Rev. Fr. Steven A. Scarcia, D.Min. Emmanuel Episcopal Church
588 Albany Street
P.O. Box 592
Little Falls, New York 13365
I am writing this letter, on behalf of the Wardens. Congregation and Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Little Fails. New York.. Our Parish Church is an 1830s stone building which was in need of repair due to leaking at the steeple. roofing, stone work as well as work to be done on thc soffits. and painting etc. We had originally envisioned the work to be done in 3 stages; steeplc & repairs, soffit work and painting.
When you were contacted by members of the congregation, you came out to inspect the work to be done. Unlike other contractors whom we contacted who surveyed “the job” from their trucks, you climbed. inspected, went out on the roof, inspected the stone work and examined the soffits on the entire building. When you met with the Vestry/Building Committee, you provided us with examples of the new regulations for the State of New York, including the new safeguards due to lead paint removal, protective clothing for your employees, techniques you would use and the quality product you would use to seal, paint, cement as well as the materials you would use on the appropriate parts of the Church building.
In addition, you provided for us a fair proposal and a reasonable price in your estimate of the project. To say the least. “you gave us an offer that we coutdn‘t refuse!”
You started the work when you promised and your employees were always courteous and hard working. We would also have some parishioners who would stop and “check on” the progress you were making on the project. One couple commented that your employees were very busy doing their work. moving up and down the ladders and hanging from heights — and not miss a beat. Their work progress went along professionally, quickly, thoroughly and as promised. The only thing that hindered them on a couple of occasions was the weather. Yet somehow, they managed to still get some of the work done.
You completed the project as promised and within the budget. Your work not only met but exceeded our expectations. Members of the Congregations were not only impressed by the speed of your work but also by its quality. We heartily commend you and your work crew for a “Job Well Done!” We would not hesitate to pass along our complete satisfaction at your work and would recommend you highly! Don’t go too far away - we have more jobs down the road for you to do. Thanks for an excellent job Chris!
The Rev. Fr. Steven A. Scarcia, D. Min, Rector