Source List

The following companies offer products or services relating to the restoration of old houses. The VPA makes no recommendations to whether you actually should use any of these companies. (Our lawyers told us to say that.) Obviously this list has more meaning to those living in Santa Clara Valley, or at least the Bay Area, although mail order and Internet companies are listed as well.

Artists

Artistic License – Guild of artists specializing in Victorian crafts such as woodgraining, stenciling, etc.
1925A Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 – (415) 922-2854

Bathroom

Bathroom Machineries – Antique and reproduction bathroom and plumbing supplies. Also reproduction brass hardware.
495 Main St., P.O. Box 1020, Murphys, CA 95247 – (209)728-2031

Cleaners

Cambrian Cleaners – They are the best cleaners in town and inexpensive. Specialize in delicate, antique, and vintage items. They do work for SJHM, San Jose Civic Light Opera, and West Valley Light Opera. They do not charge if fabric fails!
2037 Woodard Rd., San Jose, CA – (408) 377-6320

Colorist

Buckter, Bob – Home exterior color consultant
3877 20th St., San Francisco, CA 94114 – (415) 922-7444

Doors

Education

Building Education Center – Offers more than 40 seminars on home improvement subjects; classes in design, remodeling as well as hands-on workshops in plumbing, drywall, etc.
812 Page Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 – (510) 525-7610

Electric

Bay Breakers – New & used breakers along with some hard to find old styles.
903 N. 9th St, San Jose – (408) 998-2980

Classic Accents, Inc. – Push button light switches and plates. Also sell silk cord picture hangars. (These are what most people are looking for)
P.O. Box 1181, Southgate, MI 48195 – (800) 245-7742

Epoxies

Abatron – Line of products including wood epoxies and fillers.
5501 – 95th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144 – 800-445-1754

Fences

Garcia’s Ornamental Iron Works – Interior railings and exterior fences and gates.
782 Park Avenue, Suite 8., San Jose, CA 95126 – (408) 998-2440

Floors

Anderson, Pete – Hardwood floor laying & refinishing. (VPA member)
265 North 13th. St., San Jose, CA 95112 – (408) 998-5303

Foundations

Download our foundation-contractors spreadsheet in PDF format.

Furniture

Mancini’s Sleepworld – Carries Bedline kits that allow you to use queen size mattresses on antique double or full beds.
1086 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA – (408) 264-6100

Glass

Fairview Glass – Antique Glass and sashes
5607 Old National Pike, Frederick, MD 21702 – (301) 371-3364

Super Glass – They specialize in old glass replacement, are able to provide hand made glass to replicate existing old windows as well as make new wood windows to match existing wood windows.  They are also experts in putty glazing for Victorian homes.
2215 Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA 95008 – (408) 374-7676

Walton Art Glass Studios – Design and construction of art and bevelled glass windows.
36 Railway Ave, Campbell, CA 95008 – (408) 866-0533

Glazing

New Glaze – New finish for porcelain, ceramic & fiberglass
1050 Commercial St. #102, San Jose, CA 95112 – (408) 452-5750

Hardware

Ball and Ball – Antique hardware reproductions and restoration, 18th century – Victorian periods.
463 W. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341 – (800) 257-3711

Crown City Hardware – Wide selection of quality hardware
1047 N. Allen Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104 – (818) 794-1188

Horton Brasses – Authentic reproduction furniture hardware.
P.O. Box 95, Cromwell, CT 06416 – (860) 635-4400

House of Brass -Hardware, fireplace accessories, mailboxes, heat registers, metal refinishing and lamp repairs
296 E. Campbell Av, Campbell, CA 95008 – (408) 866-5611

Renovators Supply – Electrical, plumbing, house, and cabinet hardware. Also lighting, wall and floor coverings.
P.O. Box 578-P, Millers Falls, MA 01349 – (413) 659-2211

Van Dykes Restorers – Woodworking, furniture, & upholstery supplies
P.O. Box 278, Woonsocket, SD 57385 – (605) 796-4425

Vintage Hardware & Lighting (formerly Anglo-American Brass) – Hardware, doorknobs, plumbing, etc.
2000 Sims Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368 – (360) 379-9030

History

History San Jose – The archives contain old photos, city directories, maps. To schedule an appointment please email the Reference Assistant or call (408) 287-2290 ext. 219
1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112 – (408) 287-2290

Santa Clara County Records – Trace home ownership, birth, death, & wedding records
70 W. Hedding, San Jose, CA 95746 – (408) 299-2481

