Paul E. Dutelle and Co. Inc. has been in business since 1893, when Mr. Dutelle purchased the company from John Farquhar Sons Inc. under whom he apprenticed. John Farquhar established the company originally in 1823. We incorporated in 1928 with Paul E. Dutelle as our president until his passing in 1955.
At that time, George B. Jarvis, Sr., who served as Vice President under Mr Dutelle, became the owner and president of our company. When George Sr. passed away in 1981, his son George Jr. took over as president and oversaw our operation until 1992, when he passed the day to day operation of our organization to his nephew Charles T. Curran. Charles is our current president, keeping us a family-owned and operated business.
Our company is proficient in all types of roofing systems such as slate, tile, wood shingles, asphalt shingle, membrane, tar and gravel, and copper. We are equally proficient in any type of copper work from the simplest of window pans to the most intricate flashing details. If plans or drawings are available, we can custom fabricate most items.
Some of the additional services we provide are:
- Wood clapboard and wood shingle repair/ installation
- Historical building restoration of gutters, trim, decorative overhangs
- Yearly gutter cleaning/ maintenance contracts available
- Semi annual/ annual roof maintenance programs
We take pride that we have collaborated with many skilled contractors over the years such as: FBN Construction, C. H. Newton, Sea Dar Construction, Thought forms, Wellen Construction, ECO Structures, Briarwood Custom Homes and Gallagher Home Builders. We have also worked with experienced architects such as: Foley Fiore Architects, Jeremiah Eck Architects, LDa Architects, Menders, Torrey and Spencer Inc., and Wessling Architects.
In addition to our extensive listing of residential clientele, we have worked on other projects such as but not limited to, Longwood Cricket Club, Boston College, Newton Cemetery, Dexter School, Philips Academy, Newton Country Day School, Boston Symphony Hall, Brimmer and May School, and the Dexter School.
We have extensive experience working on Historical Landmarks and with various Historical Preservation groups, such as Historic New England, and understand the need to work towards authenticity and to duplicate the look and feel for each landmark. You can view some of our work at the following locations: The Fruitland Museum, The Old North Church, The Don Orion Shrine, Harvard Public Library, The First Church of Christ-Lancaster, The Cooper Frost home, Lyman Estates and the Spencer Pierce Little Farm.