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The Founders

Postby johnleeke » April 17th, 2011, 5:49 pm

Founding Collaborative Members

(update: 2/9/17)

Amy McAuley
Robert Cagnetta
Bob Yapp
Duffy Hoffman
David Gibney
Jim Turner
John Leeke

The founding members of the Window Preservation Standards Collaborative have over 170 years combined experience repairing, restoring & weatherizing historic wood windows. When you add up the years they have taught these techniques, it's over 100 years.


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Amy McAuley

Amy is the owner of Oculus Fine Carpentry. Started in 2002, Oculus specializes in the conservation of historic windows and doors. Notable projects include the Pioneer Courthouse, Fort Dalles, Heceta Head Lighthouse, and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Amy has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon, one year of post baccalaureate work in Architecture at Portland State University and 20 years of on-the-job experience in historic structures. Her emphasis is in working with traditional tools and techniques to conserve and build sash for historic structures. In Oregon, Washington, and Idaho she focuses on 19th and early 20th century buildings. She has demonstrated widely across the US and in Canada. She also teaches yearly at the Pacific Northwest Field School run by the University of Oregon.


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Robert Cagnetta

Rob began his trades career in the mid-80’s helping out his high school teachers painting houses. In 1987, he enrolled into the architecture program at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI. After a year he switched to the Historic Preservation Program, finding old buildings more interesting than designing new ones. In 1990 he began his first internship in the preservation crafts, which lead to a three year unofficial apprenticeship, doing everything from sweeping, to timber frame repair, to painting, to finish carpentry, to masonry. He graduated from Roger Williams in 2001.

In 1995 Rob worked with the non-profit Institute for Preservation Training (IPT), under the parent organization, Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island. IPT’s mission was to provide traditional trades training for public and private clients. IPT began the first Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training certified Carpenter(Preservation) apprenticeship program. In 1997, IPT started a window repair and restoration shop, experimenting with various methods to strip, repair, and restore windows. IPT completed projects for the private individuals, as well as several National Parks including: Weir Farm, Harpers Ferry, the C&O Canal, and the Delaware National Recreation Area.

In 1998, a group called the Preservation Trades Network started, where Rob and his crew attended the first of 16 International Preservation Trades Workshops, discovering that there were others who restored windows and were willing to share their expertise. In January of 2001, Rob and two partners started Heritage Restoration, Inc. (HRI), a private restoration contracting company. HRI set up our permanent window restoration shop, as well as a wood shop for our other building restoration general contracting services. The window shop evolved over the years, developing one of the first large filtered downdrafts tables, and using various other industry ideas like easels, stem strippers, and other professional techniques. The window shop completes about 600 sash restorations per year.

HRI continues to pursue on the job training and education through apprenticeships and internships of high school students, undergraduate students, and other interested individuals. Rob also provides lectures, educational sessions and training opportunities to the general public and those pursuing careers in Historic Preservation. Rob serves on the South Kingstown Zoning Board, Quest Montessori Board of Directors, and remains active in the public sector advocating for historic preservation, health care, business regulation, and lead laws.


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Bob Yapp
Bob Yapp planted the seed that began his involvement in historic preservation when
6 he was a youngster working side by side with his dad in his woodworking shop. Then, as a teenager, progressed to helping his Dad with the renovation of their family’s Craftsman Era home in Des Moines, Iowa.

From the beginning, Bob has dedicated his career to community planning, historic preservation, central city revitalization and woodworking. In the mid-1970s he spent several years as an apprentice to a German furniture and cabinetmaker. Soon afterward, he opened a business designing and building custom furniture and also bought his first house--a craftsman bungalow--to renovate. Since that time Bob has been involved in the restoration and rehabilitation of over 150 historic properties, many of them award winning. He usually has multiple ground-up restorations/renovations going on at any given time and has restored & weatherized over 6,000 historic windows.

In the 1980s he continued to restore homes and build furniture for clients from California to Chicago. His efforts in neighborhood revitalization of historic areas in the Midwest are renowned. Bob has been a historic property Realtor, owned a home inspection business and in 1991 was appointed the Housing Director for The Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation in Rock Island, Illinois. At Rock Island High School he started and taught a new voc-tech program to give students hands-on-experience in rehabbing historic homes. Bob, his wife Pat and their dog George live in Hannibal, Missouri. Their 1859 home is a brick Italianate located it the Central Park, National Historic District and is the headquarters for Bob’s new school, The Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation.

