Formed in 1980 by Jeffrey Darbee and Nancy Recchie, husband and wife, Benjamin D. Rickey & Co. provides a full range of historic preservation consulting services. With backgrounds in history, American studies, and architectural history, Benjamin D. Rickey & Co.’s principals are well-versed in the broad range and rich history of American architectural design.  They apply this knowledge in creative ways to help communities, property owners, architects, and developers explore preservation and design issues thoroughly and find the best blend of old and new.

Areas of expertise:

•    Design assistance to architects working on historic buildings
•    Federal 20% Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
•    State 25% Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
•    National Register of Historic Places
•    Historic preservation planning
•    Section 106 Review for federally assisted projects
•    Historic Structures Reports
•    Ordinances, design guidelines and training for communities with design review
•    Heritage area and heritage tourism planning
•    Interpretive displays and exhibitions
•    Public Art commissions and guidelines
•    Smart Growth strategies
•    Historic Preservation educational programs for real estate and other professionals
•    Publications on history and historic preservation topics

Clients include:

•    Local and state governments
•    Architects
•    Developers
•    Public and private property owners
•    Neighborhood and preservation organizations
•    Design Review Boards
•    Museums
•    Corporations

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