Recent Review: We contacted several contractors, including one big-box store, to obtain estimates to have our roof replaced. We knew that this would be a big job. Our house is a 100+ year old, 3 story Victorian with a challenging roof line, including a turret. Several contractors I had contacted I would see arrive at the house, but then see them only slow in front of my house- or park across the street- stare at the house, and then drive off! It took us almost 2 years to get 3 bids! The big box store bid came in the highest, as it was explained a special crew would need to be brought in from Chicago to do the job. The lowest bid was a local, small contractor whose bid would include some do-it-ourselves work. Nies was the middle bid, just below the big box store- but what made them stand apart was clear understanding of the complexity of the job and they had all the proper equipment to do it efficiently and safely. (Safely includes not having to go up on the roof to do any of the work ourselves!) Added to that, Marilyn and Joel were amazing to work with. They understood what we wanted immediately and we got exactly the unique scallop style, lifetime asphalt shingle that we wanted even though its heavy and harder to work with, Further, they patiently helped us determine the best roofing choice for the turret. After deciding against metal (which Nies can do), Marilyn searched the net to find a referrals for an artisan to construct a new decorative, copper turret cap. We used the referral she found and were delighted with the choice. All of this required a lot of planning and scheduling- and Nies always responded immediately whenever we contacted them with questions. The job started when they said it would start and ended a few days earlier than planned. Joel personally installed the asphalt roofing on the turret, as each shingle needed to be trimmed exactly right to follow the circular curve and slope. He worked meticulously for 3 days on the turret while his crew banged out the less complex parts of the job. He and his crew also installed the new turret cap and finial-- AND installed a ring to clip a harness onto when we need to be on the roof or roof-edge to string Christmas lights, etc. To top it all off, before Joel and his crew left the site, they went around the house with their lift equipment and touched up the trim with our house paint! Unreal! It looks fantastic! We could not have had a better experience with Nies. In terms of expertise, professionalism and service, Nies is the real deal!