Referrals

Looking for a reference from a neighbor on a new plumber, electrician, roofer, etc? There’s nothing like getting first-hand information, and this is the place to find it. See recommendations from Barque Hill residents about tradespeople, contractors, and others. Know someone who does great work? Recommend them here.

Referrals are grouped alphabetically by category, then by the name of the company.

CategoryCompanyCommentsRecommended by:
CarpentersJoseph Tuilis
165 Eagle Road, Marshfield, MA 02050
(781) 834-7531
Joe's installed crown molding throughout our house and completed a few other projects. He was clean, timely and considerate and his work is beautiful. In addition to the work on our house, he renovated my cousin's basement to include a fireplace, wine cellar, 1/2 bath, bar and game room.
Comments based on work done as of: 3/1/2011
Jennifer Rabuffo
111 Brigantine Circle
n/a
ElectriciansGerry Brown dba GTB Electric
19 Brigantine Cir, Norwell
781.829.5511
Gerry effectively rewired our service from the lines through the meter to the box and solved the strangest case of moisture in the box I have ever seen. Water does flow uphill - Gerry proved it, fixed it completely, properly and the first time at a price I truly could not believe.
Comments based on work done as of: 3/10/2010
Steve Lynch
156 Brigantine Circle
781.924.1850
ElectriciansRussell A Cummins Licensed ElectricianWe have used Russell Cummins as an electrician twice ,I would highly recommend him. If you need a reference please email me. Russell Kelley
kiawah4903@comcast.net
ElectriciansBob Lewis
865 Furnace Brook Parkway, Quincy 02169
617-448-8078
Excellent work, great customer service , and reasonable rates. Very reliable. Able to do all phases of electrical work.
Comments based on work done as of: 2/27/2010
Eric Edelman
77 Brigantine Circle
6175043358
General ContractorsRichard Burnham Painting Phone: (781) 223-5309
32 Constantine Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050
rbur632168@aol.com
Website
Burnham Painting is a full service painting contractor serving both residential and commercial clients. The company specializes in interior and exterior painting and wall covering, all prep work for paint jobs and carpentry/ handyman services.

Better Business Bureau Accredited, Grade A

Richard and his team initally came to do a power washing and exterior paint job for us, which he did quickly, well and at a great price. We also have hired him to do extensive interior painting and finish carpentry work subsequently as well as some repair work to a garage door entrance way which was weakened due to water damage. Highest marks for professionalism, cost and commitment to a completed job. He is fastidious and takes real old-world pride in his work product.
Work performed: Fall, 2012
Steve Lynch
156 Brigantine Circle
781.924.1850
General ContractorsCunning Tree Service
22 Myrtle Street, Duxbury, MA 02332
781-834-8946
Mike Cunning's most recent work for us was the removal of two very large trees weakened by carpenter ants. A large crane was required. Mike scheduled the work in a timely fashion, called to confirm, then left the area swept and clean.
Comments based on work done as of: 8/19/2008
Tom Poor
243 Brigantine Circle
781-826-2792
General ContractorsMike Hayes - Painter
Greater Norwell - Hanover area
781-826-6059
"We've had great luck with Mike"Tom Poor
243 Brigantine Circle
n/a
General ContractorsMike Lavelle Painters & Contractors 617-899-9435Just had great experience with Mike Lavelle and his company. Great price, on time, cleaned up daily, high quality work and great look. Be sure to mention you got info from the Dassatti'sBrent Dassatti
HVACSigma Mechanical Services
440 Plain St Marshfield
Phone Number: - 781-837-9994
Website
We recently had a Budderus high efficiency gas furnace and new hot water storage tank installed. We found Sigma Mechanical to be outstanding to work with. They do what they say when they say it will be done with the highest of standards. They are careful, conscientious, and fussy to do the work using quality materials in a well-thought-out plan. We found that even the screw head slots were lined up. We recommend them highly.
Date work was completed: - Late November 2012
Jon and Loann Keene
242 Brigantine Circle
781.826.3074
Landscaping /
Lawn / Tree
Greg Bilowz
Bilowz Associates
(978) 422-5040
Website
Our big project is only partially done (plants will have to wait until spring) but he designed a circular driveway, a stone entryway, a serpentine sitting wall, and a masonry garden path with hand-carved stone steps. He is a British-trained landscape architect who runs a design-build firm, so once you and he agree on a design he will cost it out and put it out for bid. For our project we selected Francisco Tavares, a Falmouth firm with a lot of expertise in stone work. Greg is in constant contact with the Tavares people, overseeing and approving each item on the list.

