Richard Barrow Joins John Canning & Co. as Director of Plastering & Specialty Finishes

Perfecting Preservation requires exceptional talent

Cheshire CT, November 2019:  John Canning & Co., one of the nation’s leading experts in historic restoration, conservation and preservation, has added to their already talented and experienced team with the latest addition of Richard Barrow.  Richard Barrow with over 30 years of experience working in the repair and conservation of historic buildings will be taking on the position of Director of Plastering & Specialty Finishes.

Richard’s restoration, conservation and preservation experience covers many disciplines, including plaster, paint, wood, stone and metal.  Richard also has international experience in working with traditional materials. This experience combined with his executive and project management skills will be a perfect fit for John Canning & Co. and his role of Director of Plastering & Specialty Finishes.

Richard’s focus will be to continue to expand the Plaster Division at John Canning & Co. while maintaining the high level of excellence that John Canning & Co. expects in the process of Perfecting Preservation in all the work they do. With plaster restoration, stabilization and consolidation being one of the areas of Richard’s specialties, this is perfect timing since John Canning & Co. recently announced they have become an authorized installer for HPCS. HPCS is the global standard for conserving historic plaster and gives John Canning & Co. access to a suite of products to use as additional tools on consolidation and fragile plaster projects.  

John Canning & Co. offers services in a variety of areas including: conservation, planning, designing, historic paint analysis, plaster condition surveys, restoration, decorative finishes and painting, budgeting and consulting.  With over 40 years of experience, John Canning & Co. , has been entrusted to restore some of the nation’s most prestigious national landmarks, state capitols, courthouses, churches, libraries, museums, theatres, educational establishments and other historic buildings.

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