Training since 1991
Born out of a passion for craft and handwork, Brent Hull started building furniture in his basement while studying historic preservation at the prestigious North Bennet Street School in Boston. He graduated with a degree in Preservation Carpentry and moved back to Fort Worth, Texas in 1993 to start his new business, Hull Historical.
Brent’s first years were spent as a new business owner working out of his brother’s garage in the historic Berkley neighborhood of Fort Worth, TX. This 2-car garage was so small that Brent had to slide the doors open just to plane wood.
The Southside Shop
Hull Historical moved into today’s shop and office in 1995. Built in 1921, the building was originally a distribution center for the National Biscuit Company (NABISCO) and then housed a manufacturer of draperies. It has been the perfect place for a historic restoration company to call home.
In 2007, Hull Historical was chosen as the exclusive licensee for millwork by the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. Winterthur Museum Garden & Library houses one of the most important collections of Americana in the United States. It was the former home of Henry Francis du Pont, a renowned antiques collector and horticulturist. The architectural interiors of Winterthur serve as a fountain of inspiration for much of Brent’s work.
Brent Hull’s first book, Historic Millwork, was published in 2003. That was followed in 2009 by Traditional American Rooms: Winterthur Style Sourcebook. Brent’s newest book, Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age, was published in 2014 Click here to visit our online bookstore!
Brent Hull has always loved sharing his knowledge; it is what drives his writing, speaking and publications. Brent has written articles for numerous national publications including Period Homes Magazine, Traditional Building, Remodeling Magazine, Tools of the Trade, and even hosted a radio show in 2008. Click here for more about Brent’s speaking availability or presentations offered.
Lone Star Restoration
Brent Hull is a man on a mission to “quit building crap and build more beautiful things.” With over 20 years of experience as a Texas-based restoration expert, Hull has become one of the most respected and sought after historical builders in the country. Together with his team from Hull Historical, he combines the best of today’s technology with the time-tested craftsmanship and methods off a bygone era. For them, it’s about breathing new life into all kinds of historical structures, from landmark Texas Courthouses to original ranch houses to stately homes and even an old west saloon. Along with his faithful dog Romeo, who is always at his side, Brent and his team are saving America’s architectural history one project at time on the History Channel series, Lone Star Restoration.
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Hull Historical looks forward to continuing building and restoring projects that make an impact in our neighborhoods and communities.