The most livable communities embrace the past as part of their future. Benjamin D. Rickey & Co. has worked with communities large and small, developers, architects, local and state governments and a variety of organizations to evaluate, recognize and help preserve significant historic resources.
Benjamin D. Rickey & Co was formed in 1980 by Jeff Darbee and Nancy Recchie. The couple has preserved and rehabilitated multiple properties for their own use and have provided consulting services in all areas of historic preservation for a wide variety of public and private clients..
Darbee and Recchie have served as consultants on significant public building rehabilitations; written over 150 successful nominations to the National Register of Historic Places; prepared historic design guidelines; facilitated public art projects; prepared downtown revitalization plans; and helped clients use both federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits.
Public Buildings - Ohio Statehouse, Thomas J. Moyer Judicial Center, Ohio Stadium, Columbus Main Library (all in Columbus); Federal Reserve Bank, the former U.S. Main Post Office (both in Cleveland); and Harrison County Courthouse (Cadiz, Ohio).
Commercial Projects - LeVeque Tower, Citizen's Bank Building, Bricker & Eckler Law Office (all in Columbus); Tudor Arms Hotel, Renaissance Hotel, East Fourth Street Historic District, Globe Machine & Stamping Company, Sherwin Williams office towers, and Baker Electric Vehicle Company (all in Cleveland) and many others throughout Ohio. We have also written books on Columbus, Ohio architecture and various aspects of Ohio history.