Scott founded Austin Historical in 2010 when he saw the need for a company dedicated to serve the specific needs of historic building owners across the southeastern US. He is a graduate of Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont where he studied historic preservation and has been restoring historic buildings since the late 1990s. He currently serves on the national board of the Window Preservation Alliance and is Chairman of the Orlando Historic Preservation Board. He is a third generation painter, plasterer, carpenter, master glazier and has a wide breadth of knowledge about historic design and construction techniques.
At Austin Historical our mission is to democratize window restoration. That starts with being the most trusted historic restoration company in the country and using only the finest craftsmanship and materials.
You can trust that our experienced teams are ready to serve you with integrity. With over 19,000 SF of shop space and more than 26 craftsmen and staff we are flexible enough to handle anything from small 1 day repairs to large commercial projects.
Scott Austin Sidler
Founder & CEO
Scott Sidler speaking at the Restore Omaha conferece
Our Team of Advisors
Jodi Rubin – Historic Preservation Advisor
Adjunct Professor, Former Orlando Historic Preservation Officer, Founding member of the Window Preservation Alliance and Secretary of Florida Trust for Historic Preservation are just a few of the titles that have followed Jodi Rubin. As our Historic Preservation Advisor, Jodi brings a wealth of knowledge.
Whether you are considering a historic preservation grant or you just can’t get your historic window to open Jodi can help you. If you are a General Contractor or Architect, Jodi’s experience with large scale project will be invaluable.
Doug Romaine – Historic Preservation Advisor
A lifetime of serving people in nonprofits have equipped Doug with exceptional customer care. Growing up in a historic home led Doug to Austin Historical.
Doug’s training as craftsman and expertise as a Historic Preservation Advisor will guide you calmly through the process until you arrive at the destination of wonderfully restored windows, doors and shutters. Doug has traveled throughout the state of Florida and beyond to offer expertise and care for historic restoration.
Austin Bembnowski – Historic Preservation Advisor
A former craftsmen who has grown into the role of Historic Preservation Advisor, Austin intimately understands the workings of old windows and brings an expert perspective to solving the toughest challenges.
Let Austin’s working knowledge of old wood and steel windows be a guide for your project to help you find the right solution custom tailored to you and your project.
Ryan Carr– Historic Preservation Advisor
We are honored to have Ryan Carr representing Austin Historical in the Tampa/St. Pete’s area. Ryan’s first pursuit is serving Tampa/St. Pete’s as a fireman. Ryan is also a craftsmen with a passion for restoration. A few DIY projects in his youth grew to helping some friends. This grew to partnering with some local craftsmen to sharpen his skillset. Now an experienced craftsmen, Ryan has partnered with Austin Historical to give Tampa/St. Pete’s access to the excellence of Austin Historical.