Arron John Sturgis

Professional Experience

Preservation Contractor 1987 – present;   Owner of Preservation Timber Framing Inc.  A traditional timber framing company specializing in the structural repair of historic timber framed buildings.   Experienced in many facets of historic preservation.

President/Trustee 2006 – present; Maine Preservation, a non-profit preservation advocacy group serving the entire state of Maine and dedicated to preserving Maine’s heritage and built environment.

Consultant 1992 – 93; Managed the collection, cataloguing, and distribution of historic photographs and artifacts loaned or donated to the Summersworth Historical Society, Somersworth, New Hampshire.  Created photographic archives and a catalog system to be integrated into the local public library.

Certified Local Government Coordinator / Project Manager 1991; Supervised structural repair of Rockingham Meeting House, Rockingham, Vermont.  Scheduled contractors, Drafted grant proposals and executed conditions thereof.  Aided local preservation association in efforts to fund raise for the building preservation.

Commissioner 1989 – 91; Provided technical assistance for the preservation of historic structures.  Prepared and reviewed survey and designation materials.  Created first Certified Local Government position in the town of Rockingham, Vermont.


Cum Laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1983.

Workshops of the Preservation Institute for the Building Crafts, Historic Windsor, Windsor, Vermont.  1990 – present.  Taught wood shingle repair workshop, May, 1990.

Workshops in Grant Writing and Planning, Woodbury College, Montpelier, Vermont 1989-90.

Active Member of:

The Timber Framers Guild
The Traditional Timber Framers Research and Advisory Group (TTRAG)
The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance
The New Hampshire Farm Museum
Maine Preservation
The Preservation Trades Network
The Preservation Institute for the Building Crafts (PIBC)
National Trust for Historic Preservation


3 thoughts on “Arron John Sturgis

  1. Hi Arron,

    I spoke to you last week regarding a visit to 249 Main St in Groveland MA to consult on a rotted roof rafter, (prior to us stripping and reroofing.) I just wanted to confirm that you were still coming and could you give me an approx. time so I can make arrangements to be there. Thanks.

    I left you a voice message also. You can reach me @ 978-317-0462. Thanks Arron

    Dan Maytum
    Cell: 978-317-0462
    Work: 781-205-7303

  2. Jessica
    I love reading your write-ups, as they describe what you all do.
    Good job Jessica—Now I know why Arron talks so highly of you!
    Bob Sturgis

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