When we heard Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity was holding its first Doors for Hope Event, it seemed a natural fit for our resident artist, Mark Incollingo, to donate a door. The Doors for Hope Event takes doors and matches them to artists. The artists then apply their magic and create an original work of art. The doors get a second life with a beautiful new makeover.
Mark Incollingo is an award-winning Remodeling Designer here at Cipriani Remodeling Solutions. He not only has many years of designing experience under his belt, but he is also a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist, and we are fortunate to have such an accomplished designer. Although he secretly admits to loving his pieces, like most artists Mark does not like to boast about his work, and many clients don’t know that Mark is also an artist.
Growing up, Mark found himself always drawn to museums. Mark laughs, “I never sought art out, it just kind of found me.” In his mid-twenties, he began painting homemade canvases. He used sheets to make them, and he likes to be able to recycle something in his projects. In this image, Mark picked this chair out of the trash to give it his “trash to treasure” treatment. Voilà! Something old is new again! His daughters love this chair and use it daily.
Habitat for Humanity will auction off its Doors for Hope in October. Since it’s a family favorite, Mark plans to give his Door for Hope his puzzle treatment. For more information, visit http://gc-habitat.org/doors-for-hope-event/
Mark’s artwork has been exhibited in a New York gallery and most recently at the Markeim Arts Center in Haddonfield, New Jersey. http://www.markeimartscenter.org Mark has sold over 50 pieces in his painting career and uses a wide variety of mediums. He is inspired by some of his favorite artists: Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chegall, and Marcel Duchamp are at the top of his list. Mark’s pieces are colorful and inspiring. They make you feel happy. You cannot help but smile when viewing his work.
Don’t be lead astray by his art work. Mark’s artistic flair is one of the reasons he is a great designer. His talents set him apart as a remodeling designer. He has a wonderful ability to take his clients wish list and create the vision for his clients.
If you are thinking about a home renovation and are looking for someone with a keen eye for detail and you need help creating a vision for your space, Mark Incollingo is the perfect choice for your project. For your free consultation, visit http://www.ciprianiremodelingsolutions.com/contact-cipriani/
Cipriani Remodeling Solutions is delighted to share news of our ADA Compliant Ramps project. The following is the press release announcing the news from the Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity.
Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) is proud to announce the partnerships between the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Cipriani Remodeling Solutions, and The Home Depot to build ADA compliant access ramps throughout Gloucester County.
These exterior entrance ramps will be constructed to assist those having difficulty with their regular stairs. “The idea started when I received a phone call from the county, explaining the need for the ramps throughout the community,” says Tony Isabella, Executive Director of GCHFH.
The county is projecting the need for 15 to 20 ramps a year to be built throughout the community. GCHFH would additionally like to build a few extra ramps for disabled veterans to support our veteran build initiative.
“A few simple ideas, a gathering of people, and community minded individuals is all it takes to create change” said Jay Cipriani, president of Cipriani Remodeling Solutions. “Coming together to make life just a little easier for someone who is in need, is what this partnership is all about” he later added.
The process of building the ramps will begin with the county identifying a home with the need for a ramp. Cipriani, GCHFH, and The Home Depot will then work together to create plans, schedule volunteers, and gather the necessary materials, as each ramp will be different from the next.
Gloucester County Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Liaison to Disability Services said, “The ability to help keep a family together through the act of building an access ramp seems like a simple task, but the cost and coordination can be prohibitive. Gloucester County is proud to join with our community partners to help make ADA ramps a reality for our residents.”
“Giving back is a core value at The Home Depot,” said Corey Lilliston, district manager at The Home Depot. “Team Depot, our associate-led volunteer force, is made up of thousands of Home Depot associates who dedicate their days off to giving back to local communities across the country. We are excited about this opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in our community.”
If you are in need of an access ramp at your home, please contact The Gloucester County Planning Division, Office of Housing & Community Development at 856-307-6664 or the Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity at 856-256-9400.
Tony Isabella, Executive Director
Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity
Daniel Sulpizio, Board President
Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity
For more information, please contact Tammy Collins, Marketing Director at Cipriani Remodeling Solutions, 856-853-8398
Melissa Firth Joins the Award-Winning Design Build Firm of Cipriani Remodeling Solutions with Talent and Design Running Through her Blood.
