Historic Preservation
Jeffrey E Schaefer Master Builder

As a general contractor and also a licensed architect, I have the unique qualifications
to correctly convert design drawings into homes that comply with local historical
requirements and building codes. I bridge the gap between design concepts and
practical construction.

Hippodrome Theatre

Jeffrey E Schaefer’s experience with historical renovations goes back three decades to the Old Federal Building in Gainesville, Florida, now the Hippodrome Theatre. Oversized windows with ropes and pulleys were completely rebuilt, along with matching interior trim.

Architect – Jeffrey E. Schaefer, A.I.A.

Springfield Restoration

Jeffrey E Schaefer has been the contractor on the complete restoration of one of Jacksonville’s premiere historical homes. This work included asbestos removal, foundation repair, structural replacement, a remodel of 100 years of exterior lead paint, decorative slate roofing, replacement of knob and tube electrical systems, restoration of half a dozen fireplaces, custom milling of “heart pine” replacement interior trim molding, antique glazing, and custom fabrication of matching door hinges and wood doorknobs. This project also included new fencing, appliances, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, gas systems, plaster replacement, painting, and wood finishing.

Architect – Jarzyna & Associates Architects.

Riverside Restoration

Hundred-year-old Riverside home renovation, funded by FEMA. This historical house was raised 5 feet off the original foundation, and a new higher foundation was constructed. The historic exterior and interior elements were restored and rebuilt, with a new kitchen and handicapped bathroom included. A new driveway, landscaping, and tankless gas water heater are part of the project. Award‑winning craftsmanship.

Architects – Melody Bishop A.I.A. of Akel, Logan & Shafer Architects