Bob’s media career began in 1980s with a weekly column in the Des Moines Register as The House Doctor. He has written and co-written many woodworking and preservation articles in national magazines including; Meredith Publishing’s Wood Magazine and Renovation Style Magazine. Currently Bob writes and self-syndicates a monthly feature story on historic house restoration. Soon after the Register column premiered he began a syndicated radio show also called The House Doctor. In 1996 Bob began production of the national, weekly PBS program, About Your House with Bob Yapp. Bob was executive producer, writer and host for this National Trust for Historic Preservation sponsored, 52 show series. Currently, Bob and his wife Pat are developing, producing and hosting a new weekly, public radio program for national distribution called, About Your House with Bob & Pat Yapp.

Bob also has a blog at his website, http://www.aboutyourhouse.org. Since leaving PBS Bob has dedicated himself to preservation education. In September 2002 Bob partnered with the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Pine Mountain Settlement School to found a hands-on training school to teach practical, cost effective restoration methodology. He has helped
establish and taught at numerous preservation trades programs around the country in high schools and colleges. In addition to operating and teaching at The Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation in Hannibal, he founded and teaches The Historic Preservation Trades Program for at-risk students at Hannibal High School.

Bob is the president of Preservation Resources, Inc. and travels America as a historic preservation and planning consultant. He gives keynote speeches, conducts seminars and hands-on workshops on justabout any subject having to do with preservation, housing and community. In 2006, 2009 & 2010 Bob was a member of the Design Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington D.C.

Bob’s first book, About Your House, was published by Bay Books in December 1997. He is finishing up his second book and hopes it will be in the bookstores by the end of 2011.


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John Leeke
John Leeke is a nationally recognized historic building specialist who helps owners, trades people, contractors and architects understand and maintain historic buildings. He has been restoring historic buildings in New England for over 40 years and still spends a good part of his time "with hammer in hand."
John has a national reputation as a consultant and writer on restoration and preservation topics in preservation, with over 200 articles published in the preservation journals and popular restoration magazines.

He has taught window preservation methods for the:
* National Parks Service's Historic Preservation Training Center
* Preservation Education Institute
* Restoration & Renovation Conference
* National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference
* Windows Conference and Exposition for Historic Buildings
* Traditional Building Conference
* Many state and local historic preservation organizations.

John's past window projects include:
* Preserving wood windows at the Sabbath Day Shaker Community at Sabbath Day Lake, Maine
* Writing the specifications for preservation of the windows at the Maine Collage of Art's Porteous Building in Portland and training work crews in special window preservation techniques
* Contributing to the window specifications for the Philadelphia City Hall restoration project
* Solving window preservation problems at the Library of Congress's Jefferson Building in Washington, DC
* Training carpenters in special window preservation methods at Carnegie Hall in New York City

John wrote the book, Save America's Windows, that was published in 2009. His publications are used as a training manuals by several preservation trades schools and training programs in the United States and Canada. In 2010 the book was distributed to hundreds of preservation professionals and organizations by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network as part of their state-wide window preservation initiative, and used by the City of Kalamazoo Development Center to train dozens trades people in window work.

Leeke has been active on the internet for over 15 years, producing content for the National Parks Service website, hosting discussion forums and a four-year series of live interactive video conferences at his own website, http://www.HistoricHomeWorks.com, and producing a series of videos on preservation topics, including windows, that is distributed to dozens of websites.

John's motto:
By hammer and hand great works do stand, by mind and heart we share the art


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David Gibney
David Gibney has been a practicing restoration craftsman and technician for the past thirty five years. Raised in South Bend, IN he was first trained and mentored in new construction by James Sherry, a local contractor. He then branched out, forming The Old Building Recycling Company to restore historic homes, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s De Rhodes House.

In South Bend, he also worked for Renew, Inc. and Neighborhood Housing Services trying to restore and provide housing for low income families. He has an abiding interest in helping less fortunate people and has been to New Orleans seven times since Katrina hit, working in the 9th Ward District. Here in MD he has been active in many Habitat for Humanity builds.
He was a student in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Workshop Study Program from 1980 to 1982. During his apprenticeship there he worked on many of the Trust’s finest properties including Lyndhurst in NY, Drayton Hall in SC, and Decatur House in Washington, D.C. He also attended various art schools and is a painter and sculptor.

