We really love what we do!
Our team is unique in that every single employee at CPI truly cares about their job and the company. Our company culture supports that attitude and provides high job satisfaction which is reflected in our team. It is truly the foundation of what separates us from our competition. We wouldn’t be where we are today without that spirit. We really love what we do!
Rich Vitali started with Chuck Pippus Installations in 1994 as a part time installer, but evolved into a full time installer during the mid-1990s as CPI expanded during the booming dot com era. By the end of the decade Rich was running all of the company’s installation crews with the owner, Chuck Pippus. Rich took on the management of the company in 2001 when the owners moved out of state.
Today Rich is the President and owner of CPI and continues to successfully grow its operations. Rich graduated from Sonoma State University with a BA in Business Administration in 2004. His hobbies include playing and managing the Titans, 2006 Redwood Empire Baseball League’s championship team.
Minna Vitali joined CPI in 1999 as an office assistant while pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. Minna quickly became an integral part of CPI and after graduating from Sonoma State in 2004 focused all of her attention on to the growth of the company. In 2006 with Rich, Minna became co-owner of CPI and its Vice President. Today Minna heads up marketing and operations management of the company. She is also an Ambassador with the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce and volunteers for them on a regular basis. On her free time she enjoys taking classes at the gym, walking the dog, movies, and reading.
Rene Cervantes is one of our lead installers. Trained directly under Tony Lepores supervision, Rene also possesses many of the same attributes as Tony including his dedication to CPI. One of Rene’s key qualities is his willingness to do whatever it takes to get a project done. His can do attitude, along with never leaving a job until it’s done to the customers satisfaction is one more reason why CPI stands above its competition.
Rene is married with a daughter. His passion for work is shared with his love for music as he is also lead singer of Alma Latina.
Tim Daniels joined CPI in 2006. Tim formerly worked as a customer service manager at Circuit City of 15 years. Tim’s natural ability to work well with his hands coupled with his sharp thinking and years of customer service experience made him a perfect fit to join our family of installers. Tim is married with 6 kids (yeah that’s right) and is sports fan.
Jacquelyn Waring joined CPI as an Administrative Assistant early 2008. Jacque is currently a full time student at the Santa Rosa Junior College, and soon will be transferring to Sonoma State to get her degree in Business Administration. Jacque quickly learned the ropes of CPI's office work and has proven to be a valuable asset to the CPI team. Jacque's commitment of work and full time school shows her ongoing dedication. Jacque's hobbies include playing tennis, going to Oakland A's games, and always being on the go.