Who We Are
Beantown Home Improvements, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business built around “old-school” values serving Southeastern Massachusetts. Our goal is to be upfront and honest with every client, show up on time, earn your respect, and offer outstanding customer service that is second to no one. Simple? We think so! Our success can be attributed to the dedication we provide our customers. No matter what the job is, or how big or small, honesty and customer satisfaction is always our top priority.
Beantown Home Improvements, Inc. is also committed to doing our part by not only offering sustainable products, but also offering American-made products. We are honored to offer significant discounts to active, reserve, and retired United States military personnel. We are forever grateful for their service and believe it is our duty to help those that have protected us and those who can not protect themselves. If you are a Veteran, please let us know and we will be happy to be of service to you!
At the end of the day, it’s no surprise why Beantown Home Improvements, Inc. has top ratings from our customers and is the top-rated company throughout Southeastern Mass. If you have an exterior home project you need to work on, you’ll find that we don’t sell–we educate. We want you to be able to make a decision that you can live with and we can stand behind!
What We Do
Beantown Home Improvements specializes in a home or business exterior envelope. This includes: Asphalt & Rubber Roofing and Repairs, Vinyl Siding, Cedar Shingle Siding, Cedar Clapboard Siding, James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding, Stone Siding, Composite Siding, New Construction Windows, Replacement Windows, Exterior Doors, Skylights & Sun Tunnels, Gutters, Trim Work, Bulkheads, Decks, and Pergolas. We also perform other services such as bathroom and basement remodeling during the winter months.
Beantown is now Better Business Bureau Accredited, and we have an A+ rating.
Our Awards & Accreditations
Beantown Home Improvements, Inc. is proud to have achieved the following accreditations and awards that have recognized our dedication to our customers:
- Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor
- Owens Corning Top of the House Ventilation Certified
- Owens Corning 2021, 2022 and 2023 Excellence Winner
- Owens Corning 2023 Pinnacle Award for Sustainability
- CertainTeed Master Craftsman
- CertainTeed 5-Star Contractor for Vinyl Siding
- Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) Certified Installer
- James Hardie Elite Preferred Installer
- Velux Certified Specialist
- Platinum Azek & Timbertech Contractor
- Wolf Pro Contractor
- Simonton Windows Pro Contractor
- Angie’s List Super Service Awards (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
- Guild Quality Guild Master 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- BBB A+ Rating
- 5-Star Rating on Facebook
- 5-Star Rating on Google
- 5-Star Rating on Yelp
- Home Advisor Elite Service Award
- Home Advisor Best of Home Advisor (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- Thumbtack Best of 2016 Award
President and Owner
Hello, my name is Jim and I am the owner and founder of Beantown Home Improvements. I come from a long line of builders so to say that the trades are in my blood would be an understatement. My Grandfather had one of the largest construction companies in Massachusetts back in the 1930’s building homes and roads on the South Shore and was well known and respected. His 12 kids worked for him while going to school and eventually David, Mary, Patsy and my father Paul started their own companies to build residential homes. After high school I went to college at Plymouth State College to get my BS in Environmental Science and Chemistry and worked in the Hazardous Materials field on the big dig. Eventually, I followed suit and started Beantown with the desire of doing remodeling work.
My business goal was simple, Just be me. I’m a straight shooter, I call it like I see it, and firmly believe that no one likes to be sold! My goal is to be up front and honest with every client, earn your respect, and offer outstanding customer service without the BS.
On a more personal note, I love to camp with my other half Janice Wilson, who also works with me as my Office Manager. The only child I have is my stepson Stephen. I’m a Master SCUBA Diver, love wookworking, playing billiards competitively, traveling, and I hold a Black Belt in Krav Maga and Muay Thai Kickboxing. More than anything else, I absolutely love to fish. Fishing the Amazon for Peacock Bass has been the best thus far!
Hello, my name is Janice and I work behind the scenes here at Beantown Home Improvements. I don’t get to play out in the field much, so you will probably meet me over the phone or by email. I’ve been at Beantown Home Improvements since opening our doors and have been with Jim much longer. For over 14 years I proudly served as an EMT for Bostom EMS working in Mattapan and Dorchester until my career was sidelined by an injury. I never thought I’d work in an office. However, when Jim started Beantown and I saw his passion for doing what he loved, I wanted to support him and here I am. I am proud in what Beantown has become and I am glad to be a part of it both professionally and personally. As we have grown, we have brought on a great group of people to work with and we are all like a big family, both in and out of work. I do have one son Stephen who I am proud to say is a Paramedic/Firefighter on the South Shore. In my free time I love watching all of the children for those who work for us and love fishing and traveling the world with Jim. We also have one small dog Quorra who is always in the office with us.
