About us

Phoenix hill restorations specialize in the restoration of historic and older homes. We take the care to restore and rejuvenate homes to a reflection of their former glory.

Our attention to detail and quality customer relations are what sets us apart from many other contractors. We work as general contractor but also work on the job as craftsman carpenters and our customer relations are second to none.

Our work ranges from large restorations right through to small interior and exterior repair work. We have a team of professional subcontractors to aid you if necessary or if you have your own subcontractors we would be happy to work with them. 


It’s not good because it’s old, it’s old because it’s good.”
                    Civil War Museum Upstate New York

                    Civil War Museum Upstate New York

Company Owner

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Lead carpenter and general contractor Mickel Zuidhoek heads the company. With 30 years in the restoration industry he completed his carpentry apprenticeship in New Zealand before travelling to Europe where he worked in the Netherlands for three years on projects ranging from a seven hundred year old church to a large suburban restoration project. Returning to New Zealand to set up his own business it became quickly clear that restoration of older structures were a passion, and one at which he excelled.

In 2003 he emigrated to the United States and brought his unique skill set to begin Phoenix hill restorations. His work has been primarily focused in the southern vermont/eastern new york area where his work includes a large historic preservation project in upstate new york, a plaster restoration project in vermont, several barn restorations and many old home repair projects.

His expertise has also been sought in Rhode Island where he completed a total restoration of a 1920's duplex to bring it up to current energy efficiency standards, Washington DC where he brought both his teaching and contracting skills to help finish a historic apartment in the down town area and Maryland to undertake a full basement renovation. Phoenix hill restorations will consider most restoration projects on the east coast of the United States. 

Mickel now resides in the beautiful seaside town of Portland Maine where his focus is on historic preservation and residential restoration projects.