The Andean condor was once at the brink of extinction. It is a national symbol of Peru, prominent in their folklore, and has the largest wingspan on Earth at eleven feet. Because the birds are so large, they live a long time. Pairs bond for life, and have few offspring and no natural predators. After scientists began a breeding program in the 1980s, the Condor was able to rise from the dangers of hunting and habitat destruction.

For us, the condor best represents the spirit that goes into saving our historic structures. Unlike the condor, we only have one chance to save this beautiful part of our history. We can’t make more. We only have the opportunities that exist here, now. We feel strongly about our work, and we warn you— it’s typically contagious!