We are a full-service design and build company employing high-quality and experienced staff across our divisions. These divisions overlap on a per-project basis, giving support to our crews when needed and expanding options and services to our clients.
Founded by Nelson Shifflett after relocating to the Pioneer Valley from Cape Cod, where he co-founded and sold another full service design/build firm called Home Improvement Specialists. Nelson grew VHI from the ground up, pivoting off of the values of creative design and quality construction.
A Chance Encounter
Steven Silverman knocked on the door of VHI looking for a job after relocating his family from Cape Cod in search of more open space and a chance to scratch his gentleman farmer itch. Nelson and Steven started down a path of mentorship and collaboration culminating in Steven Silverman buying the business in 2013.
What was unique in the transfer of ownership was Nelson and Steve used a single accountant and lawyer to represent both of them, to ensure the health of the business came before anyone's self interest. It is something they both feel proud of, and was a natural extension of their collaboration.
Weatherization Division Begins
We launched our weatherization division as a natural extension of our offerings to help improve the energy envelope we look to provide with every project. We have improved the energy efficiency and comfort of hundreds of homes throughout Massachusetts. We use industry-proven products and building science to reduce your fuel bills and make you more comfortable inside your home.
Valley Solar Expands Our Services
With the help of many to launch our newest offering, the Valley Solar team has helped many families in the reach their goal of energy independence. Valley Solar is a division of our company, together with design + build remodeling and weatherization divisions, for a full suite of services to our clients.
Big50 Award Winner
Every year since 1986, Remodeling magazine has searched for 50 remodelers at the top of their field, companies who embody some of the most innovative strategies to survive—and flourish—in a changing market. In 2016, Valley Home Improvement was chosen for Massachusetts.
Nelson Shifflett Retires
After a full and distinguished career in the industry, Nelson is embarking on other meaningful endeavors on his property and beyond. We all wish him well and thank him for the company he left as a enduring legacy to hard work, caring, and quality.