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REMODELING Announces Its Big50 Class of 2018


REMODELING Announces Its Big50 Class of 2018

Firms from across the U.S. honored for their quality, innovations, and customer service

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 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 2018. Each year since 1986, REMODELING inducts 50 remodeling companies that have raised the bar for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their communities or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.

"To get a sense of how unique this status is, consider there are roughly 98,000 remodeling firms in America with paid staff," noted Craig Webb, REMODELING's Editor-in-Chief. "Since 1986, we have selected only about 1,600 firms. That's just 1.6% of all the remodeling businesses in the country today."

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 individuals who exemplify the best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices.

This year's Big50 includes full-service remodelers, home improvement firms, insurance rest oration firms, and specialists in specific parts of the homes, such as basements, kitchens and bathrooms. Some have a history going back decades, while others are just a few years old. "There's no single strategy here and no lack of competitors for their services," REMODELING's introduction to the list declares. "What Big50 firms share is a culture that celebrates employees and customer service above all."

The people and companies listed below are honored in the September/October issue of REMODELING magazine, a national trade publication read by more than 130,000 professional remodeling contractors, as well as on REMODELING's website, The Big50 awards will be presented at a dinner at the Remodelers Summit and Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.

Here is the 2018 Big50 class:

  • Bob Owens, Kurt Owens, Jeremy Owens, Logan Smith, 3 Generations Improvements, Folsom, CA
  • Shawn Bakker, Amanda Bakker, Bakker Construction, Salinas, CA
  • Eric Price, Bearded Builders, Omaha, NE
  • Ben Horning, Brock Garber, BH Design + Build, Mohnton, PA
  • Divven Browne, Nathan Werner, Built Square, Seattle, WA
  • Jo Koenig, Beth Rhoades, Andrew Lethin, C&R Remodeling, Salem, OR
  • Louis Weiher, Carmel Builders, Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Paul Breister, Lynne Breister, Jennifer Breister, Crown Point Builders, Garner, IA
  • David Domenichini, D.R. Domenichini Construction, San Martin, CA
  • Eric Swanson, Design Build Remodeling Group of Maryland, Sykesville, MD
  • Edward Gribben, David Morelli, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of SE Florida, Stuart, FL
  • Bill McConnell, Dunright Building Services, Toledo, OH
  • Mickey Elias, Elias Construction, Byron, MN
  • Steve Iverson, Amy Iverson, Finished Basements Plus, Wixom, MI
  • Ernest Gilbert, Gilbert Design Build, Bradenton, FL
  • Ed Weinfurtner, Mike Hoy, Great Day Improvements dba Patio Enclosures and Stanek Windows, Macedonia, OH
  • Jacob Thompson, Joe Reed, Home Run Solutions, Mill Creek, WA
  • Justin Sullivan, Impact Remodeling and Construction, Washington, DC
  • Rhett Wilborn, Innovative Home Concepts, Crystal Lake, IL
  • Robert Watson, Innovative Kitchen & Bath, Kirkland, WA
  • John Boynton, J & F Specialties, Springfield, VA
  • Jack Miller, Jack Miller Contractors, Williamstown, MA
  • Josh Nelson, Josh Nelson Builders, Holland, MI
  • Scott Wootton, Kawartha Lakes Construction, Lakefield, Ontario Canada
  • Kathi Fleck, Don Fleck, LoneStar Design Build, Bedford, TX
  • Nickolas Kornea, Luxury Bath and Kitchens, Warminster, PA
  • Adam Olschewske, Marshall Exteriors, Newark, NY
  • Justin Shipp, Meridian Design Construction, Ventura, CA    
  • Kirk Morgan, Cheryl Morgan, Morgan Exteriors, Lutz, FL
  • Timothy Maloney, New View Windows & Doors, East Hanover, NJ
  • Earl Rahn, Daniel Ochstein, NewSouth Window Solutions, Tampa, FL
  • April Bettinger, Nip Tuck Remodeling, Snohomish, WA
  • John Kautz, OHi, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Kelly Edwards, Chris Edwards, Orange Elephant Painting & Restoration, Raleigh, NC
  • Paul Kowalski, Paul Kowalski Builders, Charlotte, NC
  • Heidi Powell, Tom Powell, Powell Construction, Corvallis, OR
  • Jim Copenhaver, Joe Hirsch, Punch List, Chicago, IL
  • James Maddalone, PureTree Renovations and Remodeling, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Brian Pauley, Remodel Me Today, Olmsted Falls, OH
  • Michael Rizzo, SEI Construction, Westfield, NJ
  • Fabian Videla, Smarter Remodeling, Jacksonville, FL
  • Pete Cooper, Sandy Cooper, Spring Creek Design, Honey Brook, PA
  • Philip Carey, Cindy Carey, Starburst Construction Company, San Jose, CA
  • Daniel Bird, The Dan Company, Nashville, TN
  • Von Raisanen, Todd Raisanen, TraVek, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Moty Ginsburg, Treeium Inc., Valley Village, CA
  • Klint Miller, Brad Crofoot, U.P. General Contracting, Marquette, MI
  • Rick Willet, Marcia Willet, Willet Construction Remodeling Specialists, Lincoln, NE
  • Jacob Brown, Winston Brown Remodeling, Topeka, KS
  • Derek Tacon, Wiser Home Remodeling, New Canaan, CT


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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