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George Kramer, M.S., HP is the principal of Kramer & Company and personally provides most of its services. Although supported by local historians, photographers, and others as needed, George serves as primary investigator for all projects, assuring clients the full benefit of his experience


After earning a B.A. in history, George worked in the construction and design fields for nine years before returning to school for a Masters Degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon. That dual background, in both practical building and design, as well as the documentation and legal aspects of preservation, provides a valuable, real-world, approach to projects. In 1989 George established Kramer & Company and is today widely recognized as one of the leading preservation professionals in Oregon.



Advisor, Historic Preservation League of Oregon
Former Chair, Oregon Heritage Commission
Advisor Emeritus, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Advisor Emeritus, National Alliance of Historic Preservation Commissions
Former Chair, Ashland Historic Commission


1992 Preservationist of the Year (Ashland, OR)
2007 Southern Oregon Heritage Award
2008 Preservationist of the Year (Ashland, OR)

Numerous design awards including the City of Medford, City of Ashland, Livable Oregon, RestoreOregon DeMuro Award (Sparta Bldg), Egyptian Theatre, and more.




The New Year starts with projects out the door... Compliance document on a covered bridge, an old powerhouse and two pioneer-era houses, related to various projects in Linn, Deschutes and Jackson counties.  Drafts of "Oregon Powerhouse-The T.W. Sullivan Story" are in layout and seven interp panels on Girl Scout history are in review. Whew!

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