Had a great experience contracting with Doughty Enterprises for the re-roofing of my home in Santa Rosa. I think the process was expedited by Covid-19, but it was really fast: Bob (their estimator) was out here on a Friday, they started the following Monday, and it was done by Tuesday at 3 pm. I barely had time to mourn the old roof, ha ha. They basically throw a lot of labor at your roof - like 6 or 8 guys. My old roof was super stubborn - thousands of nails holding down a brittle, polymer shake that should have never been manufactured in the first place. But they ripped it up with "great vengeance and furious anger" and I was happy to see it go. New shingles were meticulously applied, as well as 10 air vents (high and low) for ventilation (required by code). They also touched up the existing sheet metal flashings and vent pipes, and painted them to match the new shingle color. The crew was really friendly, and polite. They had all been working for Doughty for a long time. The new roof looks sharp and the bid was competitive. Just a flawless experience overall. No complaints whatsoever.
After collecting 5 bids for a new roof, I decided to go with Doughty Enterprises. Their bid was the lowest of the 5 bids but that wasn't entirely the reason I chose them. Bob came out to my house to take the estimate and it was from that conversation that I chose them for the job. Bob was clearly experienced and very knowledgeable. My instinct told me that this was the right company to put the new roof on my house. The contract called for the removal of my wood shake roof (the original roof and 27 years old) and replace it with an upper grade composition roof. On July 3rd 2019 the demo crew arrived promptly around 7:30 am and setup to strip the old roof off and apply the moisture barrier. Sure it was noisy work but they were stripping the roof off. After 27 years the shake roof had degraded to almost a balsa wood quality. I was glad to see it gone. At the end of the day, the roof was stripped and ready. Since the next day was the 4th of July they obviously had the day off, but on the 5th they were back. A truck arrived with the supplies and it was able to lift pallets of roofing clear up to the top of my two story house. I believe they finished my roof a little early that day and we were pleased with everything. Our color choice exceeded our expectation. The bid for the roof included a bid for new gutters and down spouts. They were installed a couple of days later by a separate company that worked with Doughty Enterprises. I was impressed at how the gutter company suggested some changes to the old gutter layout. Specifically, I have a gutter that runs the entire length of my house. The gutter guy noted that the old gutter only had one down spout and it wasn't enough to handle the water from such a long gutter. He suggested adding two down spouts to handle the water. This was an addition to my original bid but he did not charge me with it. He could of just replaced the gutters as they were. But he saw an area for improvement and he brought it to my attention. There were one or two other modifications from the original gutter layout which changed where the down spouts were located. It all turned out perfectly. I gave Doughty Enterprises 5 stars.
Buzz and Bob and John and crew were great to work with. I have a tough driveway and space situation around my house and everyone was accommodating and helpful. Roof looks fabulous!
These guys don't mess around,started tue. They where done wed.,the roof is gorgeous,gutters flawless, the vents they used are very sharp looking(never realy looked or cared about) they realy make a difference, I noticed in my garage a big diff., the guys on this crew exceptional, fast,nice,good people,cleaned up ok ,few little things not much. I would highly recomend Doughty Enterprises to anybody looking for a new roof, fair price,great people,great people to work with, all in all a good experience
Great service, best price of 4 bids I obtained, awesome crew got the moderately size roof (1600 sq ft home) done in one day. Buzz seems like one of those rare breeds, a truly honest businessman who knows his stuff backwards and forwards and is out to help without ripping anyone off.