October 25, 2016

This Thursday: Fall General Meeting Features Brent Hull!

Our Oakhurst Neighborhood Association fall general membership meeting is this Thursday night!  Please join us to hear Brent Hull, owner of Hull Historical Renovation and Restoration services, and star of the History Channel's new program, Lone Star Restoration.


Lone Star Restoration premiered Monday, October 3rd, and features Fort Worth's own Brent Hull and his team of craftsmen!  Brent is on a mission to bring back beautiful architecture and the art of timeless building in a world plagued by commodity construction.  Brent and his team are dedicated to preserving history and resurrecting the lost stories of architecture under years of dust and layers of shoddy construction.  ONA members will be one of the first groups to hear Brent Hull speak after the premier of the new show when he joins us this Thursday, October 27th, at 7pm.

Brent Hull, owner and founder of Hull Historical, is a nationally-recognized authority on historic design, architecturally-correct mouldings and millwork.  He is passionate about beautiful architecture and the art of timeless building.  Hull Historical is known for the design, fabrication and installation of architectural millwork for private residences, country estates, and historic properties across the country.  The firm creates environments that are not only beautiful, but also timeless.  Hull and his team are passionate about fine craftsmanship.  Their work is built to last for generations.

Brent enjoys working with his hands and has always loved building.  In 1991, he moved to Boston to begin a 2-year study of historic preservation at the North Bennet Street School.  NBSS is one of the oldest trade schools in the United States, and it was here that Brent learned the art of traditional building.

Returning to Texas with his wife, he settled in Fort Worth, and he soon opened his business in his brother's garage, a 1911 bungalow.  Over the ensuing 23 years, Brent combined his passion for restoring buildings along with his love of craftsmanship to build a business that focuses on preservation as well as historically-inspired houses and millwork.

Brent enjoys life in Fort Worth and spending time reading anything he can get his hands on.  He loves drawing and sketching for clients, but spending time with his wife and three kids dominates all other favorites.

A dynamic and popular speaker, Brent draws enthusiastic audiences of architects, designers and homebuilders to his keynote addresses and presentations.  Much of Brent's research is gathered from an astounding wealth of knowledge from books in a personal library of over 2,000 historic and trade pattern volumes.

Brent designed an award-winning line of moldings for Windsor Mill in California, and the Kuiken Brothers enlisted his help in designing 65 American molding profiles voted the The Top 100 Best New Products 2011 by This Old House Magazine.  His work and writings have been featured in numerous publications, interior design books and blogs.  Hull's book Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age was a Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist.

Brent is the recipient of three John Staub Awards for classical architecture in craftsmanship and historic restoration, is a board member of the Texas Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA), and was recipient of the 2012 North Bennett Street School Distinguished Alumni Award.  He has published several books including Traditional American Rooms (Winterthur Style Sourcebook): Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork (2009) and Historic Millwork: A Guide to Restoring and Re-Creating Doors, Windows, and Moldings of the Late Nineteenth Through Mid-Twentieth Centuries (2003).

ONA Fall General Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 27th, 7:00 pm
Calvary Christian Academy

Brent Hull's bio information provided by the History Channel; http://www.history.com/shows/lone-star-restoration/cast/brent-hull

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