We’re specialists when it comes to steeple restoration, from minor repair to complete restoration. Our craftsman can replicate existing or design new steeple metal elements as well as offering gold leafing (gilding). Helming Bros also services tower clocks.
St. Mary Church - New Albany, IN
Located just over the Ohio river north of Louisville, KY, St. Mary church in New Albany was one of our finest restoration projects to date. We were tasked with replicating, in detail, the original copper steeple skin, ornaments and louvers of the church as well as repairing and gold leafing the cross and base. Poor application of the old copper skin and drastic weather conditions nearly toppled this beautiful steeple. We were able to take outer pieces from the original structure and duplicate them by hand to replicate the design as close as possible.
Photos credit: Joe Schneid
St. Michael Church - Fairfield, KY & St. Joseph Church - Bramble, IN
On these two steeples we removed the old siding to reveal the existing wood and trim. We duplicated the detail of the original design and added a little flair in the process. On St. Michael church in Fairfield, we fabricated and installed a new cross and base as well as louvers