Fred Capaldi, a second generation builder, gained early experience working at Capaldi Building Company, a company founded in 1945 by his father, Fred Sr. Fred now serves as the President of Capaldi Building Company and has been a licensed custom home builder since 1965 and a licensed real estate broker since 1975. Fred’s company specializes in custom home building and remodeling. While the company’s primary focus is on constructing new and remodeled homes, Fred’s expertise has facilitated growth in specialized niches for the company. Relying on decades of practical experience, Fred is leading the development of the company’s reconstructive services, working closely with forensic engineers to remediate “sick homes”. Fred is passionate about his role in furthering the building professional.
Fred attended the University of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan and graduated in
1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. Additionally, Fred has
studied Real Estate Investment through Oakland University in Rochester,
Fred has served as an expert witness for the past several years representing builders throughout Michigan and homeowners in various construction disputes ranging from bacteriological issues, barrier-free construction, property line disputes, and other construction issues.
Fred believes that the key to remaining a valuable resource to your clients is to continually build your knowledge of the industry-not only on the job site, but also in the classroom. Fred believes in continuing education and attends various seminars, meetings, as well as national and state conventions where he continues to learn about legislative issues as well as new trends in the building industry.
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Fred started working with his father when he was twelve years old and quickly
learned how to do most everything on a job site including plumbing, electrical,
and roofing. As Fred became more and more involved in the company and his father
began to bow out, Fred learned how to do handle everything in the office, as
Capaldi Building Company specializes in the custom home building business. The company enjoys a strong referral network; 80 percent of Fred’s business is repeat and referral, and his reputation has brought him work in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester, Northville, Canton, Plymouth, Oakland Township, and even Ann Arbor.
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT
Fred is a Life Director of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and
a Director of the Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB). He frequently
represents the industry as a spokesperson on radio and television and as a guest
speaker for service organizations.
Fred served as Secretary of the Building Industry Association of Michigan in 1989-90 as First Vice President in 1991-1992 and as President in 1992-93. He has served as membership chairman of the BIA in 1989-90, served on the BIA Image Committee, Chairman of the Insurance committee of the BIA and Vice Chairman of the Insurance Committee of the MAHB. The BIA asked him to be a Trustee of the Michigan Housing Fund in 1992. Additionally he served on the MAHB Diversity Committee, Governance Committee and sat on the MAHB Executive Committee as a Presidential Appointment. He has also been the Charter Chairman of the Builders Community Forums of Orion Twp and Birmingham, Michigan. Fred is the current Chairman of the North Oakland County Builders.
In 1992 he was a Charter member of the Oakland Executives Association. In 1994 he was selected “Builder of the Year” “Remodeler of the Year” in 1997 and 2001 and most recently, in 2007, inducted into the Building Industry Association of Michigan’s Hall of Fame In 1993 Fred realigned the Remodelers Council Of the BIA that saw the resurgence of the Remodelers Council to be on of the largest and most active Councils in the NAHB.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Since 1969, Mr. Capaldi has been an active member of the Building Industry
Association (BIA), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Michigan
Association of Home Builders (MAHB).
Numerous Executive roles within professional builders’ associations- beginning in 1975 to present positions held include:
● Elected to Board of Directors - MAHB
● Elected to Board of Directors - NAHB
● Elected to Board of Directors - BIA
● Chairman Membership Committee - BIA
● Charter Member of Oakland Executives Association
● Task Force Chairman – Orion Township Community Forum
● Served as Secretary – BIA
● Served as First Vice President – BIA
● Trustee of the Michigan Housing Fund
● Served on BIA Image Committee
● President of the Building Industry Association
● Chairman for the Insurance Committee – BIA
● Task Force Chairman – North Oakland County Community Forum
● Served on the Executive Committee of the MAHB as a Presidential appointment
● Co-chairman of the Insurance Committee – MAHB
● Served on the Diversity Committee – MAHB
● Builder of the Year – BIA
● Remodeler of the Year – BIA
● Inducted into BIA Hall of Fame
● Task Force Chairperson – City of Birmingham Community Forum
● Served on Governance Committee - MAHB
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Fred has been quoted in various building and remodeling articles that have run
in the The Oakland Press, The Eccentric, The Detroit Free Press, The Oakland
Press and the The Detroit News over the span of his career.
-Citizens Quality Time- “Successful Kitchen Remodeling”
-Building Business and Apartment Management- “Remodeling: A Hard Market for the 90’s”