At Greaves Construction, we provide historic restoration in Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Hillsborough County. Those that wish to reclaim the beauty of their historical home are in luck. After the years, houses that once held so much grace and sophistication can begin to wither and weaken. Aging is natural, but Greaves Construction is here to help. We offer the best restoration and repair services for your historic home.
We provide five primary services of renovation and restoration that we use to repossess the former elegance of your home. These five services are:
- Seamless additions
- Whole house restorations
- Restoring any level or completely rebuilding to the Secretary of Interior Standards
- Reproducing anything
- Ad Valorem tax incentives.
Whole House Historic Restoration
When considering the best way to restore your home, sometimes it is more cost-effective to commit to an entire house restoration as opposed to working on one room at a time. Greaves Construction can complete a total repair while maintaining the historical aspect of your home. If your home is structurally sound, it’s not necessary to tear anything down and rebuild. We will just spruce up the interior.
Greaves Construction has a way of making new additions, in their historic restorations, look as if they have always belonged. Accomplish perfection by doing seamless additions. If you desire a new addition to the house, we can mirror the existing features of the room. Creating a subtle but major change to the layout. You can have a brand new guest bedroom that looks like it has always belonged in your old-style home. So open up an entire other room or restore old or damaged structures.
Greaves’s construction can reproduce anything. We have the supplies and willingness to go to extreme lengths to maintain the historic integrity of your home. Our professionals ensure nothing in your home will be altered. Unnecessary aesthetic changes will not be made if your home is already structural sound and livable. Our goal is to restore your home to perfection.
Things To Look For In The Right Contractor For Historic Renovations
- Fully licensed and insured
- Active in community
- Positive reputation and references
- Trained staff and crew
- Certifications by building trade associations
Questions To Ask A Contractor
The first important question to ask your contractor is their estimated timeline of the project. They could have multiple other projects going on or have a different plan then you assume. If you agree on the schedule, it’s smart also to address how any necessary changes to this timeline are dealt with. Another good question to ask if the payment plan. It is advised never to pay fully upfront for a contractor. Furthermore, a reputable contractor wouldn’t ask you to. Once you have figured out payment plans and a timeline, ask about clean up and where tools will be stored. You don’t want to come home to possibly dangerous equipment lying around. Lastly, ask how you can get into contact with your contractor if any questions or concerns arise.
Secretary of Interior Standards
The Secretary of Interior Standards is a set of standards that help to protect and preserve the cultural value of a historic home. Greaves Construction abides by these criteria to make sure that your home conserves the value of its past. We are willing to go to extreme lengths to preserve the historic integrity of your home.
Ad Valorem Tax Incentives
Ad Valorem tax is a fancy way of saying property taxes based on value. Property taxes are assessed by the number of assets acquired by the homeowner. Historic houses can get tax exemptions that could save the owner $140 a year for ten years on approved renovations. Houses are eligible when renovation increases the value of the property by $10,000. Greaves Construction can work with you to get your home approved for these tax exemptions.
Historic Restoration Contractors
Hiring a company to perform your home’s historic restoration in Tampa, Temple Terrace, West Chase, Lutz, and Hillsborough County can be a huge and scary commitment. From personal experience, we know you want a company that will respect your property and restores the pristine condition of the historic quality of your house. Being in the remodeling industry for over 30 years now, we at Greaves Construction provide undeniably pleasing services. Our skilled craftsmen are well-informed and experienced in their areas of expertise and will work with you to make sure that your renovations go precisely as planned. Give us a call at (813)-985-2739 or contact us online and tell us what you want to be done today. We will make sure that our remodeling of your home abides all of your wants and wishes while keeping its historical eminence.