November 14, 2022

From left, North Shore Chamber of Commerce President Karen Andreas; Kristine Babcock, retired veterans services coordinator at North Shore Community College; Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts; Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors; and Dave Morales, general manager of UniCare.

Coastal Windows & Exteriors Chosen as Honoree for the 2022 Minuteman Service Award

Exterior Remodeling Company Attends 2nd Annual NSC Salute to Veterans Breakfast as Honoree

Presented by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Coastal Windows & Exteriors is named the proud honoree of the 2022 Minuteman Service Award. Launched in 2021, the Minuteman Service Award recognizes “remarkable acts of selfless dedication and outstanding leadership to the nation on behalf of active-duty military or veterans.”

Coastal Windows & Exteriors was selected as an honoree for their Roofs for Heroes initiative. Originating at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mission is to give away free roofs to local veterans who’ve bravely protected our country. The roof is donated at no cost to the veteran, and protects what matters most with a sound roof over their heads.

Karen Andreas, President and CEO of the North Shore Chamber, said that “Coastal Windows is a shining example of a local business that gives back to its community.  Coastal Windows is truly deserving of this prestigious award for their outstanding work the company does on behalf of veterans,” Andreas said.

The first winner this year is Navy Veteran Robert Moreau, of Salisbury, MA. Mr. Moreau climbs a ladder to repair his home’s 20 year old roof and seals leaks with tar. His roof will be replaced with a free Timberline HDZ asphalt roof, with labor and materials supplied by Coastal Windows & Exteriors this Fall.

“This is unbelievable! I’ve never heard of a company taking care of veterans like this before.  This is way more than giving a loaf of bread—this is a big deal! It’s so needed and I am really excited.    I am very appreciative of Coastal for providing me with a new roof.  I had looked at replacing my roof but I was never going to be able to afford the cost.  I am just blown away they are doing this for me.” said Moreau upon receiving the news that he’d won from Coastal owner, Stephanie Vanderbilt.


During the event, Sergeant Ryan Pitts, a Medal of Honor Recipient, gave an inspiring speech demonstrating his passion and tenacity. His extraordinary heroism and selflessness showcases how true greatness consists in being great in little things. Sgt. Pitts presented Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors, with a military coin. This is a coin tradition that spans over a century, which instills pride and rewards hard work and excellence. Coastal Windows & Exteriors is honored to be a part of this tradition and thanks Sgt. Pitts for his bravery, courage and sacrifice.

Roof for Heroes is a promise to the community from Coastal Windows & Exteriors. The company promises to protect the homes of those who’ve protected our country. That’s why we happily donate free roofs to our community’s veterans. The company proudly stands behind GAF’s roofing, a seven-layer roofing system that makes homes feel more comfortable and energy efficient.

Last year, Coastal Windows & Exteriors donated a GAF roofing system to local disabled veteran Vincent Gunning. This was a Habitat for Humanity North Shore project where Coastal Windows & Exteriors installed a free GAF Timberline HDZ asphalt roof on Gunning’s home. Since 2011, Coastal Windows & Exteriors has donated $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity, which includes assisting local veterans.

GAF roofs are made with top-quality and award-winning materials, engineered to protect the home from ice dams and leaks all year. As Master Elite Certified roofing contractors, our roofs are specifically designed to prevent costly roof rot, prevent leaks or ice dams, and stop mold and mildew growth. GAF Roofing systems come with a 25-year workmanship warranty and a lifetime shingle warranty lasting 50 years.

“As our nation struggles to afford housing, heat, food on the table & a roof over one’s head, we started our Roof For Heroes program with the mission: you protect our country, we protect your home,” says Stephanie Vanderbilt, Owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors. “It’s time to protect what matters most! Especially with the forecasted cold winter, excessive snowfall and extreme energy rate hikes. Protecting What Matters Most is our way of saying thank you to those who serve and have served.”

US military and veterans can now take advantage of GAF’s Roofs for Troops $750 rebate. This rebate applies to all military for installing a new GAF roofing system, plus 50% off installation OR 0% financing for 5 years on roofing, siding, windows, and entry doors. US veterans and active military can contact Coastal Windows & Exteriors to take advantage of this special offer.


Established in 2011, Coastal Windows & Exteriors is a local woman-owned, family-run and operated exterior remodeling company. Committed to providing homeowners with an exceptional and educational experience through exterior remodeling, Coastal Windows & Exteriors is recognized for numerous accolades including Family Business of the Year, Remodeling Magazine’s Top 100 Remodelers, Qualified Remodeler’s Top 100 Customer Satisfaction Leaders & a Top 500 Remodeling Company as well as Window & Door Magazine Dealer of the Year. The company offers quality lifetime energy-efficient replacement windows, vinyl siding, roofing, and entry doors. Their service area includes Eastern Massachusetts, including southern Maine, and New Hampshire.


Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner
Coastal Windows & Exteriors
236 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Email: SVanderbilt@MyCoastalWindows.Com
Phone: 978-736-2925