Cipriani Remodeling Solutions of Woodbury, NJ specializes in providing a unique renovation experience and has been winning accolades in the industry for almost 40 years. Cipriani Remodeling Solutions announces the newest addition to their team of award-winning designers, Melissa Firth. Melissa is the daughter of Howard Firth a multi-award-winning accomplished designer in Sarasota Florida. As a young child, Melissa followed her fathers every move. She would be seen shadowing behind him with fabrics swatches, wood chips and various other samples that were larger than her. Following in his footsteps, Melissa took every possible art and design related activity available. While her friends were out playing sports, Melissa would be found with creative juices flowing in a studio happy as could be. At the age of 12, she built a 3 dimensional home model out of foam board. Melissa continued this passion throughout her young adult years while obtaining her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Ringling College of Art and Design.
In this Remodeling Designer position with Cipriani, Melissa will guide clients through the company’s unique Ten Step Renovation Process, including initial consultation, design, product selection with personalized shopping, obtaining permits, pre-construction, construction, inspections and final walk-thru. Prior to Cipriani Remodeling Solutions, Melissa was a Manager for Avalon Carpet and Tile in Cherry Hill. Melissa was able to utilize her love of design, project management skills, and client service techniques while working in the industry she so loves. Even though Melissa was accomplished and cherished by her peers at Avalon, she still felt the need to exercise her talents. As a result, Melissa has decided to represent the leading remodeling firm in Southern NJ, Cipriani Remodeling Solutions.
Melissa is excited to start the next chapter in her career at Cipriani and had this to say, “Design is in my blood, literally. I eat, sleep, and breathe design for my clients. My passion is helping them turn a house into a home. For me, a home is where memories are built and should reflect the heart and soul of a family. Cipriani Remodeling Solutions was my first and only choice to partner with to exceed client expectations.”
For more information about Melissa Firth, visit www.ciprianiremodelingsolutions.com
Cipriani Remodeling Solutions specializes in a complete renovation experience. Cipriani’s unique Ten Step Process gently and thoughtfully guides clients through the entire renovation experience from initial concept to the quality control visit with the utmost of care and consideration. The company’s client satisfaction rating is an average of 9.8 on scale of 1-10 with ten being the ultimate goal. Their work includes master suites, in-law Suites, kitchen additions, luxury spa retreats and lifestyle home enhancements. With nearly 40 years of experience Cipriani’s design build experts have been artfully assisting clients with one of the most life changing events in home ownership. Their passion and commitment to developing spaces that truly impact the health of a family shows in everything the company touches. Cipriani’s commitment shows in their extended warranty and lifetime service guarantee program. The company holds over 100 design awards.
If you would like to learn more about Cipriani Remodeling Solutions or to schedule an interview with Jay Cipriani or Tammy Collins, please contact Kathy Jacquot at 856.853.8398 or email Kathy at email@example.com or Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org .
By Tammy Collins, CAPS
As we are in the heat of the summer, I can’t help but think about the upcoming fall months. I am a fall baby, being born in late September and I believe that we are naturally inclined to love the season we were born in. It’s as if we were destine to love our birth season. It seems so fitting to be connected to nature in this way. Mother Nature welcoming her new babies to their own season, what a perfect gift we each receive! For me, the fall is bold, crisp and fresh. It is full of the most beautifully rich warm tones of yellows, greens, reds and browns. Out here in the country, the sweet smell of ripe apples ready for picking wave through the air every time I leave the house.
I instantly think of a warm apple pie smothered in vanilla ice cream drizzled with cinnamon sugar, mmm yum. What do you need to make this fabulous pie? Ah, yes, a new kitchen. Back to reality, you say, “wait my kitchen is too small to make a pie! Peeling apples and rolling out dough! Ugh!” This is where the fantasy of the changing season comes to a screeching halt. The overwhelming feeling of stress and fear of how to get that dream kitchen you have always wanted to bake in comes to the front of your thoughts. Maybe the kitchen isn’t the problem and you are worried about where Aunt Mary will sit because you feel the living room is just too small. Sometimes we worry so much about the idea of making our gatherings perfect that we forget to focus on the quality of our times together. As a result, we put off our home improvement dreams and never get that life changing home makeover because we just don’t know where to start. We become overwhelmed in the many details and decisions involved in a home renovation and just give up. Sometimes, it’s because you can’t envision what the new space would be like or even where to put the new space.
It is for this reason of trying to find space or simple ways to add space to your home that we are offering our “Exploring Additional Space for Your Home” design clinic this fall. We want you to fall back in love with your home and we know you want to love your home again. This fall clinic is a perfect pairing of exploring space and gearing up for the holidays that will be here before you can say apple pie. This clinic is being offered for 2 presentations, Thursday September 18th and Saturday September 20th. We offer refreshments and the clinics are great to bring your friends too. We have designed these clinics to be geared towards our clients and they are interactive. There is always a question and answer session after the presentation so you can get your specific concerns addressed. We have found these clinics to be very popular and as such require reserved seating, register below.
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