Gary M. Zaccaro - Owner
Gary has built Ambassador Home Improvement into a successful business on Long Island by drawing on his extensive experience in home remodeling. Ambassador Home Improvement has maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and Consumer Affairs for over two decades.
Ambassador Home Improvement has been recognized as a “Green Certified Contractor” by the National Association of Home Builders (NAAHB). They are also a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and a certified Pella remodeler. They are the only Long Island contracting company to receive awards from the town of Oyster Bay. Ambassador was also voted the top remodeling contractor in 2013 by the Long Island Press. Gary has also served in the U.S. Armed Forces from 1984 to 1990.
Gary believes in “giving back” and local community involvement. He is a recipient of the gold-level President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, presented by the White House, included an engraved pin, a letter from President Barack Obama, and an award certificate for building and donating a germ-free recovery space for a Massapequa Park man undergoing leukemia treatments. When asked about Gary, Diana O’Neill, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based volunteer center, replies, “He’s an unsung hero.”
He was also voted “Man of the Year” in Massapequa for his work with the “Community Outreach” program, and also served as Vice President of “Drug Free Massapequa,” for over three years, a volunteer effort that raises awareness of the illegal drug crisis affecting our youth. He is also involved with coaching and umpiring youth sports programs. He designed, built and donated the press box at Burns Park in Massapequa. The Town of Oyster Bay has a special ceremony at Burns Park in 2009 to celebrate Gary’s tremendous donation, only one of many to all of Massapequa’s parks.