Capizzi Home Improvement was established in 1976. Since day one, we have been a family-owned, interior and exterior remodeling and restoration company; dedicated to the highest levels of service for our customers.
At Capizzi, we pride ourselves on setting standards rather than following them, while also maintaining the highest business ethics. We conduct our business professionally and honestly with both integrity and compassion for our employees and customers.
Our mission has always remained the same, to serve the needs of our community with quality service and excellence. We accomplish this by always providing the best materials, workmanship, and courteous service that our customers deserve from first consultation to final follow up.
Thomas Capizzi, Jr.
President since 1986
Mr. Thomas Capizzi, Jr. is President of Capizzi Home Improvement, a home improvement and remodeling company on Cape Cod, MA in business since 1976. Mr. Capizzi has elevated the business into the area’s leading home improvement and remodeling company, which is currently thriving under his leadership and strong team of professionals, dominating the local market in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Throughout his 13-year sales career, Mr. Capizzi personally sold over $26,000,000 worth of home improvements from 1988 to 2001, receiving numerous sales contest awards throughout his career and achieving the highest personal sales recorded in the United States several years in a row.
Mr. Capizzi was recently featured in a national newsletter as possibly being the best remodeling salesperson in the country. Additionally, he was honored with the Sales Manager of the Year award in 2001 and Most Valuable Player in 2000, both on a national and regional level by Certified Contractors Network (CCN®). On top of his many sales achievements, Mr. Capizzi has also been awarded the title of “Best Boss” from CCN® and astounding five times (in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2017) as well as having been named Best Member Speaker in 2011.
His company, Capizzi Home Improvement, meanwhile, was recognized as the “Company of the Year” by CCN® in 2006. In addition, Mr. Capizzi has been featured in numerous magazines throughout his career for his expertise in construction remodeling and was awarded one of the “Top 50 Remodeling Companies” from Remodeling Magazine in 1993. His company has made the “Largest 500 Remodeling Companies” list for the past 14+ years in Qualified Remodeling Magazine.
Mr. Capizzi is a frequent teacher and speaker, training contractors around the country on sales and financial management, as well as business strategies to be successful in today’s construction industry. Mr. Capizzi is also a professional real estate investor and has acquired and managed over $25,000,000 worth of real estate transactions including residential and commercial properties, turn-around projects, 1031 exchanges, and international development projects. Mr. Capizzi is an expert in the areas of sales and financial management in the construction industry.
An avid race car driver, Mr. Capizzi has seen numerous successes within the race car world. In fact, in December of 2014, Thomas Capizzi was named as one of the world’s most successful privateer BMW race car drivers of 2014. BMW Motorsports International competition included over 6,000 race results from 1,400 drivers in over 25 different countries, with 283 participating drivers tracked by BMW Motorsports, the top 25 ranked drivers were awarded with invitations to the 2014 award’s ceremony in Munich, Germany. Incredibly, Thomas Capizzi was ranked 3rd overall. (See www.capizzihome.com/toms-racing/ for the full story.)
Thomas Capizzi, Sr.
Founder 1976 & Vice President
Thomas Capizzi, Sr. founded Capizzi Home Improvement in 1976. Tom has over 40-years experience in the construction industry. Tom Capizzi, Sr. is a Massachussetts licensed construction supervisor, he holds an OSHA Safety Training Card, and is a Certified Green Building Professional, a designation of the National Association of Home Builders.
Tom Capizzi, Sr. has served on the Cape Cod Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders Board of Directors. He is a past president of the Cotuit/Santuit Business Association. He has served on the Cotuit Committee of Business Professionals charged with the study of the Cape Cod Commission.
Tom Capizzi, Sr. is currently serving on the Cape Cod Chapter of the National Association of Remodelers Industries Leadership Team and the Nari Green Team. Tom Capizzi, Sr. is and has been dedicated to serving the community through involvements with local youth programs and by supporting shelters for the homeless and families in need. He is also involved with the Cape’s Sustainable Living organizations, for which he has a great passion.
Maggie came to us in November of 2004 with a background in banking and timeshare management. Since that time, Maggie has gone from controller/bookkeeper to Office Manager.