A Marine Corps Veteran (2008-2015) with a Bachelors of Science in Finance and Accounting Management from Northeastern University, I bring over ten years of experience in project management to Beantown Home Improvements. In the early days with Beantown Home Improvements, I was the on-site roofing project manager. I was responsible for the initial in-home consultation through to job completion. I currently oversee roofing operations and siding projects and find purpose in offering and delivering a product I can stand behind. I know that trust, partnership, and a strong desire for results are the key to building a successful relationship. My mantra is, “If I wouldn’t leave it that way on my house, I wouldn’t leave it that way on yours”
Roofing Project Manager
As a lifelong native of the South Shore of Massachusetts and a graduate of South Shore Vocational Technical High-school I’ve been involved with the trades for many, many years. From my days in shop class to my first years on the job site I’ve learned many things over the years. This, along with my time in the region gives me a great understanding of how the ever-changing weather can affect your home. I use this knowledge when assessing what needs and requirements are necessary for your home when I come out and do a site inspection. Beyond working for Beantown Home Improvements I’m a dedicated parent and a family man. You can catch me at the Garden for a Bruins game or at Gillette Stadium rooting on our New England teams. I take pride in helping families achieve the visions they have for their property and look forward to sharing a common goal to make your house the talk of the neighborhood!!
Hello, My name is Brian and I head up the Decking/Carpentry Division for Beantown Home Improvements. As a licensed Construction Supervisor and Home Improvement contractor, I ran my own Carpentry and Remodeling business for over 35 years. A few years ago I wanted a change and was looking for a new creative outlet. When I met Jim and the Beantown Home Improvement family, I knew I had found the right company for me. Our mission is to build our clients the deck of their dreams from the premier, modern materials with uncompromising quality and transparency. We look forward to working with you.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve found the most rewarding work to be craftsmanship. After
receiving my Associate’s Degree in Architecture from Massasoit Community College, I decided architecture wasn’t for me, I wanted to work with my hands. I wanted to build. I went on to receive my Diploma for Cabinet and Furniture Making, from The North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA. Which got my foot in the door working as a Technician for the College of Industrial Design at Wentworth Institute of Technology. In the 8yrs I worked there, I was granted the opportunity to train hundreds of students in Woodshop and Metal Working, while providing myself proficiency in the use and maintenance of tools and equipment, including CNC and 3D printing technology. It’s always been my firm belief that every job is a customer service job. The work people do, whatever it may be, is how they serve their community and contribute to society. I carry this belief with me to every job, knowing that pride in my work, is pride in myself. Working for Beantown Home Improvements, I’m given an opportunity to keep myself at a high standard of Craftsmanship, while working alongside some of the best craftsmen and friendliest people I have known.
I am a husband and a new father. My son was born in Feb 2022. I have been in the construction industry for 24 years and I started out framing large homes in Duxbury right out of high school. I was a carpenter in the field until about 2008 at which time I decided to move into inside flooring design and sales. This position piqued my interest in customer interaction, so I decided to move into in-home customer consultation. From there I worked with customers in their homes helping to pick out materials and helping them through their projects. Roofing, siding, windows, and gutters are just a few of the areas I have specialized in. Working with customers, and helping them with their projects has been something that I really enjoy. After work, I love to spend time with my new son “Baby Daniel” and my wife Toni. In my spare time, I can be found working in my yard or playing disc golf.
Hello, my name is Jim Ewell, I am an Install Manager with Beantown Home Improvements. For the past 25 years I have been working in the construction field mostly on the residential side of things building new custom homes and additions from frame to finish.
My love for building started at a very young age with my father doing projects around the house. I was always right by his side eagerly watching, learning and waiting for my next assignment. I would go on to get my first summer job with a local Contractor and was lucky enough to learn from guys that took great pride in their work.
I had my own business for over 5 years, focusing on remodels and finish work. For the past year I have been working solo, which was rewarding, but has also become very tiresome. After speaking with my Cousin Jim DelPrete about his company, we both agreed that it would be best that I stop working alone and join the Beantown family. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful team and look forward to working with you.
Isabella Sousa (aka Bella)
Hi everyone, my name is Bella and I work assisting in the office. I graduated from Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School in 2018 from Biotech. I am currently working towards a business degree. I have worked in the restaurant business for a few years, but am now transitioning to an office environment. When I am not working, I love traveling, reading, baking and spending time with my family and dog. I am very excited to be joining the Beantown Home Improvements Family and learning all about the construction business.