Who Wrote the Forewords?

WIC-Iris-photoLogoIris Harrell, Harrell Remodeling in Mountain View, CA

Iris Harrell never dreamed she would found a hugely successful design + build remodeling company. She never even suspected she might be handy around the house. It was her life partner, Ann Benson, who introduced her to her true talent and passion. “Ann presented me with an electric drill to hang pots and pans in our home in Dallas,” Iris beams. In 1985, Iris decided to do the unexpected, opening her own remodeling business in California. Iris’ values and ethics have translated into a highly respected, award-winning design + build remodeling company.

Iris has taught design and remodeling courses at the community college level throughout the Bay Area. She is a regularly invited speaker at national conventions, such as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) conventions, where she encourages other remodeling contractors to hire women into non-traditional jobs.

“If I had been given this book to read and study when I started my remodeling business, I would be even further along in my business development. Allow this book to be your coach while building your business and learn to ‘do it right–not just get it done’!” Iris Harrell of Harrell Remodeling in Mountain View, CA.

Steve KleinSteve Klein, The Klein Companies in Central and South, TX

Steve Klein has been involved in residential, commercial, and development construction for his entire adult life. He takes a hands-on approach to design, planning, and ensuring each project is done right. Whether you wish to build in the $100, 000’s or millions, you are important to Steve.

When he is not working with clients or running his companies, he is very involved with his family’s activities. He also takes time to write articles for national building publications and speak at industry conventions and symposiums on such topics as quality systems and processes, customer service, and marketing. He is actively involved in the communities he builds in.

Photo_TomWeb Tom Capizzi, Jr., Capizzi Home Improvement in Cotuit, MA

Mr. 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 been awarded numerous awards in various sales contests, Most Valuable Player in 2000, Best Boss in 2006 and 2008, as well as Company of the Year in 2006, both on a national and regional level by 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.


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