Thursday, April 16, 2009


In December, 2008, we lost a large number of shingles from every plane of our rooflines. I recounted some of this on Meryl's Musings and you can read that post by clicking here.

Well, now we are into the fun stuff of having the roof re-shingled with what we hope to have last for 30 years. And Daniel A. Mayhew Builder, along with his crew, is doing the work.

And what a wonderful job they are doing.

Now this may start to sound like a commercial for Mayhews, but whatever praise I can heap onto them is well worth it. So far, I have not had to do a thing but spectate.

Unbeknownst to me, the shingles were delivered and the next day, the work began in earnest. Weather permitting, this project may only take a couple more days.

By mid-morning of the first day of work, the west side of the garage had been stripped and the re-shingling began. These guys rarely stopped, except maybe long enough to add a bit more fuel to the generator so they could keep working.

Not bad, though, being able to work under such a beautiful blue sky.

Work continued the second day, under that same clear sky, with Dan "supervising" the men -- or maybe more like bending their ears. They knew exactly what needed to be done.

Our house is a cape-cod style, with wonderful corners and roof slants and dormers to work around. But even that didn't seem to slow them down. Maybe it even makes it a bit interesting.

But, probably one of the coolest things of all is their attention to detail and clean-up. At the end of each day, I was impressed with everything being put away safely, someone sweeping the area for wayward nails, and having their equipment prepped and ready for the next day of work. To me, that is the sign of a company that cares about their employees and their work ethics as much as they care of the client's satisfaction.

If you are interested in reading about more about Mayhew's Services, click here and take time to browse around.

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