Ken & David Follett

Consultants with Tools

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Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, NY Terreplein Probes (M&SA)

Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, NY. Two Seasons with National Trust HOPE Crew on Repointing of Landscape Wall

Guastavino Tile Workshop. Ozone Park, NY. APTI. Designated Masons.

Pershing Barracks, Probes. West Point (Atkins)

Probes, Projects, Consulting

In-field support services and consultation to architects, structural engineers, architectural conservators, restoration contractors, construction managers and property stewards to assist in planning, development and project management for heritage conservation projects and at existing structures.

Specialists in doing probes, cores, and test sample extraction, as well as providing of site support services during design team investigations. A long list of NYC Department of Design and Construction probe projects in libraries, police stations, theaters and at other public cultural sites.

Projects tend to be on a small scale, and require a specific need for skill sets, detail planning, as well as decades of experience in hands-on work with historic fabric. Not a General Contractor, nor specialized in any one particular aspect of the building trades. The projects selected are usually because there is nobody else available that understands what is needed to be done. A network of traditional trades practitioners to draw from.

Consulting work ranges from general business development, strategic market planning, construction feasability, traditional trade networking, helping people get through sticky and unpleasant situations, and conceptual budget estimating specific to historic work. Independent project management for timber frame and cedar shake repairs and replacement on 1720 Jean Hasbrouck House, Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY. Ken Follett was a founding member and first past president of the Preservation Trades Network, as well as currently a lifetime member. To date between Ken & David have been involved with five National Trust HOPE Crew projects. The most recent being at the John & Alice Coltrane House, Dix Hills, NY.

John & Alice Coltrane House

National Trust HOPE Crew

Perimeter Fence Reparir and Painting

Dix Hills, NY

Fire Island Lighthouse

Support to Condition Survey (JGW)

Fire Island, NY

Guastavino Consulting (Apple)

Hoboken Terminal, NJ

Guastavino Probes & Consulting, Conceptual Budget (Silman)

79th Street Boat Basin


Guastavino Tile Consulting, Westinghouse HS

2019 Lucy G. Moses Award

Brooklyn, NY

Library Fireplace Cleaning (two fireplaces, Traditional Line)

NY Yacht Club


Stone Hearth Detailing, Trophy Room (Traditional Line)

NY Yatch Club


Masonry Cleaning, Facade and Daniel Chester French Marble Sculptures (JBC)

Customs House


Probes. Temporary Protection

Villa Lewaro

Irvington, NY

Test Sample Extraction



Probes (RMA)

McArthur Pool

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Support to Condition Survey

Franklin Stage

Franklin, NY

Moving 300AD Marble Lawn Furniture

The Breakers

Newport, RI

Recondition of Japanese Lanterns, (Anne Eisenhower)

Southampton, NY

Relocation of WW2 MTA Memorial Granite Wall to MTA Headquarters (JBC)

Brooklyn, NY

Wought Iron Fence Installation

West 4th Street Church


IBIX Micro-abrasive Masonry Cleaning Mock-Up (Evergreene)


Santa Barbara, CA

Barnes & Noble Headquarters

Exterior Restoration (LSA, Apple)

Union Square, NY, NY

ABR Waterless Poultice


Highbridge Water Tower

(Gandhi Engineering)


Bake Oven & Cooking Fireplace

Designated Masons on Volunteer Hands-On Workshop

Lefferts House, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

Logistics & Probes, (BBB)

Gould Memorial Library

Bronx, NY

Exterior Condition Survey (LTE)

Perrot Memorial Library

Greenwich, CT

Probes (Zach Rice)

Philipine Counsel

13 E 66th Street, NY, NY

Mahogany Box Gutters

Weeksville, Brooklyn, NY

Logistics (JBC)

Ossining Baptist Church

Ossining, NY

Window Condition Survey (Arnold & Associates, Dallas, TX)

Wyndham Hotel


Removal and Storage of Statues Probes in Gate Columns

Conceptual Budget

Planting Fields, Oyster Bay, NY

Logistics (JGW)

Popenhausen Institute.

