About NPR

Please allow us to introduce you to NPR – Northeastern Painting and Restoration Company. NPR has built a reputation as the finest painting and historic restoration contracting service in the New England area, including Pawtucket, Providence, Lincoln, Seekonk, Middletown, Newport, and Bristol. Founded by the dedicated Restoration Specialist, Joaquim DaFonseca Jr, NPR is the area’s answer for specialized and qualified services in both new and historic projects.

After attending Roger Williams University’s Historic Preservation Program, Mr. DaFonseca went on to care for one of the nation’s most treasured historic sites, George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia. Assisting in restoration efforts to the 500 acre estate, he completed projects on the beloved house, while also being mindful of public safety and museum regulations. In addition to Mr. DaFonseca’s preservation efforts in Virginia, he has also taken part in maintaining properties in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York.

 From preservation organizations to private homeowners, NPR works with your needs and budgets. We are proud to service residential, commercial, or industrial properties. Whether you are restoring a historic property or simply require a professional painter for your home, we are here to help you. Specializing in interior and exterior painting and restorations, including plaster and drywall repair. NPR will ensure your satisfaction.

We are pleased to welcome you to our circle of friends
and hope to work with you in the near future.


  • Interior and Exterior Restorations
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Plastering and Plaster Restoration
  • Ornamental Plaster
  • Historic Paint Finishes
  • Faux Finishes
  • Color Consultations


  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, Virginia
  • Chestnut Hill Meeting House, Millville, Massachusetts
  • Glenclairn, Loretto, Virginia
  • Rosemont Historic District, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Beauport, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Cogswell’s Grant, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Eleazer Arnold House, Lincoln, Rhode Island
  • Lyman Estate, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket, Rhode Island


  • Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • Bachelor of Science, Historic Preservation
    • Related Minors: Architecture & American Studies

Conferences and Seminars

  • Eastfield Village, Plastering Seminar, Cooperstown, New York
  • International Preservation Trades Network Conference, Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • International Preservation Trades Network Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Statewide Preservation Conference, Bristol, Rhode Island
  • Restoration and Renovation Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Statewide Preservation Conference, Providence, Rhode Island

Volunteer Work

  • Burden Iron Works, Troy, New York
  • Jack Boucher, HABS Photographer, Providence, Rhode Island

Community Outreach

  • Bridges to Success, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
  • “A Walking Tour .Through Bristol’s African-American History”,
    Colt Andrews School, Bristol, Rhode Island
  • Habitat for Humanity, Attleboro, Massachusetts

Awards and Distinctions

  • Virginia Apprenticeship Council, Registered Painter Apprentice
  • Mount Vernon Safety Committee, Representative
  • Outstanding Community Service in Historic Preservation
  • President, Roger Williams University Historic Preservation Society
  • Vice President, Roger Williams University Historic Preservation Society

RI Reg. # 22737

Ma Reg. # 160463

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