Preservation Source List
The following companies offer products or services relating to the restoration of old houses. The VPA makes no recommendations to whether you actually should use any of these companies. (Our lawyers told us to say that.) Obviously this list has more meaning to those living in Santa Clara Valley, or at least the Bay Area, although mail order and Internet companies are listed as well.
- Artistic License - Guild of artists specializing in Victorian crafts such as woodgraining, stenciling, etc.
1925A Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 - (415) 922-2854
- Bathroom Machineries - Antique and reproduction bathroom and plumbing supplies. Also reproduction brass hardware.
495 Main St., P.O. Box 1020, Murphys, CA 95247 - (209)728-2031
- Cambrian Cleaners - They are the best cleaners in town and inexpensive. Specialize in delicate, antique, and vintage items. They do work for SJHM, San Jose Civic Light Opera, and West Valley Light Opera. They do not charge if fabric fails!
2037 Woodard Rd., San Jose, CA - (408) 377-6320
- Buckter, Bob - Home exterior color consultant
3877 20th St., San Francisco, CA 94114 - (415) 922-7444
- Building Education Center - Offers more than 40 seminars on home improvement subjects; classes in design, remodeling as well as hands-on workshops in plumbing, drywall, etc.
812 Page Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 - (510) 525-7610
- Bay Breakers - New & used breakers along with some hard to find old styles.
903 N. 9th St, San Jose - (408) 998-2980
- Classic Accents, Inc. - Push button light switches and plates. Also sell silk cord picture hangars. (These are what most people are looking for)
P.O. Box 1181, Southgate, MI 48195 - (800) 245-7742
- Abatron - Line of products including wood epoxies and fillers.
5501 - 95th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144 - 800-445-1754
- Garcia's Ornamental Iron Works - Interior railings and exterior fences and gates.
782 Park Avenue, Suite 8., San Jose, CA 95126 - (408) 998-2440
- Anderson, Pete - Hardwood floor laying & refinishing. (VPA member)
265 North 13th. St., San Jose, CA 95112 - (408) 998-5303
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- Mancini's Sleepworld - Carries Bedline kits that allow you to use queen size mattresses on antique double or full beds.
1086 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA - (408) 264-6100
- Fairview Glass - Antique Glass and sashes
5607 Old National Pike, Frederick, MD 21702 - (301) 371-3364
- Super Glass - They specialize in old glass replacement, are able to provide hand made glass to replicate existing old windows as well as make new wood windows to match existing wood windows. They are also experts in putty glazing for Victorian homes.
2215 Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA 95008 - (408) 374-7676
- Walton Art Glass Studios - Design and construction of art and bevelled glass windows.
36 Railway Ave, Campbell, CA 95008 - (408) 866-0533
- New Glaze - New finish for porcelain, ceramic & fiberglass
1050 Commercial St. #102, San Jose, CA 95112 - (408) 452-5750
- Ball and Ball - Antique hardware reproductions and restoration, 18th century - Victorian periods.
463 W. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341 - (800) 257-3711
- Crown City Hardware - Wide selection of quality hardware
1047 N. Allen Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104 - (818) 794-1188
- Horton Brasses - Authentic reproduction furniture hardware.
P.O. Box 95, Cromwell, CT 06416 - (860) 635-4400
- House of Brass -Hardware, fireplace accessories, mailboxes, heat registers, metal refinishing and lamp repairs
296 E. Campbell ave Campbell, CA 95008 - (408) 866-5611
- Renovators Supply - Electrical, plumbing, house, and cabinet hardware. Also lighting, wall and floor coverings.
P.O. Box 578-P, Millers Falls, MA 01349 - (413) 659-2211
- Restoration Hardware - They used to be more restoration focused they still have some hardware.
417 Second Street, Eureka, CA 95501 - (707) 443-3152
- Van Dykes Restorers - Woodworking, furniture, & upholstery supplies
P.O. Box 278, Woonsocket, SD 57385 - (605) 796-4425
2000 Sims Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368 - (360) 379-9030
- History San Jose - The archives contain old photos, city directories, maps. To schedule an appointment please email the Reference Assistant or call (408) 287-2290 ext. 219
1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112 - (408) 287-2290
- Santa Clara County Records - Trace home ownership, birth, death, & wedding records
70 W. Hedding, San Jose, CA 95746 - (408) 299-2481
- Jim's Tree Service - Tree Service & Stump removal - Reasonable rates, excellent service, highly recommended
- L & M Tree Service - Gutter cleaning & yard work
- Master Gardeners Hotline - Horticultural questions may be asked each weekday, 9:30am to 12:30.
