Awards & Organizations

Awards & Recognitions

Eastern Regional NARI CotY Awards

The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter conducts annual awards program to recognize the best achievements in remodeling projects by our members over the past year. Reviews are performed by an impartial judging panel for the Contractor of the Year Award winning projects.

YearAward TypeAward
2013 Residential Addition Over $200K Gold Award
2013 Residential Addition Under $200K Silver Award
2012 Residential Addition Under $200K Gold Award
2012 Residential Addition Under $200K Silver Award
2012 Anniversary Award Silver Award
2011 Residential Interior Silver Award
2009 Whole House Renovation Gold Award

Qualified Remodeler Top 500

Every year Qualified Remodeling Magazine ranks the top 500 remodeling companies in the country; our most recent rankings are listed below:

Qualified Remodeler Top 200 Exterior

Every year Qualified Remodeling Magazine ranks the Top 200 Exterior companies in the country; exterior contractors, for the purpose of Qualified Remodeler‘s Exterior 200 list, are those for  whom  50 percent of their business is comprised of roofing, sunrooms, windows, doors, decks and porches, outdoor living areas, siding and other jobs (such as gutter installation, etc.); our rankings are listed below:

2017 # 264
2016 # 217
2015 # 232
2014 # 221
2013 # 209
2012 # 207
2011 # 236
2010 # 228
2009 # 274
2013 # 116
2012 # 109
2011 # 124
2010 # 122
2009 # 135

Remodeling Magazine 550 Full Service Remodelers

2017 # 71
2016 # 50
2015 # 73
2014 # 64
2013 # 66
YearAward TypeAward
2017 Best Boss Tom Capizzi, Jr.
2017 Production Manager of the Year Gary Gustafson
2017 Special Recognition  Jack Strumski
2015 Production Manager of the Year Jack Strumski
2015 Salesperson of the Year Aaron Roderick
2015 Most Improved Salesperson of the Year Tony Pola
2014 Rookie Salesperson of the Year Doug Cleary
2013 Best Boss Tom Capizzi, Jr.
2013 MVP Dana Ferrer
2012 Salesperson of the Year Roland Leary
2011 Best CCN Member Speaker Tom Capizzi, Jr.
2011 Office Manager of the Year Maggie Kelley
2010 Best Boss Tom Capizzi, Jr.
2009 Office Manager of the Year Maggie Kelley
2009 Most Improved Salesperson Aaron Roderick
2008 Best Boss Tom Capizzi, Jr.
2007 Production Manager of the Year Gary Gustafson
2007 Salesperson of the Year Tony Pola
2006 Company of the Year Capizzi Home Improvement
2006 Rookie Office Manager of the Year Maggie Kelley
2006 Best Boss Tom Capizzi, Jr.
2005 Rookie Office Manager of the Year Jack Strumski


Other Recent Awards & Recognitions

  • 2014 Professional Remodeler Market Leaders – Boston – Capizzi Home Improvement
  • 2012 MVP Remodeler’s Advantage -Thomas Capizzi, Jr.

Some of Our Other Recognitions & Achievements

  • 1995 V.S.I.A. – National Award for the Restoration of the Historic First Congregational Church of Harwich and the First Congregational Church of Chatham from CertainTeed® Corporation
  • 1993 The Big 50 Hall of Fame – West Falmouth Methodist Church and the Briarwood Resort Complex from Remodeling Magazine

Our Credentials

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Home Improvement Contractor Registration – Registration # 100740  
  • Construction Supervisor License # 7454 
  • NAHB - Certified Aging in Place Designation - Click Here for More Information
  • NAHB – Certified Green Building Professional Designation – Click Here for More Information
  • Roofing Products International, Inc. [RPI] Certified Rubber Roofing Contractor
  • CertainTeed® ShingleMaster Company:  Certified Roofing Workforce (Can Offer the SureStart Plus 3-Star and 4-Star Coverage Warranty Extensions) – Click Here for More Information
  • CertainTeed® Certified Vinyl Siding Contractor  – Click Here for More Information


We Are “Lead Safe” Certified by the EPA.

Capizzi Home Improvement has been certified by the EPA under the new Lead Safe guidelines. You can be assured that we will follow the guidelines and requirements for the safe removal, handling and disposal of any lead-based materials.

The Lead Challenge
If your home was built before 1978 it may contain lead-based paint. Any renovation work, either interior or exterior, could disturb the lead-based paint, which has been proven to be harmful to children.

To help resolve this problem, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new regulations for contractors who work in homes built before 1978. The EPA has issued a mandate that all contractors receive proper training on how to safely work in homes that may have lead-based paint in them.

If you have been thinking about doing a home renovation it is important for you to make sure that your contractor is certified by the EPA to work in an environment with lead-based paint. The contractor must take a course and pass an exam to be certified, or be supervised by someone who is certified in order to do the work.

Under the new “Renovation, Repair & Painting” (RRP) regulation, workers will be required to undergo an 8-hour training process about how to safely work with and dispose of lead paints. 

In addition, contractors who perform renovation, repairs, and painting jobs in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities must, before beginning work, provide the homeowner with a copy of EPA’s lead hazard information pamphlet, “Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools.”


NAHB - Certified Aging in Place Designation (Betsy Laughton, Remodeling Designer)

What is Aging in Place?

Aging in place means remaining in one's home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.  It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one's maturing years and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and special events that enrich all of our lives.  It is the reassurance of being able to call your house a "home" for a lifetime.

How Long Do You Plan to Live in Your Current Home?

If you are like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years.  According to the AARP, older homeowners overwhelmingly prefer to age-in-place.

How Should You Modify Your Home to Make it More Comfortable?

To age-in-place, you will probably need to modify your house as you get older to increase maneuverability.  These modifications range from installing bath and shower grab bars and adjusting countertop heights to creating multi-functional first floor master suites.

Who Can You Rely on to Modify Your Home?

A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) has been trained in:

  • The unique needs of the older adult population
  • Aging-in-place home modifications
  • Typical remodeling projects
  • Solutions to common barriers

When considering modifying your home, ask yourself:

  • Do I want to add a bathroom and possibly a bedroom to the main level?
  • How can I make my kitchen more functional?
  • Am I worried about preventing falls?
  • How much money can I budget for this project?
  • Will I need to get a home equity loan?
  • Will other members of my family benefit from these modifications?
  • Will remodeling increase the energy efficiency of my home?
  • Where can I find a professional I can consult with about my needs?


(Source Credit:  NAHB.  Make Your House a Home.  Hire a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist.)