Avery Point Lighthouse Masonry Renovation Phase 2
Finished: April 2006
This renovation project was the second and final phase bringing this lighthouse back to life. The Joseph Gnazzo Company, Inc. coordinated the replacement of the decorative cast stone baluster, reconstruction of the light base, installation of the new light and the installation of windows and doors.
Bennington Monument Restoration
Finished: November 1990
While all other bidders only looked at using sectional pipe scaffold for this 306 foot stone obelisk monument in southern Vermont the Joseph Gnazzo Company, Inc. first developed a safe, efficient and certainly unique approach to accessing this monumental structure. Our qualified personnel performed 100% repointing, some sealant installation, and minor stone repairs. Our quality subcontractor fabricated stainless steel sheet metal assemblies for us to install.
Bennington Monument Restoration Maintenance
Finished December 2005
Again the Joseph Gnazzo Company, Inc. was selected to perform maintenance repointing, sealant installation, interior and exterior painting. This time around interior structural steel was installed by our personnel to reinforce the observation deck.
Bunker Hill Monument
Finished: August 2006
The unique and efficient approach to the rigging for this project was one of the many reasons that the Joseph Gnazzo Company, Inc. was selected for this high profile project. We developed a method to use suspended scaffolding without penetrating any of the facade. With the challenge of scaffolding overcome it was down to executing another quality project of repointing using a naturally hydraulic lime mortar, sealant installation, stone dutchmen repair, and masonry cleaning.
Coltsville Heritage Park Dome
Finished: April 2000
Sheet Metal Repair, Wood Repair, Painting & Coating, Roofing, Cleaning, Electrical.
Dry Tortugas, Florida
Currently in Progress
Brick Replacement, Repointing, Cast Iron Removal, Totten Shutter Component Replacement
Read articles regarding the restoration of Fort Jefferson.
Fort Trumbull Restoration
New London, Connecticut
Finished: June 2000
The Joseph Gnazzo Company, Inc. was contracted for this project to clean and repoint the full exterior of the fortification. Extensive stone replacement and dutchmen was performed bringing the structure back to a stable condition. Coordination with other trades was necessary as the stonework was integrated with the site work.
Finished: April 2006
Lexington Green Battle Monument
Finished: July 2002
Monument Repair and Conservation, Stone repair, inpainting on marble plaque
Little Compton, Rhode Island
Finished: October 2011
Located 800 yards off of the coast of Little Compton, RI, at the mouth of the Sakonnet River exists an 80’ cylindrical cast iron tower that sits atop a cast iron concrete filled caisson foundation. Completed in 1884 the Sakonnet Lighthouse has seen its share of weather. The Joseph Gnazzo Company, Inc. has undertaken a 2-year restoration project to return the silent sentinel to active service as a working lighthouse and to rightfully take up its place on the national register of historic places.
In June of 2010 a three level work platform was constructed on the rock adjacent to the lighthouse to hold cranes and needed equipment. Scaffolding was put into place around the tower portion of the structure. Starting from the top down crews’ remove old coatings and replaced all of the old failing bolts with new ones. In conjunction with that work the entire structural brick core was removed and rebuilt. New marine grade windows and door will be installed. Interior woodwork and cast iron floor panes will be repaired and replaced. A new cast in place concrete cap on the caisson will be installed. A final treatment of high performance marine coatings will adorn the interior and exterior of the metal shell. During the project, careful attention was paid to safety and logistics to deliver another successful and high quality product to The Friends of the Sakonnet Lighthouse.
Finished: June 2005
Masonry cleaning and repairs
Completed: August 2008
Architect: Building & Monument Conservation
Contact: Ivan Myjer
Bushnell Park Arch Wall /
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch
Completed: June 2004
Agency/Owner: City of Hartford, Dept. of Public Works
Contact: Tony Matta
Phone: 860-522-4888 x6523