Melissa Dirr Gengler is the owner and President of Historic Resources Group, Inc. (HRG). She has called Lincoln home for the last 20 years and is active in the historic preservation community throughout the region.  Melissa has 25 years’ experience in the field of historic preservation. She has spent extensive time conducting surveys and evaluations of historic buildings across the Midwest Region. Prior to establishing HRG Melissa worked for the State Historic Preservation Office in Nebraska and in South Dakota. Her professional background in both the public and private sector provides a broad base of knowledge and skills to identify, evaluate, and document historic properties and understand the needs of large and complex projects.

Since its inception in May of 2010 HRG has been actively growing as a respected full-service cultural resource management and historic preservation company.  HRG is a federally certified woman owned small business enterprise (WOSB), a certified disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and is located in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Melissa is an active volunteer serving on the City of Lincoln Historic Preservation Commission, the board of the Association for Preservation Technology-Central Plains Chapter, and volunteering with many activities through her church and her son’s school activities.