Listed on the National Registrar of Historic places, Oak Hill Cemetery in Pontiac, Mich., is the final resting place for many veterans of the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Throughout the years, many of Oak Hill’s monuments have fallen into severe disrepair, including its seven historic mausoleums.
The most severe damage occurred in late 2013 when the roof system of the Hull family mausoleum, which was constructed during the mid-1800s, collapsed as a result of the deterioration of structural beams and water infiltration through the roof.
In December 2014, NRCA member Butcher& Butcher Construction of Rochester Hills, Mich., stepped forward to restore the structure’s roof, donating all the necessary slate roofing material and labor. Bensons Oakland Wholesale, Pontiac, Mich., donated materials and labor for the building’s framing.
Despite the severe damage to the mausoleum’s roof system and the amount of time that it went unrepaired and unprotected from the elements, Butcher & Butcher’s sloped roof division was able to restore structure’s slate roof system over the course of two days, even in the midst of Michigan’s brutal winter weather conditions.
A re-dedication ceremony for the restored Hull family mausoleum was held was held on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.
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