As a family-owned business, Good Directions understands the importance of home and what it means to those who dwell in it. Founder John Lodato—the son of an Italian-born American coal miner—had a vision. In 1982, with an eye for design and a love of outdoor living, he sought to create high-quality, handcrafted, artisan products. Working in collaboration with a small group of American artisans and craftsmen, he created hand-finished weathervanes and cupolas to add visual interest and distinction to homes of all types.
In 1997, John passed on the leadership of Good Directions to his son Michael, after 15 years of dedication to his craft. Michael has approached this role with similar zeal, keeping his father’s vision in mind throughout the company’s expansion and growth.
Inspired by the giving heart of our founder, Good Directions is committed to giving back to those in need, especially individuals in underserved communities. Even at 95 years young, John continues to volunteer at local soup kitchens and food pantries.
In this same spirit, Good Directions has partnered with many charitable organizations that are working to improve the lives of those around the country, including access to clean water and housing.
With our belief in the importance of home in mind, we hold one local charity particularly dear.
Founded in our hometown of Danbury, Conn., Off the Streets works to provide housing to individuals experiencing homelessness. In collaboration with other social service providers, Off the Streets works to empower individuals to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle.
Be a part of the cause
Off the Streets needs dedicated individuals to start local chapters and help end homelessness across America. Operating in 4 states (CT, PA, WA, and CA), Off The Streets chapters have helped get 5,000 homeless men, women and children into homes. There is still much to be done.