Our Story

In 1982, with an eye for design and a love of outdoor living, John Lodato--the son of an immigrant coal miner--began a collaboration with a small group of American artisans and craftsmen. His vision: to create a unique collection of high quality, hand-finished weathervanes and cupolas to add visual interest and distinction to homes of all types. His rooftop designs were highly popular and Good Directions was born!

After 15 years of growth and success, in 1997 John passed the leadership of Good Directions to his son Michael, who has led the company's expansion ever since. Today, Michael and Good Directions employees are proud to offer an unmatched array of quality home and garden decor including accents and embellishments for the yard, garden and patio - even a collection designed for interiors. Most recently, we have partnered with the esteemed Smithsonian Institute to create a collection of products inspired by American historical art and design.

As we have grown and evolved over the years adding to our products and increasing our reach, we have never strayed from John's original vision: to offer home decor of unparalleled craftsmanship and lasting value supported by the highest standards of service and customer care. At Good Directions, we believe you deserve our undivided attention: contact us and our live customer service people will always be more than happy to help you.

More than three decades since its creation, the very first Good Directions weathervane--a classic Cherub design--still sits atop John's home, a testament to the enduring quality and craftsmanship of every Good Directions product.

We invite you to join us in the Lodato family tradition, creating beauty in your surroundings and experiencing all the joy that outdoor living has to offer.


Even from a humble start, our founder always dreamed of doing something to help those less fortunate. And now, at 91 years young, John continues his life-long commitment to helping others by volunteering in local soup kitchens and food pantries. The Good Directions family is proud to continue his tradition of giving back.

As part of our year-long 35th anniversary celebration, we are proudly donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of three of our original weathervanes - Proud Rooster, Trotting Horse and Freedom Eagle - to the New Covenant Center in Stamford, Connecticut.This charity, near and dear to our hearts, is where our founder continues to volunteer his time six days a week to help those who are most in need.

At this exciting milestone of 35 years in business, we thank our loyal customers and look forward to providing you with unsurpassed quality and gracious service well into the future!