Queens, NY.

Masonry & Obelisk Righting (JBC)

Prospect Cemetery

Jamaica, Queens

Brownstone Louver Probes.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Rye, NY

Probes. (Zach Rice)

Stanton Street Shul.


Porch Restoration

Van Cortlandt Mansion

Bronx, NY

Masonry Consulting

River Bend Silo

Falmouth, MA

Lobby and Door Restoration

Suffolk Theater

Riverhead, NY

Consulting, Moon Group. (SHA) Kickstarter Headquarters

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Logistics. (JBC)

McArthur Barracks

West Point, NY

Masonry Repointing.

West 4th Street Church


Probes, Site Support Services

Plum Island Lighthouse (JBC)

Plum Island, NY

Logistics for Condition Survey

Port Chester Rye Brook Library (Lathrop, JBC)

Rye, NY


Montauk Lighthouse

Montauk, NY

Condition Survey. Conceptual Budget. (Aaron Copland Foundation and Lyndhurst)

Lyndhurst Pool House

Tarrytown, NY

Masonry Restoration

Mele Pool House

Easthampton, NY


Monmouth County Hall of Records

Monmouth, NJ

Masonry & Coatings

Miineaola Presbyterian Church

Mineola, NY

Lecture on Probes for Structural Engineering Students

Manhattan College, NY

Interior Mortar Detailing (Evergreene)


NoLa Grants Clinic

Post-Katrina, Remote Estimating.

Exterior Condition Survey (LTE)

Mt. Pleasant HS

Providence, RI

Site Logistics, Probes, Consulting

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Hawthorne, NY

Consulting, Window Trim Mock-Up

Kane Street Synagoge

Brooklyn, NY

Reset of Limestone Urns

The Breakers

Newport, RI

Replacement of Cedar Roof Logs

Hessian Hut, Dyckman House


Consulting, Mock-Ups for Paint Removal

Chrome Hearts


Probes & Cores, Coolidge HS

Tacoma, Washington, DC.

Cortland Street Subway Mural Logistics (JBC)

Brooklyn, NY

Logistics & Probes (JGW)

Governors Island, NY

Greenwich Library, Exterior Condition Survey (LTE)

Greenwich, CT

Masonry Consulting (SHA)

Drew University, NJ

Consulting, Strategic Planning

Structure was succesfully relocated.

Edison Schoolhouse

Franklin, NJ

400 SF Marble Bathroom Relocation

Private Residence

Elizabeth Street, NY, NY

Probes. Design Team Support Services (LSA)

Brick House at the Glass House

New Canaan, CT

Lower Gate House, Vanderbilt Mansion Historic Site, D/2 Consulting

Hye Park, NY

Site Logistics, Site Support Services to Design Team

Edison Memorial Tower

Menlo Park, NJ

Encaustic Tile Vestibule Restoration (Zach Rice).


Copper Finial Fabrication and Installation.

Tribeca, NY

Probes, Logistics, Consulting, Conceptual Budget (Thornton-Tomasetti)

Mt Morris Fire Watch Tower


Rutherford Firebox

Private Residence, Ohio

Demount and Crate Marble Fireplace Mantle.

150 W 55th, NY, NY

Exterior Condition Survey (McClain)

Fordham Place, Bronx, NY

Grate Removal & Marble Cleaning

Colony Club (LSA)


Plaster Ceiling Probes (BBB)

City Hall



CIty Center


Window Glazing.

Atria, Ossining, NY

Repointing Mock-Ups

Summit Old Town Hall

Summit, NJ

Temple of Love

Old Westbury Gardens, LI

Obelisk Righting, (JBC)

Whippany, NJ

Gutter Relining

William Floyd Mansion

Mastic Beach, NY.