Course Overview

Become a Historic Property Stone and Tile Preservation Expert

Are you ready to harness your professional expertise and expand your services to include a specialized, prestigious, and potentially lucrative service?

Historic stone preservation and restoration requires a certain knowledge and skill set that go far beyond that of the average stone and tile restoration contractor. Normal floor or surface restoration methods are often not appropriate and may even cause damage. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and the tools necessary to be successful in this specialized sector of the stone and tile restoration industry.

This course is taught by Frederick M. Hueston, an internationally recognized stone and tile consultant, historic property preservation expert, and failure investigator. 

Course Topics
  • What is Historical Restoration?
  • Standards for Rehabilitation and the National Register
  • Who’s Who? (Architect, Contractor, Architectural Conservator)
  • Repair and Maintenance of Historical Stone Masonry
  • Stone Masonry Cleaning
  • Cleaning Historic Stone
  • Stain Removal
  • Long-term Effects of Cleaning
  • How to Market Your Services
  • How to Communicate with Architects and Conservators

Resources, Support, and More

  • Lesson by lesson discussion/support
  • Review course material as needed, even weeks... or months later
  • LinkedIn Certification
  • On-going support through CoP Discussion Group
  • Optional Extended Support

About Your Instructor

Fred Hueston

Fred Hueston has extensive experience in historic stone and tile preservation. He has worked on numerous buildings on the  National Register of Historical places including state capitols as well as several government buildings in Washington DC. He has provided advice for the White House as well as the US Capitol, the Smithsonian Institute, the Supreme Court and other government buildings. 

He has also consulted on many historic projects including stone replacement, repair and preservation. He has published numerous articles on the subject and frequently presents seminars to architects, conservators and others as well as teaching stone and tile industry contractors the specialized service of historic preservation.

Ongoing Support

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Throughout the lessons, students can post lesson specific questions through the lesson discussion panel and instructors will provide feedback. Students will also have access to on-going support through the Community of Practice (CoP) Discussion Group. Many other valuable support resources are available as well.

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