Heritage Restoration, Inc.

Our History

Robert Cagnetta began Heritage Restoration, Inc. in 2001 as a broad range construction and restoration service company, from general contracting, building maintenance, window restoration, and 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 is the past President of the Preservation Trades Network, serves on the building committee for Preserve Rhode Island and the Providence Preservation Society, is on the Advisory Committee for the Insurance Commissioner of RI, a US Green Building Council Rhode Island Board Member, a Greater Providence Workforce Development Board Member, and writes a bi-monthly column for the Providence Journal Bulletin.