About Recover Green Roofs

Our Mission

Recover Green Roofs is a design-build firm specializing in the design, installation, and maintenance of dynamic rooftop green spaces (gardens, amenity spaces, roof decks, farms, etc.) on residential, commercial, and institutional buildings in New England and beyond. We strive to create long-lasting green roofs that aid in recovering nature's stacking benefits in our built environment in order to support healthier and more resilient human, plant, and animal communities.

Our Core Values



Our approach begins with our designers and builders –  their attention to detail ensures the quality construction of our green roofs – the first time. 



We build green roofs because we believe that integrating natural landscapes back into our built environment is important for creating resilient cities and healthier communities.



Safety is our number one priority on our rooftops, which means we design and build with both the safety of our workers and our clients in mind. 

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We are leaders on and off the job site – advocating for comprehensive nature-based green roof designs, stormwater management considerations, the use of sustainable building materials, and more.

Our Story


Co-owners Mark Winterer and Brendan Shea met while studying at St. Lawrence University in Upstate New York. As active members of the campus Outdoors Club, they quickly bonded over their interest in the nature and became great friends and roommates.  After graduating, they continued to be roommates until Mark left to pursue a degree in business in Nashville. At the same tie, Brendan was working for a wastewater engineering company and was very interested in urban water issues, but was not satisfied by his role in solving these issues nor in the lack of time he got to spend outdoors while on the job. So, when Mark finished business school, Brendan pitched Mark the idea of starting a green roof construction company and asked Mark to be his partner. The two teamed up to build green roofs to bring green space back into urban areas while providing needed stormwater management as well as other important benefits. Since 2009, Recover Green Roofs has been transforming roofs into greener and more functional landscapes in Boston and beyond. 

Our Projects