The 2007 Gold Circle Award for Outstanding Workmanship honored the First Congregational Church, Akron, OH. In the 1970’s, the church’s slate roof had been replaced with asphalt and the decorative copper monitor, valleys, and ridges had been removed. Although the ridges and valleys had been eventually replaced, leaks resulted. We restored their roof’s timeless appearance using Evergreen Slate’s variegated purple slate, a new underlayment, and rebuilt copper valleys, ridges, box-gutter liners and finials.
Our work on First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, OH, was recognized for Outstanding Workmanship, earning us our first Gold Circle Award in 2006. The church had decided to replace their magnificent copper cuppola, a challenging job to be sure, made worse without access to any original plans. In spite of this, we were able to fabricate and install the complex copper structure.