About Van Zandt Restorations
An old building is a unique and long lasting treasure. We are not truly owners of these historic structures but rather temporary caretakers. Van Zandt Restorations specializes in restoring, maintaining and tastefully adding on to these buildings so they can live on for generations to enjoy.
A passion for old buildings, historic architecture and fine craftsmanship, coupled with state-of-the-art building techniques means that Van Zandt Restorations applies knowledge and skill to ensure that your renovation, addition, or new construction incorporates modern conveniences while preserving the “look and feel” of your older home and building.
We pay special attention to your home’s early period craftsmanship and historic materials. We research and use proven techniques to carefully repair, reuse, or replicate the materials originally used to build your home and extend its longevity. We enhance the functionality, energy efficiency, and comfort of your home while preserving its historic character.
Our network of design team specialists and methodology of planning helps you incorporate modern systems, appliances, and fixtures seamlessly into your original structure. We know from experience how to make a modern layout work in a period home.
We respect your time and property and are responsive to your needs and concerns throughout the project. Our goal is to help you achieve your vision and make your home restoration project run as smoothly as possible.
As experienced tradesmen and preservationists, we have developed an intimate, "hands-on" understanding of the unique virtues of the historic building tradition.
The old home bears unique subtleties that one gradually appreciates over time. Worn thresholds, hand-planed woodwork, wavy glass … these are the nuances that give life and soul to the home. We offer the ability to restore or recreate these textures while fully accommodating the demands of modern living.
Our team has been living and working in Historic Fredericksburg for over 20 years. We welcome the opportunity to help you make your dream for your historic property a reality.
Contact us: 540.368.1883
E. Boyd Graves Preservation
Award of Excellence
2009 | 2010 | 2013
Best in Show Award
Owner, Jon Van Zandt has a passion for historic restoration and renovation. A native of historic Fredericksburg, Virginia, Jon grew up appreciating the region's rich history and local efforts to preserve irreplaceable historic properties. As a licensed general contractor, he values the opportunity to work closely with homeowners and business owners to design, plan and develop their visions for their historic renovations, additions, or new construction in our historic community.
Knowledgeable and personable, Jon enjoys working with property owners and coordinating with neighbors, local government officials and design-build professionals to ensure the process is as smooth, efficient and cost effective as possible.
Class A General Contractor's License #2705-122324A
Earthcraft Certified Builder, Fredericksburg, VA - 2008
Basic Contractor's Business Licensing - Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg, VA - 2008
B.A., James Madison University - 2001
Vice President, Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Inc. Board of Directors, 2008 - 2012
Member, Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Next Generation Board of Directors, 2009 - present
Oversight & Trade Specialties
Roofing: Metal, Slate
Plaster & Blue Board