Heritage Restoration, Inc.

About Us

Choosing the right Contractor for your old building can be a challenge.

Heritage Restoration specializes in old and historic homes and buildings; from full-service general contracting to specialized small requests.

With over 30 years of experience, and a passion for historic construction, there is no project too big or small, complicated or challenging for our highly experienced team.

Our comprehensive approach to your building offers you thoughtful, historically accurate and appropriately contemporary craftsmanship while respecting your budget. When you choose HRI you’re investing in work that will last, function, and look great for years to come.

Our methodological approach guarantees long lasting work

When you use Heritage Restoration for a tune-up or full building restoration, you are choosing to a company that believes old building care and maintenance requires a thoughtful and comprehensive process. (See Services)

Award winning work(See Awards) coupled with a holistic approach means the work you cannot see is as critical as what you can. Our work strives for the greatest longevity; with a one year guarantee part of every project, while assuring our clients we always stand by our work by seeking to understand what went wrong and responding to your concerns beyond one year.

Professionalism underpins our business

Our entire crew of professionals have general knowledge and specific areas of expertise. We arrive on schedule, adapt to unknowns, and communicate throughout the project. We utilize our team in conjunction with outside professionals to ensure your project is thorough and complete. And of course, we will honestly tell you if we are not the right contractor for your project.

HRI honors and respects our team.  The majority of our work is conducted by Heritage Restoration’s full-time employees. These craftspeople are as invested in their careers as we are with them. HRI supports our team at work and in life through skills training while also providing essential employee benefits like health insurance, 401K, and time off. HRI’s core philosophy of a holistic approach includes not only buildings, but also the craftspeople that work on them.

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Robert Cagnetta began Heritage Restoration, Inc. in 2001 as a broad range construction and restoration service company; from general contracting, building maintenance, window restoration, to fine craftsmanship — all dedicated to preserving and enhancing a building’s beauty, function, efficiency, and charm.

Rob is a 1991 graduate of Roger Williams University’s Historic Preservation Program with a minor in Architecture.  He completed his apprenticeship  in 1994, and began the Institute for Preservation Training(IPT) with John Canham, a training and education program at Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island.  IPT completed numerous projects with the National Park Service, as well as hundreds of state historic sites and private homes around New England.

Rob has been the recipient of three RI State Historic Preservation Awards, two Doris Duke Preservation Awards, and a Providence Preservation Society award. Rob currently serves on the South Kingstown Zoning Board and Quest Montessori Board. He is also an adjunct professor in the Art, Architecture, and Historic Preservation Program at Roger Williams University.

Rob previously was the President of the Preservation Trades Network, on the building committee for Preserve Rhode Island and the Providence Preservation Society, the Advisory Committee for the Insurance Commissioner of RI, US Green Building Council Rhode Island Board, Greater Providence Workforce Development Board, and wrote a bi-monthly column for the South County Independent and Providence Journal Bulletin.