“The University of Maine System would like to thank Building Envelope Specialists for your firms efforts in the design of the building masonry repairs that were made to UMM’s Powers Hall. Your efforts have been instrumental in restoring Powers Hall, and in the University of Maine at Machias’ receipt of the recent Maine Preservation Project Award.”

Chip Gavin - Facilities Manager

Powers Hall, University of Maine System

“The craftsmanship and professionalism of you and the crew were simply, amazing. Your willingness to work with all of the people and personalities and pay attention to the slightest of details was inspirational, and your positive attitude and care were as impressive as the end-product itself.”

Benjamin A. Shambaugh - D. Min., Dean

St. Luke's Cathedral, St. Luke's

“…What sets BES apart from most of the others is that their pre-bid process is extremely thorough by doing investigation to determine the extent of the restoration scope, so that there are rarely any unforeseen situations….Jobs run smoothly when BES is chosen to do the project management.”

Gary Gnazzo - President

Joseph Gnazzo Company Inc.

“When it comes to envelope issues, Scott Whitaker is the go-to guy.  I have worked with Scott on several historic restorations of old masonry buildings.  It takes years of experience to really understand the complex characteristics of uninsulated multi-wythe brick or granite construction, such as moisture penetration, breathability, and freeze-thaw changes when renovating and insulating these old buildings for modern-day users.  Scott has helped us navigate this minefield and achieve outstanding results every time.”

Steve Pedersen

AIA, LEED AP Architect, WBRC Architects

“Building Envelope Specialists does what we would call “Legacy Work” like no one else. They restored the structural integrity of our 150 year-old building using the same materials and in the same traditions of craftsmanship as the original builders.  We inherited a beautiful building and we are passing it on intact to future generations, thanks to BES.”

George Cooper, Senior Warden Sam Allen, Junior Warden

St. Luke's Cathedral Portland, Maine