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Leadership Lessons from Joe Capozza III

As a child, Joe Capozza III used to clean his father’s warehouse in exchange for movie rentals. Now, he’s vice president. He joined the family business, Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center, in 2009 and earned his way to a leadership position. Joe Capozza III is at the helm of a rapidly growing company; last year, the business grew by 50 percent. Its success has not gone unrecognized. Last week, the Institute for Family-Owned Business announced Capozza as the winner of its Reny’s Large Business Award. In this installment of MH+D Inside Out, Joe Capozza III explains how he empowers his team to make decisions and offers insight into the future of the family business.

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Josh Howell on Approaching Building as an Expedition

An outdoorsman and an environmentalist, Josh Howell spent years hiking and writing around South America, including a stint as a river guide and guidebook author in Chile. Now the owner of JD Howell and Company, a residential building company that specializes in energy efficiency, Howell has transferred his passion for adventure into building energy-efficient homes on the midcoast. Howell tells MH+D Inside Out about sustainable building and explains why every project is a journey.

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Cloth Interiors’s Teri Cardinelli on her Lifelong Love of Fabric

“I’m just passionately in love with fabric,” says Teri Cardinelli in this installment of MH+D Inside Out. “I have been my whole life.” After starting out as a fashion designer, Cardinelli moved into quilting and then decorating before she noticed a rising demand for a fabric shop. During the recession she opened Cloth Interiors in Kennebunk, a fabric center that carries a range of high-quality textiles and offers window treatments and design consultation services. Cardinelli tells us about upcoming trends in fabric design.

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TPK Cabinetry’s Eugene Sherstyukov on Appreciating High-End Craftsmanship

As a child in Uzbekistan, Eugene Sherstyukov used to help his father with various maintenance projects at the hospital where he worked. After pursuing a career in information technology, he took a short-term job working for his father-in-law, a cabinetmaker, and loved it. Now the owner of TPK Cabinetry in Yarmouth, Sherstyukov tells MH+D Inside Out why he appreciates high-end cabinetry.

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