Colonial Restoration was hired to restore, repair and repaint a 19th century heritage verandah. The carpenters who worked on the repairs were excellent and tried to save as much original material as possible and all replacement posts (where repairs was not possible) were accurate replicas of the ones remaining. Old paint layers dating back a century were carefully removed, old nail holes filled and knots sealed before any priming was begun. The hand-turned historic spools were especially difficult to clean but the work was excellent. The final painting was completed on time (despite weather issues on occasions) and cleanup was prompt. The final job looks beautiful and appears as it would have looked over 100 years ago when it was first done. Andy, the company president, was extremely helpful and visited the site to direct his workers even offering to do some minor additional work which was not planned originally. From our experience, Colonial Restoration is a top-notch heritage restoration company and we have already recommended them to others.