AMERICA’S ONLY NOT FOR PROFIT STAINED GLASS RESTORATION STUDIO

Historical Restorations Foundation was incorporated as a 501c3 Not-For-Profit foundation by it’s founder, Edward Dehors, in October 2002 with a clear intent and a mandate to bring accurate and historically correct stained and leaded glass restoration services directly to churches of all denominations and other public buildings.

As a not-for-profit foundation we only charge the churches for actual labor costs, insurances, and materials used, so our actual bid price may change slightly with many churches invoiced for less when the project is completed!! Our prices are usually 30% to 40% less than most commercial studios and the workmanship and attention to accuracy is always superior. . . We don’t cut corners when working on God’s house!

IRS Approved 501c3

Historical Restorations Foundation is Americas only not for profit 501c3 stained glass restoration studio.

Traditional Restoration Practices

Historical Restorations Foundation uses only time-tested traditional restoration practices. The same as when your windows were built.

40 Years of Experience

We have over 40 years of experience, working on all types of stained/leaded glass windows of all sizes.

Historically Accurate Materials

We use only historically accurate materials that have been used for hundreds of years in the US and in Europe.

A LITTLE ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

Edward Dehors

Founder, President, Master Craftsman

Ed Dehors learned his trade during the 70’s from Stanley Worden of the former Henry Keck Studio, Syracuse, NY and Henry McClean of the Caldermac Studios, Belfast, N. Ireland. He is the author of “The Stained Glass Restoration Handbook”, a book written to pass on the restoration techniques and knowledge which was passed down to him. A copy of his book, published 1991, is in the Corning Museum of Glass – Rakow Archival Library.

Ed Dehors has worked in the stained glass restoration trade for over 40 years, many of these as a sub-contractor for other studios, such as Pike Stained Glass Studio in Rochester, NY, where he worked on – or completely restored hundreds of ecclesiastical stained glass windows by Keck Studios, Pike Studios, John LaFarge and Tiffany Studios as well as gothic works imported from Austrian, English, French and German glass artists.

When he’s not working, he enjoys restoring old canoes, riding his Harley, or just hanging out with (his dog) Lucky.

TESTIMONIALS

The window is beautiful! Thank you so much!
Vivian T.
First Presbyterian Church Gouverneur, NY
Thank you for a great job on the windows at the Waddington Methodist Church. They look beautiful & you finished them faster than we thought you would be able to.
Mabel B.
United Methodist Church Waddington, NY
We want to thank you for your efforts to restore and refurbish the window in the chapel. The experience of working with you on this project has been terrific. The stunning results have have exceeded everyone's hopes. We also wanted to thank you so much for creating the lovely stained glass panel for us. You have helped us understand so much more about the art of stained glass. Thank you for everything.
Sue & Glen
Asbury United Methodist Church Watertown, NY
The window is spectacular! Thank you for all of your hard work!!Thank-you-tree
From all of us
United Church of Madrid Madrid, NY
I appreciate your "above and beyond the call of duty" effort to accommodate our wishes and thank you again for going the extra mile!
Catherine C.
Forest Presbyterian Church Lyons Falls, NY