Savannah Historic Preservation

You Won't Find More Experienced Craftsmen.

When you have committed to preserving a historic home, it takes a specialty contractor you can count on to walk you through the process. ETL Construction can handle all aspects of your project and will be there holding your hand every step of the way.

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Preservation services provided include but are not limited to:

  • General Contracting & Consulting
  • Turnkey Design Build Services
  • Masonry & Brick Work
  • Decorative Painting Techniques
  • Lathing & Plaster Work
  • Roofing & Waterproofing
  • Exterior Hardscape
  • Historic Architectural Consulting
  • Historic Savannah Standards Rehabilitation
  • Cabinetry & Millwork
  • Porches & Screened Porches
  • Architecturally Appropriate Additions
  • Architectural Research & Design
  • Ironwork
  • Historic Interior and Exterior Trim
  • Kitchens & Baths
  • Historic Structure Rehabilitation
  • and SO MUCH MORE!

Historic Preservation Is A Phased Approach

Four steps for realizing your vision for historic preservation.


Time, moisture and weather are not kind to building materials. Over time if not stabilized, architectural elements may be lost to history forever. Stabilization is the first phase of any preservation attempt and one that must be performed by qualified professionals who know their stuff. Count on ETL Construction to protect you from further damage while we help you sort out the details!

Historic Architectural Research

Once a property has been stabilized, a thorough analysis of the structure, including the original materials, design and architecture must be made. Forensically the structure needs to be analyzed and a needs assessment performed to determine the extent of renovation needed. Where there are no clues available, period detail must be documented and often applied to design. This can be a phased approach to see what was done in the past and always considers the needs of the current caretaker alongside the standards set by any local governing boards.

Pre-Construction Planning

Design details are refined and sourced and specifications are clearly written.Timelines are established. Demolition, floor “leveling’, site development, budgeting and permitting all occur in the planning phase. This is a key part of any successful project and the answer to staying on budget and within the timeline set. We provide concierge style service to all our clients so you are never having to make important decisions alone!


Solid planning creates a firm foundation for any successful project. Implementing a good plan ensures a finished product that custom fits your needs. Our craftsmen always do things the right way to give you a restoration you can be proud of!

Historic Preservation Projects Gallery

A sampling of historic preservation projects located in Savannah, Madison and Athens.