Landscape

Jim’s Tree Service – Tree Service & Stump removal – Reasonable rates, excellent service, highly recommended
(408) 354-4701

L & M Tree Service – Gutter cleaning & yard work
(408) 559-3755

Master Gardeners Hotline – Horticultural questions may be asked each weekday, 9:30am to 12:30.
(408) 299-2638

Roses Of Yesterday – Antique roses.
803 Browns Valley Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076 – (831)728-1901

Santa Clara County Rose Society Hotline – They’ll answer any of your rose questions.
(408) 298-7657

Lighting

Classic Illumination Studio – Restored antique lighting fixtures
1049 Murray St., Berkeley, CA (510) 849-5464

Phoenix Antique Lighting
1887 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95128 – (408) 454-4729

Quality Lighting – antique lighting restoration, replication, and design specialists
10556 Combie Rd, Auburn, CA 95602 – (530) 268-3795

Rejuvenation – Reproduction Victorian and Craftsman lighting, push button light switches
1100 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214 – (888) 401-1900

Turn of the Century Lighting – Reproduction and antique lighting
112 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2R2 – (888) 527-1825

Millwork

Cumberland Woodcraft Co. Inc. – Handcrafted Victorian and classic millwork trim with screen doors, spandrels, corbels, brackets, gable ends, wood carved ornaments, ceiling medallions, mouldings and cabinetry
(800) 367-1884

Decorators Supply Corp. – Mantels, plaster mouldings
3610-12 A Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60609 – (312) 847-6300

The Mad Woodchuck – Victorian moldings and architectural ornamentation, as well as doors and sash, custom design mantles, cabinetry
441 San Benito Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030 – (408) 354-8436

San Francisco Victoriana – Interior & exterior millwork
3070 Newcomb, San Francisco, CA 94124 – (415) 648-0313

Smith Wood Products – Wood components for ornaments
4013A Clay St., Fort Worth, TX 76117 – (800) 346-9003

Vintage Woodworks – Interior & exterior appointments
P.O. Box R, Quinlan, TX 75474 (903) 356-2158

Paint & Paint Removers

South Bay Paint – Offers Benjamin Moore historical color selection for interior and exterior paints. Expensive, but highly rated for durability by Consumer Reports. Exterior paints usually go on sale early August.
1749 W. San Carlos, San Jose, CA – (408) 286-3986

U.S. Cellulose – Buy your paint stripper, laquer thinner, solvents, stains, etc in bulk.
520 Parrott St., San Jose, CA 95112 – (408) 295-0104

Painting

Mark Hughes Restoration & Painting – Interior, exterior and faux painting, plaster repair, installation of base boards, crown molding, etc. Repair of sash windows.
(408) 646-7045

Mike Moody Painting – Excellent painter, helped with choice of colors, did a COMPLETE prep job.
(408) 691-7230 mikemoodypainting@gmail.com

Plaster

Britannia Mouldings -Fabrication, installation and restoration of decorative plaster mouldings.
308 6 th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401 – (650) 548-1100

Hayles & Howe, Inc. Ornamental Plasterers – Ornamental plaster restoration company does extensive custom work world-wide, and also manufacture a standard range of ceiling roses, cornice, corbels, columns, etc.
2700 Sisson Street, Baltimore, MD 21211 – (410) 462-0986

Publishers

American Bungalow – Quarterly magazine for bungalow enthusiasts.
(800) 350-3363

Old House Journal – Bi-monthly periodical. Annual resource catalog.
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 – (800) 234-3797

Victorian HomesMonthly magazine for Victorian enthusiasts.
( 800) 883-8851

Registers

Reggio Registers – Floor and fan registers
P.O. Box 511, Ayer, MA 01432-0511 – (978) 772-3493

Wainlands – Custom registers and grilles.
2401 Riverside Dr. – Suite 517B, Coral Springs, FL 33065 – (800) 843-9237

Roofing

Ridout Roofing – Roofer
621 Williams Street, San Leandro, CA – (510) 351-1922
Squarcia Roofing – Roofer
20659 Shelly Drive, Cupertino, CA – (408) 446-5588

Joe Tapia – Roofer
1928 Maddux Dr., Redwood City, CA 94061 – (650) 366-5978

Salvage

Builders Resources – Doors, tubs, sinks, windows, etc.
701 Amador St., San Francisco, CA 94124 – (415) 285-7814

