Blind Eye Restoration is a woman-owned, full service historic preservation contracting company providing a wide range of architectural and art conservation services.
Our blend of restoration consulting, contracting and conservation treatment design makes us unique, and affords us understanding into the overlap between the realms of preservation, design, and construction. In consulting, our recommendations are not only appropriate, but also practical. As contractors we understand building construction science, the life cycle and practicality of historic materials, and historic preservation theory. The overlapping issues of maintaining historic material and examples of historic construction methods during restoration efforts while dealing with modern building expectations and constraints and are all met and accounted for equally in our work.
Blind Eye aims to reach clients who have the same passion for the maintenance of their historic buildings that we do, as our core values guide all our historic restoration work:
- To value the health and longevity of historic resources over popular modern construction industry developments.
- To respect the intentions and skill of the original craftspeople and builders
- To maintain as much original material and integrity as possible with every treatment design.
Lindsay Jones, Owner
Lindsay’s background in construction and historic preservation has blended over more than a decade of experience into a dedication to the specific repair and restoration of historic buildings and public artwork.
For her undergraduate degrees, she studied both architectural history and construction management at The Ohio State University, and she later earned her MS in historic preservation from the University of Oregon.
Professionally, she has been lucky enough to be able to work all across the country. Her background includes both construction management and hands-on historic conservation roles, with a special focus on introducing subcontractors to historic preservation practices. Restoration projects Lindsay has participated in include the Salmagundi Club in New York City, Stanford University’s Cantor Art Museum in Palo Alto, Coit Tower in San Francisco, as well as the German Village Meeting Haus and Greenlawn Abbey in Columbus, Ohio.