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Dear Joe:

Enclosed please find the final payment due you now that you have completed our roof.

Yesterday, for the first time we had a chance to inspect it. Your attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are evident throughout. With the installation of an ice and water shield, with lead and copper flashing and the addition of open copper valleys plus the use of 30 year shingles we are certain that the roof will shelter us nicely for the rest of our days in this house.

Thank you again.

Carolyn and Carl Zidel
Sharon, MA

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As a matter of introduction, I became acquainted with Mr. Joseph Goode approximately five years ago, through a recommendation from one of my closest friends. Joe had successfully completed complex repair and restoration of the roof of my friend's Victorian home. While I was not in need of major roofing work at the time, I am a strong proponent of "preventative maintenance," so I asked to be introduced to Joe. I was immediately struck by his individualized, unpressured approach with clients. He carefully examined my home's roof, and indicated that all was well for the moment, but within a few years a replacement of the roof would be the best way to keep problems away. I asked Joe to perform periodic checks on the roof, including cleaning and oiling our wooden gutters. Without fail, Joe would appear when scheduled and meticulously perform his work. He always is responsive to phone calls, and if an "urgent" matter, such as a clogged gutter in an inaccessible location was observed, would arrive quickly and remedy the situation.

Last winter, we had a water leak develop around one of our windows. Joe quickly arrived and successfully diagnosed the problem. Despite incredibly frigid conditions, he made the effort to secure a special caulking material that could be optimally applied at low temperatures, which addressed the problem correctly.

This spring, we agreed that it was time to replace our home's roof. Joe provided an accurate estimate of the charges, and spent considerable time with me and my wife in the selection process for replacement shingles. Given Joe's knowledge and patient approach with his clients, this portion of the project was a pleasure! Once work began, Joe was always there to properly supervise and work alongside his crew, which varied from one to three persons, depending upon the stage of the project. All of these individuals were true professionals- courteous, neat, and very respectful of our property, including the landscaping around the house. At the end of each day, a comprehensive clean-up insured that no materials were left on the job site to detract from the beauty (and safety) of our home environment. As unanticipated problems (deteriorated roofing board) were uncovered, Joe explained what he found and expertly repaired the damage. Beautiful copper flashing was used, where needed, to secure the affected joints.

Other than weather-related delays, the work has proceeded on schedule. Joe never takes on more than one project at a time, which gives the homeowner the assurance that at the time his project is underway, he (or she) is the most important person!

Now that the job is complete, we marvel at how much more attractive our home is, and rest comfortably that our 103 year old house has a new "lease on life."

I could not recommend Joe's services more strongly. He is the exemplar of what a fine craftsman and a gentleman are, and a credit to our American workforce. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions you may have.

Jonathan Kleefield, M.D.

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I have known and worked with Joe Goode on a variety of construction projects for almost fifteen years. Joe is one of those rare old fashioned craftsmen who believes in doing a good job and charging a fair price. He repaired and flashed a slate roof on my mother's 1879 Victorian in Hyde Park, and put a new roof and an addition on my 1970's undersized ranch on Martha's Vineyard. He brought his expertise and fine workmanship, his attention to detail and superb sense of design to both jobs even though the original construction and the nature of the projects were almost 100 years apart.

I am pleased to sing Joe Goode's highest praises, or shout my recommendations from the roof tops, because if he worked on that roof, I know it will be good for years and years to come.

Rev. Judith Campbell, Oak Bluffs, MA

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I have known Joe Goode for over 10 years and our business experience has been of the highest level of dependability and respect.

Joe has serviced my Realty Investment Company with premier quality roofing work. He has replaced extensive copper work on my vintage "National Register" properties in Brookline, Ma.

He has duplicated their original design and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

His company has performed with the highest quality workmanship for slate roofing, skylight and carpentry contracts on these buildings.

I am privileged to have Joe Goode Roofing as my exclusive roofing company.

Carolyn I Cohen
Carol-Sue Realty Trust

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J. L. Goode Roofing and Building Contractor
Formerly known as Beacon Cornice Roofing
Roofing, Carpentry and Building Installation and Maintenance
Architectural Sheetmetal Fabrication and Installation

258 Common Street • Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-963-ROOF (7663) • Email: