Awards & Testimonials


Words from Our Clients

“We commend the EverGreene Architectural Arts personnel for their tremendous effort and dedicated service in completing the restoration of the Kenilworth lobby. The EverGreene team developed custom technical procedures for removing a heavy accumulation of paint and patches from highly ornate and delicate plaster surfaces, and their expert plasterers repaired loose, cracked pilasters and ornament.
EverGreene’s Foreman and crew also took great care to maintain a clean, orderly site and designed a phased work plan to ensure continuous, safe access for residents throughout the lobby.”

-Krys Doerfler, President, Kenilworth Apartments, Inc.

“EverGreene did a very good job on the restoration portion of the Harlem Hospital project. They didn’t hold anything back in the preservation of the murals, they maintained the budget and did not take their eye off the ball.”

-Kenneth Drucker, HOK Architects

“The restoration of St. John the Evangelist Church has been completed and our parishioners are astounded by the beauty. The painting and structural repairs were so wonderfully completed. Comments have been ‘there are so many wonderful updates you can’t take them in all at once;’ ‘The murals stand out so much against the blue ceilings;’ and ‘my grandchildren will enjoy this beauty for years to come!’
Your on-site staff were very professional and courteous in dealing with our staff and parish volunteers. They were always supportive of our necessary updates.
For all the reasons above, I would highly recommend EverGreene Architectural Arts to other churches looking for major restoration.
We thank you for your great service and dependability in our time of need in answering so many questions and making expert decisions.”

- Very Reverend David M. Ross, VF, PhD, JCD, Catholic Diocese of Toledo, OH

“I would like to thank [EverGreene] for the generous gift of the plaster Corintian capital from the Monastery of the Infant Jesus of Prague project. Though it was a small job, your artisans did excellent work, and the Carmelite Nuns loved it. We will have the capital on exhibit in our office from this day forward. Thank you for the hard work of your staff on this project.”

- Thomas Stroka, Designer, Duncan G. Stroik Architect LLC.  South Bend, IN

“One of the most rewarding aspects of working on the renovation project at Immaculate Conception, Celina, was working with EverGreene. Their vast knowledge of Church architecture ans art was evident on our first meeting. Jeff Greene, his skilled staff and their expertise, were able to address every part of restoring and renovating a 100 year old place of worship. We had a very tight schedule and of course a budget to meet. Their entire team, from design through completion executed the plaster work, decorative painting, and art restoration with impeccable quality. Every doorstep of the way, i was informed about any issue or change that arose. The finished project is an awe inspiring, faith moving experience to view. Thanks to Jeff Greene and EverGreene Studios.”

- Charlie Salway, Renovation Chairman, Immaculate Conception, Celina, OH

“The Cathedral Centennial Interior Restoration and Renewal Project has not only prepared our Cathedral for this special year of celebration, but enhanced and fortified it for the worship of God and the sanctification of his people for generations to come. I am deeply grateful for your tremendous assistance in this endeavor. Your hard work, skills and talent have truly secured the Cathedral as a magnificent edifice that is the house of God and a home for all.”

- Most Reverend Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of Harrisburg, St. Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg, PA

“Thank you for the splendid restoration. The Church’s restored and renovated beauty is certainly due in large measure to the care, skill and expertise of you and your company.”

- Reverend Joseph S. Costantino, Pastor, Church of Saint Francis Xavier, New York, NY

“EverGreene was able to complete this complex project on time, within a very tight time frame, and without blowing our budget. The fact that we got a tremendous amount of work completed in four weeks is a testament to EverGreene’s restoration talent and expertise as well as their superb project management skills.
EverGreene met every deadline commitment: If I was told that gold leafing would be done by noon it was done by 11:45AM. This commitment to the timeline was repeated throughout the project without fail. It also helped that the head of the company, Jeff Greene, was personally involved with the project, coming by every day to check on progress and the quality of the work being done.
The expertise of everyone who was brought in was incredible. Everyone was an expert in their respective field. I spent a lot of time going up and down the scaffolding, inspecting the progress of the work and talking to everyone; they were all terrific people, and a real pleasure to work with.”

- Steve Hantzarides, Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New York, NY

“Jeff Greene treated our project as if it were his most important job; he willingly listened to our questions and suggestions; made necessary adjustments as situations arose; and worked within a limited budget to give us the most for our money. The colors and decorative painting respect and enhance the historical, architectural and spiritual integrity of the building. The care and quality with which you approach a job is something every church needs to have as part of its renewal.”

