Wilson-Covington Set to Begin Historic Restoration of 1805 Home

Wilson-Covington has been selected to restore a circa 1805 home outside of Durham, NC. This will include all sitework, structural work, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and interior and exterior finishes. The home falls under Preservation North Carolina deed covenants and will be restored in keeping with these restrictions and the Secretary of Interior Standards. Wilson-Covington is pleased to be working with Martin Paige, PE, to review the timber framing and stone foundation and insure that all new elements will be in keeping with the historic nature of the structure while also increasing the stability of the home.

Work Nears Completion on The Tavern in Old Salem

Wilson-Covington has completed interior and exterior repairs for The Tavern in Old Salem, a new restaurant in the Historic District that is set to open mid-July. This work has included a complete renovation of the bar area to accommodate modern equipment and provide ample working space for bartenders while keeping the 19th century look of a tavern, complete with sliding bars that would have secured the spirits from overnight guests. Other work has focused on the kitchen and service areas. Wilson-Covington is experienced in restaurant work and maintains a relationship with the Health Department and Building Inspections that allows this process to flow smoothly for the owner and restauranteur.

Work Begins on MESDA Research Center and Library

Wilson-Covington Construction Co. has started work on the new Ann P. and Thomas A. Gray Research Center and Library at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) at Old Salem. This project entails converting the former Toy Museum and changing exhibit space (that most recently hosted the “Art in Clay” exhibit) to a 21st century library and research facility.

Wilson-Covington Nears Completion on Hampton Inn Remodel

Wilson-Covington Construction has been working on a Hampton Inn lobby and 1st floor remodel in the Charlotte, NC market. This work included renovations for a new fitness center, business center, food prepration areas, and lobby. Similar to the firm’s grocery experience, this work has included working in areas that must be kept open and clean. Thanks to experienced job superintendents and project managers, Wilson-Covington is able to maintain a clean and usable space for quests and employees while continuing to see work completed in a timely manner.

Wilson-Covington Continues as Leader in Historic Restoration

Wilson-Covington is proud to continue a tradition of being one of the leading Historic Restoration Contractor’s in the state and looks forward to expanding this market in South Carolina. Clay Ring, President and Owner of Wilson-Covington, has been involved in historic restoration projects since the 1960s. This work began in Old Salem for some of the visionary owners who sought to reconstruct this 18th Century Moravian town. The legacy continues to this day in Winston-Salem, the greater Piedmont region, and across the state. Most notably Wilson-Covington is set to begin a complete restoration of an 1805 vernacular Georgian home in the Triangle.

*Above photo shows Clay Ring, far left, in 1978 during the groundbreaking for the reconstruction of the circa 1834 Cooper Shop in Old Salem. Thank you to Digital Forsyth and Old Salem Museums & Gardens for this photograph.

Wilson-Covington Construction Licensed in South Carolina

Wilson-Covington Construction Company is now a Licensed General Contractor in South Carolina capable of completing any size commercial or residential project. The firm’s experience and expertise includes retail shopping centers and upfits, grocery store construction and upfits, office and medical space, laboratory space, hotels, and historic restoration on both commercial and residential structures.

Please contact Wilson-Covington at 336-724-1721 or construction@wilsoncovington.com for more information.