Old homes are different from new ones. Yes, they have more character, more history. But old homes are built differently, too. If you've ever tried to hang a picture by driving a nail into plaster -- only to see your wall shatter -- you know what we mean. To renovate an old home takes more than a dedication to preservation and a respect for time-honored methods and materials. It takes experience. How do you deal with warped floor joists? What makes a slate roof watertight? Should iron plumbing be repaired or replaced? Is knob-and-tube wiring safe?

     Everyone knows home renovations increase the market value of your property. What many people don't consider, however, is that creating a pleasing living environment can pay off now, in terms of enjoyment of your home, as well as down the road, when it's time to sell.
The reason some homeowners spend considerably more time and money on home improvement jobs is that the contractor was surprised by some unforeseen obstacle. Through our subsidiary, Greater Texas Construction and Remodeling Company (MHIC # 36724), Rock Solid Builders has more than twenty years experience renovating old homes. It's not so easy to surprise us anymore. Our team knows how to care for your lath and plaster walls, your hardwood floors, your true-divided-light windows. We also know how to navigate the complex rules applying to historic neighborhoods and structures, as well as take advantage of incentive programs for historic preservation.

Among our areas of expertise:
  • Historic Renovation
  • Remodeling
  • Fire and Flood Damage Restoration
  • Additions

Whether you want to modernize a kitchen or bath or build an addition that is sympathetic to the design of the original structure, Rock Solid Builders has the knowledge, skills, and experience to get the job done right.

BEFORE: The existing kitchen was cold and clinical; it would have been perfect for a laboratory.
AFTER: The new kitchen -- with its carefully-chosen wood tones, tile, and stone -- is warm and inviting, taming the sophisticated stainless steel.

A cantilevered bar adds an extra touch of modernity to this kitchen in an historic townhouse.

A different kind of "screened door" gives a hint of what is to come in this updated bath.

Stone and glass can work beautifully together, as seen in this modern master bath.
"Overwhelmed by our Homeowners Association’s stringent rules, we reached out to Rock Solid Builders to decipher the language and build our backyard deck. Left for vacation on a Sunday and returned on a Friday to exactly what Brad promised -- a beautifully constructed deck that is both sturdy and stylish. On time, on budget and on-point with the community’s expectations."

The Stepanian Family, Baltimore, MD