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It has been recommened that I contact New England Steamworks for a new steam boiler.

Has ANYBODY heard ANYTHING about this company? I have never heard of them, can you tell me if they are good? bad? expensive? trustworthy? I need advice on this. Thank you in advance for your help. --- C

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  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,747
    I know they come highly recommended here and, feeling ashamed I can't remember his name or Handle but he is a major contributor here and receives many accolades.


    Expensive?
    That's open to interpretation. (No pricing is discussed here)

    Without knowing him personally, I think it's fair to say he wont cut any corners, sacrificing workmanship, materials or labor in exchange to doing the job right.
    Of course everyone has their budget, but expensive can be priceless in terms of many years of trouble free comfort, or expensive in terms your mental health dealing with the problems of an inferior installation.
    I'm not saying they WILL be the most expensive quote because I have no idea, but I will say your system will be sized, installed and serviced correctly.

    The only gripe I have personally about @New England SteamWorks is, why would any well respected heating contractor want to settle in the same city as the Patricia's.
    Ironmandelta TDan FoleySTEVEusaPANew England SteamWorks
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,350
    You find any better.

    Let me also add that there are very few steam pro's around anymore: it's a lost art. Just hiring anyone because they say that they can do the job is a serious mistake that's not only gonna cost you $$, but also a ton of grief.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    delta TCanuckerNew England SteamWorks
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,917
    Ryan is one of the very best in the business -- certainly in our area.

    And @HVACNUT -- it's the Patriarcas, and they are a very nice family. They just don't do things quite the same way some other folks do...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    delta TNew England SteamWorks
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    edited October 2018
    Do a search for his postings here, and you will see his descriptions of his installations.
    What is wrong with your present system exactly?
    As far as cost goes, you get what you pay for with these installations, and a cheaper installation may be done by someone willing to cut corners, because he doesn’t have to live with the job after he cashes the check, and walks out the door.
    A badly installed boiler may be noisy, short lived, and inefficient. Remember you are buying many years of comfort and reliability with this project.
    Generally people are only posting complaints about contractors on the internet, and if there are no complaints, then no postings.—NBC
    delta TNew England SteamWorks
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,262
    President
    HeatingHelp.com
    delta TNew England SteamWorks
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,699
    Here is my recommendation, don't call anyone else.
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    Canuckerdelta TNew England SteamWorks
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    As good as it gets.
    Retired and loving it.
    New England SteamWorksdelta T
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,725
    Can't go wrong with them.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    delta T
  • gfrbrookline
    gfrbrookline Member Posts: 753
    I have used him with great results, so much so I have recommended him to many of my neighbors.
    delta TTinman
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
    They are about as good as it gets! Don't hesitate to use them.
    delta T
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
    I visit their website often just to stare at their work in awe. I do.
    Steve Minnich
    delta TZmanSeanBeans
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,747
    > @Jamie Hall said:
    >
    > And @HVACNUT -- it's the Patriarcas, and they are a very nice family. They just don't do things quite the same way some other folks do...

    You totally lost me.
    I was talking about the Patriots, Patsies.
    brandonf
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,699
    > @Stephen Minnich said:
    > I visit their website often just to stare at their work in awe. I do.

    If anyone has ever seen Stephen's work you would realize what high praise this really is!
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    IronmanTinmandelta TCanuckerZman
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    This post is about the sort of installation that you will avoid by getting a real expert in to do the work, (and many other descriptions here).

    https://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/166910/steam-heat-system-made-worse-by-knuckleheads-over-the-years#latest

    He is probably in high demand at this time of the year. Are you without heat now?—NBC
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078

    Has ANYBODY heard ANYTHING about this company? I have never heard of them, can you tell me if they are good? bad? expensive? trustworthy? I need advice on this. Thank you in advance for your help. --- C

    One of the best around!!!!!!!!!
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,317
    @Jamie hall,

    Patriarcas. I knew what you were talking about. I was thinking the same thing
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,177
    The best doesn’t always include the best price, however that being said, YOU WILL get what you pay for and YOU WILL get the best workmen-ship money can buy. Give them a call.
    DL Mechanical LLC Heating, Cooling and Plumbing 732-266-5386
    NJ Master HVACR Lic# 4630
    Specializing in Steam Heating, Serving the residents of New Jersey
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/dl-mechanical-llc

    https://m.facebook.com/DL-Mechanical-LLC-315309995326627/?ref=content_filter

    I cannot force people to spend money, I can only suggest how to spend it wisely.......
    Ironman1Matthias
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,747
    @Jamie Hall

    I just Googled Patriarcas.
    I'm going on record to say I would never disrespect such a fine family and a pillar to the community... especially on this day, the day of your dawtas wedding.
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
    There is a very good reason you were recommended to call @New England SteamWorks . Have a gander through his work on this forum, the craftsmanship is evident in everything he does.

    I don't think I've ever heard, or seen, anything he does that isn't first rate.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    1Matthias