How did you first get into business?
Well, in the 1980s, my father, Robert Capolino, and my grandfather, Sisto Capolino, encouraged me to start my business. I was a woman and minority contractor.
They said you’re smart and aggressive so get yourself qualified as a contractor.
That’s what I did and years later it led me to renovating the Ann Taylor Shops at Waterside in Naples and I moved here in 1996.
I have a Florida real estate and general contractor’s licenses. Choosing real estate over contracting meant I didn’t have to manage men and materials!
What are some recent trends you’ve seen in your industry?