ResErections, Inc.


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Preserving the Magnificent

!!  Don't Think Small  !!

Mansions ReLocated to Your Site




ResErections, Inc. specializes in documenting, marketing and disassembling architecturally unique and historic homes that can be reconstructed on sites where the costly investment in renovation results in the creation of new real estate wealth.  We save magnificent endangered historic buildings from demolition.


Recent developments in Laser Imaging and Measurement and AutoCad and BIM - (building information modeling) architectural software and RFID item tagging (radio frequency identification) has made the difficult task of disassembly, relocation, and accurate reconstruction of buildings practical.


ResErections collaborates with local architects and tradesmen at both the source and destination of the buildings. We do not rebuild because we have no control over what the new owner and architect want to do. We build the supply chain between the seller and the buyer of reputable professional firms. We document the structure, supervise on-site work standards, and package and ship the recovered components. We recover everything that will not crumble when touched.


We are only interested in completely moving entire buildings.  Buildings whose value will increase 20-40 times by relocation to suitable vibrant communities.  We create a great deal for the buyers, the sellers, the doers, and the public.



DisAssembly of the Kemper Castle (1885) ... Click Picture for Details 


Currently, we are offering several magnificent stone mansions .. all from the "Gilded Age". These homes can be carefully disassembled, preserving key components, the interior framing, exterior stone facades, roof slates and any other recoverable materials.  And shipped to your site anywhere in the world.



Historic Mansions to ReLocate

ResErections has several mansions, a bank, and two magnificent churches.



              Richardson Romanesque I - 1890                   Richardson Romanesque II   1886             

                     James McLaughlin  $  3,250,000                      Samuel Hannaford   $  3,250,000                     


Romanesque I - An American Castle - Video

Video of museum quality 1890 interior (turn your sound on)



Richardson Romanesque III - 1888            Richardson Romanesque IV   1883 

Samuel Hannaford  $  1,990,000              James McLaughlin $  2,550,000



 New York Cotswold  1870   $ 2,250,000               Tennessee Log Inn ... 1873   $ 485,000




    Historic 1903 Beaux Arts Bank    $  3,950,000   

                                     Apple's Grand Beaux Arts Stores                                       



 Queen Anne 1885 - Moved to Texas                        Church 1904 - Moved to Texas


Both buildings will be reconstructed near Austin, Texas.   We have disassembled both buildings, the 1885 Queen Anne from Walnut Hills, Ohio, and a 1904 Church designed by Frank Mills Andrews from Middletown, Ohio.


Click on any image above for more pictures and information


Location ... Location ... Re-Location !!



These magnificent homes were built by noted architects with the finest materials and craftsmanship that only the very wealthy could afford in the days before income taxes.  Natural hand cut stone of the highest quality.  Timbers of hardwoods and pines that today would be sold by the pound as too valuable for any use but veneer.  Interior furnishings that reflect the refined tastes of the era.  Many have magnificent fireplaces and interior wooden trim.


Each of these houses were built for successful entrepreneurs and merchants by famed architects of the late 19th century.  Each house has a history and reflects the wealth of their creators.


However, these houses were built before the automobile, and are located near the urban heart of older American cities.  Suburbanization after WWII left these masterpieces behind, and their neighborhoods declined.  That is the case with the properties above, located in unsafe neighborhoods that have a preponderance of disadvantaged urban housing.  In many cases, the removal of the house would allow the land they occupy to be put to a higher end use.  The problem of these houses is that they are where they are, and not where rational economic people would spend the resources to save them.


We love these old houses, and wouldn’t touch a house that is a grace to its surroundings.  We are looking for great old STONE houses (we cannot save brick buildings.) that are located in unfortunate inner city type environments or are in the way for communities that need the site for public and private purposes.  There are many neglected architectural beauties that meet this description facing demolition.  We save them in a new location.  We are not interested in renovating buildings on their original sites, but specialize in moving endangered stone mansions to new sites.


Recent developments in Laser Imaging and Measurement and AutoCad and BIM - (building information modeling) architectural software and RFID item tagging (radio frequency identification) has made the difficult task of disassembly, relocation, and accurate reconstruction of buildings practical.


The Greenest Building is One Already Built   "Preservation saves energy by taking advantage of the nonrecoverable energy embodied in an existing building and extending the use of it"  Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. With state of the art engineering and reconstruction, the recycled building will qualify for a USGBC LEED Gold or Platinum rating.


Disassembly of each of these houses will create 15 jobs at the origin site and in the supply chain.


Moving these houses is expensive, involving several professions and crafts.  Reserections manages the entire process of disassembling and shipping these architecturally valuable residences and employs a wide range of experienced contractors and other experts to document, disassemble, and transport them.


Purchaser is responsible for design and construction activities after delivery of the house components to destination. It is recommended that the purchaser engage the services of a local architect and construction firm to reconstruct the house. There will be substantial work for the buyer's architects at both the current location and future site.  ResErections will collaborate on the disassembly methods, and integrate LIDAR, RFID, and other digital information into AutoCAD and BIM software systems.


Question:  If I connect you with a buyer, will you pay a commission ?


