About Us


Hayles and Howe are renowned for the care and attention to detail given to every part of every project, large or small.

Hayles & Howe, Inc. projects cover the whole spectrum from consultancy and design to manufacture and installation.  We cover all aspects of work; conservation, restoration, safety inspections, new build and small residential works. Projects are always under way in residential properties to restore original mouldings and ornamental ceilings, while in our offices consultation continues with clients on new designs great and small. Use the tab above to see a selection of the larger Hayles & Howe contracts since 1988. You can also view our awards here.

Our Clients and Prestigious Projects


Cobbs Hall, Kilmarnock, VA

New plaster cornice restoration of existing cornice and flat ceiling repair

Arlington House, Robert E. Lee Memorial, Arlington, VA

Historic repair and rehabilitation and preservation work

Cannon House Office Building – Phase I, Washington, DC

Modernization and restoration of ornamental and flatwork plaster of a historic building


Historic Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA

Install new cornice, pilasters, caps, and bases with veneer plaster


DAR Constitution Hall – Phase II, Washington, DC

Plaster repairs, install cornice, restoration of paint and providing fresh paint to plaster pieces

Empire Theatre, San Antonio, TX

Water damaged building, restoration of paint and plasterwork in the auditorium, balcony, and lobby areas of the building

Halbouty Geosciences Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Flat plaster repairs, ornamental plaster repairs, straight paint and decorative paint

Union Station Concourse, Washington, DC

Restoration and reinforcement of the ceiling and framework, installation of glass


Hustings Courthouse, Petersburg, VA

Historic plaster ceiling stabilization and consolidation

Adams Morgan Hotel, Washington, DC

Gypsum board assembling, acoustical plaster, skim coat plastering and painting

Embassy of Japan Chancery Restoration, Washington, DC

Installation of ornamental plaster in rooms throughout building, repair damaged plaster


Korean Legation Museum, Washington, DC

Ornamental plaster restoration, flat plaster repair and new veneer plaster on gypsum baseboard

DAR Constitution Hall – Phase I, Washington, DC

Reproduction and restoration of ornamental plaster, decorative painting and flat plaster

Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Jackson, MS

Historic plaster repair

Old Post Office (Trump Hotel), Washington, DC

Manufacture, install and repair ornamental plaster

Roosevelt High School, Auditorium, Washington, DC

Manufacture and install molding, touchup ornament, repair flat plasterwork

Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI

Restoration scagliola columns


Carnegie Institution for Science. Washington, DC

Scagliola restoration of columns and fill cracks

B’er Chayim Temple Association, Cumberland, MD

Historic flat plaster repairs w/some repair consolidation

Blair House Complex, Washington, DC

Repairs to masonry walls, chimney, stucco, roof, and associate interior finishes

Washington Monument, Batlimore, MD

Historic treatment and replacement of roman cement plaster & stucco, painting and staining


Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore, MD

Plaster and stucco restoration following an earthquake

Sherman Building, Washington, DC

14 month plaster and stucco restoration of a National Historic Landmark

Union Station Washington, DC

Earthquake damage repair and ceiling stabilisation

Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay, NY

Replication and installation of decorative plasterwork

Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

Plaster restoration

Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Jackson, MS

Plaster restoration

Dumbarton House Dining Room, Washington, DC

Plaster restoration

Shepherd-Pratt Gate House, Baltimore, MD

Plaster and stucco restoration

Anderson House, Washington, DC

Plaster restoration


Washington County Courthouse, Washington, PA

Scagliola restoration

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

Plaster restoration

Schmucker Hall, Gettysburg, PA

Plaster Restoration

Stratford Hall, Stratford, VA

Stabilisation and repair of plaster ceiling


Eisenhower Executive Office Building – Phase III, Washington, DC

Restoration of ornamental plasterwork on five floors of the Pennsylvania Avenue Wing

Maryland Old House of Delegates Chamber, Annapolis, MD

Re-created and installed a decorative plaster ceiling and restored the plasterwork in the delegates chamber to its 1870 appearance.


First & Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland

One of the most spectacular Victorian plaster interiors in the USA, Hayles and Howe’s assignment was to determine what was missing, and replicate it to original specifications

Booker T. Washington Middle School, Baltimore, MD

Repaired original flat wall plaster and existing archway ornament and designed, fabricated and installed new ornamental plasterwork to match existing.

Blair House, Washington, DC

BaswaPhon ceiling in the official guest house of the President of the United States

Milwaukee Central Library, Milwaukee, WI

Third installment of the phased large-scale scagliola restoration in the Rotunda of the Central Library building


King Edward Hotel, Jackson, MS

Large-scale elliptical plaster cornices installed on the ballroom ceiling and 60 ornate plaster column covers in the lobby

Jefferson Hotel, Washington, DC

Repaired, replicated and installed ornamental plasterwork and restored three-coat flat plaster

Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay, New York

Replicated and installed plaster cornices

Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

Hayles and Howe plaster and scagliola artisans restored ornamental and flat plasterwork and scagliola in this landmark theatre.


Hanover Theatre Restoration, Worcester, MA

In this large 1908 Thomas Lamb theatre, Hayles and Howe were contracted to restore the flat and ornamental plasterwork throughout including loge boxes and a large sail vault.


Rippon Lodge Restoration, Woodbridge, VA

Restoration of the lath and plaster throughout this historic house

Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, VA

Restoration of the interior ornamental plasterwork throughout this 1784 capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson