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


While studying at St. Lawrence University in Upstate New York, co-owners Mark Winterer and Brendan Shea first met building giant sleds for the annual campus Snow Bowl Extravaganza. The two bonded over their love of nature and their interest in working with their hands and quickly became best friends and roommates. Seven years after graduating, Mark and Brendan teamed up to build green roofs also known as “vegetated” or “living roofs”, merging their shared interests into meaningful work that has already changed the rooftop landscape of Greater Boston and the Northeast.

Learn more about the social, ecological, and economic benefits of green roofs here.

Our Projects