- Fr. Thomas Wordekemper, OSB, Assumption Abbey/St. Mary’s Parish, Richardton, ND

“…Aesthetics are only one component of success in the eyes of the client. Cost and schedule control are equal components in the formula that often go mismanaged by the ‘artisan’ firms involved in this type of work. Fortunately, this was not the case with EverGreene, as your entire team, from design through installation, executed over $2.7M of decorative painting and plaster work with impeccable quality, adherence to the schedule, and good cost management. Out of 60 subcontractors we used to complete [the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament] project, EverGreene was easily a top five performer.”

- Tim Spence, Sr. Project Manager, Harbison-Mahony-Higgins Builders, Inc.

“EverGreene Painting Studios, Inc., stands at the pinnacle of professionalism because it is dedicated to the achievement of the highest standards in the conservation of interior finishes and provides the direction and the skilled artisans to meet the project’s needs. Your firm has consistently demonstrated by its dedication and professionalism why it is and should be so highly regarded…As an Architectural Conservator, I have over the course of 25 years learned who I can trust and who lives the commitment to core values of excellence. And, I trust EverGreene.”

- John D. Feinberg, Principal, The Collaborative, Inc., Toledo, OH

“Thank you for the outstanding job that you and your people did for Visitation. People love it. Their most common expression is “it takes my breath away.” It has been a satisfying and pleasant experience working with you and I will always be grateful.”

- Rev. Norman Rotert, Visitation Church, Kansas City, MO

“Your company has provided excellent services in plaster restoration and decorative painting to meet our budget, schedule, and expectations of quality. We’ve found your staff to be very helpful in guiding us to technical and artistic solutions, and highly responsive in addressing the needs of our project.”

- Diane Rathjen, Director of Facilities, The Brooklyn Tabernacle, Brooklyn, NY

“Your firm and the individual artists are to be complimented for their exquisite artistic ability. The challenge with building a new facility in an authentic old world style is to give new construction techniques the appearance and feeling that the church has been built and used for decades. Your firm accomplished this. It is also refreshing to work with a firm that places customer satisfaction above their company’s profit. EverGreene Painting Studios is an exceptional company from every perspective.”

- Rich Knopke, Building Committee Chair, Visitation Catholic Church, Kansas City, MO

“My congratulations go to you, your studio, and your highly qualified staff. The decorative painting throughout the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is beautiful and has received countless compliments. In particular, I extend my sincere appreciation for the superb efforts that you provided. Your involvement, from the study of the original paint scheme through design and application, has been wonderful. It’s been a pleasure to work with you, and I hope to work with you again.”

- Harry Hallenbeck, FAIA, Vice President, Director of Planning and Design Services, Vanir Construction Management, Inc., Sacramento, CA

“Please allow us to express our gratitude for the beautiful job Evergreene did in restoring our ceiling mural. We have lost count of the number of compliments we’ve received at this point! Everyone from your company was an absolute delight to work with – the team that was here was uniformly professional, punctual, and meticulous, and the end result is absolutely stunning.”

- Beth Gilligan, Associate Director of Development, Marketing & Outreach Coolidge Corner

“We are all in awe over the remarkable restoration work carried out by EverGreene Architectural Arts over this summer on our City Council Chambers. Without the expertise of your team, we would have had no way of interpreting what the original colors in the Chambers were, and, since none of us was familiar with decorative painting, what might be accomplished. We had read that the Chambers were designed to showcase the Aderente murals which depict the history of the City of Yonkers. The restoration shows the murals at their very best. Since the restoration many people have commented that the murals “pop out” as soon as you walk into the Chambers.”

- Joan C. Deierlein, City Clerk, City of Yonkers

“The depth of knowledge and expertise of the EverGreene Studios’ craftspeople is what truly brought this theater to life and gave it the ‘wow’ factor long since covered up by years of poor maintenance and ill- thought modernizations. After years of planning, design and construction, the newest ‘star’ in Stockton downtown revitalization efforts is a monument to community spirit and a work of art in itself. The goal was to restore the interior of this structure back to its original splendor. The quality of the interior decorative painting work highlighted by gold and copper leafing, stencil work and restored original painted canvas panels are what really lie behind the strength of this project.”

