures. Pugh Constructors recently completed the Mission San Juan Capistrano Structural Stabilization and Interior Restoration Project. Preservation Texas awarded this project one of its 2013 Honor Award recognizing outstanding and inspiring accomplishments in historic preservation in Texas. “The careful restoration of Mission San Juan has renewed and transformed this important landmark that once suffered from structural movement and damaged plaster.” Please see more details below under the Religious and Structural headings.
Pugh Constructors completely restored the 73rd and 131st District Courtrooms in the Bexar County Courthouse back to their 1926 historic appearances while incorporating state-of-the-art computerized video and audio equipment. Pugh Constructors self-performed much of the restoration work. We did the selective demolition, drywall framing and gypboard, removal and reinstallation of the millwork, cleaning of the historic elements, and restoration of the historic door hardware including repairs to same. We restored windows to working order, repaired the historic millwork and patched and restored the original colored concrete floors.