I cant' say enough about Greg. He is patient, good natured, friendly, and full of amazing ideas and very knowledgeable about plants. His work has been featured in Boston Design, which is how we found him.
Mary Thompson-Jones
76 Brigantine Circle
Landscaping /
Lawn / Tree
Craig McNeil
Treecycle, LLC.
781.738.9155
Website
Anyone in need of tree service, please consider Craig McNeil and his local Norwell company called Treecycle. He is prompt, professional, courteous and he lives at the end of Stetson Shrine Rd so he is very local. He has already helped out Larry Larchez at 180 Brigantine and the Flynns at 185 Brigantine. Their mission is to waste no wood, in fact they sell fire wood, they use excess wood to run a kiln that they use to make ceramics, and have a mill where they make wood that they have donated to community projects. Craig's company Treecycle is fully insured and gets my highest recommendation.Tom Flynn
185 Brigantine Cir
Landscaping /
Lawn / Tree
Ted Ryan
EJR Landscape Management, 857 Main St Norwell
Tel: (781) 659-4440
Website
He built two stone walkways at our old house, came in on time and on budget and they were beautiful!
I highly recommend him and you can use me as a referral.
Laurie Ridener
56 Brigantine Cir
Landscaping /
Lawn / Tree
Dean Marsico and Derek Sterns
Website
We used Dean Marsico and Derek Sterns to put in a new walkway/granite steps in the front of our house as well as a patio in our backyard. They were on time, easy to work with, had creative ideas... and they did an amazing job! I highly recommend them.
Date work was completed: - June 2012
Rena Thorbahn
106 Brigantine Circle
781.826.5411
OtherDave Ranieri
Webster St, Hanover
dogman@trouwehond.com
He does his training in his yard and in a barn he built behind his home, which is on Webster St. (Rte. 123) in Hanover between Assinippi and the Voke School. The barn includes a kennel.Steve Lynch
156 Brigantine Circle
781.924.1850
OtherBill Candler - House Painting
Weymouth
781-335-6452
Thanks to Maureen Donlan 15 Tillrock for this referral. ..."did a good job and also does carpentry."Steve Lynch
156 Brigantine Circle
781.924.1850
OtherWayne Galvin
Pembroke
781-293-6286
Wayne paints (and does other various odd jobs). He does a great job, is very reasonable, punctual, reliable, and an all around good guy. I have used him for many years for interior and exterior work.
Comments based on work done as of: 12/10/2011
Sylvia Caira
82 Brigantine Circle
n/a
OtherGeorge Mandigo
14 Brigantine Circle, Norwell
781-826-5192
George Mandigo is in the process of painting my house. I have been pleased and impressed with the extensive preparation work and the materials he has used. This job is proceeding in a very workmanlike manner.
Comments based on work done as of: 7/22/2010
Jay Vaughn
27 Brigantine Circle
781-826-6785
OtherNorth River Caretaker / Rob Clory
781-424 7260 / 781-424 7260
Pat Kelley sent this in on 6/23: We also have used Micheal Hayes, he did a good job, Depending on the size of the job North River Caretaker Rob Clory 781-424 7260 he does almost anything very reasonable and very reliableSteve Lynch
156 Brigantine Circle
781.924.1850
OtherEdward Cavanaugh
Arrest a Pest, Inc.
Braintree, MA
617 548-4206
Ed got rid of some bees nests for us last spring, this winter we had squirrels move into our attic! Ed came over ever few days to check on the situation. He showed up on time, called when he said he would, and got rid of squirrels within two weeks.
Date work was completed: - Jan-Feb 2013
Rena and Eric Thorbahn
106 Brigantine Circle
617-974-1034
OtherBusy Bee Jumpers
Whitman, MA
781-447-0600
Website
