Mission Statement: Remove the unknown of Terra Cotta building restoration, use the thirty years of Terra Cotta experience in assisting restoration from start to successful completion. Provide building owners and communities with benefits from restoration, realizing increased building value, community beautification and tax saving incentive programs.
Architectural Terra Cotta Consulting: I have learned the process of taking raw clay through each step of making a quality piece of Terra Cotta for restorations of some of the most historical structures in the United States, to include but not limited to Carnegie Hall, Woolworth Building, McGraw-Hill Building and countless schools throughout the New York City area, the San Francisco and Los Angeles City Halls, New York State Capital in Albany, New York, structures in England, Canada and the Far East. I have been involved in manufacturing Terra Cotta material for new buildings including Mid-Continent Tower Tulsa, Oklahoma requiring seventy-six thousand pieces of machine extruded material and fourteen thousand pieces of handmade Terra Cotta, thirteen new retails stores at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills, California requiring development of sixteen different glaze colors and 600 North Michigan Chicago, Illinois a polychrome Terra Cotta precast structure. I have physically been on and manufactured material for more than one-thousand eight hundred buildings. With my knowledge, interest and experience in Terra Cotta I decided I have a continuing service to offer the building restoration field. I am available to inspect condition of architectural Terra Cotta in situ. I will report in writing and or verbal, my opinion and evaluation of existing material condition, comment on possible reason for current condition of material, suggest method and means to repair or replace terra cotta units and anchoring devises. I can make suggestions how an inspection program may prevent future deterioration of the terra cotta. I also give Power Point presentation on the history of and uses and manufacturing process of architectural terra cotta. I can be contacted at the following location.
Philip R. “Pete” Pederson
Architectural Terra Cotta Consulting
760 Kingston Court
Dixon, CA 95620
Cell 916-844-6859; Hm. 530-633-2294