REMODELING Announces the Big50 Class of 2016

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Remodeling Firms Across the Nation Honored for Quality, Innovation and Financial Success

Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries announces its REMODELING Big50 Class of 2016. Presented each year since 1986, the recognition honors remodelers who have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large.

“America has close to 83,000 remodeling companies with payrolls,144,000 specialty trade remodeling firms with payroll, and hundreds of thousands more individuals who are sole employees of their remodeling firms,” noted Craig Webb, editor-in-chief of REMODELING. “The 50 firms that we’re honoring this year as being at the top of the game represent just 0.02% of all remodeling and specialty contracting firms with payrolls. So it is a rare distinction to reach Big50 status.”

The Big50 selection process has become increasingly rigorous in recent years, and the result, REMODELING editors believe, is one of the strongest classes to date. The editors noted that the 2016 inductees all share high standards and a determination to excel—taking the opportunity to build efficiencies into their systems and processes—ensuring that they are posed to meet their sales, production, and customer-service goals and continue to thrive.

REMODELING editors, columnists, industry leaders and the companies themselves make the nominations each year. Following a lengthy evaluation and interview process, the editors select the 50 firms that exemplify the best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices.

The 2016 Big50 List includes:

  •     Robert Freeman, Above Roofing Inc., Jenison, MI
  •     Matthew Millsap, Building Co. No. 7, Nashville, TN
  •     Jack Crocker, Classic Home Improvements, Escondido, CA
  •     Ward & SaDora Hampson, Classic Remodeling NW, Everett, WA
  •     Skip LaBella, Rick Wuest, Closet America, Lanham, MD
  •     Stephanie Vanderbilt, Coastal Windows & Exteriors, Beverly, MA
  •     Randy Hann, Contract Exteriors, Murrells Inlet, SC
  •     Stephen McNiel, Creative Property Restoration, Houston, TX
  •     Andy and Maida Korte, Designs by Maida, Rolling Meadows, IL
  •     Andrew Lange, Drake Homes, Birmingham, AL
  •     Dan Dragomir, dRemodeling, Philadelphia, PA
  •     Erik Block, Erik Block Design Build LLC, Hadlyme, CT
  •     Jef Forward, Forward Design Build, Ann Arbor, MI
  •     Dilsha and John Happel, H&H Builders LLC, Denver, CO
  •     Gary Haldeman, HC Remodel & Design, Council Bluffs, IA
  •     Brian Hogan, Hogan Design & Construction, Geneva, IL
  •     Edward Chmar, Homelife Remodeling Inc, Towson, MD
  •     Brandon Erdmann, HomeSealed Exteriors, Milwaukee, WI
  •     Larry Rychlowski, Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Brookfield, IL
  •     Jess Fronckowiak, J2 Solutions, Inc, Venice, FL
  •     Jim Collins, Kitsap Kitchen & Bath Co., Poulsbo, WA
  •     John Keeney, LeafGuard Gutters & Roofing of Northeast WI, Neenah, WI
  •     Leo Lantz, Leo Lantz Construction, Glen Allen, VA
  •     Greg Rehm, Liberty Hill Construction, Bedford, NH
  •     Ron Jedwab, Lincorp, Washington, MI
  •     David Pollard & Russell Head, Liv Companies, Burr Ridge, IL
  •     Matt Lederer, Mahogany Builders, Chicago, IL
  •     Mark Quigley, Mark W. Quigley General Contracting, Newton, MA
  •     Nate Bahm, Nate’s Custom Renovations, Lincoln, NE
  •     Scott Liseno, Omnia Construction, Cornelius, NC
  •     Matt Martini, OnSight Construction, Cincinnati, OH
  •     Joseph Smith, Owings Home Services, Eldersburg, MD
  •     Russell A. Budd, PBS Contractors, Naples, FL
  •     Craig Postlewait, Pendulum Solutions, LLC & Post Haste Handyman, Wayne, PA
  •     Peter Di Natale, Peter Di Natale & Associates, Cold Spring, NY
  •     Todd H. Pierpoint, Pierpoint Construction, Inc., Stafford, VA
  •     Paul Maki,, Wilmington, NC
  •     Chad Nyberg, PCS Residential, Eagan, MN
  •     Jason and Dustin Royer, RAMS Investing, Greenwood, IN
  •     Ben & Stephanie Trannel, Red House Remodeling, West Des Moines, IA
  •     Matt Caviglia, Reel Construction Inc., Reno, NV
  •     Anna Wuchter, Rock Solid Builders, McHenry, IL
  •     Carley McCollum and Scott McCollum Jr. S & CM LLC DBA McRoof, Oklahoma City, OK
  •     Greg Bednarski, Siding & Windows Group, Glenview, IL
  •     Anthony Obedoza, Southern MD Kitchen, Bath, Floors & Design, California, MD
  •     Irwin Weitz, SuperiorPro Exteriors, Marietta, GA
  •     Miles Wilkins, The Board Store Home Improvement, La Crosse, WI
  •     Brian Gottlieb, Tundraland Home Improvements, Kaukauna, WI
  •     Steven A. Silverman, Valley Home Improvement, Northampton, MA
  •     Jessica Webber & Dan Webber, Webber Development and Construction, Watkinsville, GA

The Big50 Class of 2016 is featured in REMODELING’s May issue, as well as on REMODELING’s website. They will also be honored at a special awards presentation at the Remodelers Summit and Awards Gala on October 26 in Kansas City, MO.

REMODELING, published by Hanley Wood, is the leading publication in the home improvement industry. REMODELING has and continues to be the indispensable tool that remodelers cannot do without—delivering the business know-how, product and technical information that home improvement pros need to help make smart decisions that will shape their project success.

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