Wagner Roofing Honored by Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Wagner Roofing Honored by Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Wagner Roofing Honored by Historical Society of Washington, D.C. with “Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation” Saluting More than a Century of Commitment to Preserving Regional Heritage Hyattsville, MD – The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has recognized Wagner Roofing with the “Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation.” Presented last week at a ceremony at the Society’s headquarters at the Carnegie Library, the distinction celebrates Wagner Roofing’s 101 year legacy of restoring and repairing some of the metropolitan Washington region’s most distinguished public buildings and private residences. Wagner Roofing’s handiwork has graced more than 500 sites, including the Washington National Cathedral, Smithsonian Castle, U.S. Naval Academy’s Mahan Hall, 6th & I Historic Synagogue, President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Old Post Office Pavilion. At the heart of Wagner Roofing’s work is a passion for quality, customer service and artisanship. “As part of a family-owned business that has been deeply committed to preserving Washington’s historical facades for more than a century, it’s a great pleasure to have our work recognized by the Historical Society,” said owner Chuck Wagner. “We share the Society’s mission of celebrating the rich heritage of our nation’s capital, and in receiving this distinction find ourselves among greatly admired company.” Additional 2015 award recipients included the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the Cassell Family, Clyde’s Restaurant Group, Hillcrest Children and Family Center and the Ourisman Family. Over the past four years, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has honored sixteen Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions to the community have helped create, define, and preserve the city’s...
Wagner celebrates 100 years in business by publishing a book,  Preserving Washington History

Wagner celebrates 100 years in business by publishing a book, Preserving Washington History

Preserving Washington History – 100 Years of Wagner Artistry Wagner Roofing Celebrates Its Centennial With A Beautifully Illustrated Book Showcasing Craftsmanship Through The Years Since its earliest days, Washington, D.C., has attracted architects, designers, builders, art collectors, entrepreneurs, and politicians from all over the world. They loved the excitement of the city and the chance to design and build something special in the capital city. These figures include Major Pierre Charles L’Enfant, who developed the plan for the city in 1791 for President George Washington, Stanford White who designed The Washington Club/The Patterson Mansion in 1903, and James Hoban and Benjamin Henry Latrobe who designed the White House in 1792 and noted landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead who helped design the National Zoo in 1889. Not all of the buildings designed and built during the early years of Washington, D.C., have been preserved, but more than 500 survive and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including 74 National Historic Landmarks of the United States. Fifty-seven Washington, D.C., sites are featured in this book. This book showcases a unique craft, roofing and sheet metal, and its importance in preserving these treasures. Wagner Roofing has been dedicated to promoting and protecting this important craft for the past one hundred years, and the company has played a significant role in restoring and replacing the roofs and other sheet metal work of such historic landmarks as The National Cathedral, the Smithsonian Castle, Woodlawn Plantation, Lincoln’s Summer Cottage, US Department of the Treasury, The Old Post Office, and more. This book documents the beauty and variety of the buildings of Washington,...
Triathlete competes in a new event — running a roofing company

Triathlete competes in a new event — running a roofing company

Triathlete competes in a new event — running a roofing company I grew up in New Zealand. At an early age, I really took an interest in working with my hands and building things. I would often help my father around the house. We also had a family friend with a successful plumbing business and I would tag along with him on weekends or holidays. I thought that profession made for a great lifestyle, so instead of going the university route I decided to do a four-year plumbing apprenticeship. Plumbing in New Zealand includes the roofing trade, hence the tie to what I do today. When I was finished with my apprenticeship, I immediately went to get a business degree and became a craftsman plumber. I took a job with a large commercial plumber in Auckland. We were working on a large hotel and I ran a $3 million job for them as the on-site project manager with 12 plumbers working under me. I did that for 18 months. During that time, I was also racing in triathlons at an elite level. I was very disciplined about my running, swimming and biking. We Kiwis like to travel, so I saw triathlons as my ticket to go places. I came to the States in 1999 for six months. I raced in a pro series race and later a few World Cup races. I met my future wife, who was in graduate school in Wisconsin, where I was based. I quickly realized that getting free running shoes and bikes doesn’t really pay the bills. So I got back into the business....
A Brand New Belmont Mansion

A Brand New Belmont Mansion

A Brand New Belmont Mansion We joined Wagner Roofing at the Belmont Mansion Wednesday night, as the firm celebrated its 100th anniversary and showed off restorations it just performed at the historic New Hampshire Avenue building. Wagner helped restore the portico roof and repaired leaks that had damaged the 105-year-old building. (When that building went up, Teddy Roosevelt was President. The mansion was built in 1909 for then-congressman and diplomat Perry Belmont, who was known to host lavish parties for Washington’s elite on site. It currently serves as the HQ for the General Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Click Here for Full Bisnow...

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