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Historical Restorations





Alamance County Courthouse Renovations

Project:
Alamance County Courthouse Renovations
Graham, NC
Owner:
Alamance County
Graham, NC
Architect:
Roughton Nickelson De Luca Architects. PA
Durham, NC
Scope of Work:
  • Project involved the renovation of a 15,500 sf Neo-Classical building built in 1924 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Repair of glazed terracotta and granite, installation of handicapped ramp, repair of exterior granite stairs and the installation of new handrails and guardrails.
  • Existing windows were replaced with new windows with insulated glass.
  • Abatement of lead paint, new audience seating, flooring, walls, ceilings, doors, mill work, restoration of plaster, and refinishing of existing woodwork.
  • New mechanical system and upgrades to plumbing, electrical, and fire alarm systems.
  • Structural repairs and retrofitting as needed.
  • Numerous existing components were salvaged, restored and incorporated into the new design.

  • Chatham County Courthouse

    Project:
    Chatham County Courthouse
    Chatham County Courthouse Renovations
    Owner:
    Chatham County
    Pittsboro, NC
    Architect:
    Hobbs Architects, PA
    Pittsboro, NC 27312
    Scope of Work:
  • Chatham County Courthouse has long been the icon for Pittsboro, NC as many feel the community lies around the traffic circle surrounding this building. The courthouse, sometimes called the center of the town, was built in 1881 and is listed on the National Historic Registry.
  • While undergoing major exterior renovations in 2010, a fire severely damaged the building. What didn't burn or collapse was extensively damaged from smoke and water. Prebid photos below show a sampling of the extensive damage to this building.
  • H.M. Kern Corporation has the honor of being selected to restore this building and make it a showplace for Pittsboro to treasure!

  • Gerrard Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill

    Project:
    Gerrard Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Owner:
    State of North Carolina through The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Architect:
    Pearce Brinkley Cease & Lee, PA
    Raleigh, NC
    Scope of Work:
  • Interior work inlcuded custom fabrication of numerous finish carpentry items to match existing items dating back to original construction, refinishing existing auditorium seating and construction of new restrooms.
  • New HVAC, electrical, and sprinkler systems were installed.
  • Exterior work included the construction of a new portico and associated ramp, cast stone steps, and related site work.

  • Mebane Public Library

    Project:
    Mebane Public Library
    Mebane, NC
    Owner:
    The City of Mebane
    Mebane, NC
    Architect:
    Alley, Williams, Carmen & King
    Burlington, NC
    Scope of Work:
  • Complete restoration of 15,200 sf R.L. Stowe Textile Mill into a new library facility.
  • New lower level concrete floor was installed. Wood columns were wrapped with steel columns in order to structurally reinforce the first and second floors.
  • Addition of interior stairway and an elevator was constructed to meet egress and AOA requirements.
  • Construction of a new drive-thru canopy.
  • Complete landscaping and parking lot additions.

  • North Carolina Transportation Museum

    Project:
    North Carolina Transportation Museum
    Spencer, NC
    Owner:
    NC Transportation Museum Federation
    Spencer, NC
    Architect:
    Ramsey Bergin Smith Architects
    Salisbury, NC
    Scope of Work:
  • Complete restoration of the 90,000 square foot the historical Back Shop maintenance building.
  • All masonry was restored by reconstruction and tuckpointing.
  • All new roof system was installed including wood deck and Butler Gold standing seam metal roof system.
  • Over 24,500 square feet of new skylights.
  • Over 30,000 square feet of new aluminum clad casement windows.

  • NC School for the Deaf Old Gym Renovation

    Project:
    NC School for the Deaf Old Gym Renovation
    Morganton, NC
    Owner:
    NCDPI / School Planning Section
    Raleigh, NC
    Architect:
    Mathews Architecture, PA
    Asheville, NC
    Scope of Work:
  • Renovations to the existing 1924 Old Gym Building, a three-story 13,000 SF brick structure that is a contributing structure to the NC School for the Deaf National Register Historic District.
  • Renovations will accommodate professional services (audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology) and a recreation space for K-12 grades.
  • General scope includes a 2,000 SF stair/elevator tower addition, historic entry portico addition, historic window replacement, low-slope roof replacement, new slabs on ground floor, new floor structure over abandoned pool, new open (unrated) stair within existing structure, and all new plumbing, mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems.

  • Smith Hall/Playmaker's Theater, UNC-Chapel Hill

    Project:
    Smith Hall/Playmaker's Theater, UNC-Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Owner:
    State of North Carolina through UNC-Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Architect:
    Pearce Brinkley Cease & Lee, PA
    Raleigh, NC
    Scope of Work:
  • Extensive repairs to the historical Theater included repairing and replacing plaster using period-specific materials, repairing hand-carved wood column capitals, repairing wood columns and bases and the reglazing/rebuilding of all exterior wood windows.
  • Also included all new electrical services.

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