About Us

RIHI The Home Improvement Specialist - a business of passion

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About seventy years ago, the Aurgemma family founded RIHI The Home Improvement Specialist – what has come to be known as RIHI, with a single mission.

That mission has led us through thick and thin, and allowed us to end up on top every time:

To beautify homes in Southern New England.

It’s simple – with a passion for making Southern New England homes beautiful, we’ve positioned all facets of our family business to serve that one purpose. With that purpose in mind, we’ve grown our family exponentially over the years.

With RIHI, you’re more than a customer – you’re Family

As a family-owned business, we value long-term relationships. That’s why – when you’re a customer of RIHI – you become a part of our family.

Becoming part of our family means we stay with you through thick and thin. To support that promise, we offer a  No Hassle, Non-Nonsense Warranty on all the work we put into your home.

A legacy of excellence 70 years in the making

While brothers John and Anthony Aurgemma took over the family some time ago, RIHI was always built around a commitment to fostering relationships for the long term.

That’s why our most important advertising tool is our customers – we believe the best way to get the word out is to do work worth talking about. Built from the American tradition of hard work and quality results, RIHI has beautified over 50,000 homes since opening in 1949.

How we built our family

A seventy-year legacy is not easy to build, but three generations of our family made it happen.

This legacy is built from honoring promises, building with the best, and delivering every time, on time. Our specialists will realize your vision no matter the hurdles – as expert home designers, there is no challenge too difficult to conceptualize.

The best U.S.-made materials are put into every single job we do. We believe this is the only way to do the best work – with the best materials possible.

John & Anthony Aurgemma
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Start your house improvement project today by filling out the form or calling us at (401) 739-1000 for your free, no-obligation price estimate.

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We also offer a full range of home improvement services - windows, roofs, kitchens, bathrooms, and everything else in between. For all those services, we are with you from beginning to end:

Assessment – We come to your home for a risk-free, no obligation assessment and estimate of your home needs. We make sure that we’re not only doing what you ask, but checking all the ins-and-outs to make sure we don’t have to come back again.

Design – Our specialists get to work designing the perfect solution to your home improvement needs. With decades of experience, there’s no job too big or small and no challenge too difficult for a solution.

Deliver – Once we’ve designed the perfect solution to your home improvement needs, we get to work fast, efficiently, and with an eye for the finer details.

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Free, No-Obligation Estimates

Our free estimates allow you to understand clearly how much a particular job is going to cost. With a short conversation over the phone, our specialists can let you know ahead of time what to expect with RIHI The Home Improvement Specialist.

As a no-obligation estimate, you are not required to pay anything up-front. If you do decide you want to move forward, we can send a specialist to your home for a more complete assessment of your home improvement needs.

As Family, we’re here to help

No home improvement job is too big or too small.

We also understand that there are jobs big and small that can’t wait. That’s why RIHI The Home Improvement Specialist has your back.

All qualified customers can receive 100% financing for any job

Our 100% financing allows you to act on your home improvement projects when they need to be done.

Get It Done Right, Quickly!

With our financing options, you can complete everything from a roof replacement to a window replacement – if it needs to be done, get it done with RIHI!

Our financing is available so you don’t have to wait for crucial repairs to your home.

If your roof is leaking, it needs to be fixed as soon as possible to avoid rot throughout the house. If your windows are coming apart at the seams, you’re throwing money out the window – especially in winter and summer, when utility bills are highest.

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The RIHI Promise

Armed with the best materials in the industry and decades of experience, RIHI is ready to take on any job, no matter how large or small. With a mission to realize the true beauty your home is capable of, there’s no choice better than RIHI.

See what our extended family has to say about our work!

My name is Dan Vargas and this is my wife Joanne. We recently had a project done by RIHI where they replaced all of the windows in our home.

And I can’t tell you how happy we are with every single aspect of the project from the presales to the sales to the installation.

It has met and exceeded every one of our expectations.
— Dan & Joanne Vargas

Everyone from the person that answered the phone to the gentleman that came to my home was courteous and went out of their way to make sure I was happy. I could not have asked for better treatment.

On top of that they fixed my problem within a day. I am thrilled I chose them to buy my windows from for just this reason.

— Howard Schaffer

My husband and I have recently had the pleasure of having work done by RIHI. We actually had all of our windows replaced. Honestly, we have nothing but good things to say about this company.

Any questions or problems we had were handled in a timely fashion and with the greatest of professionalism, as well as being addressed in a courteous manner…even with a smile, which is rare. We would, without hesitation, recommend this company to anyone.

— Patricia & Kevin H.

I found the men who installed my windows were very courteous, professional and neat. You knew that they knew what they were doing.

— Patricia Bacon

My name is Clarico Santiago, and this is my wife Stella Santiago. We’re from Providence.

We’re very happy with the customer service, as well, with the windows as well as the customer service.

We called John over and he came right over and helped us fit into our budget, which is great.

We’re very happy with RIHI and the service they rendered. They are very professional and courteous and we recommend them to all our friends and families.

— Clarico & Stella Santiago

Thank you all for your siding services and help. The service provided over exceeded my expectations and was a very well done job. The Contractor was great and gets two thumbs up from me and my wife. Your service is excellent and I will recommend you to anyone that asks.

— Randel