Stevens, former owner of CCS Restoration, began his woodworking profession at the age of 18 when he started working at a millwork, and has long made and/or restored doors, windows, sashes, trim, scrollwork and other architectural features.
Some of his most visible work has been on the Historic Sanford Welcome Center on 1st Street, the DeLand Amtrak Station, White Hall at Bethune-Cookman University and the Tarragona Arch in Daytona Beach, the Osceola County Courthouse, the Waterhouse Residence Museum in Maitland, and the Casa Feliz Museum in Winter Park. The Tarragona Arch and the DeLand Amtrak Station are both previous winners of Florida Trust Preservation Awards.
“His knowledge of traditional methods and understanding of historic structures makes him a valuable asset to Florida’s historic preservation community,” said Jodi Rubin, new owner of CCS Restoration. “His passion for historic preservation is demonstrated in all aspects of his being – from where he lives, to where he works and how he approaches his craft.”
Some of the other top Florida Trust for Historic Preservation awards around the state were:
• Outstanding Achievement: The Mansion at Tuckahoe, Greynolds Boathouse, Flagler College Ponce Hall Towers, Pinecrest Gardens original entrance building, and the Sarasota Opera House.
• Meritorious Achievement: The Tilghman House and Oak Hill VIA Hall.
• Honorable Mention: Alpine Groves Farm House exterior restoration and Ruby Gill House.
• Preservation Education/Media, Outstanding Achievement: Sarasota History Alive!, Tour Sarasota Architecture, Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Plan 2009, Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation Programming Suite, Coquina Quires, and Building Lives: The Story of the Miami Beach Community Development Corporation. For additional information, please visit the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s blog at floridatrust.org/blog, website at www.floridatrust.org, or call (850) 224-8128.