Monday, June 28, 2010

Craft 1945

M. Fred Capaldi (on the right) May 20, 1936 working as a wrecker.

This is the beginning. This is where it all began. The hard work. The perseverance. The passion for a craft. My Grandfather, M. Fred Capaldi, started Capaldi Building Company in 1945 after working as a wrecker and mason. He started the company because he was passionate about the craft of building. When you sign up to continue on a tradition and become a part of a family business, not only do you have to be passionate about the industry you are in, but you have to also be passionate about the history. Winston Churchill wrote that "we shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us." My roots have created a foundation for inspiration. I am inspired by the the craft of building and the history of our family business. It was instilled in me at a young age that well crafted structures are those that tell the best stories. I'm looking forward to sharing this inspiration through this blog.

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1 comment:

  1. This is great Tim! It will be so inspiring to hear your point of view on these aspects of design. Can't wait to see more! Love you!

    Love Les and Pete


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