Project & Construction Management Services

Ensure that your conservation, restoration, or preservation project gets done right: On-time, within budget no surprises  

Expertise Across Trades, Supporting All Stages of Construction

With more than 45 years of experience providing historic preservation, conservation, restoration, replication and beautification services for some of the nation’s most cherished landmarks, Canning is well-positioned to provide construction management services for projects involving historic structures.

Our Project Management and Construction services ensure every aspect of the project is thoughtfully planned out to meet all objectives.  Every detail of the project is given the proper attention with the implementation, administration, and documentation of all project phases. Our commitment ensures success for our clients and their projects.

Our on-staff project managers are skilled in managing all stages of design and construction, from planning and design and initiation through completion. A typical engagement will often include:

  • Preconstruction planning
  • Budget, cost estimating, value engineering and program development
  • Weekly or bi-weekly meetings (on-site or remote) to discuss the status of the project
  • Preparation of submittals (product data/SDS, site specific safety plans, historic treatment procedures/work plans, etc.)
  • Onsite support as needed (owners rep role when required)
  • Detailed documentation, every step of the project
  • Submission of documentation and photo logs
  • Continuous schedule management, including project sequencing
  • Ongoing monitoring of all components by our director of projects, project manager and administration team
  • Coordination of all trades, whether or not we are self-performing the service
  • Close out procedures (maintenance plans, project manuals, color schedules, etc.)

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Case Study

Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Canning Liturgical Arts designed an executed the interior scheme for this new shrine in La Crosse, WI. 

Church Architect Duncan Stroik chose Canning to create the iconic interior decoration scheme to compliment the newly constructed Classical-style shrine. CLA provided the metal framing, three-coat plaster, the installation of the intricately detailed ornamental plaster, and the multiple decorative painting treatments that John Canning himself developed.

Unique faux stones and marbles are featured in the interior as well as gilding and glazing to simulated different metallic finishes at the columns and column capitals can also be found throughout. In the dome ceiling shine the star patterns in the sky on the date of the Blessed Mother's appearance to Joan Diego.


Faux Marbles


Faux Granites


Date Completed

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The work was, in every case, excellent. Whenever there was a question, a prompt and respectful response was always given. Any changes in the work were most graciously accepted.

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke
Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Prefect Emeritus of the Apostolic Signatura

Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes, project scopes change or evolve beyond what was initially quoted or specified. Whenever possible, we try not to issue change orders, instead preferring to try and complete the work according to the original, agreed upon contract value. Of course, sometimes change orders may be necessary, but we view them as a last resort.

When quoting a project, we try to be as accurate in our pricing as possible for the specified scope. Our applied knowledge in materials, methods, and finishes, allows us to provide accurate projections of the skills, time, and materials needed to complete a defined scope. However, we often provide problem-solving and value engineering solutions to ensure the project goals and quality are met within the clients expected budget.

We understand that projects consist of a product and a process, both of which rely upon professional delivery and attention to detail. Our quality assurance program is driven by both our skills and expertise in the trade as well as our administration and project management.

Ensuring the work is compliant with construction documentation and specifications, and with approved mockups kept in place as reference, our work is evaluated at various intervals throughout the project to assure consistent quality and detail.

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