Because of her “can do” attitude and great spirit Maggie was awarded the honor of Rookie Office Manager of the Year in 2006 from Certified Contractors Network® (CCN). Maggie has been nominated for Office Manager of the Year every year since 2008, winning Office Manger of the Year in 2009 and 2011.
Dana came to us in June of 2004 with a background in English, education, and customer service and has a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University and an M.Ed. in Elementary Education.
The outstanding performance and service provided to us and our customers has resulted in her advancement from receptionist to administrative assistant to office administrator to her current position as executive administrator.
Dana was honored with a Special Achievement Award for “Outstanding Service” in 2006 from Certified Contractors Network® (CCN) and was awarded Company MVP from CCN® in 2013.
Sara joined our administrative team in November 2015. She comes to us with a background in management and customer service.
Sara also devotes her efforts year round as Area Coordinator-Cape Cod for Operation Christmas Child -- a charity that collects and delivers gift-filled shoe boxes to children around the world -- gathering shoe boxes from local businesses, gift wrapping thousands throughout the year, then distributing them where people fill them with toys, toiletries, and clothing items.
Kristen joined our administrative team in February 2014. She came to us with a background in retail management and customer service. Kristen began with our company serving as our receptionist at the front desk.
She did such a fantastic job there that she has since advanced to her current position as finance administrator for our company, where she manages our accounts payable, payroll, and vendor communications.
Sunshine is our resident “director of first impressions.” She will speak with you to discuss your home improvement or remodeling project needs and arrange to have one of our knowledgeable project consultants come out to meet with you at your convenience.
Sunshine has been with us since April 2017. She comes to us from San Francisco with a background in marketing and office administration.
She happily awaits your call!
Tony Pola has been with us since 1993. During that time he has been a project consultant serving clients with home improvement and remodeling solutions. Prior to working at Capizzi Home Improvement, Tony worked in the trades primarily as a painter. Tony has won numerous sales awards and a special achievement award for accomplishing $12 million in career sales. Recently, Tony was awarded 2015's Most Improved Salesperson of the Year by Certified Contractors Network® (CCN).
Additionally, Tony has also been named Salesperson of the Year twice by Certified Contractors Network® (CCN), once in 2004 and again in 2007, which is only achieved by meeting a stringent list of criteria, some of which are the following: demonstrates professionalism (prompt for appointments, professional appearance, etc.), participates in continuing education, possesses a positive attitude, is a team player, and demonstrates superior technical ability.
Tony’s Customers, the Kinneys, had this to say about their experience:
“All of the men were very professional and considerate. They cleaned up the job site every day. Our family room addition came out even better than we expected. During the job Capizzi Home Improvement made suggestions that enhanced the job. We even had them do our entire roof and aluminum trim coverage. The men went above and beyond the call of duty to make our remodeling project a very pleasant experience.” – The Kinney’s – Marstons Mills
Aaron started with our company in September of 1997 as our truck driver and advanced to the position of project consultant in January of 2001.
Aaron has learned the construction business from the ground up. He has won many sales contest awards throughout his career including the Most Improved Salesperson award in 2004 from Certified Contractors Network® (CCN) as well as a Special Achievement Award from Certified Contractors Network® (CCN) in 2006 for producing $ 5 million in career sales in his first five years as a project consultant.
Aaron was recently named 2015's Salesperson of the Year by Certified Contractors Network® (CCN), which is only achieved by meeting a stringent list of criteria, including the following: demonstrates professionalism (prompt for appointments, professional appearance, etc.), participates in continuing education, possesses a positive attitude, is a team player, and demonstrates superior technical ability.
Aaron’s Customers, the Perrys, had this to say about their experience:
“The service was professional, the workmanship flawless. The whole experience, to sum it up in one word, was stressless!” – John & Ellen Perry
Roland Gonzalez brings a wealth of home improvement experience to our team. Having run his own home contracting company for many years, Roland is familiar with all aspects of the home improvement process, and is ready to help guide customers from start to finish.
