Zak Dunne

Zak Dunne

Board Member

Galena, Illinois

Fifteen years ago, I started painting historic structures at night; while attending college classes during the day. I immediately fell in love with the craftsmanship that went into building these structures. The craftsmanship that is lost today; as today's buildings are only built as temporary structures. After being torn away from my education to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom, I decided upon my return that I would dedicate the rest of my career to preservation. After laboring in the field for over five years; I gained first hand knowledge on proper masonry restoration techniques. Be it lime putty mortars, working with stone patch materials, or hunting around to find the perfect brick match; I love masonry. My second love would be historic windows. I have reworked thousands of wood and steel windows on many prominent structures. Over the last six years I have acted as project manager/estimator. There have been numerous courthouse towers, train depots, libraries, a few Frank Lloyd Wright's, and other commanding structures that have won numerous awards. I do what I love, and love what I do. It's about saving these treasures so that future generation have the opportunity to touch the buildings; not just see them in pictures.