The Durable Restoration Company was awarded the Preservation Merit Award from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office for its restoration work on Eddie Rickenbacker’s childhood home.

The Columbus City Council purchased the house in 1998 after it had been boarded up for decades. The home now serves as part of the Rickenbacker-Woods Technology Museum and Historical Park Board.

“It was an honor to be recognized as an integral part of restoring this National Historic Landmark,” said Gary Howes, executive vice president of The Durable Restoration Company.

The Rickenbacker House is one of three Central Ohio buildings designated as a National Historic Landmark, the highest designation given.