My interest in the architecture and design of older houses began in
childhood and has developed substantially during the renovation
and restoration of my own house.   The interior of this 1925
bungalow was substantially altered by previous owners so  I
attempted to return the house to its original design using the
remaining architectural elements as templates and materials
appropriate to the 1920s.  
During this experience I undertook studies in a graduate program for
interior design as a means of changing to a different career,  
I realized, however, that I enjoyed the manual labor involved in
restoration and renovation along with the creativity of historic
design, so I started Four-Square Construction in 2007 with the goal
of integrating those two interests.  
Since then I've been  developing and perfecting my craftsmanship  
skills and utilizing my design experience to preserve the historic
homes of the Washington DC area.  I've been proud to serve the gay
community in and around DC and I'm looking forward to continuing
to do that in the future.

Chad Shiflett, Owner

Preserving historic DC area homes since 2007
Four-Square Design
Restoration, renovation and design