Landmark Preservation, LLC is dedicated to the preservation of historic structures and sites that represent the fabric of America’s architectural heritage. Based in Savannah, Georgia, our team of historic preservationists has worked around the country on projects ranging from significant public structures to museums that are open to the public.
Historic Savannah is a natural home base for the company, as it contains some of the finest landmarks and American architecture in the country. Landmark’s founders, Greg Jacobs and John Ecker, draw inspiration from the city and carry their passion for historic preservation and commitment to preserving our shared history to each project they take on.
After earning a degree in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1997, Landmark Preservation's co-founder Greg Jacobs' career spans 20 years as a preservationist. Having assessed countless historic structures and monuments, he possesses a thorough knowledge of various historic assemblies, materials, joinery, and finishes. Furthermore, Greg has extensive experience with the best means and methods for the conservation of historic masonry and metals.
As Landmark’s managing partner, Greg is responsible for all assessments, project estimating, proposals, project management, and general business management. Greg also works hands-on when the project schedule warrants it, giving him the opportunity to exhibit his preservation craftsmanship. Throughout the course of Greg’s career, Greg has lived and worked in historic Savannah for the past twenty years. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are proud to make their home here with their three children.
Landmark Preservation’s co-founder John Ecker has studied and worked with some of the country’s greatest craftsmen since he was a boy. A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, it is no surprise that his favorite architecture is 18th century Virginian. John’s career spans over 17 years as a historic preservationist. He has attended several trade schools and received specialized training in several traditional building trades including joinery, masonry, historic roofing, and timber framing. He has lectured throughout the South on various preservation topics. John has worked on such notable projects as Kenmore Plantation, Monticello, The Octagon Museum, Stratford Hall, The Owens Thomas House, and the St. Simons Island Lighthouse. John has lived and worked in historic Savannah for the past 10 years. He and his wife, Abby, are proud to make their home here with their two daughters.