Restoration and conservation specialists

21 Highland Circle-Needham, Massachusetts 02494

Tel. (781) 760-7602 - email: info@serpentinostainedglass.com

Client Comments


"The preservation of the window at the Church of the Covenant is a miraculous feat, demonstrating skill, creativity, and perseverance on a remarkable scale. Perhaps if Roberto Rosa was around they would have even been able to put Humpty Dumpty together again,"


          Greg Galer, Executive Director of the Boston Preservation Alliance.




I have worked with Serpentino Stained Glass in the restoration of windows at Boston's Trinity Church, most recently John La Farge's masterpiece “New Jerusalem”. Serpentino took great care with these precious windows. They were knowledgeable about the challanges the windows presented. And they welcomed the client to their studio, explaining the techniques they were using. I found working with Serpentino to be a wonderful experience.”

     Jean Caroon, FAIA, YPrincipal for Preservation - Goody Clancy Architects



“The work performed by Serpentino was of the highest quality and craftsmanship. Their attentiveness and understanding to the concerns of Union College and the Architect, Ythe budget and the schedule were most satisfying.”

            Kenneth Guditz, AIA


“I wish to thank you and your staff for the superb job you did in restoring our 110-year-old multi-layered, opalescent windows - five by Tiffany, five by Mary Tillinghast and the larger tower window thought to be by Gorham. It became clear to us that you love your work and you love our windows. It is obvious that you have great respect and reverence for the works of art that these windows are. Your consultations with us...were of great value to us and deepened our understanding... The installation of the restored windows was truly an exciting occasion for us and we are bowled over by the results.”

             J. Michael Povey, Rector,    St. Stephen's Parish, Pittsfield, MA



“This project was completed two months early, within budget and met the quality standards of our stained glass consultant and the historical society. Serpentino Studios demonstrated great flexibility in adjusting their schedule to unanticipated issues which arose during the restoration work…Their ability to develop productive working relationships with the Owner, Designer and Subcontractors was key to the success of this project.”

              David M. Berkowitz, AIA,    Division of Capital Planning & Operations



Mr. Rosa performs his work with the combined skills of an artisan and surgeon. He takes every precaution to safeguard the windows in their care. His work can truly be described as a labor of love, carried out by a master of his craft. I highly recommend the work of Roberto Rosa and Serpentino Stained Glass.”

              Ann McLaughlin, Library Director,     Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA



“We want you to know how pleased we are with the restoration of all the Tiffany windows... You did a superb job. The Chapel is truly a gem that we are all very proud of. Your work should keep it intact for many years to come. Thank you so much for an outstanding job.”

             Gwen Hendricks, President Board of Directors,   West Parish Garden Cemetery - Andover, MA



“A committee was established at the Parish to oversee the restoration and repair of several stained glass windows. After a thorough search, the Parish contracted the work with Serpentino Stained Glass Inc. The Parish has been very pleased with their restoration and repair work, which included windows by Tiffany and McDonald. They completed this project within the time frame agreed upon and regularly consulted us through the process so that we were kept up to date and informed.”

                The Reverend Glen B. Chalmers,   Grace Episcopal Church - Lawrence, MA



“I have been working with Serpentino Stained Glass for the past 15 years on historic stained glass preservation projects throughout the Northeast.  I have found their attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile both refreshing and rewarding.  The owners spend much of their time working at the bench and thereby inspire a deep commitment to excellence in the art and craft in all of the studio employees.  I would not hesitate to trust Serpentino with my next historic preservation project.”  

                 Arthur J. Femenella, President,     Femenella & Associates, Inc. - Branchburg, NJ



“Serpentino took our windows that had undergone 100 years of use and neglect, and brought them back to their original splendor.  While we were expecting to notice the difference, when it came time for the windows to go back in, the actual transformation was beyond belief.”  

                Rebecca L. Oetjen,   The Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park, NY



“Throughout, the staff at Serpentino involved us in the restoration process, telling us our options  and helping to weigh the outcome of our decisions.  With their profound understanding of the principles of preservation, Serpentino's thoughtful and engaged staff helped to make a complex project clear.”  

                  Meg L. Winslow, Curator of Historical Collections, Mount Auburn Cemetery - Cambridge, MA


“Knowing the artistic and historical importance of [our] windows, the Vestry wanted to send them to a firm that   has a stellar reputation.  It was with Serpentino Stained and Leaded Glass that we found the caliber of excellence for which we were searching.”

                  Christopher M. Trahan,   St. Stephen's Memorial Episcopal Church - Lynn, MA  


“Serpentino Stained Glass does very fine stained-glass window restoration.  The care they take with the windows is equaled by the care they take with the client.  They strictly adhere to the highest standards of historic preservation.”

                  Julie L. Sloan, Julie L. Sloan, LLC     Consultants in Stained Glass - North Adams, MA,  

“We have had the privilege of doing business with Serpentino Stained Glass. We first met Roberto Rosa two years ago when we were accepting bids to restore the stained glass windows in our church. We had been awarded a Massachusetts Historical Commission Grant to assist us, and we were searching for the artisans to appropriately do the job. Mr. Rosa was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable when we first met. Today, after the project has been completed, the whole congregation feels that way about him and the artists who were members of the team that brought our windows back to their original beauty. It was a pleasure doing business with the company. It was a pleasant learning experience for the whole congregation. This is a letter of recommendation. I have written many. Few carried the respect, and the warm feelings that I have for these people, and this company.”

                   Reverend Jennifer Cashman, Pastor,   Central Baptist Church - Southbridge, MA


“Mr. Roberto Rosa took the time to explain what damage has been done to the windows through times, and what would be involved in the restoration process. Their quality of work, professionalism, price and sympathy to the struggles of parish life, allows me to highly endorse this company.”

                  Reverend Richard E. Cannon, Pastor,    St. Vincent DePaul Church - South Boston, MA


“Because of Mr. Rosa's rich background and knowledge of the stained glass medium, we not only received a condition report and scope of conservation work needed, but also valuable information about the maker and style of the piece itself. Of particular value was the congenial working relationship, respect for the integrity of the historic artifact, and written restoration report complete with “before” and “after” photos.”

                   Cheryl Moneyhun, Assistant Director of Museum Collection  Longyear Museum - Brookline, MA