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Historic Home Renovation, Restoration and Remodeling


Tim Franklin and his team are off to a great start on my project. I am adding a kitchen and have been pretty particular on many things; he's taken it all with aplomb. We're still in the project, but so far he has handled all details, and his team of professionals (trades) came in for the planning phases and really made me feel good about the details of the project. I'll update later at end of constructions, but so far: great!

Sheldon P.

Akron, OH

Renovated Barn House 

The structure is the oldest bank barn in the area. It was built by German settlers and is 204 years old. The design objective was to convert this century structure into a residence. Both exterior and interior designs were to reflect both “old” and “new”. This blended approach to design shows respect for the original barn, yet at the same time, brings the structure into the present day.


Hoover Home Restoration 

The left crib of the farmhouse was built in 1818. The right crib was added in 1832 by John Hoover. A side note: The Hoover Vacuum Company is located in nearby Canton, Ohio. Family members owned the farmhouse and 167 acres of land until it was donated to the University Of Akron in 1970. The land was used for the new Wayne College. The farmhouse was left vacant and suffered severe damage do to exposure to the weather elements. In 2003, the University decided to save the farmhouse. The objective was to retain the historical character and uniqueness of the farmhouse, while addressing today’s needs for access, comfort and technology, so it can be used for classes and special functions.

We are known for our historic renovations—preserving old homes and bringing commercial buildings back to life.

Franklin & Associates is a full-service design-build firm specializing in the renovation of older homes and buildings. We are an award-winning historic renovation/remodeling company with over 30 years of experience. Whether you have a residential or commercial historic restoration project, we’re ready to help.


Our Historic Restoration Process

From the design phase to the construction phase, Franklin & Associates handles all aspects of your historic home restoration process. Every renovation is completed using the same high standards and with great pride. In addition, we involve you in all aspects of the design and build process—guaranteeing the end result is the home of your dreams. Our design-build approach puts the builder, the architect, and the homeowner on the same “team” early in the process—eliminating any potential source of conflict and providing shared cost expectations. This ensures your home design is based on a realistic budget that addresses your needs, wants, and wishes.


Award-Winning Historic Home Restoration Projects

At Franklin & Associates, we’ve won numerous awards for our historic home renovation projects, including the 2006 Chrysalis Award for Historic Renovation. Contact us today to experience our award-winning renovation and restoration services in Northeast Ohio area, including: Akron, Fairlawn, Bath, Copley, Medina, Hudson, Hunting Valley, Orange, Woodmere, Moreland Hills, Pepper Pike, Twinsburg, Richfield, Avon, Avon Lake, Bath, Broadview, Bedford Heights, Brecksville, Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Columbia Station, Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Independence, Lakewood, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls,  Parma, Rocky River, Seven Hills, Shaker Heights, Solon, Strongsville, University Heights and Westlake areas. 


Want to talk to us about your home restoration/renovation project? Contact Us Today!

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