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Alan J Arduino

39 Warren St
Newton, MA 02459617-244-9845

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Ames Masonry

9 Cedar Ave
Braintree, MA 02184781-910-2753

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Angers and Guillotte

340 New Boston Rd
Fairhaven, MA 02719508-994-2541

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Anthony Bonanno Contractors

158 Lincoln St
Lexington, MA 02421781-861-0071

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Avico Mason Contractor

41 Sanderson Ave
Lynn, MA 01902781-581-0031

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Bart Coakley

02324508-697-0408

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Bonanno Construction

232 Trapelo Rd
Belmont, MA 02478617-489-1546

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Bonanno Construction

239 Salem St
Woburn, MA 01801781-933-7500

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Bostonian Brickworks

50 Staniford St
Auburndale, MA 02466617-571-2276

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BrickCraft

190 School St
Groveland, MA 01834978-521-1658

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Bricks & Stones Unlimited

12 Bishop St
Chelmsford, MA 01824978-375-4210

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C & A

22 Ribero Dr
Franklin, MA 02038508-528-5388

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Capital Construction

3 Norwood St
Boston, MA 02122617-319-1225

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Cataldo Landscaping

1 Wellesley Ave
Needham, MA 02494781-444-7135

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Chimney Savers

10 Central St
Saugus, MA 01906781-233-2321

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Colella Masonry

9 Blacksmith Way
Saugus, MA 01906781-233-0022

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Comer Masonry

116 Highview St
Westwood, MA 02090781-255-1746

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Cook Weatherproofing and Masonry Restoration

12 Green St
Beverly, MA 01915978-239-8603

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County Cork Chimney Sweep

32 Berkley St
Marlborough, MA 01752508-485-2342

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Cuccio Masonry

Burlington, MA 01803781-270-9120

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Methods and Limitations

Start by carefully considering what you think you want. Then weigh your wish list against what you’ll probably pay to fulfill it. Identifying goals and thinking through available options will force some decisions—and also help you set a budget cap.

Roofing work is expensive, and, if you hire the wrong contractor, you can spend thousands of dollars too much and still get terrible work. Our ratings of area roofers will help you nail down the best roofers for your job.

Good fences cost good money. Though some homeowners opt to DIY the job, most count on fence builders to help with the design and handle the construction. We found some in the area that were highly rated by their customers; unfortunately, we also found some that weren’t held in high regard at all. And our mystery shoppers discovered huge price differences among companies bidding on the same job.

Begin by reviewing and deciding on fence type, materials, finish, height, spacing and width of slats, and post size. Also decide whether you want extras such as latticework or an electronic gate. Most fence builders provide catalogs you can examine.

Given that we received very mixed reviews for home inspection services in our surveys of local consumers, we expected some companies in our test would perform better than others. But what really miffed us was how little work many inspectors bothered to do.

Since most garden centers buy—rather than raise—most of what they sell, there is room for tremendous variation in buying ability and buying standards. The opinions we collected from consumers on garden centers reflect this big variation in quality.