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.
Hello, my name is James Yaitanes, I’m the General Manager here at Beantown Home Improvement. I first developed a passion for working with my hands when I was growing up and had the opportunity to watch and work on various projects at home with my Dad and my Papou (Grandfather). Now that I have my own children, being able to teach them and pass on my knowledge and passion while working on projects together is so rewarding. I’m a proud graduate of Stoughton High School, after which I attended Massasoit Community College, followed by Bridgewater State University, where I completed a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. I spent 14 years in the financial world working for Citizens Bank. Throughout my time there, I held various roles, starting out as a Teller and eventually working my way up to Vice President Regional Manager. I have a beautiful family that fills the rest of my time. My daughter Sophie is a budding athlete and has a love for Drama. My son Sterling is on his way to being the next big comedian, but is also showing a love for basketball. My wife Astrid has spent almost 20 years in the Hospitality Industry where she currently works as a Private Events associate. In my spare time, I enjoy coaching my kids in both basketball and soccer and am currently on the board of directors for Raynham Youth Soccer. I bleed green (Go Celtics!) and have an extreme love for Christmas. I look forward to working with and helping our clients achieve the homes of their dreams.
Project Manager – Roofing
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!!
Master Carpenter – Decking
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.
Installation Manager – Siding, Windows & Doors
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.
Hello, my name is John Fossetti, I am a Project Specialist with Beantown Home Improvements. I grew up on the South Shore and I haven’t left. I currently reside in Pembroke with my Wife Nicole and my 2 kids Vivien and Owen. I have been in the construction and real estate world since 2002. Although I started in construction working with my family since I could remember. Whether it was building forts with my brothers at the age of 7 or building decks with my father I have always had an affinity for remodeling.
I have experience in all facets of the real estate industry. I have been a Loan Originator, House Flipper and Remodeling Consultant for over 20 years. I have been a consultant or project specialist for over 9 years and I’ve helped design thousands of homes. It has become my passion to help others design the home of their dreams!
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.
Lead Carpenter – Decking
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.
Lead Carpenter – Decking
Since Elementary School I’ve had an affinity for science and knowing how things work. As a kid I spent many hours working on cars and trucks alongside friends and family, and eventually joined the Marine Corps as a diesel mechanic. After returning home, I went in a different direction and spent the next 7 years as an HVAC installer. In 2008 I decided to begin my career path to becoming a carpenter and have been working hard on and off the jobsite to be the best I can be at what I do. Some of these things include Osha Safety training, obtaining my Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License, Hoisting Engineer License, Construction Management Classes, and field training. Since 2017 I’ve mainly focused on exterior projects including decks, siding, and framing new construction homes. In 2021 I achieved a long-time dream of opening my own premium deck building business, and in August 2023 made the decision to join Beantown Home Improvements as one of their deck experts.
Beantown has given me a place to continue doing what I love to do at work, while allowing me to spend time off fishing or going to car races or just to spend time with friends and family. I really enjoy working for a business that I can stand behind, who uses building products I know I can stand behind and trust, with a team I can stand behind and trust.
Carpenter – Decking
Hello! My name is Joseph. I’m a Son, Brother, and Father of 3 amazing young Boy’s. I studied Carpentry at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, Class of 2004. My first job out of High School was with Long Built Homes out of New Bedford where my Brother and I were sub contractors who built all the decks for long built homes neighborhood developments in our area. From there I had the opportunity to learn a variety of skills with my family for companies such as Vareika, CapeWay, and South Coast Building, where I learned framing, roofing, siding, and flooring with hardwood and tiles. I love the challenges that come with the trade, I take pride in my work and enjoy learning new things on a day to day basis whether it be new building materials to work with or new tools and techniques that’ll get the job done as precise and beautiful as possible for our companies clients.
Carpenter – Decking
Hi, my name is Alex and I’m a carpenter on the deck crew at Beantown Home Improvements.
I’m a father of 3 beautiful children with an amazing loving wife and mother. I attended trade school where I studied metal fabrication and welding and worked for my uncle learning carpentry at the same time. I later joined the military and spent the better part of a decade in the Army’s 82nd Airborne as an Infantry Combat Medic. I proudly served several tours and paid for the freedom we all enjoy here at home. Since then, I have been building homes and additions, installing roofing siding, and doing commercial structural welding in the field erecting elevator shafts, stairs and structural steel buildings. I’m a jack of all trades and really wouldn’t change a thing, which is what led me to Beantown. They are such an amazing company full of smart, capable and caring people that it feels like family. On a more personal note I love spending time with my wife and little ones or you can find me at the gym. Family is everything to me.