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Cipriani Builders, Inc., now Cipriani Remodeling Solutions, is a professional, design-build remodeling firm, founded in 1978. I got into the remodeling business largely because of his father who was also a contractor. Cipriani Builders has serviced over 3,000 homes throughout the South Jersey area. They include kitchens, bathrooms, additions, windows, siding, roofing and much more.


National Association of Home Builders Remodelors Council (NAHB) American Institute of Architects West Jersey (AIA) Better Business Bureau (BBB) Builders League of South Jersey (BLSJ) National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) New Jersey Remodelers Association VP (NJRA) Tri-County Code Association Cherry Hill Chamber of Commerce Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Remodelers Advantage IFDA, VP 2008 ASID


I was the former Host, Writer and Producer of "House and Home" show on a local South Jersey Comcast cable station. I was featured in 1998 and 1999 on The Discovery Channel's "Gimme Shelter 2". I was featured on The Discovery Channel's "Home Matters" with Susan Powell. I have written articles for the monthly trade magazine, Builder/Architect. My expertise in historical renovation received recognition through a project featured on the cover of New Jersey Contractor Magazine. I was featured in 2007 and 2008 in a CBS Channel 10 News story on the home remodeling industry as a Home Remodeling expert.


New Jersey University of Medicine and Dentistry National Association of the Remodeling Industry Certified Remodeler Program

Awards and Honors

• 30 years of building and remodeling • Cipriani Builders has been featured in the Courier Post, Gloucester County Times, and Philadelphia Inquirer. • Professional Remodeler magazine ran a feature article on Cipriani Builders. • Cipriani Builders were featured in Design / Build Business. This magazine is used a resource among residential design / build professionals and their customers. • Qualified Remodeler magazine listed Cipriani Builders, Inc. as one of the Top 500 Companies Nationally. We continue to move up each year. • Remodeling Magazine added Cipriani Builders to their Big 50 “Hall of Fame”. • Cipriani Builders received the National Contractor of the Year Award for company image from NARI. • Cipriani Builders was awarded the Valuestar Customer-Rated Gold Seal for consistently delivering high customer satisfaction and for passing the qualification steps of insurance, legal, financial status, and state license requirements.

Past/Present Clients

Over 3000 clients in the South Jersey area.

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Recent Answers from Jay Cipriani

2016-12-19 Garden Window issue:

Hello Mark,     Yes replacing the garden window with a single or twin double will be more economical.    If you wanted a similar look to your garden window without much additional cost you could do a bump

2016-03-15 Bathroom Remodel:

Hello    There are several online sources to get average costing for different projects around the home including bathrooms. One is the "Cost vs Value Report" produced by Remodeling magazine. I would highly

2014-08-06 How to split payments for finishing a bonus room?:

The first question I'd like to respond to is the question of whether the cost of the $12K bathroom project is reasonable. I believe it is a very low number and I’m very worried for you. I'm thinking of

2014-05-16 sewer trench mound:

Sorry to hear about your issue,   The soil should have been slowly placed back in the trench in six to eight inch layers and compacted by a gas powered tamper before the next layer was installed. That

2013-11-17 Outdoor BBQs:

A nine inch overhang does not require additional supports. The granite can easily support itself at that projection.     The additional costs should have been discussed in the contract before the job started


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