Dedicated to Preserving Historic Sites

Specializing in Property Restorations

Restore Your Residential or Commercial Property With Our Help

Historic restoration

Historic restoration projects require a high degree of organization complemented by keen insight into building methods from earlier times. Becoming a true restoration expert is earned one job at a time over many years.

Beyond a construction expert, the contractor is someone you will rely upon for the life of the project, for guidance with inevitable surprises, prompt response at all hours, solid start and end dates, and for understanding patience when vision clashes with reality.
The people in my company really like what they do. Our customers have high regard for our skills and depend on us for our experience and perspective.


Historic restoration work

Not every builder has that special combination of building, organizational, and interpersonal skills essential for historic restoration work. Yankee Construction possesses a unique kind of knowledge and unflappable confidence that can only be earned through years working on historic projects alongside highly skilled and patient tradesmen.

You only have to hear Gary Dinnebeil, leader of Yankee Construction, talk about matching the pointing on a 200-year-old farmhouse (mixing seashells, with a coarse mortar and adding soil from the site) to know he’s the right builder for historic restoration or highly detailed construction project.

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Connecticut

Who we are

Owners and specifiers of specialized building restoration services know their project will require skills and experience beyond that of a typical contractor. Your project is a highly visible undertaking that the community will be watching as it takes shape.

If yours is a public or commercial project you may have a host of stakeholders involved in the decisions and invested in the progress. You need a reliable partner with a team of experienced tradespeople and caring subcontractors that can make progress every day.
Private owners of residential property like mansions and other high-value property may not have the multiple-project experience to draw upon when interacting with the design and build team. In these instances, you’ll want assurances that the contractor you choose can respond to your questions and take the time to explain things with patience and in terms you understand.

Yankee Construction has earned the confidence of Architects, government officials, developers, and owners of private and commercial property. They have come to rely on Gary Dinnebeil and his professional staff for over 45 years.