4 years ago all the homes in my area were 20 years old so most of the homes were having new roofs done over a 3 year period. I'm retired so I would go and look every time I saw or heard a roofer nearby. I must have studied over 20 roofing companies and how they did their work. The houses on both sides of me were done by the same company. (not this company I am reviewing). Both times they took 3 days to complete the job, left a mess on my property which I had to clean up (shingle pieces, roofing nails etc.) and they broke the peak of one neighbours garage by putting too much weight on a ladder to get the shingles up. Their workers were mostly young males late teens or early 20's. The supervisors would get them started in the morning then take off to the local strip joint from about 11am to 3pm. So the workers were unsupervised. I saw other varations with this being the worst from various other companies which did not impress me either the workers or their equipment.
Then one day came Miskas doing the home of a neigbour around the corner and 4 doors up. I went and watched and WAS IMPRESSED. They had complete equipment, a special flatbed truck for throwing the old roofing material in. A equipment truck. And a crewcab pickup truck all with the name Miskas Roofing painted on the vehicles.
They had a shingle lifter that sent the shingles up the ladder to the workers. Their workers were in their late 20's to mid 30's and professional roofers not students. And the supervisor (who I later found out was one of the owners Steve) spend the entire time on the roof at the top. He did no work whatsoever, but watched everything carefully to see it was done right and directing. I talked to the home owner who was quite pleased and he told me Miskas had been $500 better than other quotes as well. After my fourth time over watching I gave one of the workers a note for the supervisor with my address and phone number to give me a quote. They finished in one day.
Steve came late that afternoon after they were finished and cleaning up. He quoted me including the special order shingles my wife wanted (costing 10 to 20 percent more for material than standard.) His price was comparable to others for standard shingles. How can that be? - Well they do their jobs in 1 day not 3 and they use proper efficient equipment they own not rentals.
A week later they were doing my roof with the special order shingles. They finished in one day other than a small area at the back which required 1 or 2 more bundles - that got finished the following week as promised. They did not leave a mess on my property or my neighbours. The owners names are George and Steve and I would highly recommend their services.