- Do your homework!
- Have a whole house plan / vision.
- Practice patience / take your time!
- Ask plenty of questions.
- There are no stupid questions!
Hi, Chris here!
By day, I’m a professional Project/Program Manager specializing in Logistics. But, for the past ten years, in my spare time, my passion has been Old House restoration and preservation! I want to PREPARE you to REPAIR and RESTORE your Old House!
I FEEL YOUR PAIN…I REALLY DO! I’ve been there! Heck, I’m still “there“!
Like many people, I knew nothing about Old Houses, so what did I get myself into? Well, with keys in hand, there I stood in a damp, musty, asbestos covered basement…CLUELESS. I’m not a professional carpenter, plumber, or electrician! “I can’t do this”! Sound familiar???
Yeah, the house had some issues, but don’t they all? But she had curb appeal, and I could see the diamond in the rough… just waiting to shine through all that aluminum siding!!!
So, it’s time to get to work!
Follow along as I continue the restoration on our “Old House” in Ann Arbor’s Old West Side Historic District! Let me share with you all the Old House projects and knowledge that I have acquired over the past 15 years. I don’t know everything, but I have learned a lot, and continue to learn EVERY day!
Areas in which I am proficient: project management, planning, design, logistics management, risk management, life-cycle planning, product selection, historical restoration, renovation, lessons learned, working along side contractors, just to name a few!
You don’t have to travel the Old House journey alone! Are YOU with me? Old House lovers…Welcome Home!
Christopher Hewett, PMP
My Old House”Fix”
# of years experience in Project Management
# of Old Houses owned