Answer:  Yes, ResErections will pay non-owner individuals who connect us with a buyer a finders fee of $ 50,000 upon closing.  An additional $ 25,000 fee would be paid to non-owner individuals that identify additional endangered houses that we market and provide local support services such as photography and current owner connections.  You must contact us to establish your role as an initiator source.  A Confidentiality Agreement will be necessary. 


Federal and State Governments offer 20% Tax Exemptions for substantial renovations to existing historic structures on their present sites. Projects must meet strict requirements and the building must be used in an income producing purpose for 5 years.  Owner occupied residential properties do not qualify.  In usual cases, the savings from the Tax Exemptions are outweighed by the cost of paying for professional assistance to meet the Government's requirements.   It is commendable that our government encourages and supports conservation of our architectural heritage by defraying the costs involved in doing the work with trade experts.   But there are many building situations where keeping the building in the wrong place is a waste of taxpayer money.


In America, preservation and restoration is a very profitable billion dollar industry.  Maintenance of public and historic structures is a high art, with many professional practitioners.  There is no shortage of work to do, and the majority of the work is paid for institutionally, by government, taxpayers, or other cultural organizations.   It is by no means a non-profit business.  Professional preservationists have an obligation to selectively and responsibly put limited talents and money where the best of heritage is preserved rather than telling others what their limited resources and public tax money should be spent on.  Revenue motivated advocates often whip up well meaning public hysteria and rely on legal obstructionism to preserve old structures under the guise of "non-profit" - but salary paying organizations.  Good solutions to reclaiming and using historic structures are criticized as not good enough, resulting in decay and loss, and worthy structures are demolished because enough money could not be found to do a better thing.  Many structures are located in areas where it is impractical to renovate on site.  Moving endangered structures is a often a far better result than scavenging for individual components and demolition.


ResErections will not tie the buyer's reconstruction efforts to bureaucratic qualifications for government tax credits or require employment of certified historic craftsmen and archivists or seek protective covenants and rehabilitation agreements insuring that the buildings will be protected from changes. We do not offer cultural resource management, historic preservation planning, historical research, litigation support and encouragement, and academic grantsmanship.   You Buy It ... You ReBuild It ... You Own It.


This does not mean that work done on this structure will not meet the highest architectural and engineering standards of disassembly and reconstruction.  We expect that the work product will be superlative.  It just won't be done with government - taxpayer - money ... although a lot of permits, filings, millions in taxes, and so forth will be paid to government by the owners and doers.


ResErections is a pioneering six year old - new kind of business linking independent local architecture, engineering, and construction businesses with similar firms in other localities nationwide.  We move houses from Ohio to Texas or New York to Pennsylvania.  Every project is new - from and to different towns with different professionals at each end.    Architecture firms in the source city know their design/construction/permit/taxation et al structures, as does the architecture firms employed by the new building's owner at the destination site.  We build the supply chain that make this work for each house. ResErections creates the contracts, documentation, coordination, payment, marketing, transportation, legal, insurance.  At both ends, local firms handle local commercial  relationships and municipal entities to assure that the new owner's property is professionally built.


The projects are expensive because they are large, complex, and deal with big structures that are really heavy stone buildings with the mission of accurate reconstruction.  Our daily production management role is to run a Private Internet Cloud Network for real time information and communication from the desktop to the smart phone, and to physically move the house's material and its crucial documentation, often 800 to 1,200 tons and 20-40 truck loads over a period of months.  We specialize in the documentation, packaging, and safe shipping of the hundreds of pallets of thousands of pieces from source to a destination a thousand miles away.


We are aware of no other businesses with an inventory of fine mansions and internet based access to a worldwide market that exists for magnificent endangered historic architecture.  We maintain an active web site, and publish a monthly email newsletter to thousands of architects, engineers, designers, and realtors.


We are only interested in completely moving entire buildings.  Buildings whose value will increase 20-40 times by relocation to suitable vibrant communities.  We create a great deal for the buyers, the sellers, the doers, and the public.


It costs several million to move a mansion.  This investment is immediately rewarded with a real estate property worth more than the money spent, so the actual cost is zero, and short term returns on investment often exceeds 100%.



Private Offers and Sales:   Reserections will conduct searches and provide services.




Specific information on the location, ownership, and other details related to the houses offered by ResErections, Inc., will be disclosed with a signed Non-Disclosure agreement protecting confidential information.



There are seven more castles for private viewing.














ResErections has a Cathedral and a grand church available ...  Click pics for Details



                     $    4,500,000                                              $  4,500,000                      




How ResErections got into this business ... 



These videos show our work on the Middletown Church, focused on laser scanning, and the work of disassembling massive stone buildings.


            Daily Work    Disassembly and documentation.

            Quick Video of Church Disassembly

                Make this place your Home    Project scope

                Laser Image FlyThrough   Laser Scan by 3D Engineering Solutions




Telephone    (800) 392-2421
           Office       (513) 376-6235  
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See what we are doing now !


        Romanesque I - An American Castle Video  (turn your sound on)

        Work in Process - Several videos of church disassembly & Links


        Web visitor Questions and Answers ...


        Daily work activity photographs:

            Go to April -    Clean building - Laser Scanning - Asbestos      

            Go to Fall  -     August - September - Disassembly & Shipping

            Go to Winter - November - March - Completing Disassembly





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