-Tom Bowe, Wenell Mattheis Bowe Architects, Stockton, CAonstruction Management, Inc., Sacramento, CA

“Perhaps the most impressive aspect of EverGreene’s commitment to excellence is the full-service nature of the operation. Tireless investigation and research turns up many unexpected historical surprises. The planning phase can include design help as well as expert drawing and drafting. Then expert artisans take over and create molds, burnish, plaster, carve and paint…. EverGreene gave us team members who were ready to conceive work in conjunction with architects, Board, staff, and government officials. Customer satisfaction was always their modus operandi.”

- Peter Frisch, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Barbara, CA

“I worked with Evergreene on the Granada Theatre Restoration Project in Santa Barbara, CA for the last three or four years through forensic color analysis, color selection, detailing of connections, shop drawings for plaster castings, and decorative painting and construction of all of the above. Jeff Greene and his staff were responsive and responsible in addition to being talented and skilled in their craft. For each portion of the work an expert team was brought in to do the work and was adequately supervised. Questions were always accompanied by appropriate suggestions in a timely fashion…. Jeff and his team were always able to contribute experience and artistic ability to arrive at a product that is practical and beautiful. Since its opening earlier this year the restored 1500 seat theatre has gotten rave reviews for its acoustics and magnificently restored interior. It just received the Santa Barbara Beautiful “President’s Award” as a testament to its beauty, almost all of which was plastered and painted by EverGreene.”

- Steve Metsch, Phillips Metsch Sweeney Moore Architects, Santa Barbara, CA

“Thank you, Jeff, for helping us see the vision through the years of oxidation and tobacco smoke, and for helping us budget appropriately [for historic finishes and plaster conservation, decorative paint and plaster, stenciling, and mural replication in the Balboa Theatre]. Jed Ellis executed the plan with an artful precision and a smile on his face.”

- Gary J. Bosse, Sr. Project Mgr., Centre City Development Corp., San Diego, CA

“The depth of knowledge and expertise of the EverGreene Studios’ craftspeople is what truly brought this theater to life and gave it the ‘wow’ factor long since covered up by years of poor maintenance and ill- thought modernizations. After years of planning, design and construction, the newest ‘star’ in Stockton downtown revitalization efforts is a monument to community spirit and a work of art in itself. The goal was to restore the interior of this structure back to its original splendor. The quality of the interior decorative painting work highlighted by gold and copper leafing, stencil work and restored original painted canvas panels are what really lie behind the strength of this project.”

- Tom Bowe, Wenell Mattheis Bowe Architects, Stockton, CA

“The quality of EverGreene’s work [plaster and decorative painting at the Biltmore Theater] was fabulous. EverGreene operates professionally and with integrity. We are pleased to recommend them, especially for projects that demand quality and performance within a difficult logistical environment.”

- Steven R. Alessio, President, Sweet Construction Corporation, New York, NY

“I’ll skip all the usual editorial filler and just say that [EverGreene’s] work is exceptional. Everyone from your company that we worked with was exceptional, and I would be pleased at any time to speak to anyone regarding the high quality of your company’s work.”

- Numa Saisselin, CEO, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ

Award-Winning Projects

2016

The Rainbow Room
NYCxDesign, Restoration

2015

The Rainbow Room
Gold Key Award
Best of the Year Award

2013

Saenger Theatre
Louisiana Landmarks Award

2011

Granada Theater
American Institute of Architecture California Council
2011 Merit Award for Architecture

Church of the Ascension
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
Village Award

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Historic Albany Foundation
2010 Preservation Merit Award for Paint & Plaster Restoration

Mask & Wig Club
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Grand Jury Award Center
Preservation Massachusetts
Paul E. Tsongas Award

Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College
Preservation Massachusetts
Paul E. Tsongas Award
Massachusetts Historical Commission
Preservation Award

2010

The Church of St. Francis Xavier
The Victorian Society of New York
2010 Interior Restoration Preservation Award

Paramount Center
BSA Honor Award
AIA New England Design Award
Boston Preservation Alliance Award
Architecture Merit Award of the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology

Beacon Theater
Society of American Registered Architects
2010 SARA Award
AIA NYS Design Award

American Museum of Natural History
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

Empire State Building Lobby Restoration
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
Preservation League of New York State
Excellence in Historic Preservation
The Municipal Art Society of New York
Best Restoration

Beacon Theater
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Historic Albany Foundation
2010 Preservation Merit Award for Paint & Plaster Restoration

