Historic Restoration

Historic buildings have stood the test of time. As an experienced restoration and preservation company, Wilson-Covington Construction Company takes the time to revive historic properties with the patience and special care they deserve.


For decades, Wilson-Covington has relished the challenges and rewards of historic restoration. We’ve been delighting customers as diverse as museums, churches and individual homeowners. Through their longtime personal involvement with historic preservation organizations, President Clay V. Ring, Jr. and Executive Vice-President Hayes Wauford have solidly demonstrated their passion for preserving the history of our country’s earliest years.

When necessary, we’re prepared to craft new items to duplicate period architectural features such as shutters, molding, millwork and wainscoting. We’re resourceful at placing wiring, ductwork, switches and plugs for modern computers, phones, appliances and HVAC – yet concealing them, to the degree possible, in a way that honors period decor.

Our historic restoration staff is courteous and diligent about communicating with customers during every step of the process. We have the expertise necessary to work effectively with local inspectors, trying whenever possible to anticipate special challenges and address them appropriately.

Contact us today to see how we can restore and revive your historic property!

  • Lloyd Presbyterian Church (winner of the 2011 Heritage Award- Institutional Category by Preserve Historic Forsyth)
  • Elmwood Plantation, Oxford, NC. 1805 timber-framed home. Winner of the 2013 Gertrude S. Carraway Award for Merit, Preservation North Carolina
  • Historic Bethabara Palisade Fort Reconstruction. 1753 French & Indian War Fort. Winner of the 2013 Minnette C. Duffy Award for Landscape Preservation, Preservation North Carolina and the 2013 Preserve Historic Forsyth Preservation Award for Cultural Landscape
  • Korner’s Folly, Kernersville, NC. Winner of the 2013 Preserve Historic Forsyth Preservation Award, Institutional Category and the 2015 Preservation North Carolina Gertrude S. Caraway Award for Merit
  • 2015 Historic Reuse of the 1917 Swift Meat Packing Building for Krankies Coffee, restaurant, bar, music venue and coffee roaster in Winston-Salem, NC