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Our Story

   Old City Renovations was established by Bryan and Sara Absher in 2014 by renovating residential homes in Bloomington’s historic elm heights area and Sara’s other favorite neighborhoods.  The Absher’s find classic architectural houses in need of repair, ranging from refreshing TLC to full restructuring and remodeling.  Their intentions are to restore the historic feature of the houses while contributing to the existing neighborhoods’ architecture and improving overall property qualities to their homes and communities.

Meet the Team


Bryan Absher

   Bryan has been involved in area wide renovations for the past two decades.  His projects include the Historic West Baden and French Lick Hotels and properties, Yoho’s General Store in Solsberry, Indiana, and residential homes in Bloomington’s elm heights historic district.  Bryan’s passion is also displayed in hand forged ironwork in many Indiana area homes and businesses such as the Tivoli theater, Kilroy’s properties, and Bloomington’s Climbing Wall.  Art and sculpture combined with custom fabricated ironwork and construction are exemplified in Bryan’s works and in each of his residential home renovations.