ABOUT WHITE HOUSE RETREAT
Since 1922, people of faith from around the Midwest have coming to the White House Retreat to explore and deepen their spirituality. Situated on the high bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River about twenty miles south of downtown St. Louis, the White House Retreat receives nearly 5,000 men and women each year. Offering 3 day planned retreats designed to strengthen spirituality, the White House Retreat is a place of pure beauty and tranquility. Surrounded by immaculately groomed botanical life, pristine praying centers, and constructed from exquisite Indiana limestone, the Retreat is an experience all of its own.
WORK PERFORMED BY STAAT TUCKPOINTING
When the Retreat needed to be restored, they turned to James G. Staat Tuckpointing Inc. to do the work. There were a number of things which set the White House Retreat apart from other jobs. Because of the delicate nature of the prayer stations and the sensitive botanical life surrounding them, we had to take great care not to damage them. This meant insuring that none of the products we used would damage the plants.
Equally trying was the unusual work schedule for our time the retreat. Due to the rigorous praying schedule, mandatory quiet time, and numerous events at the grounds, the work at the Retreat had to be highly coordinated so as not to disturb them.
During our time at the Retreat, we provided restoration cleaning, a full building tuckpoint, limestone replacement, and full building water-repellants. Every piece of the limestone that was replaced had to carefully removed so as not to disturb the surrounding masonry and its replacement had to be hand cut to fit perfectly. Also, we were able to provide the Retreat with a 5 year warranty their water-repellants. But the greatest part was that we were actually able to complete the job nearly 31% under-budget. Since then, The White House Retreat has counted on Staat Tuckpointing whenever further repairs have been necessary.
TESTIMONIAL FOR MASONRY RESTORATION AT WHITE HOUSE RETREAT
"Jim Staat has a fine company. I can call him about anything. I had them out here for almost eighteen months. They were easy to work with; they had great pricing and great workmanship. And they could work with me...I'm very demanding."
Matt Palmer White House Retreat St. Louis
White House Retreat
7400 Christopher Drive
St. Louis, MO 63129