Restoration Services for all areas of historic restoration projects.

Expertise That Extends Into All Areas Of The Restoration Process

CLA is a leader when it comes to architectural restoration.  With over 45 years’ experience, our knowledge and expertise extends into all areas of the architectural restoration process.  We can assist in all areas of your restoration projects from Decorating & Painting Finishes, Wood Restoration, Stone Restoration, Architectural & Exterior Gilding, Ornamental, Flat & Acoustic Plaster and Murals & Art Work.

Canning's commitment is not only to conserving historical works, but also to nurturing the relationships we build along the way. CLA is poised to continue delivering both the artistic, business and management expertise for which we are known. 

Restoration Services For Each Stage of a Project







Our Impact Extends Far & Wide

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Grand Central Station
Mark Twain House & Museum
Cosmo Club
Boston University
San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
Luzerne County Courthouse
Boston Public Library

Case Study

Basilica of St. John the Evangelist

Canning provided historic restoration and conservation of ornamental plaster and decorative painting, new murals, and complimentary design that reflects the Catholic liturgy, and honors Saint John.

Our knowledge of Catholic mass, symbolism, and rituals of worship informed the new design and murals that were executed by our skilled artisans using traditional church decoration methods and materials.

The result is a harmonious design scheme applied to a sound plaster substrate that blends Catholic symbolism and iconography, liturgical references, and images in celebration of St. John the Evangelist. 


Phases Of Restoration

Commissioned Murals



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And that is why the decision was made now to use the best - Canning - to paint our Gothic Revival Basilica as the earlier members of our parish who built it intended it to be: a beautiful gift to God, and a statement to Stamford that God is very real, and worth such an expense, and that we are most perfectly human when we strive to imitate the Divine who became Man for us.

Monsignor Stephen M. DiGiovanni H.E.D
Pastor, Basilica of St. John the Evangelist Stamford, CT

Frequently Asked Questions

Canning would be glad to be of assistance in projects of any size that our expertise would be of value.  So if you have a small project in mind that you would like to discuss, request a consultation today.

Canning provides a detailed report on all the procedures and steps involved in the restoration as well as information on how to properly clean the restored areas.

Canning can provide training on how to best maintain the finishes to your facilities and maintenance teams.  We are also available to answer questions and help support you even after the project is complete.

Canning can provide quotes for projects based on photographs, specs and additional information.  Some jobs do require an onsite visit to ensure a complete understanding of the project.  If you are unsure if your project could be quoted from providing detailed information, it is best to request a consultation.

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