Mask & Wig Club
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Grand Jury Award

2009

Plaza Theater &
Please Touch Museum &
Fox Oakland Theater

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Honor Award

Cathedral of Christ the Light
American Institute of Architects
Honor Award

Utah State Capitol
Palladio Award

Count Basie Theater
New Jersey Historic Preservation Award

Longacre Theater
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award

2008

Cathedral of Christ the Light
McGraw Hill/California Construction
Top Overall Project

U.S. Post Office & Courthouse
U.S. General Services Administration
Honor Award

Eldridge Street Synagogue
Municipal Arts Society Masterworks Award
Best Historic Restoration
The Preservation League of New York
Excellence in Historic Preservation
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
National Trust for Historic Preservation
2008 Honor Award

Balboa Theatre
Save Our Heritage Organization
“A Star is Reborn” People in Preservation Award
Contract Interiors Award – Restoration
San Diego Architectural Foundation
2008 Orchid Award
Downtown San Diego Partnership
46th Annual Alonzo Award

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
McGraw Hill/New York Construction
Project of the Year

Utah State Capitol Restoration
McGraw Hill/Intermountain Construction
Project of the Year

Salt Lake Tabernacle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints &
Utah State Capitol

Utah Heritage Foundation
2008 Heritage Award

Virginia State Capitol
Traditional Building and Period Home Magazines
Preservation Achievement Award
2008 Palladio Award – Sympathetic Addition

Colonial Theatre
Preservation Massachusetts
Paul E. Tsongas Award

The Plaza Hotel
McGraw Hill/New York Construction
Best Renovation/Rehabilitation/Restoration Project

2007

Salt Lake Tabernacle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
American Institute of Architects
AIA Utah Award

Virginia State Capitol
Associated General Contractors
Washington Contractor Award

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
McGraw Hill/Southeast Construction
Private Design Category
Best of 2007 Award

New Museum of Contemporary Art &
Bailey Hall Rehabilitation

McGraw Hill/New York Construction
Best of 2007 Award

John Adams Courthouse &
Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

The Building of America
50 Best Renovation Projects/New England
2007 Real Estate/Construction Review

Newark City Hall Exterior Restoration
New Jersey Historic Preservation Award

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church &
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

California Preservation Foundation
2007 Preservation Design Award

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament &
Temple Emanu-El &
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Faith & Form – Design Honor Award

Majestic Theatre
Preservation Pennsylvania
2007 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award

Eldridge Street Synagogue
New York State Historic Preservation Award
Project Achievement

2006

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Craftsmanship Awards
Plaster Restoration & Project Management

41 Broad Street
New York State Historic Preservation Award
Private Sector Achievement Award
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
AIA California Design Merit Award for Historic Preservation
Real Estate & Construction Review Top 50 California Renovation Projects
The American Institute of Architects, California Council
Merit Award
Woodwork Institute
Bernard B. Barber Jr. Award of Excellence

Howard M. Metzenbaum Courthouse
Real Estate & Construction Review
Northern/Central Ohio Region Top 50 Renovation Projects

2005

Mortensen Hall at the Bushnell Theater &
Suffolk County Courthouse

Real Estate & Construction Review
New England Region’s Top 50 Renovation Projects

Essex County Courthouse
New Jersey Historic Preservation Office
2005 New Jersey Historic Preservation Award

U.S. Brooklyn Courthouse – Cadman Plaza
New York Construction News/McGraw Hill
Award of Merit – Adaptive Reuse

Great Overland Station
Associated General Contractors Kansas Chapter
2005 Judges’ Choice Award Overall Project of the Year
Kansas Preservation Alliance
2005 Award of Excellence
Kansas Chapter & National American Public Works Assoc.
2005 Award for Historical Restoration/Preservation project in the $2-10 million category

Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre
California Preservation Foundation
2005 Preservation Design Award

2004

Biltmore Theatre
Municipal Art Society of New York
2004 Masterworks Award for Outstanding Commercial Restoration Project
New York Construction News/McGraw Hill
Best of 2004 Rehabilitation Award of Merit
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

Verizon Building
New York Construction News/McGraw Hill
Best of 2004 Project of the Year
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

Cutler Majestic Theater
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Northeast Preservation Honor Award

Brooklyn Tabernacle
Faith & Form
Religious Architecture Award (Plaster Restoration, Decorative Painting & Murals)

