The Premiere Pre-1940's Specialist
Restoration of historic plaster, especially in homes built before 1940. Cracks, water damage, coves, cornices, and ornamental plaster. We pay special attention to detail, and keeping your home as clean as we found it.
Established in 1986.
JPC Plaster offers a traditional approach to the plaster problems of your pre-1963 home or commercial property. Use of traditional materials and techniques are the hallmark of JPC Plaster. Whether your damage came from a roof leak, bath leak, or just from age, we can restore your home to its former beauty. Flat plaster, coves, crown moldings and decorative moldings are all in our skill set.
JPC Plaster is dedicated to an operation that assures that every job we work on is completed in a smooth and timely manner. Careful attention is paid to the control of dust, protection of floors and leaving your home as clean as we found it.
Meet the Business Owner
James P Conklin, Started JPC Plaster in 1986. His business is focused primarily on the restoration of plaster in old historic homes, in addition to flat plaster. JPC Plaster does cornice and molding work, decorative plaster, coves, ceiling rings, and textures. With experience on over 600 homes and several commercial historic landmark properties, JPC are the experts that you want in your home.
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JPC Plaster & Drywall
Address 6070 Campbell Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Plaster & Drywall
A dying trade, Plaster was replaced by Drywall in 1963. Since that time, there have been few that have learned the secrets from the old artisans.
I had the privilege of learning this trade from Ralph who began his work as an apprentice at the age of 15. Since 63′ I am the only one whom he has taught his trade.
Much of our work involves the repair of cracked and deteriorating plaster. All work is done using true plaster materials. Application of the proper material assures a repair that will provide an accurate finish, and enduring integrity.
In most cases historical plaster does not have to be replaced, but when this is necessary, we can provide true plaster even over wood lathe.
Click on the picture to the left to see step by step photos and other job site pictures of what we do.
JPC Plaster & Drywall has been involved in several major restoration projects.
Additionally our company has taken on restoration work that while smaller in scope than the jobs referenced above, are equally challenging for a skilled restoration expert.
For example, in the photo to the right, we restored plaster in a dining room ceiling then applied 4 of these plaster medallions in the four corners of the room. The medallions were purchased from a distributor. Plaster medallions can often be repaired or reproduced on the job site. Cornices can also be repaired using the same techniques. The medallion in the photo that Jim is holding, was badly damaged. It was re-built by filling in missing / damaged sections with clay, a mold taken of the positive, plaster poured into the negative; and this was the finished medallion that came out of the mold before being mounted on the wall.
Click on the photo to see more before and after job pictures.