Richard E. Dover and Family Pride Corporation have been passionate about historic preservation since the company was created in 1993. Richard E. Dover has been deeply involved with saving historic structures in Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida, and has served as a board member of Knox Heritage, Sequoyah Hills Preservation, and the Americas Foundation. In addition, Richard E. Dover has won numerous awards for historic preservation, including Tennessee Historical Commission’s Certificate of Merit, and he has been twice awarded Historic Preservation of the Year awards from the East Tennessee Historic Preservation Alliance.
According to Richard E. Dover, restoration is a process where a building of historic value is restored to its original beauty. Precise attention to detail must be given, and using original building materials is imperative, says Richard E. Dover. Knowledge of the building’s past is also used to maintain its value as a part of the local cultural heritage. Richard E. Dover explains that in order to make the restoration as authentic as possible, contractors consult historians and researchers acquainted with the building to make sure their work mirrors the original design.