Akron Civic Theater
Builders Exchange
Craftsmanship Award
(Decorative & Ornamental Painting)

Brooklyn Historical Society
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

2003

Liberty Memorial Museum
Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Award, Kansas City AIA Mural Conservation & Plasterwork

Akron Civic Theatre
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America
Picture It Painted Professionally Award – First Place, Commercial Interior Type III

The Borgata
McGraw Hill/ New York Construction
Hospitality Project of the Year
Atlantic City Convention Hall
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Preservation Honor Award

Cutler Majestic Theater at Emerson College
Massachusetts Historical Commission
Boston Preservation Alliance
Preservation Achievement Awards

Brooklyn Tabernacle &
Emmanuel Baptist Church

New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University
Driehaus Foundation
Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Chairman’s Award

2002

Winter Garden Theater
McGraw Hill/ New York Construction
Restoration Award of Merit

St. Peter’s Church
California Preservation Foundation
Design Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation, Restoration & Craftsmanship / Technology
AIA Interfaith Forum on Religious Art & Architecture
Restoration Award

Congregation Shearith Israel
AIA Westchester-Mid Hudson
Design Award for Historic Preservation – Phase I Restoration (Award to Steven Tilly Architects)

360 N. Michigan Avenue Building
Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award – Rehabilitation/Restoration

Landmark Theater
General Building Contractors of New York
Build New York Award – Small Renovation Project

Minneapolis City Council Chamber
AIA Minneapolis Chapter
Merit Award

Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University
City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor
Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence

Atlantic City Convention Hall
New Jersey Historic Preservation Office
New Jersey Historic Preservation Award for Outstanding Rehabilitation

Culinary Institute of America, Apple Pie Café
American School & University Magazine
Citation – Renovation / Modernization (Award to architects – artwork by EverGreene)

1999

New York Public Library, Rose Reading Room
F.W. Dodge New York Construction News
1999 Restoration Project of the Year

Radio City Music Hall
F.W. Dodge New York Construction News
Best of 1999 – Award of Merit: Restoration Project
House of Representatives, Kansas State Capitol
Kansas Preservation Alliance

Seattle Union Station
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Preservation Honor Award

Trenton War Memorial
New Jersey Historic Preservation Office
New Jersey Historic Preservation Award for Outstanding Restoration

Allen Theater
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America Picture It Painted Professionally Award
First Place Co-Winner – Commercial Interior

1998

Newark Post Office and U.S. Courthouse
F.W. Dodge New York Construction News
Best of 1998 – Award of Merit: Restoration Project
American Institute of Architects
1997 Design Award to DiGeronimo, P.A. Architects

Manhattan Supreme Court
Art Commission of the City of NY
Design Award for Decorative Painting Restoration

1997

Casa Italiana, Columbia University &
City Hall Rotunda

New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

Jujamcyn Theaters
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

1996

Shubert Theater
New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
Preservation Achievement Award

Plum Street Temple
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Preservation Honor Award
Victorian Society of America
Third Annual Award
AIA Ohio Chapter
1996 Award
Cincinnati Preservation Society
1996 Preservation Award

Murat Theatre
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America Picture It Painted Professionally Award
First Place – Commercial Exterior

1995

Plum Street Temple
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America Picture It Painted Professionally Award
First Place – Commercial Interior

Silverstein Residence
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America Picture It Painted Professionally Award
First Place – Residential Interior

1994

Sailors’ Snug Harbor
New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
Certificate of Merit

Eugene O’Neill Theater
New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
Certificate of Merit

Embassy Terrace
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America Picture It Painted Professionally Award
First Place – Commercial Exterior

Fulton Theatre
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America Picture It Painted Professionally Award
Second Place – Commercial Exterior

Library of Congress
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America
Picture It Painted Professionally Award
First Place – Commercial Interior

Palace Theatre
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America Picture It Painted Professionally Award
Honorable Mention – Commercial Interior

1990

Michigan State Capitol
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America Picture It Painted Professionally Award
Third Place – Commercial Interior

1987

Old Executive Office, Secretary of the Navy
AIA Washington, DC Chapter
Excellence in Preservation of Historic Architecture

“Gateway to the Waterfront” Murals
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America Picture It Painted Professionally Award
First Place – Commercial Exterior

New Amsterdam Theater
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America Picture It Painted Professionally Award
Honorable Mention – Commercial Interior