Contact: Les Fossel
P.O. Box 525, Alna, ME 04535
We are a general contractor that has specialized in fine restoration of early buildings since 1975. We employ 9 restoration carpenters, and cover a wide variety of areas, including barns, cabinetry, carpentry, clapboarding, commercial properties, consultations, electrical, flooring, frame repairs, heating, historic interiors, inspections, insulation, painting, period kitchen design, plastering, masonry, plumbing, relocation, storm windows, timber framing, weatherization, window repair, and wood roofs. I maintain one of the finest reference libraries on early buildings in Maine, and personally provide Maine recertification courses on early buildings for REALTORS®, house inspectors, assessors, and appraisers. I teach Maine's only course in preservation carpentry, lecture widely and offer field courses for owners of old houses and barns. We have received Maine Preservation Honor Awards in 2001, 2007, 2008, & 2017, and have two free handouts: Dating Maine Houses by Their Features and Energy Efficiency in Old Houses.