John Canning Co. is Dedicated to Authenticity in Preservation, Restoration, and Creation of Period Decoration and Historic Architectural Arts
It has been our honor to work on some of the nation’s most recognizable civic landmarks, historic churches, museums, universities, and classic theaters. Our respect for preserving historic integrity and close attention to detail sets our work apart in the architectural arts restoration world. Here is a selection from more than 40 years of perfecting preservation.
We have had the honor to restore historic statehouses across the country, as well as a number of iconic buildings in Washington DC. Among our federal building restoration contracts are the White House, the US Treasury Building, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and the National Building Museum.
John Canning Co.'s faithful restoration of church decoration preserves the history, religious traditions, liturgical iconography, and sacred art of the country’s national landmark buildings for worship. We are experts in sacred decoration, restoration, conservation and creative expression.
The value of our cultural institutions is found not only in the purpose they serve, but also in the historic buildings themselves. These recognizable landmarks are also gateways – to new places, knowledge, experiences, and camaraderie
The people responsible for the upkeep of campus buildings appreciate Canning Co.'s emphasis on accuracy, quality, and attention to detail combined with the ability to thoughtfully find solutions that also work for their budgets.
The inspired use of ornamental plaster, decorative painting, and gilding in historic American theatres is meant to uplift our spirits and prepare us for the entertainment to come.
With decades of experience throughout the country, Canning Co. specializes in traditional gold leaf gilding techniques that are rooted in the timeless heritage of European craftsmanship.
It is our privilege to participate in the renovation of historic properties throughout the country. Working with all periods of decoration, we use traditional methods and materials to conserve and restore original design.
Museums often have the dual responsibility of protecting and showcasing valuable treasures of cultural and artistic importance within buildings that are, themselves, valuable treasures of cultural and artistic importance. The Canning Co. sees to the integrity of the building's flat and ornamental plaster, wood and stone cleaning and restoration.