Burton Holmes, Somerville:
I've been relying on George Lucey for all of my plumbing needs for 13 years. He has done everything from repair a faucet, install a washer and dryer, to install a sump pump. When my ancient boiler developed a leak a few years ago, George said that while it could be repaired, I should consider replacing it with a high-efficiency model. He gave me a proposal with two options—a less expensive, less efficient unit, and a unit with 95% efficiency that I'd seen installed on a This Old House episode. I went with the high efficiency unit with programmable thermostats and not only are my fuel bills much less, but the heat is more evenly distributed. George provided all of the paperwork to get NStar rebates and tax deductions for installing the energy efficient boiler. There have been a couple of minor issues with the boiler, but George has been able to resolve them all, often at no charge.
Each job George has handled has been done professionally and for a reasonable price. He shows up on time (although at this point, I just leave my back door unlocked for him to do any work at a time that's convenient for him.) It's nice to find someone in the trades who is as competent and reliable as George Lucey.