"Serving Northeast Ohio for over 40 years!"

  November 11, 2012

Dear Ben,

Chris and I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work on our home. The end results exceeded our expectations. Not only does the house look updated, but the new features give it such character too! The workmanship is fabulous since you took your time and also corrected things you noticed along the way.

You were such a professional throughout the process and gave us some great recommendations to consider. You communicated to us throughout the process so we knew exactly what was going on. You also accommodated our hectic schedule during the appointments and construction. We really appreciate your efforts!

Please let this letter serve as a reference letter for future clients.

Best regards,
Lisa and Chris Arcaro


Thanks to you Ben and Your Crew,

1. Thanks for all the detail and professionalism with the siding job.
2. The house looks totally different.
3. We have received all sorts of good compliments from neighbors, friends, and relatives.
4. Personally thanks for doing all the detail and clean up without anyone having to stand around supervising every day.
5. I was very impressed you did the quality detail work while I was out of town and my wife and son had no complaints, and they were very surprised you were asking questions to them to know if all was ok; actually it looks perfect to me!

If you ever need a reference, please do not hesitate to ask.
Don't forget to say many thanks to your crew.

My best and kindest regards to all,


Dear Ben,
We want to thank you for the beautiful siding job you did on our 3 car garage. We only wish we had known about you when we had our house sided years ago. We were very impressed with you and your helper Mike, from start to finish. You promptness and doing exactly everything you said you would. You don't find too many people like you that take actual pride in their work anymore. Feel free to have anyone call for references.
Gene and Geri Mattingly

P.S. We will be calling you for windows!


We had our 1929 home sided by Siding By Ben a few weeks ago.  Our neighbors, family, and also us feels it makes all the difference in its appearance. We are honored to advertise Ben's siding business with the sign in the front yard.  My brother from out of town said the siding was applied like an artist.  Ben's workers were very fast with outstanding workmanship. All the debris was cleaned up and hauled away. I would recommend "Siding by Ben" to anyone!

Thank you
Jim Campbell
Dee Fuldauer



We recently had our 1925 home entirely sided with new vinyl siding. We received three estimates on the job, we chose Ben. The old aluminum siding was in terrible shape. We wanted with keep with the Craftsman character of the home. At Ben’s suggestion, we went with 4” Dutch Lap siding in Wicker (beige) with white aluminum flashing and trim. For a nice touch, Ben matched the color of the gutters with the siding.

After recently having a terrible experience with another contractor, we were quite nervous over the end result. We can be a contractor’s worst nightmare as we tend to be perfectionists. Because our careers have us both involved in “Total Quality” and customer satisfaction we consequently, expect others to have the same focus. Siding by Ben did just that! The work was done in a very professional and workmanship-like manner and the craftsmen that did the siding showed up regularly and promptly and worked until they got the job done. The crew also did a great job of cleanup. They were always pleasant and seemed to take much pride in their work.

Several neighbors have commented on our home and how wonderful it looks. We just smile and say "Thanks". We were happy to know that we picked the right contractor. Since then we have and will continue to recommend Siding by Ben.

Dan and Kay Shaniuk
March 10, 2009



Lisa and I would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation for the excellent work you did replacing our damaged front Bay Window and also the addition of new trim, fascia, soffit and vinyl siding on our house. The house looks brand new!!! The work was completed on-time as planned and your clean up of the work area was superb. I will recommend your company to family and friends for the outstanding service you provide.

Thanks again,
Bob & Lisa Zenz
Mentor, Ohio 44060



January 27, 2009

Dear Ben:

I wanted to follow up with you regarding the recent window replacements by your installers.  As when we had the front windows done last year, the improvement in comfort is really noticeable, especially with the very cold weather we have been experiencing.

Again, I am very pleased with the careful and conscientious workmanship of your crew.  They do such a good job not only installing, but cleaning up.  I had to look at the windows to even tell which room was completed! There was no mess or debris left behind.

We have also had many compliments on the siding you replaced last year.  A number of people have commented on how nice it looks and of course we have passed along your contact information.

Keep up the good work!

Jim Pyle



Fellow Home Owner,

I am very pleased with my new siding and vinyl windows.  The house looks better than new.  Ben was very helpful and insightful in finding a specific color and style for my home. The finished product was even better than I envisioned.  I would strongly recommend Ben, as he gives the extra effort needed to make your house special.

Again - Very Pleased!
Thank You Ben!!
Alan M. Szadkowski



To Whom It May Concern:

We are writing this letter to formally recognize the outstanding efforts of Ben Capriato.  We met Ben as a result of an expansion of our kitchen.  Due to a problem in matching siding color (our previous siding, aluminum, was over 20 years old and no longer manufactured) we were forced to undertake residing the entire house.  Rather than use dent-prone aluminum siding we decided to switch to vinyl siding.  What we did not anticipate is that vinyl siding is prone to movement (expansion/contraction) based on outside temperature.  As a result all types of vinyl siding requires a "J channel" for the siding pieces to die into.   This issue presented a terrible problem for us.  Our home has beautiful cornice detail which would have been significantly degraded with the use of the manufacturer supplied "J channel".  To this add the fact that our house dates from 1870 with lots of quirky corners and multiple elevations.  It quickly became apparent that residing the house was going to involve a lot more ingenuity than anyone envisioned. 

We are both very pleased to say Ben was more than up to the challenge and was a delight to work with.  He was instrumental in resolving many complex design issues and was even willing to rework areas if a better solution surfaced down the road.  As for the fit and finish, it is simply superb!

I would also like to highlight Ben's work ethic.  Many nights Ben was at our home until dusk and worked most Saturdays while our project was underway.  The entire time he was by himself.  This is a man who shows up when he says he will be there and does what he says he will do or what you ask of him.   In my business my word is my bond.  It is extremely refreshing to find an individual in the building trades who lives by the same credo.

