Company: Imagine Renovations
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Career History: Owner, Chattanooga Urban Getaway (2015-Present); Owner, Imagine Renovations (2001-Present)
Type of Business: Contracting
Francesco F.S. Pizzuto, Owner at Imagine Renovations, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of contracting.
Growing up in Argentina and Europe, Mr. Pizzuto was raised to understand the value of hard work. He began working at the age of 9, in which he sold trinkets with his younger brother. Immigrating to the United States at 19 years old, he began cleaning bathrooms, washing cars, selling donuts and cooking in restaurants in an effort to make ends meet. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Pizzuto became more involved in the restaurant industry and soon gained more responsibility as he rose up the ranks.
After a career setback, Mr. Pizzuto became acquainted with his future wife, who offered to let him live with her if he worked on several projects at her house. This solidified his involvement in home renovations and restoration. Subsequently, he established Imagine Renovations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2001, where he now excels as the owner. Mr. Pizzuto also offers his real estate expertise as the owner of Chattanooga Urban Getaway, where he rents out vintage trailers such as Airstreams, Avions, Spartans and Vagabonds.
In his current positions, Mr. Pizzuto offers expert remodeling services to customers looking for work on their homes. Throughout his career, he has been proudest of the work he has completed on several houses in the St. Elmo district, which were historic buildings that he rebuilt back to their original glory. As an active member of his community, Mr. Pizzuto often volunteers his time with his local church. He has attributed his success in life to his ability to listen to others and remain humble through all of his victories.