4850 Connecticut Ave. NW | Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 437-7567 | sortado@gmail.com
"Historic Preservation Contractor"


Historic Restoration and Architectural Preservation
A completely restored skylight for a Victorian residence.


Arlington National Cemetery
Pavilion Restoration

White House
Phase I Window Restoration

Department of State
Faux-Bois and Faux-Marble

GSA Central
Restoration of Secretary's Office

National Archives, Main Reading Room
Coffered Ceiling Restoration

Department of Justice
Restoration of Attorney General's Office

Department of Interior
Marble Repair, Faux-Bois, and Paint

Library of Congress
Window Sash Testing and Consultation

Pierce Mill
Preservation of Post and Beam Structure; HSR

1998 Mayoral Transition Team
Preservation Subcommittee

Brentsville Courthouse
Window Restoration


Stephen Decatur House
Window Restoration and Interior Paint

Decatur Carriage House
Faux-Bois Restoration

Gunston Hall
Little Parlor and Second-Floor Restoration

Mount Zion United Methodist Church
Entrance and Window Restoration

Waterford Mill
Roof Framing and Window Repair

Lee-Fendal House
Front Parlor Repair and Paint

Cabin John Gas House
Roof, Window, and Door Restoration

Woodlawn Plantation
Column Repair and Shutter Construction

Washington National Cathedral
Epoxy Consolidation, Saint Alban's

Arts Club of Washington
Faux-Bois and Interior Restoration

Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum
Interior Restoration and Painting

Christ Church Georgetown
Plaster Repair, Carpentry, and Paint

Flagship Niagra
Epoxy Consolidation

All Souls Episcopal Church
Altar Restoration

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
Altar Restoration

Magruder House
Adaptive Change of Use Preservation

Sulgrave Club
Ballroom and Window Restoration

Gadsby's Tavern
Millwork Restoration

Brentmore, The Spilman-Mosby House
HSR, Design and Build

Woodlawn Plantation
Restoration of Dairy Roof


Wheat Row, Southwest
Faux-Bois, Faux-Marble, and Cabinetwork

Philadelphia Row, Southeast

Bowie-Sevier House
Composition Ornament Restoration; Transom Restoration

John Stoddert Haw House
Composition Ornament Restoration

Longden House
Floor and Cabinetwork

Teaching/Training Affiliations

National Building Museum
Docent and Workshop Instructor

Montgomery County Preservation, Inc.
Preservation Workshop Instructor

Alexandria Seaport Museum
Boat-Building Instructor

Friends of Pierce Mill
Preservation Workshop Instructor

Preservation Conferences


1998 and 2000 NSO Decorators' Showhouse

To contact our Principal, Stephen Ortado, by email, click here or call our office at (202) 437-7567. We are glad to respond to your letters sent to:

Stephen Ortado
Historic Structures
4850 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Architectural Conservation | Millwork | Wood Windows | Victorians | Decorative and Historic Finishes | 18th Century Specialist | Timber Frames | Plaster Restoration | Restoration Consultants | Green Preservaton | Composition Ornament | Historic Project List