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Stuart Dean to Restore 90-Year-Old Historic Library at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.


NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stuart Dean, an international provider of renowned architectural restoration services, is pleased to announce that the company will perform nearly its full array of services to refurbish and fully restore many of the architectural appointments to the library in Stetson Hall, a 90-year-old building on the Williams College campus in Williamstown, Mass. Construction manager for the project, New England-based Consigli Construction Co., Inc. (Consigli), has contracted Stuart Dean to perform this large-scale, sensitive restoration work as part of a renovation and addition project to Stetson Hall, and the green construction of a new library and information technology center on campus. 

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"As a preeminent liberal arts institution, Williams College has a rich history, and we are proud to work with the college and Consigli on this project to refurbish and restore the intricate features that make this historic building unique," said Mark Parrish, president and CEO of Stuart Dean.  "From the varying conditions of the surfaces to the unconventional cleaning methods that will be utilized, Stuart Dean prides itself on historic restoration projects such as this."

Stetson Hall is a 1923 Georgian revival building that includes such showcase pieces as Old English oak wood, Tiffany brass bookcases, ornate wrought iron railings and original spiral staircases.  Stuart Dean's full array of restoration services will be utilized as part of this project, with the largest portion being architectural woodwork and decorative metal refurbishing, including brass, bronze, iron and steel.  Stuart Dean's services also include marble, granite, brick, grout replacement and concrete restoration, in addition to a UV light-filtering film application on the windows to prevent sunlight damage to books, artwork and other hardware.

"Williams College is clearly focused on green construction with this project, and encourages companies working on the job to purchase their materials within 50 miles from the construction site, utilize environmentally-friendly materials to lower the overall carbon footprint of the project and dispose of these products in an appropriate manner," Parrish added.  "Rather than replace an existing building or conduct significant demolition, they have instead focused on restoring the beautiful fixtures in this building for generations to come."

The restoration work is being completed in various phases, with the majority taking place throughout the fall of 2012.  The refinishing work is expected to be completed by year's end, with additional woodwork being completed in 2013.   

About Stuart Dean
Stuart Dean is an international provider of renowned architectural restoration services, specializing in metal refinishing; stone polishing, cleaning and sealing; wood refinishing; glass restoration; innovative and sustainable grouts and flooring solutions; and curtain wall and facade restoration.  Thousands of clients trust Stuart Dean to restore and preserve their buildings, retail stores, institutions and restaurants every day. Stuart Dean offers a portfolio of services to enhance the beauty and retain the value of a wide array of architectural assets. The company has been in business for over 80 years, with 22 offices in the U.S. and Canada and over 450 employees.   Major markets served include Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Norfolk, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit

About Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
Consigli, a fourth generation family-owned business, established in 1905, is a full-service construction manager and general contractor serving academic, healthcare, institutional, life sciences, corporate, landmark restoration and federal clients throughout New England and New York State.   A leader in sustainable construction practices, Consigli is consistently ranked in the national Top 100 Green Contractors by Engineering News-Record Magazine.  With offices in Massachusetts, Maine, New York and Connecticut, Consigli has been recognized year after year as one of the best places to work by The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, and Mainebiz. For more information, visit           


Elizabeth Bacheson


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