One final comment: Ben has a very pleasant personality.  This makes him very approachable which was very valuable to us when any fine tuning was needed on the siding.  He always greeted our requests/concerns with a very willing attitude to accommodate us.  This again was an invaluable service to us.

Needless to say, both my wife and I would HIGHLY recommend Ben Capriato should you have the need for his services.  His craftsmanship, ability to think "out of the box" to solve the problems, and "can do" attitude have made him a pleasure to know and work with.

Andy and Chris LeGros
Waite Hill, Ohio

June 1, 2008


I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Ben Capriato as your siding contractor of choice.  Ben's work started and finished on time as originally promised.  the highest regard to quality and excellence in workmanship shows in the finished product.  We have been delighted with our experience and would not hesitate to give our approval and endorsement.


Bob and Paula St. John
Mentor, Ohio


My name is Rachel Socha and we had windows and doors installed by Ben.  We love our windows and patio door so much, they are GORGEOUS!  We used to have a really old picture window and beat up patio door, and it let so much air through and froze up in the winter. Not anymore, our new windows have warmed up our rooms and let so much more light in.  Ben arrived at our house the day of install to make sure everything was in order, greeted us and assured us everything was  going in on time... and everything was! The team of installers who came to install them was great.  They were really kind to my kids, their clean up job was excellent. The even vacuumed my carpet and wiped down my floors when they were working! Now we are even doing more of our windows through Ben and highly recommend him to anyone in our friends and family network.

Thanks so much guys!!
With great pleasure,

Rachel Socha
Madison, Ohio

Nov. 19, 2003

Dear Ben,

Debbie and I would like to thank you for the great job you did installing our new energy efficient windows and vinyl siding.  At first we were somewhat apprehensive because your quote was significantly lower than the other estimates we had gotten.  But you came so highly recommended by our friend Kenny that we decided to take a chance.  Well we learned that high quality work does not necessarily mean high prices.  We couldn't be more pleased with both the process and the results.  You and your workmen were extremely professional and courteous.  You did everything that you said you would, and you did it when you said you would.  After the job was completed, everything was cleaned up and hauled away.

The new windows have made a world of difference when it comes to heating our home.  No more foggy, drafty, rattling windows.  The vinyl siding looks fantastic! It really enhances the appearance of our house.  An additional unexpected benefit is that our home is much more soundproof now than it used to be.  Also, the new gutters and 5 inch downspouts eliminated our previous overflow problem.  Again, thank you very much and feel free to use us as a reference if you like.


Michael Fodge
Wickliffe, OH

Dear Ben,

We would like to commend you and your associates on the professional craftsmanship and customer service you provided us during our recent home improvement.  The siding on our home not only looks great, but we look forward to the benefits of better insulation and no maintenance.  It was a pleasure working with you from our initial meeting through the finishing touches.  We appreciate that you were prompt, courteous, and kept our property clean.

We will gladly serve as a reference for any potential customers.


Brian and Susie Stern


Nov. 26, 1992

Dear Ben,

Thank you for doing a beautiful quality job on our new home.  Your workmanship was outstanding and the service excellent.  You came highly recommended to me and have lived up to your reputation.

Once again, thank you and I'll continue to pass the word on!

Warm regards,

Joe Sefcik
Medina, Ohio

June 1, 1992

Dear Ben,

I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did in siding and replacing gutters on our home.  We realize that with older homes like ours there are more overhangs and eaves, not to mention additions, that make the job much more challenging.  We couldn't be more pleased with the work that was done.  You and your crew were always polite and prompt.  You were always there when you said you would be, even when it was raining!  You removed and cleaned up all the debris from the old siding and gutters, and the job was completed just when you said it would be.

We had bids from several other companies but none were as thorough in their initial presentation or as fairly priced.  You took the time to tell us a little about yourself and your company and answer questions we had about the siding.  It is very reassuring to know there are still other businesses like ours in which the owner pays special care and attention to his customers.  I would happily recommend your top quality work to anyone.


Phyllis Kent
Berea, OH


June 19, 1986

Dear Mr. Capriato,

My husband and I would like to thank you and your company for the improvement you made on our home.  We are very pleased and would be glad to recommend you for being a man of his word and doing the things you promised.  We hope everyone is as pleased as we are with a job well done!

Thank you,

Mr. and Mrs. N.H. Byrom


June 18, 1992

Dear Ben,

I would like to extend my appreciation to Installations Unlimited for the excellent work your company did siding my house.  Vince, Gary and yourself worked in a very professional and timely manner.  Everything from doing the little extras (extending the flashing, extra trim work, etc.) to cleaning up was very well done.  I could not imagine another company putting in all the extra effort that Installations Unlimited did for me.  If you company ever needs a reference feel free to let them contact me.  I would recommend your company to anyone. Thanks again for a job well done!


Dave Metlesitz
Parma, Ohio


Dear Ben,

This letter is a little thank you note to say not only what a clean, nice looking vinyl siding job was done at my house but also how professionally everything was handled.

All the installation of siding on the gables and dormers were done with care to make sure that they are square with the roof lines and the frame of the house.  Caps around the windows and door casings showed concern for the details, and the rakes and gutter boards were done functionally and properly.

Even the materials were removed from the yard in a timely manner.

Everything was completed as you originally stated and when you stated that you thought it would be done.  Also, I appreciated the character and manners your personnel showed in going about their chores - true gentlemen!

Please feel free to show my house to others and to use my name as a reference should the opportunity arise.

Thank you.

Very truly yours,

Dave Cheyfitz
South Euclid, OH 44121








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