Our Team

Vineberg & Fulton Ltd. is pleased to meet the challenges of historic preservation throughout Atlantic Canada.

Joe Ballard, B.Com, historic preservation consultant, is a staunch heritage advocate and architectural historian. He is the proud owner of one of the oldest commercial properties in Truro, NS. He is a board member of numerous heritage organizations including the Colchester Historical Society, where he is past President, Truro Heritage Advisory Committee, and Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, where he is the current President.

…understands his business well, and can produce satisfactory testimonials of his abilities, sobriety and integrity, may have constant employment in His Majesty’s Yard…

April 5, 1817, The Acadian Recorder


Melanie Ballard, B.A., B.Ed. is a former history teacher turned architectural salvage operator turned historic preservation researcher.  Archival research can provide the “missing link” that elevates a project from historically sympathetic to authentic.  Melanie compares documentary information to on-site evidence in order to form a comprehensive understanding of a site.  Melanie is responsible for piloting Nova Scotia’s second municipal heritage property grant program.

… embraces this opportunity of returning her most grateful thanks to the public, for the favours conferred on her since she commenced business and begs leave to assure them that it shall always be her study to have every article in her (line) as genuine as can be procured.

February 22, 1817, The Acadian Recorder

Additional team members are engaged based on the demands/needs of individual projects.

… [they] inform the inhabitants of Nova Scotia and the Neighbouring Provinces, that [they] carry on the above Business in the neatest and most desirable manner; – where all orders will be punctually attended to...

March 15, 1817 The Acadian Recorder