“Recently purchased the top floor unit on a condoized 3 family in Southie. The builder wanted to build a roof deck but did not get permits in time for sale. Originally wanted simple spiral staircase on back deck going up to roof, but was denied at ISD. Resubmitted with stairs going up back staircase to roof with a roof hatch, was approved.
Had about 10 contractors come out, most not interested in the job. Ended up with 3 usable bids and chose Abacus. Mark Little is very friendly and will explain everything in detail, if you ask.
Built the roof-deck such that its not sitting on the roof, but floating off the roof and resting on metal railings that attach at 4 distinct points. Pointed out roof work that needed to be done due to sloppy installation of siding on house. Negotiated a price directly with his roofer and paid him separately.
Now that deck is done, inspected and Mark’s been paid, he is continuing to help me with minor items relating to the deck.”