History

Built on Craftsmanship

farmhouse addition

Upon graduation from Centre College of Kentucky and the Universita per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, D. Jameson (Jamie) Gibson spent several years training as a restoration craftsman with the Fairfax County Park Authority History Department and with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This training enabled him to offer specialized services for the restoration and preservation of significant historic structures.

In 1977, he joined University of Virginia graduate James (Jim) A. Magerfield to form Home Preservation Inc. Magerfield’s background in history and years in a family business in Winchester, VA allowed the organization to grow from a small specialized firm to a more broad based general contracting company.

The company‘s name was changed to Gibson/Magerfield Corp. in 1985. They are known as a general contractor dedicated to craftsmanship. It is the policy of the organization to utilize personnel and subcontractors who exhibit the highest degree of quality in their work and who are most suitable for a specific project.

Although preservation of historic buildings has been an area of specialization, Gibson/Magerfield Corp. is well-known for its highly skilled craftsmen and attention to detail, a trait that carries over into the construction of new custom homes. The principals of the company act as the project managers, offering a more personalized high level service to the customer and a greater attention to detail.

Throughout their history, they have teamed up with design professionals to successfully complete many residential, historical, garden, and farm projects. This work has given them the experience and ability to work through the problems confronted by any custom builder and gives the customer the quality product they expect.