LBM dealers knows well that there are big differences between remodeling firms, and it's in their interest to focus on the best. REMODELING magazine's Big50 for 2018 could help in that serve.

The Big50 recognizes 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 fast-growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards. The list is compiled by REMODELING magazine, a sister publication to ProSales.

To get a sense of how unique this status is, consider there are roughly 98,000 remodeling firms in America with paid staff. Since REMODELING began the honor in 1986, it has selected only about 1,600 firms for Big50 status. That’s just 1.6% of all the remodeling businesses in the country today.

This year’s Big50 (click here to see the profiles) includes full-service remodelers, home improvement firms, insurance restoration 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 Sept. 26 in New Orleans.