Recent Review: I was extremely happy with Dana Dean and found him honest and most professional. I really did my homework on roofers after noticing a leak on our upstairs ceiling. I wanted to get 3 quotes, because roofs are vitally important. I looked on Angie's List, YELP, and other reviews before setting up quotes. Many roofers want to charge to come out, which discourages quotes. Good for their company; bad for the consumer. I advise not to consider roofers who charge for estimates. I only considered roofers who offered free quotes. My 1st Quote — RADICALLY RENEWED They said, "Oh my God, you need a new roof!" They said that my shingles had extensive hail damage, and they could get my insurance company to pay for a new roof. My gut doubted something about them, and when I said, "let's just fix the immediate problem", they said it was my roof vent which would cost $1360 to fix. I threw out this estimate and got 3 others, all of whom said that a vent pipe caused the leak, and the 3 other roofers never mentioned that I needed a new roof. In fact, one said that my shingles were in good condition. My 2nd Quote — DAVE'S ROOF REPAIRS Dave seemed like an honest guy just trying to make a living, and said the problem was my vent pipe. He quoted $250 to repair the vent pipe. Thing is, he didn't have Worker's Comp. So I didn't hire him for liability reasons. My 3rd Quote — OLDE ROOFING I heard good things about Olde Roofing, and Daniel seemed professional on the phone. However, they wanted $750 to fix the vent pipe! $750!!! Then Daniel proceeded to try to sell me a major roof rehaul to the tune of $3850. He talked on and on and on for 10 minutes (I'm not exaggerating), seeming to read from a script, not letting me get a word in edgewise. I didn't want to hang up on him, but perhaps I should have. My 4th Quote — DANA DEAN At this point, I was frustrated. Dana came out by himself (not another worker like the others, except for Dave), and was quite professional. He spent time on my roof. He came back and said it was my vent pipe, $325. He showed me pictures of rusted nails popping up, uplifted flashing, a shingle up which exposed some wood... all normal wear and tear. He said it wasn't extensive and he could fix all for $625. My gut reaction was to trust him. I hired him, he came quickly and on time, and did good work. I was very pleased. If you're looking for a roofer, I'd STRONGLY suggest DANA DEAN. I extensively googled/researched other roofers, and this is what I found: BAKER'S ROOFING They do good work, but are very expensive. They give free quotes! I called them last summer for my leaking skylight, and they said they couldn't get someone out there until 7 weeks. I couldn't have that leak for that long. Then, months later, I called them for a quote when I was calling Olde and Dana. I got other quotes, hired Dana, and then, Baker called me, about 10 days after I had left a voice message asking them for a quote. I had to tell them the job was done. COLE BROTHERS Cole Brothers got really good reviews, but they want $125 for a "diagnostic fee" to come out and give a quote. This upset me, because their website says free quotes. ROOFWERKS They got good reviews, but they don't give free quotes. HOUSETOP ROOFING Offers free quotes. I would have probably hired them if Dana didn't work out. A good friend whose opinion I trust says they're honest and they do good work. This friend has a business with her husband renovating old homes. CONSOLIDATED ROOFING SYSTEMS They wanted $165 to come out! He gave a heavy sales pitch trying to justify this cost, telling me any roofer who doesn't charge this is probably a "fly-by-night" operation. LEGACY A neighbor referred me to Legacy, and the guy was nice on the phone, saying $250 was what he typically charged to repair a vent pipe. But he never showed up for his appointment. To give the benefit of doubt, he may have lost my number. ?? I don't usually go to this length when hiring a company, but it took a while to find a good and honest roofer who gives free estimates. I couldn't afford spending $300-to-$400 just getting estimates, and as you can see, the estimates were really needed.