Restoration • Rejuvenation • Rebirth

The restoration of historic brick buildings using traditional methods and materials


“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Christina Wilson and her terrific team at Renaissance Development twice now and wouldn’t consider hiring anyone else to work with us on hardscaping and tuck-pointing projects. The Renaissance team put together a terrific plan for our backyard, executed each part of it well and went above and beyond to ensure that we were happy with the finished product. We were thrilled to hire them again last year to tuck-point our historic rowhouse on Capitol Hill. Renaissance offered the best proposal for our property and worked hard to ensure that we were absolutely satisfied with the end result. And we are — we’re sure our house has never looked better and have complete confidence in the terrific and historically appropriate work they did. Every major project has unforeseen challenges, but Christina and the team at Renaissance really go above and beyond to do the job right. We give them our highest recommendation.”

“They are very professional and punctual. I truly believe they deserve the top marks they get on Angie’s List. The work was done on schedule, was completed perfectly, and really the entire process from start to finish was very good. Repointing my brick walls was not as bad as I thought it was going to be!”

“Entire process was smooth, easy, professional and friendly. I loved it. Great great experience. They did very good work, cleaned up super well, and the result is just beautiful. I could not be happier.”

“From our initial contact to the last day on the job, Renaissance was terrific. We have had other repointing done and this experience was head and shoulders above that. Dr. Christina Wilson — yes, she actually has a Ph.D. in this field — was a delight. She was professional and responsive to our needs, as was her excellent crew.

In the District, there are new regulations about how repointing can be done, which involves notifying neighbors and covering their windows too, while the repointing is being done. Christina and her team were completely up to speed on this process. They obtained the required permits for the work. They dealt with our neighbors with aplomb and good nature. They arrived when they said they would. They worked Saturdays, which is their standard practice. When the weather turned bad, they stayed late to complete the job before the rain hit.

Christina and her team matched the color of two different areas of mortar so that the work looks seamless — something that did not happen when we last repointed nearly 20 years ago — and one of the reasons that we decided to repeat this expensive process. We have had compliments from neighbors about the repointing. There were zero complaints about the work or the disruption. …We are very pleased with this work, would use Renaissance again without hesitation and highly recommend them.”

“Renaissance was responsive and professional throughout the experience: from estimate to completion of the work. They completed the job in the time estimated (even with a few bad weather days) and the quality of the work met, if not exceeded, my expectations. A few weeks after the job was done I noticed that part of our fence was damaged (likely from equipment). I contacted Renaissance and they replaced the damaged piece within two days — no questions asked. I highly recommend them.”

“After I contacted them, Renaissance came out quickly to review the proposed work area and prepare an estimate. The staff person actually convinced me I did not need to have the entire house (a 1930s brick colonial) repointed, which I had initially assumed. It was refreshing to deal with such an honest and knowledgeable company. The work was scheduled in a timely fashion, and then actually performed early when a spot on their schedule opened up. The workers were professional and conscientious about keeping the work area as neat as possible — a certain amount of dust and noise is inevitable with brick repointing. The final result exceeded my expectations.”