ABOUT STONE & LIME

Stone & Lime, a masonry restoration contractor, has a long history of working on historic restoration projects along the east coast spanning from Florida to Maine.   Kenneth Uracius and Patricia Pelchat started Stone & Lime in 2004 to supply hard to find masonry restoration products to the construction industry. As the use of these historically correct products in the restoration market increased, Stone & Limewas asked to provide labor, in addition to the materials, to work on these projects.

The following is a list of projects where Stone and Lime provided both the materials and labor. These masonry restoration projects include: Fort Jefferson, Fort Adams, Fort Washington, Fort Pickens, Fort Pike, Fort Jackson, Monticello, Poplar Forest, Blair House, Royal Orchard, Ochre Court, The Breakers, Newport Country Club, Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian House at Florida Southern University, High Bridge NY and many others.

For the Plymouth Rock Repairs project, Stone & Lime will assist with labor associated with removal, temporary shoring and bracing, as well as installation of new supports and masonry repairs.  Our Vice President, Christopher Dabek has extensive experience working with Building & Monument Conservation, including the significant reconstruction of the brownstone tower of the Victoria Mansion in Portland, ME.

Stone & Lime also has a sister company in Freedom Cement, LLC, started to provide historically accurate materials to restoration contractors. In 2010 Freedom Cement resumed production of natural cement from Rosendale New York. We currently produce natural cement from the Lawrence mine in Rosendale. Freedom Cement is the only supplier that publicly declares its natural cement rock is mined in Rosendale, NY and has full control of the production and distribution of natural cement from Rosendale, NY.

 

Principle Biographies

 

ken uracious

KENNETH URACIUS

Vice President

Ken has over 30 years of masonry restoration experience and has been involved with many significant historic restoration projects along the east coast as a contractor and consultant. He is an advocate for the use of historically accurate materials in restoration work and has played an instrumental role in the reintroduction of natural cement into the marketplace. Ken previously served on the board of directors of the Society for the Preservation of Historical Cements and has conducted traditional masonry material training workshops throughout the country.

Previously, Ken worked for Grande Masonry where he was involved with the masonry restoration of Fort Adams and Ochre Court in Newport RI and Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center in Southbridge, MA. As Project Manager/ Superintendent of the Special Projects Division at Consigli Construction Co., Ken was involved with landmark projects such as the restoration of the First Church of Cambridge in Cambridge, MA, the Old Chapel steeple restoration at UMASS Amherst and restoration of Alumni Hall at Brown University in Providence, RI.

 

 

christopher dabek

CHRISTOPHER J. DABEK

Vice President

As Vice President, Christopher establishes quality control measures and develops creative solutions to unique preservation challenges. He works closely with the owner, design and construction team from pre-construction through project close-out. Chris specializes in managing high-profile, complex preservation projects within both schedule and budget. He graduated Roger Williams University with a B.S. in Construction Management where he is actively involved in the Construction Management Professional Advisory Board (CMPAB). During his career in preservation he has worked on many of the northeast’s most complex restoration projects including: The Bowdoin Chapel Towers Reconstruction, the Harvard Lowell House Danilov Russian Bell Exchange, the Victoria Mansion Tower Reconstruction, the Trinity College Long Walk Restoration, restoration of the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Travelers Tower Rehabilitation and, most recently, work at Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. He currently serves as the President of the Association of Preservation Technology – Northeast Chapter (www.aptne.org).

 

 

Patricia A. PelchaT

President/Office Manager Project

Pat started the company on a part-time basis after acquiring a Natural Hydraulic Lime distributorship from Virginia Limeworks located in Monroe, VA. She managed, controlled and performed all business activities through 2004. In 2005, she discontinued the lime product line and the company began providing masonry restoration contracting and consulting services on a full time basis. She hired a restoration expert to handle field operations while she continued to manage, control and perform the daily operations of the business. Notable projects include the Emergency Shoring of Front 3 at Fort Jefferson, Usonian House and Tourism Center located in Lakeland, FL, Fort Jefferson Phase II in the Dry Tortugas. FL, Loggerhead Lighthouse Roof and Light Room Restoration located in Garden Key, FL and the exterior restoration of 11 Spring Street in New York, NY.