Remodels and Historic Renovations

What We Do

What We Do


An historic renovation can be very satisfying venture that brings your home to life through its own innate beauty and informs modern upgrades with hints from the past.  Unfortunately, it can also deteriorate into a disastrous money-pit in short order. 

How does one go about ensuring the first outcome and avoiding the second? 

The answer is hiring a contractor who knows how your home was built in the first place, one that takes care to renovate it right the first time, and one who can work well with your city’s Preservation desk and local historic and neighborhood associations. 

Since its inception, Splinters Construction & Building Performance, Inc. has specialized in the preservation and renovation of older and historically significant homes.  We have the experience to meet or exceed city requirements and, when the almost inevitable surprises happen, we provide solutions to keep the project moving forward. 

Whether your home is a Victorian, Craftsman, Spanish Revival, Mid–Century Modern, or simply a wonderfully unique home that you love, we at Splinters take great care in order to respect the integrity of the architecture.  Not only do we strive to give you impeccable finish work, but we have the capability to prepare the underlying structure to last for many years to come.  Consequently, Splinters Construction, Inc. was awarded for Excellence in Historic Renovation by the City of Pasadena in 2010.  We take that honor seriously and attempt to live up to that threshold of quality for every project now and in the future.

We hold certifications in the following:
•    Building Performance Institute Analyst & Envelope Specialist
•    Build-It-Green Certified Green Builder
•    EPA Renovation, Repair, & Paint Lead-Safe Contractor
•    Green Point Advisor
•    Calcerts HERS Rater
•    Approved Contractor for Energy Upgrade California