Original article by Robin Runyan, Curbed Detroit
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If you’ve worked on a historic restoration in Detroit, you’ve likely heard of or met Amy Swift, who started Building Hugger just a few years ago. They’re working to be stewards of the built environment in Detroit.
Swift, who has a master’s degree in Historic Preservation, began renovating her own house in southwest Detroit in 2012, and started Building Hugger after finding that there was a real need for tradespeople in the city.
The group mainly does window restoration and some storm windows. They’re venturing into door restoration and they get a few calls for plaster. They mainly work in residential homes, but have a few bigger projects (like the Henry Ford Fair Lane Estate and Michigan State Capitol Dome).
They don’t believe in product fixes, instead going with a more traditional approach…
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