- Historical Restoration Experts
- Meticulous Paint Color & Texture Matching
- Lead-Based Paint Abatement
- Interior Trim Refinishing
- Original Hardwood Floor Refinishing
- Victorian Detail Repair
- Comprehensive Restoration Services
- Historical Registry Restorations
Expert Historical Restorations
If your historic home or cottage is on the Historic Registry or has period details that you would like repaired, you’ll need a true historical restoration expert. Amateur work can significantly devalue your investment and damage the home you love!
Turn-of-the-century homes are not just houses. They are antiques that are exposed to the elements 24, 7. They are fragile. Repairing them without causing further damage requires expertise, specialty certifications, and meticulous care. As Northern and West Michigan’s vintage home restoration experts, we have decades of experience embracing the quirks of old homes and restoring them to their original elegance. A great example of a Top Choice historical restoration is the Victorian-era Rothschild Family Cottage in Charlevoix. See our gallery here!
Matching Paint, Matching Wood, Matching Detail
Anyone can throw a ladder on a truck and slap paint on siding. We fully restore your historic home to the glory of its heyday. Our craftsmen meticulously match existing colors and textures, then use only durable, high-quality finishes that will stand up to Michigan weather. When refinishing interior trim, we hand-select wood that is as close to the original substrate as possible, preserving authenticity. If your charming and original hard-wood floors are sagging, we carefully remove them, reinforce the underlying structure, reinstall them, and refinish them until they gleam. When we are through, our work will seem invisible. Your historic home will simply radiate health as if we’d “turned back the clock.”
Certified for Comprehensive Repairs
You can hire a painter, a lead-based paint abatement service, a carpenter, and a historian…or you can hire us. Top Choice Painting is trained, licensed, and certified to do the whole job, studs to shingles. We are prepared to handle whatever we uncover which keeps your project on schedule. We have worked extensively with the State of Michigan’s Historical Society and understand what types of additions and improvements add to an historic home’s value, and what types damage your investment. We have worked hard to become Northern and West Michigan’s historical restoration experts because we truly love classic homes. We wish every one of them could be restored with the respect it deserves. But let’s start with yours!
We are proud of our gallery of work – please check it out. Then read our reviews by satisfied customers and call today for a quote!
Looking for a professional historical restoration in Northern or Western Michigan?
If your log home or cabin is leaking or you have discovered rot, you may need a log home restoration to restore it to health. Log home exteriors require regular maintenance to prevent water damage, air infiltration, insect and rodent intrusion and UV deterioration. Top Choice Painting and Log Restoration are Northern and West Michigan’s log experts. We can restore your cabin, making it as beautiful and dry as the day it was finished. We then offer maintenance packages and workmanship guarantees so you can stop worrying about the upkeep of your log home and simply enjoy it!
Log home consultation saves money. When it comes to log homes and cabins, you can build them right…or you can pay for repairs. It’s really that simple. As Northern and Western Michigan’s experts in restoring log homes, we are also the folks you should talk to BEFORE you break ground. Let our consultants advise you on construction methods and log pre-treatments that will reduce the future repair costs of your log home.
Stop worrying when you leave your cottage for the winter! Our video monitoring service gives you piece of mind while construction workers & painters finish your house or cabin. As a homeowner, this service allows you to stay truly involved in your project, remotely.
Top Choice Painting & Log Restoration, LLC offers a winter discount. From November through May customers can save up to 20% for painting and restoration work done inside their home. With our video home monitoring service, you can take advantage of our discount while literally “keeping and eye” on your home!
I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did on our deck railing. Been watching it discolor and deteriorate for the past six years. I would hate going on the deck knowing how bad the railing looked. Now it’s a joy.
It’s amazing how good a great paint job can make you feel.
Also appreciate the timeliness of getting the job done, the fairness of pricing and particularly leaving the place cleaner than when you started. So many craftsmen today forget the last item, which is extremely important to many of us.Helen & Wendell
I found Top Choice Painting & Restoration LLC. to be professional, courteous, and economical. The work was in a high visibility area of our building that needed to be completed with minimal down time. They worked with our staff and around our demanding schedule to complete the project successfully.Nathan Johnson
VP of Physical Plant, Grace Bible College
Top Choice Painting & Restoration LLC. has been painting for our campus-wide operations for over a year and I have been very pleased with the quality, price and punctuality of his work. We have a lot of quick turn-around work in this industry and Chris’ company has been able to accommodate us when needed.
I have recommended Top Choice Painting & Restoration LLC. to others in the past and I would do it again today.Stuart W. Bernard
Heather Hills Retirement Community
I was very pleased with Top Choice Painting & Restoration LLC. Chris and his wife Kim were very professional in responding to questions, returning phone calls and with the painting. We had the cupboards painted white and they turned out beautiful, and the price was far below what new cupboards would have cost. I highly recommend Top Choice Painting & Restoration LLC. for a job well done.Linda Hans
A Pleased Customer
Looks great! I called the manager of Office Max and he had nothing but good things to say about you, your company & your work. Thanks for all of your efforts. Please know that it doesn’t go unnoticed. I will most definitely keep Top Choice Painting in mind for any & all of our future painting needs at Bear Creek Plaza.
Thanks again for all of your help.Kimberly Stachler
RG Properties, Inc.
I am Jim Sutherland, the Project Manager of Tri-Mount’s Lakeshore Village @ Bay Harbor. Top Choice Painting & Restoration LLC. has been painting the interior and exterior of our homes for the last two years. Chris Fazio, the owner constantly makes sure his employees are staying on top of things and that I am satisfied with the work being completed. Top Choice Painting & Restoration LLC. has stayed true to each of their contracts with us including pricing and scheduling.Jim Sutherland
Your professional demeanor and the manner you run your painting business is one that others should look to as an example of the “right thing to do”..
I wish your company the best, and you will always be my first choice as well as my Top Choice.Norm Banfield
The final result was beyond my expectations and many friends and family have asked if we bought new cabinets!!! My husband and I entertain a fair amount and it is a delight to cook and dine in the kitchen as it is so beautiful.
I would highly recommend TOP CHOICE PAINTING to any of your clients who desire a professional result and an owner, who from start to finish, was customer focused.Cindy L.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Choice Painting did a wonderful job painting our home in Harbor Springs. They were professional, friendly and courteous. They completed the work within the time frame and were accommodating to our schedule. We are extremely happy with the finished job and thought the price was very reasonable as well! I would recommend them to anyone.Robert & Patricia Buckner
Thank you for the wonderful job you did with the repair and painting of the interior of our house. We appreciated your professionalism and attention to detail. When you come back, please bring a few business cards for us to pass along. We will be moving back into our house on Tuesday and we feel like we are moving into a new house!Dick & Jane Spade
Without question my intent is to contract with Top Choice for long-term maintenance to make sure that their fine work and my log home is protected for years to come. An additional important factor was cost. I obtained three other bids. Top Choice was not only reasonably priced, but now that I see the final product, it was by far the best bid. If you are looking to have your log home restored, look no further. Go with Top Choice.”John Faught
We had excellent
communication with Chris and
appreciated the professional manner
in which he operated. We trusted him
to work in our home during our
absence and were very pleased with
the results when the work was
completed. Chris is a true professional
and has my highest recommendation.Jane
Retired in Northern Michigan
Featured Northern Michigan Historical Restoration Projects
Best & Most Popular Examples of Our Historical Restoration Work
Top Choice Painting & Log Restorations the top choice for your historic renovations in Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne City and all of Northern and West Michigan!