Barn Rehabilitation & Repair Resources

Basic Advice

The Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) has a committee of experts, who field inquiries from the public about barn rehabilitation. They help individuals evaluate the condition of their barns and give basic guidance on what to do next. Contact Steve Stier, Technical Committee chair.

List of Contractors, Architects, Engineers and Other Service Providers

MBPN maintains a database of businesses that offer barn preservation or rehabilitation services. This list is a place for barn owners to start looking for help.


There are many skilled, honest professionals who provide services for barn repair. As an organization, however, MBPN cannot and does not necessarily endorse any of the services listed here.

Check References

We urge all barn owners to do due diligence in checking out prospective service providers. This means:

  • get and check references,
  • get at least two and preferably three estimates, and
  • get a written contract.

Barn School

The Technical Committee also oversees educational workshops, which are periodically scheduled to demonstrate important barn repair skills, such as foundation and sill repairs.