“Your work at the store was great, and I certainly hope I have another opportunity to work with EverGreene soon. EverGreene’s dedication, craftsmanship, and dedication came through everywhere.”

David P. Andreini, AIA, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

940 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

“I am deeply grateful for EverGreene’s 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.”

Reverend Kevin Rhodes, Bishop of Harrisburg
Cathedral of St. Patrick, Harrisburg, PA

“The project was a success and I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with EverGreene’s team in the field.  I have been working in the field for twenty years and I honestly have never had a project go more smoothly once Derrick and Terry showed up on site.  To Derrick’s credit, we had a change in the Project Manager in the first few weeks of them arriving on site, which was a positive change and a smooth transition.

It is always expected that a contractor will show up to do the job they are hired to do, however your staff took pride in their work like I’ve never experienced and they are true artisans.  They care about preserving the historic integrity of the project and doing it the right way without cutting corners.  Although you do much larger and more impressive projects than our Courtrooms, we are all thrilled that you were on the project and it was done right.

Terry worked to get all of the cracks in the plaster to disappear.  Marlene and Brooke did a wonderful job recreating and preserving the decorative painting in both courtrooms.  Geoffrey along with the help of the local team brought the woodwork back to life.  And Derrick worked diligently to get the paint colors just right, always including me in the process.  Although I haven’t mentioned everyone’s name who was on site, everyone did a knock-out job and worked well together as a team under Derrick’s leadership.  Not only was the team professional but I found them to be genuinely nice people who I enjoyed talking with on a daily basis.  I will truly remember this project as a highlight in my career and appreciate that there are companies like yours in existence.”

Amanda D. Oberlender, R.A., LEEP AP, Architect
Construction and Office Planning Unit
Onondaga County Courthouse, Syracuse, NY

“The New York Public Library (NYPL) has partnered with EverGreene on multiple projects including the restoration of the 1911 historic decorative plaster ceilings of the Rose Reading Room and the Bliss Blass Catalog Room, both completed in 2016. Working closely with the NYPL, EverGreene’s restoration team determined best practices for the projects to fully meet specification requirements and provide solutions that ensured the methods and products specified for the restoration work were the most appropriate, durable and applicable for long term viability. The restoration team worked in a timely manner – completing the project 30 days ahead of schedule and were extremely cost conscious, completing the work under budget.  Since the successful completion of these projects, EverGreene was most recently retained in 2019 for the restoration of the three historic decorative ceilings (McGraw and North stairs) at the library, that have exceeded expectations.”
Gennaro J. Olivia, Senior Director of Facilities Operations
New York Public Library, New York City

“As the scaffolding came down, I saw the restored theater in it’s entirety since the project has begun. It is absolutely stunning! The theater is such a jewel to the City of Tacoma, and it has finally received the polish it deserves. It has been a pleasure working with Jed Ellis and the EverGreene team to make the vision of the theater a reality. He really takes pride in his work from the largest feature to the smallest of details. I can tell his crew enjoys it and takes pride in their work as well. It is a real treat to work with such talented craftspeople on this project.”

Marissa Rosati, Associate, Interior Design

BCRA Design Tacoma, WA

“It was a pleasure to work with the EverGreene team on the Pantages theater project in Tacoma. From start to finish, your team was cooperative and easy to work with. We both know this can be difficult when facing challenging projects with tight deadlines and budgets. I am sure you are well aware, but Jed Ellis, Foreman, far surpassed the customer service expectations. He was a critical, if not the most critical piece to the whole puzzle. Everyone has very high things to say about him and your company. Thank you for your dedicated effort to making this a successful project. We hope to work with you again in the future.”

Evan Haines, LEED AP BD&C, Associate DBIA, Project Manager

Korsmo Construction Tacoma, WA

“EverGreene specializing in decorative plaster repair and historic paint restoration met a demanding and exacting schedule in cleaning, repairing, remolding and painting all of the intricate ornamentation … [at the Coral
Gables City Hall]. All of this was meticulous and painstaking, done entirely by hand, and similar in complexity to old world restoration techniques.”

Richard J. Heisenbottle, President

R.J. Heisenbottle Architects Coral Gables, FL

“EverGreene’s organization and management was a model for other contractors, setting an example for future restoration needed at the Arkansas State Capitol. Your foreman did a great job scheduling and phasing the work to meet deadlines. A lot of work was accomplished in a short time frame and the results were exactly what we wanted. There was time to spare and accommodate extras. Both we and the owner were impressed.”

Aaron Ruby, Architect

Witsell Evans Rasco Architects Little Rock, AR

“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

“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

“We’ve been overwhelmingly pleased with every phase over the past six years. We have a high regard for Jeff Greene and his people. They have been professional, thorough and conscientious with every aspect of their work, from the decorative painting and replication of the murals to cleaning the marble. They consistently come in on budget, and are within the time designated.”

Elaine Skoog, Executive Director

Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust Fort Wayne, IN

“I write today on behalf of the entire TC community to thank you for the work you and your firm have conducted at the Teachers College. All of us are struck by the significant difference you have made in renovating and beautifying what was an aging physical space. I am proud to state that the physical surroundings now match the quality of education that TC provides! The comments all of us hear from students, faculty and others are very gratifying. There is a tremendous sense of pride on campus for the quality and craftsmanship reflected in the work.”

Arthur Levine, President

Columbia University Teachers College New York, NY

“EverGreene operates in a very efficient and professional manner with responsive, well-trained, knowledgeable employees. Their integrity and experience shows in their work. They concentrated their efforts on details to meet the high standards of the owner and interior designer” [at the Missouri State Capitol].”

Chris J. Hentges, Vice President

Sircal Contracting, Inc., Jefferson City, MO

“I personally found Jeff Greene, the Chairman of EverGreene, easy to work with. He 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

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, Senior Project Manager

Harbison-Mahony-Higgins Builders, Inc. Sacramento, CA

“[EverGreene] 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 successful technical and artistic solutions, and highly responsive in addressing all of the needs of our project.”

Diane Rathjen, Director of Facilities

The Brooklyn Tabernacle, Brooklyn NY

” … 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., Sacramento, CA

“Pehaps 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. The expert artisians 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 modos operandi.”

Peter Frisch, Executive Director

Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Barbara, CA

“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 and 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 plasterwork, 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 the EverGreene team.

Charlie Salway, Renovation Chairman

Immaculate Conception, Celina, OH

“I would like to thank [EverGreene] for the generous gift of the plaster Corinthian 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

“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

“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

“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.