Thomas Capizzi, Jr. is President of Capizzi Home Improvement, a home improvement company on Cape Cod, MA that has been in business since 1976. Mr. Capizzi has built the business into the area’s leading home improvement company, which is currently thriving under his leadership, along with a team of professionals, and dominating the local market in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.Mr. Capizzi has personally sold over $26,000,000 worth of home improvements during his 13-year sales career, from 1988 to 2001. Mr. Capizzi has been awarded numerous awards in various sales contests achieving the highest personal sales recorded in the United States several years in a row and was recently featured in a national newsletter as possibly being the best remodeling salesperson in the country. He was awarded Sales Manager of the Year in 2001 and Most Valuable Player in 2000, both on a national and regional level by Certified Contractors Network. In 2006 and 2008 Mr. Capizzi was awarded the title of “Best Boss” from Certified Contractors Network. Additionally, in 2006 Capizzi Home Improvement was awarded “Company of the Year” from Certified Contractors Network.
Mr. Capizzi has been featured in numerous magazines for his expertise in construction remodeling and was awarded as 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 12 years in Qualified Remodeling Magazine. Mr. Capizzi is frequently a 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 $20,000,000 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.
Thomas Capizzi, Sr. Vice President/General Manger and Green Building Consultant
Thomas Capizzi, Sr. founded Capizzi Home Improvement in 1976. Tom has over 40-years experience in theconstruction 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 Homebuilders.
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.
When Tom is not building and remodeling homes for others, he’s built an interesting one for himself. Click hereto view Tom’s log cabin, as profiled in the Barnstable Patriot.
Maggie Kelly Office Manager
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 Ferrer Office Administrator
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.
The outstanding performance and service provided to us and our customers has resulted in her advancement from receptionist to administrative assistant to office administrator where she currently manages the front sales office.
Dana was honored with a Special Achievement Award for “Outstanding Service” in 2006 from Certified Contractors Network® (CCN) and has been nominated for Company MVP many times over the last few years.
Eileen Stanton Receptionist
Eileen is the first person our clients come in contact with to serve your appointment and estimate needs. Eileen has been with us since September of 2008. She comes to us with a background in hospitality and administration. She happily awaits your call!
Kristie Genao Finance Administrator
Kristie came to us in July 2009 with a strong background in bookkeeping and office management having previously worked in a land surveying and engineering firm from Nantucket.
Kristie relocated to the Cape a year ago. She is now in charge of accounts payable for our company. Kristie is also available for backup in any one of our administrative duties.
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.
Tony has been honored as 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 jobsite 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 Roderick Project Consultant
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 includingthe 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’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 Gonzales Project Consultant
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 Cleary Project Consultant
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.
Betsy Laughton 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.
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 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.
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.
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 was awarded Production Manager of the Year in 2007 from Certified Contractors Network® (CCN).
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
Thomas Taylor PRODUCTION MANAGER
Tom has over twenty years’ experience working in the construction industry here on Cape Cod. Prior to joining us at Capizzi Home Improvement, Tom was the owner of his own successful general contracting company, working on many renovation projects throughout Cape Cod including Bell Tower Mall in Centerville, Ring Brothers & Harney’s Market Place.
Tom is experienced in both residential & commercial property renovations including kitchens, baths, siding, additions, flooring, decks, foundations, roofs, and basements.
Tom Taylor is a seasoned professional with experience in both sales and construction. With his extensive product knowledge and construction background, Tom is able to anticipate our client’s needs and provide appropriate solutions for their projects.
MA Unrestricted Construction Supervisor’s License
Jean Bowden Production Assistant
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.
Andrew Hekking Warehouse Manager
Andy joined our company in October of 2005 with a background in transportation/maintenance. Andy “keeps it all together” here at Capizzi Home Improvement. Andrew is in charge of maintenance for our warehouse, office, and our supply yard. Andy also serves our customers with deliveries and various other support on a daily basis.
Mike Aceto Property Manager
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.
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