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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence:

2011 Residential
Historic Renovation

National Award
2007 Sunroom/Conservatory

2005 Best Residential
Insurance Restoration

S. D. Lohr
Remodelers of Waldorf,
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Tina Lohr
7470 Bensville Road
Waldorf, MD 20303
Phone: 301-645-0821
Fax: 301-645-0821

2005 Best Residential Insurance Restoration

This prominent Victorian home, circa 1893, was struck by, and survived, an F-4 tornado. The structural integrity of the house was compromised, including the detachment of the eastern and western walls. Columns from the porches were blown out, resulting in partial collapse of the porch roofs. Both chimneys were toppled and all metal roofs were peeled away by 240 mph winds. Following an assessment of the damage, the owners decided to restore the house to its original grandeur. The major challenge was to make the historically correct repairs while working within the client’s allowable insurance cost. Major cost savings were achieved by reattaching the separated eastern and western walls using a clever leverage method. The reuse and repair of broken shutters and porch columns helped keep the project within budget. Old glass, wood siding and bricks were salvaged from other historic buildings in the area that had been torn down. The clients were able to move back into their home within 6 months because of the strong working relationship between the contractor and the client. This home serves as an inspiration to others who are still rebuilding after the largest natural disaster to hit the area in 75 years.