The Cathedral of St. Paul

Birmingham, AL

The Cathedral of St. Paul is the centerpiece of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, Alabama.  When the Archdiocese initiated plans to renovate St. Paul, they had one clear requirement for the new roof system: that it would be a historically accurate reproduction of the original being replaced, in materials, design, and craftsmanship.  They knew this would be no easy task, given the intricate, multi-colored slate patterns in the 122 year old main roof and steeples, ornate copper cornices, and dozens of unique copper architectural features commissioned specifically for St. Paul’s over a century ago.

At Midland, we’ve built a nationwide reputation in slate and tile restoration by consistently exceeding customer expectations.  According to the Rector at the Cathedral of St. Paul, we’ve done just that in Birmingham.  In his words: “We could not have been more pleased with the work accomplished by the team from Midland Engineering…It is a marvel to us to be able to see the Church in its original glory, and all of this thanks to Midland!”  We were honored by both the Rector’s kind words and the industry recognition of our peers as this project won the 2016 Gold Circle Award for Outstanding Workmanship- Steep Slope.