David is one of the few restoration contractors in the USA who can deal with almost every aspect of a major restoration. His areas of expertise include carpentry, masonry, plaster, decorative plaster and timber framing, but his specialties are window and porch restoration. In 1990 He formed Historic Restoration Specialists Inc. in Smithsburg, MD. Since then he has worked on many historically important homes, churches, barns and museums in the MD, D.C., VA and PA. Some of them are listed on his resume.

He has lectured at the National Building Museum, the Association for Preservation Technology’s International Conference and the Restoration and Renovation
Conference. He has given extensive workshops at the University of PA, Shepherd University, the Smithsonian Studio Arts Program, and for many state and local organizations including Preservation MD, Preservation PA and Historic Alexandria. He has taught preservation courses at Harford Community College and Allegany College in MD. He is currently writing a course The Proper Restoration of Porches for Thaddeus Stevens College in Lancaster, PA.

David was published in the Winter 2001 issue of Period Homes and the March 2004 issue of Fine Homebuilding in articles on window restoration. He has been featured in the television programs Restore America and Old Homes Restored. Recently his credentials were sent to all fifty State Historic Preservation Officers as an expert historic restoration contractor.

He served for many years on the Board of Directors of Preservation Trades Network (PTN), a national non-profit that promotes education in historic methods to preserve the original historic trades. He has participated in most of the International Preservation Trades Workshops across the US and Sweden, teaching window and porch restoration. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Askins Award, PTN’s highest honor for his extensive educational work. Many of his employees have gone on to work for the National Park Service, restoring our nation’s historic treasures. David enjoys any challenge, large or small. Recently his company was honored to work on the windows and large portico of Homewood Museum, the Charles Carroll country home that became Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. David has helped save many original windows by installing, or by teaching people how to install, weatherization components that stop air infiltration. He and his employees look forward to every new challenge.


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Jim Turner
Jim Turner, owner of Turner Restoration specializes in the restoration of wood and steel windows. He is an adviser to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a member of Preservation Action and the Preservation Trades Network. Jim indulged his passion for historic buildings and set aside his corporate career in order to master the art of practical preservation through intensive training in Pine Mountain, Kentucky. His philosophy is that practical preservation is a viable tool for sustainability, community and cultural development as well as an economic driver for work force development and training. He is sought out by organizations across the Midwest and southern areas of the United States as a consultant,
presenter and trainer on window restoration techniques.

Jim was instrumental in the restoration of the original store front at the Richmond CenterStage© in Richmond, Virginia. He is currently working on a variety of projects including, the First Park Congregational Church in Grand Rapids, MI, the recently reopened Isaac Agree Synagogue in downtown Detroit, the Hartland Historic Museum in Hartland, MI and the Ray Township Historic Library. Over the past ten years the work of Tuner Restoration has been equally divided between the restoration of both steel and wood windows sustaining the historic value and architectural significance of structures in the communities that appreciate their historic resources.


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Duffy Hoffman
Hoffman Preservation and Restoration, Inc. is owned and run by Duffy Hoffman, a third generation craftsman. Duffy is the founder of the standards collaborative. He has a deep knowledge and technical experience in painting and wood issues. Many of his projects have been high-end, requiring distinctive restoration execution and focused attention to detail. These projects have included the following landmark buildings: The Highlands (in Fort Washington, PA), The Sheldon House and Tusculum (the 11 home of John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence, in Princeton, NJ, and the Cornwall Iron Furnace (in Cornwall, PA).

Duffy is a presenter at many historic preservation events, expos and shows in the Northeast. He promotes saving windows and has done so for 10 years at the Tradition Building Shows and The Greater Philadelphia Historic Home Shows, with a large percentage of his time dedicated to volunteering. He has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and twice on the HGTV television show Restore America. Duffy specializes in combining traditional techniques with modern technology for the ultimate in aesthetic accuracy and safety. He is regularly a consulting expert on the safe removal of lead paint.
The scope of Duffy’s work includes: paint removal for a good substrate; highest quality interior and exterior painting; plaster wall restoration; shutter, door, window sash restoration and window weatherization. He also specializes in historic restoration carpentry, repairs and millwork fabrication.

