NPS CHRI Installation of Historic Doors, Windows, and Shutters Carpentry Project

St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

Project Overview

MFS Construction, LLC was contracted by the National Park Service (NPS) to provide construction services for historic buildings, constructed between 1740 and 1856 during the Danish era. The services included all labor, materials, tools, equipment, and supervision necessary to repair and replace, including installation, of historic reproduction shutters, doors, and windows for three historic buildings: Fort Christiansvaern, the Scale House and the Steeple Building, which are all part of the NPS Christiansted National Historic Site (CHRI).

St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

Project Details

The project consisted of fabricating and installing each opening’s wooden frame assemblies. The frame assemblies included the frame, head, jamb, casing, and sill. Installed fabricated opening covers (IE: shutters, doors, windows) to the fabricated jamb/frame assemblies with government furnished custom historic reproduction hardware. Treated a 16-inch overhead wood beam in the Commandant’s Gallery. Installed fasteners and hinges, mounted bolts, screws, hook catches, and holds installed in wood material and masonry, with an approved high strength epoxy. An epoxy adhesive was used to mount fasteners and fittings in drilled holes, then smoothed and painted for an appearance matching the surrounding surface. Primer and paint were applied to all jambs and opening cover wood and hardware (i.e.: frames, shutters, doors, windows, and associated bronze hardware) to match existing, as well as to all wood elements (i.e.: jams, frames, thresholds, casing trim, sash, muntin, sills, doors, shutters, etc.) and color was period replica. Repainting of mortar joints at brick stairways and walkway leading to the Commandant’s Gallery.

This task order was a result of MFS Construction being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) Alt/Repair Construction Services Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for construction, maintenance, repair, and alteration of real property to support the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA).


  • Owner:
    National Park Services

Services Provided

  • MFS provides materials, labor, equipment, and services necessary for the construction of a project and hires specialized subcontractors to perform specific duties as needed.