Roland knows the key to a successful project is listening to his customers and understanding what they want and expect. Only then can he develop a plan, design and project schedule that will deliver on the hopes and dreams of the customer. We invite you to let Roland put his experience to work for you on your next home improvement project.
Doug has over ten years’ experience working in the construction industry here on Cape Cod. Prior to joining us at Capizzi Home Improvement, Doug ran his own successful general contracting business working primarily in the upper cape. Doug is experienced in both residential & commercial property renovations including design, carpentry, roofing, and remodeling.
Doug Cleary is a seasoned professional with experience in both sales and construction. With his extensive product knowledge and construction background, Doug is able to anticipate our client’s needs and provide appropriate solutions for their projects.
Building & Remodeling Designer / Project Consultant
Betsy comes to us with 25 years of experience as a building and remodeling designer. She has experience in both residential and commercial design, as well as historic properties. She is extremely knowledgeable about building code and permitting requirements. To view some of her custom home designs, additions and renovation projects, visit her website at www.betsylaughton.com.
Click here to see the article in last August’s Cape Cod Magazine about some of Betsy’s work.
Director of Production
Gary Gustafson joined our team in March of 1998. Gary has over fifteen years experience in remodeling and new construction with over ten years as a licensed construction supervisor.
Gary has successfully completed blue collar management training, OSHA safety programs, various professional sales courses, and has participated in many construction networking conferences.
Recently appointed Capizzi Home Improvement's Director of Production, Gary is responsible for the over site of Capizzi Home Improvement’s production department and customer relations. Gary leads the Capizzi Home Improvement remodeling division with enthusiasm and determination. Gary ensures that the production of each project runs smoothly and efficiently which contributes greatly to Capizzi Home Improvement’s success. Gary has been awarded Production Manager of the Year twice by Certified Contractors Network® (CCN), once in 2007 and again in 2017.
Gary Gustafson’s Certifications:
Unrestricted Construction Supervisor’s License
Certified Contractor’s Network® (CCN) Blue Collar Management
Master Shingle Applicator Wizard
Professional Thermal Industries Training
CertainTeed® Master Craftsman
Certified Installer Vinyl Siding Institute
Air vent II Attic Ventilation – Ask the Expert
Building Solutions Restoration Millwork
Jack Strumksi has been in the construction business for over thirty-five years. He has been employed by Capizzi Home Improvement since July of 2005, prior to that he was self-employed performing a wide variety of carpentry jobs. In his first year with Capizzi Home Improvement Jack was awarded Rookie Production Manager of the Year from Certified Contractors Network® (CCN) and has won several other awards since. Jack was named Production Manager of the Year for 2015 and was recently honored with Special Recognition in 2017 by Certified Contractors Network® (CCN)
Additionally, Jack is a navy Seabee veteran and is certified to teach carpentry in Massachusetts. Jack holds an unrestricted construction supervisor’s license as well as a CertainTeed® Master Craftsman Vinyl Certificate and CertainTeed® Roofing Wizard Certificate. He has also completed OSHA safety training.
Josh Cohen joined our team in November 2017. Josh has over twenty-four years of construction experience.
Experienced in all facets of construction project management from water and fire remediation to remodeling and additions, Josh's knowledge and experience will ensure that the production of your project goes smoothly and efficiently.
Josh Cohen Certifications:
Unrestricted Construction Supervisor’s License (since 1995)
Mold Remediation Certification (1999)
Lead Abatement Certification (2011)
Jean has been with our company since December 2010. She handles the permitting process, which includes being the liaison among different Town Hall departments on and off the Cape. She also assists with various projects around the office.
Jean has an extensive background in permitting, is the former owner of Sea Side Baby (her own retail store), and has worked as a Real Estate Broker since 1984.
Jean is also a volunteer parent advocate for children with special needs and has successfully lobbied to get regulations passed at the state level under the Massachusetts Department of Education and is currently working to pass regulations on a federal level. Jean is also involved with the Massachusetts Educational Surrogate Parent Program as a volunteer Member of Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled.
Mike came to us with a background in residential real estate rentals. Mike manages our real estate and rental division serving the residents and property needs of our many Cape Cod homes and apartments.