A process of construction in which the designer and the builder are one and the same. At Recover, our holistic design-build approach is rooted in genuine building knowledge; our designers are builders, and our builders are designers.



Proper design keeps costs low without sacrificing performance.

Our team of designers, horticulturists, and Green Roof Professionals (GRPs) works with clients and design professionals to realize their visions, guiding rooftop projects from concept to completion.

Recover can assist clients at all stages of the design process. Our design services include: 
Project Feasibility

  • Zoning & Permitting
  • Budget Parameters
  • Site Analysis & Project Programming


  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration


  • Product Specification
  • Technical Detailing
  • On-Site Construction Assistance & Supervision
  • Value Engineering  
  • Warranty & Waterproofing Consultation

Recover’s team of professionals works in tandem with architects, engineers, general contractors, and building envelope experts throughout the design phase. From waterproofing consultation to site analysis and schematic design, early involvement in each project helps minimize costs and ensures that each green roof layout fits the client’s objectives. 


Experience ensures the success of your green roof.

Recover’s crew of build experts are fully licensed, insured, and certified to build the highest quality green roof and living wall systems available. Strong communication and coordination between trades enables our builders to stay on schedule and within budget. Our seamless design-build workflow guarantees full understanding of the project’s needs.

Recover’s build services include:

  • Material sourcing
  • Crane and lull rental
  • Material conveyance
  • Licensing and permitting
  • Full green roof/wall installation
  • Irrigation system installation
  • Hardscape, decking, and masonry
  • Watertight assessment and testing
  • Greenhouse and indoor hydroponic system construction

Following construction, we provide year-round maintenance services to ensure your green roof or living wall thrives.


Recover’s first priority is job-site safety. All crew members are OSHA certified and strictly adhere to OSHA’s fall protection standards.


Well-trained crews ensure an intact waterproofing system for the life of the green roof. Recover encourages the use of low voltage and high voltage vector mapping of the membrane prior to green roof installation, making certain that its leak-proof from day one.


We prioritize the use of recycled, post-consumer, and local materials throughout the entire construction process.


Maintenance services to fit your needs.

Proper maintenance is essential for the vitality of green roof systems. All of our projects come with a plant warranty and a low-cost, renewable maintenance contract specifically designed to meet the needs of that system.

A typical one- or two-year maintenance contract includes the following services during scheduled visits:

  • Soil nutrient testing
  • Weed removal
  • Vegetation replacement
  • Organic slow-release fertilization
  • Winterization
  • Component inspections: irrigation, waterproof membrane, drains, flashing, edging
  • Indoor hydroponic system operation

We can also issue maintenance contracts for pre-existing green roofs that are in need of extra care. Maintenance training with onsite staff is provided to both ensure proper care and minimize outside maintenance costs. Green City Growers of Somerville, Mass., provides farm management services to our rooftop farm projects in the Boston area. 

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