Brent Hull, owner and founder of Hull Historical, for the national TV show Lone Star Restoration that showcases his preservation work in Fort Worth and beyond through the HISTORY Channel
There are so many reasons why buildings deserve to be restored, and with over 20 years of experience Brent Hull is way down this road. As the exclusive Winterthur millwork expert for the DuPont Estate, he learned this craft and many others at Boston’s North Bennet Street School, one of the oldest trade schools in the U.S. Hull’s enthusiasm for preservation coupled with his dog, Romeo, convinced the History Channel to film a series of local preservation projects. Examples of featured projects were the restoration of an historic railroad car, the adaptation of a prohibition-era safe into a wine tasting room, the restoration of a house in Ryan Place at 2300 Willing Avenue, a barn on Nance Farm in Desoto and the restoration of the original 1904 Brunswick Warwick billiard table in piles in the basement of Thistle Hill.
The brilliance of Lone Star Restoration is that it fascinates a growing audience about the possibilities for historic buildings and structures. To quote Brent, “It would be awesome if people watch the show and say, ‘Oh, you mean I don’t have to tear everything out and start over?'”