Mares & Dow – General Home Contractors

The Historical Restoration Contractor to Protect and Improve Any Property

Serving San Francisco and East Bay Since 1983

The team at Mares & Dow carries out meticulous historical restorations to ensure structural integrity, improve aesthetics, and protect the history embodied by older buildings.

We’re the historical restoration contractor that can help your property achieve contemporary comfort and safety standards while maintaining its historical charm and heritage.

Preserving Historical Properties

Historical properties have unique characteristics and certain architectural details that make them special. However, those properties can also face a variety of risks and dangers over the years. Mares & Dow is a historical restoration contractor dedicated to preserving the history of your property throughout the restoration process.

We carry out thorough preliminary inspections to assess the design and current structural integrity. Key areas are addressed, including water damage, dry rot, foundation issues, and hazardous construction materials such as asbestos. 

As your historical restoration contractor, we take all these details and develop a comprehensive restoration plan to renew your structure.


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Enjoying the Best of Both Worlds

Along with ensuring the safety and integrity of aging structures, we are also your historical restoration contractor to bring modern comfort to historical structures. 

We blend together contemporary advancements in construction and design to incorporate modern amenities and technology without disrupting the details that make your property unique. Doing so can ensure that your property is comfortable, liveable, and useful. 


Instead of serving only as a relic of another time, your structure can continue to see real use while maintaining its history as well.


Find Out More About Your Restoration Options

Every historical property is unique and brings a variety of challenges with it. To find out more about your options, contact the historical restoration contractor experts at Mares & Dow. Schedule an inspection of your property to see how we can help.


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Benefits of Going with Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights


Experience & Accreditations

Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights is certified and accredited by the best manufacturers in the industry. From Grip-Tite Foundation Systems, to James Hardie Siding, to VELUX Skylights, you can be sure to get the highest quality products for whatever your project.


Knowledge & Expertise

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years with quality general contracting, home remodeling, and skylight installation means you'll get the benefits of our expertise for every project.


Proven Customer Satisfaction

Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, we are proud to have provided our customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with quality construction and home improvement services for 40 years. With half of our new clients coming to us from referrals, it’s no secret that our customers/friends are truly pleased with the work we do.