Restore (269) is a building restoration and development company located in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Our work is deeply rooted in community. Our focus is historic preservation as it is a reflection of our community's history, character, and future social and economic growth. Co-Founders Cody and Caitlynn have dedicated themselves to the (269) area and strive to create unique places to live, work, and play.



Caitlynn is a Social Worker with a passion for community development, urban planning, and old buildings. She believes buildings are made to bring people together and have an impact on communities socioeconomics and culture.



Cody is an Architect with a passion for historic preservation and sustainability which he believes saves communities and cultivates design that lasts while creating hubs of the future. You can see his work at

" There may have been a time when preservation was about saving an old building here and there, but those days are gone. Preservation is in the business of saving communities and the values they embody." -Richard Moe


We purchased the Ratti building in July 2017 and got right to work on restoring the building. Today it has a residential tenant, an Airbnb unit, and a counselor on the first level. The building was 25% occupied when we purchased it and today it is 100% occupied. The building stands as a symbol of revitalization for the downtown.


The Record Box project is currently in construction. The historic icon to downtown Battle Creek is in need of a full gut rehabilitation. The rehabilitation process will take approximately one year. When the project is completed it will feature a brewery on the first floor, office space on the second floor, and an event space on the third floor.

Read about us in the news below!

Young developers buy historic downtown Ratti building

To kickstart a comeback, couple builds on Battle Creek's past

15 Carlyle St. in Battle Creek to host new brewery, office spaces



Field is required
Field is required Incorrect email
Field is required
Your message was sent successfully
Sorry, your message was not sent