- Roses Of Yesterday - Antique roses.
803 Browns Valley Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076 - (831)728-1901
- Santa Clara County Rose Society Hotline - They'll answer any of your rose questions.
- Phoenix Antique Lighting
1887 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95128 - (408) 454-4729
- Quality Lighting - antique lighting restoration, replication, and design specialists
10556 Combie Rd, Auburn, CA 95602 - (530) 268-3795
- Rejuvenation - Reproduction Victorian and Craftsman lighting, push button light switches
1100 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214 - (888) 401-1900
- Turn of the Century Lighting - Reproduction and antique lighting
112 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2R2 - (888) 527-1825
- Cumberland Woodcraft Co. Inc. - Handcrafted Victorian and classic millwork trim with screen doors, spandrels, corbels, brackets, gable ends, wood carved ornaments, ceiling medallions, mouldings and cabinetry
- Decorators Supply Corp. - Mantels, plaster mouldings
3610-12 A Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60609 - (312) 847-6300
- The Mad Woodchuck - Victorian moldings and architectural ornamentation, as well as doors and sash, custom design mantles, cabinetry
441 San Benito Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030 - (408) 354-8436
- San Francisco Victoriana - Interior & exterior millwork
3070 Newcomb, San Francisco, CA 94124 - (415) 648-0313
- Smith Wood Products - Wood components for ornaments
4013A Clay St., Fort Worth, TX 76117 - (800) 346-9003
- Vintage Woodworks - Interior & exterior appointments
P.O. Box R, Quinlan, TX 75474 (903) 356-2158
Paint & Paint Removers
- South Bay Paint - Offers Benjamin Moore historical color selection for interior and exterior paints. Expensive, but highly rated for durability by Consumer Reports. Exterior paints usually go on sale early August.
1749 W. San Carlos, San Jose, CA - (408) 286-3986
- U.S. Cellulose - Buy your paint stripper, laquer thinner, solvents, stains, etc in bulk.
520 Parrott St., San Jose, CA 95112 - (408) 295-0104
- Mark Hughes Restoration & Painting - Interior, exterior and faux painting, plaster repair, installation of base boards, crown molding, etc. Repair of sash windows.
- Mike Moody Painting - Excellent painter, helped with choice of colors, did a COMPLETE prep job.
(408) 691-7230 email@example.com
- Britannia Mouldings -Fabrication, installation and restoration of decorative plaster mouldings.
308 6 th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401 - (650) 548-1100
- Hayles & Howe, Inc. Ornamental Plasterers - Ornamental plaster restoration company does extensive custom work world-wide, and also manufacture a standard range of ceiling roses, cornice, corbels, columns, etc.
2700 Sisson Street, Baltimore, MD 21211 - (410) 462-0986
- Ridout Roofing - Roofer
621 Williams Street, San Leandro, CA - (510) 351-1922
- Squarcia Roofing - Roofer
20659 Shelly Drive, Cupertino, CA - (408) 446-5588
- Joe Tapia - Roofer
1928 Maddux Dr., Redwood City, CA 94061 - (650) 366-5978
- Builders Resources - Doors, tubs, sinks, windows, etc.
701 Amador St., San Francisco, CA 94124 - (415) 285-7814
- Historic House Parts - An Architectural Salvage Merchant located in Rochester, NY. In addition to the large selection of salvaged items, Houseparts also offers quality reproduction items, restoration supplies, refinishing products, books, magazines and gift items.
- Ohmega Salvage - Doors, tubs, sinks, windows, etc.
2407 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702 - (510) 843-7368
- Ohmega Too Salvage - Doors, lighting, windows, etc.
2204 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702 - (510) 843-7368
- Paolercia, Matt - Doors, sinks, tubs, windows, mouldings, etc. (VPA member)
943 Schiele Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 - (408) 971-1937
- Urban Ore General Store & Building Materials - Store has furniture, appliances. Building Materials has doors, windows, etc.
1333 Sixth St., Berkeley, CA 94710 - (510) 559-4450
- Whole House Building Supply Salvage - 1955 Pulgas Road East Palo Alto, CA 94303 - (650) 328-8731
- J. C. Barry Supply - 390 McGlincey Lane Unit F., Campbell, CA 95008 - (408) 377-0105
- Good Times Stove Company - Do not deal with this company! It's too long of a story to go into here, but trust us, you don't want to deal with them.
- Mill Creek Antiques - Antique cook and parlor stoves
P.O. Box 156, Paxico, KS 66526 - (913) 636-5520