SApreservation Rehabber Club

The SAPreservation Rehabber Club is actively seeking opportunities to not only grow as a network, but also invest our knowledge and craftsmanship back into our communities through both the active preservation of historic structures as well as the education of others. On Saturday, May 7, the SAPreservation Rehabber Club held a work day at 159 Kelly, a structure of historic significance located near Mission San Jose. The house and property at 159 Kelly has been owned by the Hernandez family for nearly 100 years and remains one of the oldest structures in the immediate vicinity. Constructed in 1925, the structure features a shotgun-like floor plan.

The work day was hosted by Kimberlee Lorenz of ReVamp Design Build who provided not only materials and tools, but also labor. The scope of work included wood window repair, front porch repair, siding, skirting and trim repair and exterior painting. Along with individuals from ReVamp Design Build, 5 Rehabber Club Members volunteered their time. The Office of Historic Preservation would like to thank Kimberlee and ReVamp Design Build for their dedication to the preservation of one of San Antonio’s historic structures and their contributions to the community.

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Anyone can become a general member of the Rehabber Club, but to earn credits you must register as a professional member….called an Apprentice to start. The credit system offers you the ability to better market your services to historic property owners. To register as a professional member, you must document some experience dealing with historic rehabilitation. Apprentice status will not be granted to any individual who at the time of submitting their membership form has an active code violation, investigation or stop work order at a property that they are associated with.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Rehabber Club Work Day, know a structure that needs general repairs or would like to learn more about Rehabber Club and become a member, contact Edward Hall at Edward@SApreservation.com.

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