At Paulson’s, we all share a certain affinity for our older homes and structures and the significance they play in the history of our communities. Our experience in all forms of construction makes us uniquely suited to handle all types of historic work and we would love to visit your historic building and see what we can do to help. We specialize in bringing out the full potential of older homes. From structural to the details, we will give you the results you’re looking for and the respect your home deserves. We were recently awarded the 2008 Contractor of the Year award for a project we did on Clinton St. in Howell, MI.
This historic bathroom was remodeled to keep its historic charm. We used a classic pedestal sink & a cast iron claw foot tub with floor mounted plumbing fixtures. Bead board wainscoting wraps around this bathroom remodel. We used classic black &...
Walnut St. Historic Restoration
This 1846 Greek Revival house is among Howell’s oldest & was the home to the prominent citizen George W. Lee. This home has a Michigan Historical Marker. The covered front porch was in bad shape & in need of repairs. We visited the Howell ...
Summit St. Historic Remodel
This historic home in downtown Howell was in bad shape when we were called in to help restore this home. It was quite the undertaking. We gutted & restored most of the interior & exterior. We added a large covered front porch & a new back po...
This historic home in downtown Howell was in bad shape when we were called in to help restore this home. It was quite the undertaking. We gutted & restored most of the interior & exterior. We added a large covered front porch & a new back porch overhang...
This historic home in downtown Howell was in need of new siding. We removed the old siding & installed real wood clapboard siding. Our goal was to give the home an update but still stay period correct with our renovations. The homeowners chose to paint ...
Livingston County Courthouse
We were contacted by Livingston County to refinish & reset these massive entry doors on the Livingston County Courthouse. We specialize in historic renovations big & small. We truly enjoy restoring the old & giving it new life. We are your historic rest...
Burns St Historic
This multi paned bow window was not energy efficient & needed to be replaced. We replaced the individual panes of glass with new energy efficient double pane glass. Maintained the historic look with today’s efficient technology.
Historic Barn in Northville
This historic barn in Northville had a ton of rotted wood near the grade. We cut the rotted wood out & replaced it. Saving the homeowners a lot of money & helping to keep this old barn in good condition. We also replaced the sliding barn door wi...
Clinton St. Historic Porch Reconstruction
This project began in 2006 when the homeowner approached us regarding putting the wraparound porch back on his 1916 home in the City of Howell. The owners were visited by a niece of the original owners & she brought a picture taken in the 1920&rsquo...
SS City of Milwaukee
The S.S. City of Milwaukee is the last remaining traditional Great Lakes passenger/train ferry. The ship was the final of six sister ships built to plans developed by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in 1923. The vessel was launched on November 25, 19...
This front porch on a historic home in the shadow of the old train station in Detroit’s Corktown was in bad shape. It was completely rotted & in desperate need of repair. The substructure, floor boards, columns & railing all needed to be replaced. We ...
An interior and exterior remodel of a historic home in downtown Howell. While the roof was already complete when we got involved, it was our job to take care of the rest of the exterior. This meant that the trim pieces that had burned, broken off, or ro...
Exterior repairs and repainting. This historic home in downtown Howell was much in need of exterior repair and maintenance. We were contracted to repair the wood sills and trim. Then the customer, working with their designer, chose the color scheme for ...
This historic home in downtown Howell was in need of exterior maintenance and repair. We were contracted to repair, fix, and replace exterior wood as needed on both the house and garage. There was masonry work that needed to be done, exterior painting w...