First Restoration Services wins 2019 Griffin Award

Press release from First Restoration Services:

First Restoration Services and project manager, Dawson Early, took home a 2019 Griffin Award for the rehabilitation work at Minnie Alexander Cottage. Each year PSABC (Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County) presents awards to outstanding projects and individuals that further the goals of historic preservation in Asheville and Buncombe County.

The Minnie Alexander Cottage is a historic home in downtown Asheville, NC located on Patton Avenue. First Restoration Services work consisted of controlled debris and structure removal while also preserving the historic characteristics of the home. The home was under renovation and needed to be updated to meet code standards and get a facelift.

“When working in a home as old as the Alexander Cottage, the goal is to keep as much of the original structure and character intact, and in place as possible. By doing so, the historic home keeps that flair and uniqueness you don’t see in new homes today. With our experience in restoring versus replacing items in a home, we were comfortable and experienced to work in a home like the Alexander Cottage” stated project manager, Dawson Early.

About First Restoration Services: First Restoration Services specializes in disaster restoration service 24/7 for all emergency needs such as fire damage, smoke damage, water damage, mold remediation, bio-hazard, and crime scene cleanup. First Restoration Services’ commitment to speedy recovery combined with its restoration experience ensures that a home or business will be back to “pre-loss condition” making the experience as pain-free as possible.

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