Hoffman has used his 25 years of seasoning in this field to develop a comprehensive and efficient system for mechanical removal of paint and glazing. Duffy works extensively with infrared paint removal (a lower-heat, safe and fast alternative for paint removal) and steam powered paint removers for sash, doors and architectural woodwork. He is also has extensive experience in all phases of wood repair with architectural epoxies. These techniques are used in restoration of sash, sills, doors and shutters. Duffy is adept at cutting old crown and cylinder glass, and draws from his own collection of old glass as a source for restoration.
Duffy has served as a consultant, project manager and master craftsman on many historic projects. He has many contacts with the masters of the traditional trades. He has volunteered his time and life to PTW, and workshops all over the US-teaching the hands on trade of sash restoration and the painting of historic structures. He is now donating a lot of time to rural America through Youth Build/AmeriCorps saving significant structures in the community. Most of Duffy's focus is on window sash restoration.
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The Founders Roles in the Project

Postby johnleeke » May 17th, 2011, 2:19 pm

The Founders main role is to write the standards document. In addition, each assumes other duties to keep the project rolling along:

Fundraising: B.Yapp
Marketing: J.Turner
PTN Liason: B.Yapp
Website: J.Leeke
Editor: J.Leeke

Instigator: D.Hoffman
Summit Organizer: J.Turner
Summit Demonstrations Coordinator: D.Hoffman, D.Gibney
Summit Documenter: J.Leeke
Task Master: D.Hoffman

Energy Performance Coordinator: D.Gibney
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Re: The Founders

Postby oculus » January 27th, 2017, 5:21 pm

Amy McAuley is the owner of Oculus Fine Carpentry. Started in 2002, Oculus specializes in the conservation of historic windows and doors. Notable projects include the Pioneer Courthouse, Fort Dalles, Heceta Head Lighthouse, and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Amy has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon, one year of post baccalaureate work in Architecture at Portland State University and 20 years of on-the-job experience in historic structures. Her emphasis is in working with traditional tools and techniques to conserve and build sash for historic structures. In Oregon, Washington, and Idaho she focuses on 19th and early 20th century buildings. She has demonstrated widely across the US and in Canada. She also teaches yearly at the Pacific Northwest Field School run by the University of Oregon.
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Re: The Founders

Postby Rob Cagnetta » January 30th, 2017, 12:58 pm

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Robert Cagnetta
Heritage Restoration, Inc
122 Manton Ave
Providence, RI 02909
401-932-1985

Rob began his trades career in the mid-80’s helping out his high school teachers painting houses. In 1987, he enrolled into the architecture program at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI. After a year he switched to the Historic Preservation Program, finding old buildings more interesting than designing new ones. In 1990 he began his first internship in the preservation crafts, which lead to a three year unofficial apprenticeship, doing everything from sweeping, to timber frame repair, to painting, to finish carpentry, to masonry. He graduated from Roger Williams in 2001.

In 1995 Rob worked with the non-profit Institute for Preservation Training (IPT), under the parent organization, Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island. IPT’s mission was to provide traditional trades training for public and private clients. IPT began the first Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training certified Carpenter(Preservation) apprenticeship program. In 1997, IPT started a window repair and restoration shop, experimenting with various methods to strip, repair, and restore windows. IPT completed projects for the private individuals, as well as several National Parks including: Weir Farm, Harpers Ferry, the C&O Canal, and the Delaware National Recreation Area.

In 1998, a group called the Preservation Trades Network started, where Rob and his crew attended the first of 16 International Preservation Trades Workshops, discovering that there were others who restored windows and were willing to share their expertise. In January of 2001, Rob and two partners started Heritage Restoration, Inc. (HRI), a private restoration contracting company. HRI set up our permanent window restoration shop, as well as a wood shop for our other building restoration general contracting services. The window shop evolved over the years, developing one of the first large filtered downdrafts tables, and using various other industry ideas like easels, stem strippers, and other professional techniques. The window shop completes about 600 sash restorations per year.

HRI continues to pursue on the job training and education through apprenticeships and internships of high school students, undergraduate students, and other interested individuals. Rob also provides lectures, educational sessions and training opportunities to the general public and those pursuing careers in Historic Preservation. Rob serves on the South Kingstown Zoning Board, Quest Montessori Board of Directors, and remains active in the public sector advocating for historic preservation, health care, business regulation, and lead laws.

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Re: The Founders

Postby johnleeke » January 30th, 2017, 2:33 pm

Amy, I suggest this edit of your photo. Do you agree?
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