Wisconsin-Based Building Restoration

Formally known as Spray-O-Bond, Bond Façade Services is a renowned masonry company specializing in historic building restoration. Founded in 1926 by Rudolph Forrer, the company has an impressive legacy of over 95 years of craftsmanship and expertise in masonry restoration. 

Throughout its long history, the company has successfully completed 10,000 jobs. Over the years, Bond Façade Services has honed its craft, becoming a trusted name in historic masonry restoration. We offer AIA contracts with a warranty. Through 4 generations of Forrer family ownership, the company has remained committed to preserving the past by restoring historic structures with meticulous care and attention to detail.

Restore History with Us Historic Restoration Gallery

A Timeline of Historic Masonry Expertise Since 1926

During the past 84 years, 9900 jobs have been completed under the direction of Forrer family ownership including Rudy Forrer (1926-1960), Richard and Fritz Forrer (1960-1992) and Robert Forrer (1992-present).


The company is founded by Rudolph Forrer, the grandfather of current owner Robert Forrer.


Under the direction of Rudolph Forrer, the company begins its journey with a focus on exterior above-grade masonry restoration.


Ownership passes to Richard and Fritz Forrer, who continue the legacy of excellence in masonry restoration.


Robert Forrer takes over as the current owner, leading the company's dedication to historic projects and complete diagnosis and restoration of veneer systems.

The President of Bond Façade Services: Robert A. Forrer

Robert is the third generation Forrer Family to run Bond Façade Services. With a background in pension fund real estate investment, he took over the day-to-day operations in 1992. Since then he has been very active on a national basis in the development of national standards for historic restoration of commercial, industrial and institutional landmarks. Robert was a member of the Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services High-rise Committee which helped develop the new ordinance for façade investigation in the City of Milwaukee. He is the Past President of the SEALANT, WATERPROOF AND RESTORATION INSTITUTE and is currently an active member of several organizations dedicated to the preservation of historic structures.

Restoring Facades of Historic Buildings in Wisconsin


University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts degree-Economics 1982

Professional Affiliations

Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRI)

  • President 2002-2003
  • Secretary/Treasurer 2000-2002
  • Chair-Restoration Committee 1997-2001
  • Board of Directors 1996-2004
  • Past President Board Liaison 2009-2010
  • Chair- Sustainment Committee 2009-2010

Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)

  • Corporate member

National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Member

Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Member

Scaffold Industry Association (SIA)

  • Member

Continuing Education

Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institution

  • Continuing education program (annual fall technical conference, 1992-present)

Building with Stone: Granite and Marble for Architectural Exteriors

  • MIT Conference - May 2004

New York City Brickwork Design Center

  • Masonry façade failure conference - September 2000 & September 2003

Stone Technical Conference

  • Toronto, Canada - August 2001 & October 2007

Historic Mortars Conference

  • APT Conference-Portland, Maine - September 2003

Association for Preservation Technology

  • Fall conference technical sessions-August 2001

Evaluation through Remediation for Early 20th Century Masonry Buildings

  • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc – Chicago, Ill - May 2001

Licensed Mason

  • City of Chicago

Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kansas

  • Involved with the implementation of the Restoration Training Program at the community college to provide vocational training to individuals who are interested in the restoration industry. Spray-O-Bond trained individuals at the pilot program in January 2000.
Bond Façade Services provides stone restoration services in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago and nationwide. Contact us to restore history!