Jim Coffey, Denise and his folks at Busy Bee have really taken care of us over the years at the Annual Barque Hill Picnic, furnishing the bouncy houses and pony rides for the kids, and at a terrific discount to the Association. For your next birthday party, do something special and consider Busy Bee. 69 Washington St Whitman, MA 02382
Comments based on work done as of: 9/18/2010
Dan Uhlman
85 Till Rock Lane
781-924-1994
Other - Snow PlowingAlex Toomey
Till Rock Lane Norwell
Tel: 781-635-6197
Alex is very nice and does a great job.Laurie Ridener
56 Brigantine Cir
Other - Stone MasonRob Visser
dba Gibraltar Stonecraft
Norwell, MA
(781) 561-5422
Website
Rob did a fantastic job on the entrance wall at the bottom of Till Rock Lane and as a local Norwell business gave the Association a good neighbor discount for the work to boot. I encourage you to seek him out if you choose to build or repair stone walkways, walls, patios or stone structures around your home.Steve Lynch - on behalf of the Association
156 Brigantine Cir
PavingPlymouth County Paving
Plympton, MA
781-585-9099
Website
We hired Plymouth County Paving to rip up and remove our old driveway, and install a new one. The company was excellent to work with from start to finish. They showed up the day they promised, and finished on time. Competitively priced based on calls to a few other companies, and there were no surprises or cost over-runs when the job was finished. We were impressed and would recommend them.
Comments based on work done as of: 6/1/2008
John Garvey
139 Brigantine Circle
781-829-9234
Piano TuningPeter Place - Certified Piano Technician
16 Gannett Road, Scituate, MA 02066
781-545-2718
Pianos need to be tuned once a year because of the effects of weather. Peter has tuned ours regularly - takes about 1 1/2 hours at a very reasonable price ($105). He is very pleasant and timely.
Comments based on work done as of: 8/25/2008
Tom Poor
243 Brigantine Circle
781-826-2792
PlumbersPatrick Dempsey
Weymouth
781-331-5045
He was punctual, professional and pleasant.
Comments based on work done as of: 8/8/2008
Al Bennett
75 Till Rock Lane
7818264979
PlumbersDowling PlumbingDan repaired a kitchen faucet and outdoor faucet. His work was efficient, clean and preceded by prompt phone calls for scheduling and calling again before arriving to check on convenience. We were very pleased.
Comments based on work done as of: 12/7/2010
Tom Poor
243 Brigantine Circle
781-826-2792
PlumbersDowling Plumbing
177 Water Street
Hanover MA 02339

Main: 781-826-4948
Website
We have used Dan Dowling for years, and he has consistently exceeded our expectations. He is conscientious, thorough, and very fair. He's also been very quick to respond in an emergency, and we've had a couple of those. He's also professional and we're more than comfortable welcoming him into our home.
Comments based on work done as of: 3/1/2008
John Garvey
139 Brigantine Circle
781-829-9234
PlumbersDan Dowling
177 Water Street
Hanover MA 02339
United States

(781) 826-4948 main
(781) 910-3800 cell
Website
Highly recommended. He returned our call within 30 minutes at 8 am on New Year's Day. He was prompt, professional and courteous.
Comments based on work done as of: 1/1/2017
Jen Reidy
130 Till Rock Ln.
jenreidy@gmail.com
RoofersPeter J Hickman Roofing
Norwell, MA
781-659-1806
Website
Strongest recommendation that you consider getting a quote from Peter Hickman and his company when the time comes if your search parameters include someone who cares that you get the right product and will be happy for years to come
Comments based on work done as of: 8/1/2014
Steve Lynch
156 Brigantine Cir
781 924 1850

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