Residential and Historical Restorations

Why do historic restoration architects and officials of churches, trusts and foundations recommend Mine All Sell for vital restorations? Why do we exceed expectations for our historic restorations? We know historic methods and materials and care about the integrity of historic structures. Mine All Sell, and the founder, Benedict McGowan, is also known for his high standard of customer service, maintaining excellent communication with architects, owners, contractors and suppliers, getting jobs done on time and sticking to budgets. This is why we are the sought after company for historic restorations.

Examine our full list of historic restoration services and the wide range of special restoration skills and experience we have in-house and you’ll see how well-equipped we are to take proper care of your restoration. Whether it is a roof repair or complete restoration of a prominent historic building, we’ll give you an honest evaluation and fine workmanship for a fair price – as one would expect from traditional craftsman such as ourselves.

Unsurpassed quality, world class service, and uncompromising integrity are the hallmarks of the Mine All Sell Company.

With over 25 years experience in the construction, remodeling and restoration trades we have learned what makes a project go smoothly, on budget, and exceeds our customers expectations, it is the Mine All Sell philosophy. This consists of:

Proper Assessment

Proper assessment and the resulting plan of action is very important in many businesses and none more so than historic restoration work. In certain aspects of restoration, this proper assessment is as important as the skill of the work itself, and may mean success or utter failure for a project. Examples include smaller projects like “unsolvable” roof leaks, as well as actions involving large portions of a building such as plaster, paint, masonry pointing and structural stabilization. Many smaller contractors have skilled workmen but lack the professional and technical resources to properly assess and diagnose the more challenging aspects of restoration work.


“It’s unwise to pay too much…but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money… that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business prohibits paying a little and getting a lot…it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.”                    …John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Skilled Craftsman

At Mine All Sell, we employ only skilled craftsman, artisans with that all important eye for detail. But it is their skill in every aspect of their work including client relations, job management, and dedication to perfection allow them to exceed in every job they perform. First, only personnel who show this type of skill and dedication become part of the Mine All Sell team. This is followed by extensive in-house training to a high uniform standard that is overseen by the owner, Benedict McGowan.

Quality Control

Our quality control assures that our jobs are completed to a uniformly, high standard. However, they address much more than the quality of the workmanship, our entire team works together to every aspect from the initial client contact to the handling of administrative, technical, and safety training, as well as checking all jobs to make sure that they are being handled the Mine All Sell way. Assuring the client of a smooth job completed with high quality.

“There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper.Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.”

… John Ruskin (1819-1900.

“Poor quality craftsmanship, workmanship, or labor of any kind, is nothing more then wasted energy for those providing the work and in the case of a home, a waste of money for the homeowner!

A painting job that lasts starts with a contractor who is knowledgeable and experienced. A contractor who takes their time with the initial inspection of the homes condition, having an eye for detail with the experience to know where the potential trouble spots may be in the exteriors structure. The estimate is prepared with great attention to these details and shared with the potential customer where everything is explained and understood by the homeowner, so there are no surprises.

Questions are answered, understood, and agreed to by the all parties involved, and with the knowledge gained as to the exact procedure to be followed, the time and effort accounted for in total, the quality preparation of the home will become the foundation for the quality proven products that for many years to come will provide a beautiful and well protected home. An investment that will pay off in dividends.

In short, each job is unique, so, to insure the highest quality result, a professional job that lasts, a finished project that will always exceeds your customers expectations, you must be diligent, knowledgeable, and sincerely concerned with the customers total satisfaction, beginning with the customers understanding the many factors that are a part of a successful preparation and follows through to the eventual satisfactory completion.

The one important key is the keeping the customer in mind with everything you do and always keep the lines of communication open and most important, listen to their concerns and act appropriately. Without this open dialog, communication, a disaster lurks.”

Benedict McGowan
Quoted from a painting contractors convention
Charleston, South Carolina, in 2000

Pennsylvania Contractors License number
Pa 101090
T L Robertson Liability Policy Number


At Mine All Sell our goal is always your 100% satisfaction. We take great pride in exceeding your expectations. There is no magical formula for what we do, we simply apply a simple rule; communication! Excellent communication equals excellent results, every time! Find out what others have to say,


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