steve jordan
Steve Jordan

Steve Jordan

Steve Jordan has been in the old-house repair and restoration business for forty years and has exclusively repaired and restored thousands of windows over the past twelve years. He is a graduate of Cornell University’s Historic Preservation Program and was a contributing editor for Old-House Journal for 17 years.

He was formerly rehab advisor for The Landmark Society of Western New York and an architectural conservator for Bero Architecture. Steve is the author of the award-winning Rehab Rochester: A Sensible Guide for Old-House Maintenance, Repair, and Rehabilitation (The Landmark Society of Western New York, Rochester, NY, 1995) and co-author of Painting Kitchens: How to Choose and Use the Right Paint for Your Kitchen Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Cabinets, Countertops, and Appliances (Quarry Books, Gloucester, MA, 2004). Steve grew up in rural West Tennessee, attended Memphis State University, and now lives and works in Rochester, New York. His goal is to prevent the thoughtless destruction of historic windows by bringing to light their enduring yet often overlooked qualities as compared to the short-term lives of modern replacement windows.

Steve has worked on many distinctive and significant historic sites providing various services including window repairs and consulting, graining and marbling, and condition inspections specifically related to historic building material conservation. Below is a short list of Steve's participation on listed or eligible National Register Properties.

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Since 2002, Steve has repaired or restored over 3000 windows, most in ordinary homes built between 1830 and 1960. His latest book is The Window Sash Bible.