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    Why Choose CFH?

    Care Free Homes, Inc. is a family-owned home improvement & construction company located in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

    An A+ member of the Better Business Bureau for over 30 years, Care Free Homes provides top-quality workmanship, reliable customer service, and outstanding product warranties. Care Free Homes is fully licensed and insured in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island and is an award-winning company with an extensive list of industry credentials. Care Free Homes customers are served by the Pickup Family and their team of qualified craftsmen.

    Nathan Pickup, Sr.


    Nate Pickup, Home Improvement Contractor Cape Cod, MA, RI

    Nate graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served 5 years on active duty as an infantryman in the U.S. Army, deploying to both Bosnia and Afghanistan. In 2002, he returned home to work for the family business and continued to serve as a company commander in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Nate’s Care Free hobbies include family camping, golf, hiking, and reading.

    Dana Pickup, Jr.


    Dana Jr. earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Upon graduation, Dana began working as a compliance specialist for Brown Brothers Harriman, one of the nation’s oldest, privately owned financial institutions. He has a master’s degree in business administration from UMASS Dartmouth. Dana is most Care Free while camping, painting with Bob Ross, and spending time with his wife and family.

    Dana Pickup, Sr.


    Dana, Sr. co-founded Care Free Homes with his brother-in-law, Wayne Edwards. Since 1978, their small roofing, siding, and window business has evolved into a full service home improvement and construction company. Dana now co-owns Care Free Homes with two of his sons, Nathan and Dana Jr.. This Care Free guy enjoys making memories with his wife and family, golf, and spending the winter months in Florida. 

    Stephanie Pickup

    Marketing Manager

    Stephanie Pickup Care Free Homes, Inc.

    Stephanie studied writing and communications at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. In addition to being our Marketing Manager, Steph is also an award-winning REALTOR® at BOLD Real Estate. This Care Free mama enjoys family time, workouts, reading, gardening, and volunteering in the community. 

    Andrea Caruso

    Office Manager

    Andrea has been the mainstay of our office for over 20 years. She studied accounting at Southeastern Massachusetts University and has years of experience in management and human resources. Andi has a huge heart for animals and has provided a Care Free home to dozens of rescued pets. She is happiest with her Yellow Labrador, Belle, and relaxing at the beach.

    Jennifer Lee

    Marketing Assistant

    Jennifer studied digital media at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she discovered a love for marketing and graphic design. This sweet, self-proclaimed nerdy girl enjoys gaming, crafting jewelry, and doing nail art. Her Care Free heart is happiest with her other half, Jake, and her sweet pup, Dipper.

    Bob Lima

    Sales Representative

    Bob is a great friend of the Pickup family and has been a lifelong resident of the SouthCoast. He holds a degree in Business Management and has decades of experience in residential and commercial real estate. This talented artist has a natural gift for sketching and painting and is most Care Free with family, relaxing at the beach, or playing a round of golf.

    Josh Romao

    Sales Representative

    Josh was born and raised in New Bedford, graduated from New Bedford High School, and speaks fluent Portuguese! He’s done a lot of community work over the past decade and has an abundance of home improvement knowledge. Josh is most Care Free while hiking, playing soccer, searching for his golf ball in the woods, and enjoying adventures with his friends and girlfriend, Cassie.

    Mike Ryan

    Sales Representative

    Mike has been involved in the home industry for almost a decade. Customers benefit from his expert knowledge as a home energy specialist as well as his experience as a licensed real estate professional. This Care Free guy is happiest spending time with his family, traveling to new places, grilling, and relaxing at the beach.

    Neil Sullivan

    Crew Foreman

    Neil graduated from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School and has been swinging a hammer ever since! He specializes in carpentry and has been with us for over 15 years. Neil is most Care Free while paddling a canoe and enjoying a day of freshwater fishing with his wife.

    Jeff Prevost

    Crew Foreman

    Jeff is a graduate of the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational High School and has been with us for 8 years. Customers love his slightly shy demeanor and excellent craftsmanship. Jeff is most Care Free while freshwater fishing and spending time outdoors.  

    Curtis Hague

    Crew Foreman

    Curtis has been working with tools since he was nine! The son of a tradesman and our youngest foreman, he was an apprentice under master craftsman, Tony Martin. This Care Free carpenter likes exploring, having outdoor adventures with his girlfriend, and spending time with his family.

    Jay Janek

    Crew Foreman

    Jay began his carpentry career 16 years ago as an apprentice in his grandfather’s construction company where he specialized in framing and finished carpentry. This family guy has been with Care Free Homes, Inc. since 2021 and enjoys spending time with his wife and triplets, reading, and building furniture. He also enjoys playing guitar, writing songs and recording music.

    Eddie Teves

    Crew Foreman

    Eddie is a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Voc-Tech High School. With a family full of carpenters, he spent most weekends as a teenager building alongside his cousins. He’s been working in the trade for over 25 years and has been part of the Care Free family since 2021. Eddie is happiest when traveling, cooking out, and camping with his fiancé Caitlynn and their two daughters. He’s also a huge animal lover with four cats, one pup, and a guinea pig named Oreo!  

    Bob Pickup

    Service Manager

    Bob spent most of his high school summers doing carpentry and small home improvement projects.  In the early 1980’s, he began his career here at Care Free Homes. He excels in multiple areas of carpentry in addition to being a certified installer of the Vinyl Siding Institute. Bob is an avid coin collector and is most Care Free spending time with his wife and their family.

    Just a few of the cities and towns we serve:

    Acushnet,  Barnstable,  Bourne,  Bridgewater,  Centerville,  Cotuit,  Cranston,  Dartmouth,  Dennis,  Fairhaven,  Falmouth,  Harwich,  Hyannis,  Marion,  Marstons Mills,  Mattapoisett,  Plymouth,  Sandwich,  Somerset,  Yarmouth,  Fall River,   New Bedford,  Newport,  Onset,  Providence,  Portsmouth,  Taunton,  Wareham,  Westport and  Warwick as well as other towns on  Cape Cod, Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. See full service area here.