what we do

Old & Historic Home Renovations

Pursuing a historic renovation or restoration doesn’t mean having to settle for outdated features. Our region is home to countless historic properties, each with their own story to tell. We’re here to help write the next chapter of yours. 

our expertise

Modernize your home, but keep the character.

Pursuing a historic renovation or restoration doesn’t mean having to settle for outdated features. Quality historic restoration requires an appreciation for the building and design practices of the past and a knack for properly blending old and new.

We are familiar with both classic materials and construction methods as well as modern techniques. We know when to use both in harmony to make sure that modern updates are made in the context of your home’s timeless qualities. You can trust in Rust to deliver a seamless integration of old and new.

We know historic homes inside & out.

Discover some of the highly specialized knowledge that we put to work for you when restoring or renovating your older or historic home.

Moldings & Millwork

Old homes can have unique moldings and other trim and plaster details. We are experienced with the reproduction and blending of these details. 

Basement Dig-Outs

Historical factors can complicate the process for adding basements to old homes. Rust Construction has completed many basement dig outs and foundational shoring jobs.

Architectural Review Boards

We are familiar with the requirements for approval through local historic review boards. We understand technical requirements for work in historic districts. 

Windows & Doors

Modern windows and doors are built and installed differently than historic windows and doors. We repair existing old windows and doors and install appropriate replacements. 

Energy Efficiency

Our team is familiar with both repairing old heating and cooling systems as well as replacement and integration of new systems to increase comfort and efficiency.   

Structural Work
Our team is experienced in the correction of structural problems inherent to older buildings.

Working with Old Town's Historic Homes

We have decades of experience working in historic neighborhoods like Old Town Alexandria. We’ll get your project reviewed and approved in a timely manner.

Because they've been working in the area for four generations and actually built or renovated many of the area's historic homes, they always presented a unique insight that was specific to our tastes but would fit and add value to our home.

design + build

A collaborative, streamlined process to bring your project to life

Good design and careful planning are essential for a successful project. Our in-house team and architectural partners collaborate with you to develop a thoughtful and elegant design that meets your needs. Then, our skilled builders take those plans and create a functional and comfortable space just for you. 

Our Work

Imagine what we can build for you.

Your Vision. Our Expertise.

Let's build something amazing together.