Historic House Parts – An Architectural Salvage Merchant located in Rochester, NY. In addition to the large selection of salvaged items, Houseparts also offers quality reproduction items, restoration supplies, refinishing products, books, magazines and gift items.
(716) 325-2329

Ohmega Salvage – Doors, tubs, sinks, windows, etc.
2407 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702 – (510) 843-7368

Ohmega Too Salvage – Doors, lighting, windows, etc.
2204 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702 – (510) 843-7368

Paolercia, Matt – Doors, sinks, tubs, windows, mouldings, etc. (VPA member)
943 Schiele Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 – (408) 971-1937

Urban Ore General Store & Building Materials – Store has furniture, appliances. Building Materials has doors, windows, etc.
1333 Sixth St., Berkeley, CA 94710 – (510) 559-4450

Whole House Building Supply Salvage1955 Pulgas Road East Palo Alto, CA 94303 – (650) 328-8731

Skylights

J. C. Barry Supply – 390 McGlincey Lane Unit F., Campbell, CA 95008 – (408) 377-0105

Stoves

Good Times Stove Company – Do not deal with this company! It’s too long of a story to go into here, but trust us, you don’t want to deal with them.

Mill Creek Antiques – Antique cook and parlor stoves
P.O. Box 156, Paxico, KS 66526 – (913) 636-5520

Tile

Bungalow Bill – Early 20th Century American and European tile.PO Box 1152, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 – (201) 791-3521

Designs In Tile – Custom Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Arts & Crafts tile
P.O. Box 358, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 – (916) 926-2629

Tin Ceilings

Chelsea Decorative Metal – Metal ceilings and trim
9603 Moonlight
Houston, TX 77096 – (713) 721-9200

W.F. Norman Corp. – Tin ceilings and sheet metal ornaments
P.O. Box 323, Nevada City, MO 64772-0323 – (800) 641-4038

Tools

Advance Equipment Mfg. – Wood graining tools
4617-19 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60651 – (605) 796-4425

Van Dykes Restorers – Woodworking, furniture, & upholstery supplies
P.O. Box 278, Woonsocket, SD 57385 – (605) 796-4425

Upholstery

Maya Custom Upholstery
210 San Jose Ave. #21, San Jose, CA 95125 – (408) 280-7314

Wallpaper

Bradbury & Bradbury – Victorian and Arts & Crafts reproduction wallpapers
P.O. Box 155, Benecia, CA 94510 – (707) 746-1900

Carol Mead – Craftsman wallpapers and friezes
(707) 747-0223

Carter & Company/Mt. Diablo Handprints – Specializes in meticulous re-creation of historically significant wallpapers.
451 Ryder Street, Vallejo, California 94590, (707) 554-2682

Historic Style – William Morris, Victorian, Arts & Crafts wallpapers and fabrics. Many exclusive designs.
107-401 Garbally Road, Victoria B.C., Canada V8T 5M3 – (250) 592-4916

Keith, Michael A. – Paper hanger
684 Dorothy Ave., San Jose, CA 95125, (408) 279-3676

Mason &amp Wolf – Period wallpapers which are inspired by the prevailing styles of the last half of the 19th Century
PO Box 6224, Freehold, NJ 07728, 732-866-0451

Wallpaper Guru – Specializing in restoration.

Window Treatments

Alameda Shade Shop – Victorian roller shades, drapery and other window treatments
914 Central Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 – (510) 522-0633
Burrow, J.R. & Co. – Lace curtains, wallpaper
25 Huntington Ave. Rm 527, Boston, MA 02116 – (617) 262-6171

San Jose Window Shade Co. – Custom roller shades and shutters
334 Royal Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 – (408) 295-1235

The Handwerk Shade Shop – Custom roller shades including Craftsman stenciled designs
P.O. Box 22455, Portland, Oregon 97222 – (503) 659-0914

Windows

DK Screens – Repairs or replaces wood screens for windows and doors
(408) 294-2307

Hobel Woodworking – Wood sash windows, also furniture, cabinetry, architectural woodwork
414 Umbarger Road, Unit D, San Jose, CA 95111 – (408) 224-5000

Out Of The Woods – Custom wood sash windows & doors
138 E. Lake St., Salinas, CA 93901 – (831) 424-9049

Restoration Windows – Wooden window restoration – (415) 572-8700

Sheets Enterprises – General & Electrical contractor, specializes in doors and windows, custom cabinets and mill work
24 Sutter St., San Jose, CA 95110 – (408) 292-1132