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About PSI

Preservation Services  (PSI) is an interdisciplinary professional firm established in 1982 by R. Christopher Noonan.  With a deep understanding and appreciation of the past, along with an open and embracing vision of the future, Chris created a company that helps clients and communities balance the stewardship of existing structures with the integration of present needs, in an ecologically sound and sensitive way.  


Offering comprehensive and responsive services and solutions in a broad range of professional disciplines, PSI has helped owners forge solutions for all types of real property, from individual parcels and buildings to community-wide master plans.

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About R. Christopher Noonan

R. Christopher Noonan is a professional preservation consultant, land use planner and real estate developer.  Over the last 45 years he has designed and built residential properties ranging from a 7000 sf passive solar home to a historic reproduction of a Georgian farmstead sited on 14 acres overlooking a reservoir.  He has restored train cars from the Jim Crow era and the presidential train as part of the National Park Service's design/build technical center.  As director of the Blackstone Valley Institute, a regional land use institute covering 24 communities and 450,000 acres of land.  Currently Chris primarily offers consulting services, advising  municipalities on Local Historic Districts, working with investment owners of historic properties on tax credits, and advising clients who are integrating sustainable buildings on environmentally sensitive sites. 


R. Christopher holds a bachelor's degree from Colby College and a M.S. in Historical Preservation from the University of Vermont. Mr. Noonan is a certified Master Builder.

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