Our Profile

Founded in 1891 by an English stone mason, Bulley & Andrews’ company roots are in masonry work.  In 2005, Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration, LLC was created to oversee and perform all services necessary to maintain, protect and preserve a building’s envelope including:

  • Brick Restoration
  • Concrete Repairs
  • Drone Technology
  • Facade Inspection
  • Facade Structural Repair
  • Limestone Restoration
  • Restoration Cleaning
  • Roof Anchors
  • Sealant Replacement
  • Terra Cotta Restoration
  • Tuckpointing

BAMR also specializes in:

Inspection and Analysis

The City of Chicago’s building code requires all masonry buildings of seven floors or more to undergo inspection once every four years. BAMR works collaboratively with owners and design teams to assist in inspections in order to comply with this regulation. After the inspection, our skilled team develops a detailed analysis of their findings.

With the findings in hand, BAMR is able to complete the work specified, while satisfying time and budgetary goals, executing quality finishes and coordinating logistics safety.

Depending on the property and weather conditions, inspections can be scheduled within one week and completed in as little as one day. For more information, or to schedule an inspection, please contact us.

Restoration and Maintenance

Climate and building materials play critical roles in the lifespan of any masonry building. To sustain structural and design integrity, buildings must be properly maintained and restored. The best way to safeguard a building is to have a regularly-scheduled maintenance plan in place.

This is where BAMR offers the most value. With our award-winning expertise and meticulous attention to detail, we guarantee our clients’ projects are kept up to modern-day safety and building standards, making the structures dependable year after year.

Landmark Preservation

BAMR takes great pride in providing the research, expertise, and level of craftsmanship necessary to preserve and restore historical treasures. Backed by a portfolio of over 100 Landmark projects, our team is well-equipped to manage these unique structures while following landmark preservation rules and regulations.

17 Years in Business icon 17 Years in Business
130+ Projects Completed on Landmark Buildings icon 130+ Projects Completed on Landmark Buildings
0.75 Safety EMR Rating icon 0.75 Safety EMR Rating
261 on ENR's Top 400 icon 261 on ENR's Top 400
70% Repeat Clients icon 70% Repeat Clients
8 States Worked In icon 8 States Worked In


With a client-focused ethos and collaborative approach to project management, the leadership of Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration has resulted in the company’s continued growth and enviable status as an industry leader for providing masonry restoration services. Our management team, highlighted below, would love to talk with you and learn how BAMR can positively impact your next project.

Chris Lee, LEED AP President

With more than 25 years of masonry restoration experience, Chris Lee knows how to best preserve the life of a building. His leadership as President of Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration (BAMR), established in 2004, has been instrumental to its growth and continued success in the industry.

An avid fisherman, when not putting a line in the water, he can be found seeking out innovative technologies and methods to catch the best results for his clients. His expertise has been pivotal to the successful restoration of some of Chicago’s most beloved icons including the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, The Rookery, the Monroe Building and numerous projects for The University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Loyola University. Chris is also a dedicated father of two, who he credits as being his toughest clients. His commitment to providing them with positive and challenging learning opportunities has shaped his approach to mentoring and training the next generation of leaders at BAMR, including hosting four to eight interns every summer.

A graduate of Purdue University, with a Bachelors of Science in Building Construction Technology, Chris is a LEED accredited professional and possesses a Mason Contractor’s Certificate. He is also the Management Trustee for Tuckpointers Local 52 Funds and serves on the Preservation Fund and Easement Committee of Landmarks Illinois.

You can reach Chris directly at clee@bulley.com or 773.645.5886.

Joshua Freedland Director of Historic Preservation

During his 20+ year career, Joshua’s expertise has benefited hundreds of historically significant buildings and sites throughout the country including Prudential Plaza in Chicago, IL, Farnsworth House, in Plano, IL, Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO and the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.. Joshua brings an exceptional depth of knowledge in investigation, analysis and recommendations that BAMR will leverage on assignments across the country.

Joshua is a professional associate of the American Institute of Conservation (AIC) and past chair of the AIC’s Architectural Specialty Group. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of the American Institute of Conservation and is the preservation issues committee chair for Landmarks Illinois. Joshua earned a Master of Arts degree in Comparative History from Brandeis University and a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from University of Pennsylvania. His penchant for preservation has extended his professional contributions to include teaching, lecturing and publishing extensively in both academic and professional circles.

You can reach Joshua directly at jfreedland@bulley.com or 773.645.5855.

Kyle Schoenhofen Planning & Strategy Executive

As Planning & Strategy Executive, Kyle oversees the day-to-day, on-site construction process, ensures quality control, monitors schedule conformance and maintains BAMR’s on-site safety program. Straight out of central casting, he provides strong leadership skills and expert oversight and has an in-depth understanding of even the most complex coordination requirements. Kyle’s communication skills, attention to detail and ability to handle challenging logistics have earned him the utmost respect from clients, colleagues and industry peers. His pride in craftsmanship ensures all services are accomplished within the established schedule and are of the highest quality.

You can reach Kyle directly at kschoenhofen@bulley.com or 312.909.3389.

Chris Thomas Project Executive

Chris has been with Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration (BAMR) for over 10 years and has an in-depth appreciation for utilizing the latest tools and techniques to provide innovative building solutions for clients. From building with Legos to leveraging drone technology, Chris is dedicated to advancing the field of construction.

As Project Executive, Chris works directly with the project team and is recognized for his collaborative and team-oriented approach. He has been instrumental to the restoration of some of the region’s most treasured buildings including the University Club of Chicago, Newberry Library, Evanston History Center the University of Chicago, and many more.

A graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, Chris is a LEED accredited professional.

He can be reached directly at cthomas@bulley.com or  773.645.5892.


We understand that each market has distinctive and unique needs. With an approach that is rooted in extensive experience and proven expertise, our staff is composed of highly-qualified and skilled professionals dedicated to delivering professional masonry restoration services for the following markets.

  Commercial   Historical Landmarks   Hospitality   Institutional   Municipal   Residential