George W. Bush Childhood Home, Inc.

With the purchase by the Permian Basin Board of Realtors of the most noteworthy home of the President’s childhood, a nonprofit organization was established to develop and manage the Bush Childhood Home in it original location as a Presidential Site. The project was led by The George W. Bush Childhood Home, Inc. first Board of Directors:

Bill Scott – President
Jan D. O’Neill – Vice President
Darrell McDonald – Secretary/Treasurer

Jana Tucker
Jose Cuevas, Jr.
Joanne Langston
Dr. Charles M. Younger
Kerry Marker
Michael R. Bradford
Clayton Alexander
Kay Sutton
Cadell Liedtke
Joseph W. Campbell
R.C. (Skeet) Doss
Ron Mullins
Charles Spence
Linda Cowden
Sandra Rea
Charlie Gaines
Tommy Hudson
Becky Ferguson

Rhotenberry Wellen Architects

Rhotenberry Wellen Architects

Rhotenberry Wellen Architects (RWA) was founded in 1988 when James R. Rhotenberry, Jr., AIA, and Mark T. Wellen, AIA, merged their practices. The principals have a combined total of over 50 years experience designing and managing a broad range of institutional, commercial and residential projects ranging in cost from less than $100,000 to over $20,000,000. Projects have been built in Texas, New Mexico, California, Colorado, and Maine.

RWA maintains a strong commitment to a highly personalized form of practice which allows the principals to remain directly involved with projects from inception to completion. Consequently, the firm has remained small, allowing its principals to provide a hands on style of project management which consistently results in quality projects and satisfied clients. RWA’s commitment to a philosophy of high quality design has garnered them numerous design awards and extensive coverage in local, state and national publications.



Founded in 1987, TBG Partners is one of Texas’ most respected landscape architecture and planning firms. Originally known as The Broussard Group, the company has offices in Austin, Dallas, and Houston. TBG’s commissions include such notable projects as the Texas State Capitol, Laguna Gloria, and designers of the Texas Star at the Bob Bullock State History Museum; TBG provides a wealth of experience and versatile range of award-winning capabilities. TBG is currently working on other historic restorations and interpretations such as San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park and the Levi Jordan Plantation.

Herndon, Stauch & Associates

Herndon, Stauch & Associates, based in Austin, Texas, and specializes in Project Management and Construction Management. The firm was incorporated in August 1995 when the principals completed their leadership roles in the $190,000,000 Texas Capitol Preservation and Extension Project. Principals Dealey Herndon and David Stauch have managed projects valued in excess of $600,000,000. The Herndon, Stauch & Associates staff is comprised of construction specialists with extensive experience in the construction industry. The firm is experienced in historic preservation, construction management, contract administration, planning, project controls, design management, cost estimating, scheduling, quality control and construction claims analysis. This expertise has been utilized on a broad range of projects, including museums, educational facilities, office buildings, correctional facilities, courthouses, and historic preservation projects. Senior Project Manager Peter Hayes and Principal Dealey Herndon are managing the Bush Childhood Home Project. Carrie Pauska, Dan Fancher, and preservation specialist Lynn Smith participate in specialized roles.

Studio Portico

A Division of Villa Texas, Inc.

Based in Austin and Fredericksburg, Texas, Studio Portico is the historic preservation consulting division of Villa Texas, Inc., a residential design and interiors consulting firm created by Darlene Marwitz, Associate, AIA. Marwitz’ passion for old buildings primarily grew during her graduate years at The University of Texas at Austin where she received two degrees, a Master of Science in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture.

Studio Portico is noted for its commitment to meticulous detail and authenticity in historical research and in the execution of designs for period and period-compatible interiors. Maintaining high ethical and professional standards in the preservation and museum fields is paramount for this firm.

In addition to providing in-depth historical research and documentation for historical properties, Studio Portico’s expertise lies in comprehensive furnishings and finishes consulting, from antiques and documentary reproductions to period-appropriate selections for furnishings and finishes.

Prior to private practice, Marwitz worked for five years on the Texas State Capitol Interior and Exterior Restoration Project as Furnishings Project Manager and Historian. Her participation (1989-1995) in the Texas Capitol preservation and restoration reinforced not only her love of Texas architecture, but also her predilection for the Italian Renaissance. Marwitz’ residential work focuses on adaptive reuse and Mediterranean-inspired designs, creative collaborations with clients that create sense of place.

Research assistance and project record management for Studio Portico is provided by Ali Turley, a museum specialist with a Master of Historical Administration and Museum Studies degree from the University of Kansas.

Museum Hours

Tues–Sat 10 AM – 5 PM, Sun 2–5 PM

Tours given until 4:30 PM

Closed Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

1412 West Ohio Avenue
Midland, Texas 79701

Phone: (432) 685-1112