Staying Power

Being listed as one of the largest remodeling firms in the United States has its benefits. First there is the feeling of satisfaction among the owners and managers of the company for their achievement. Second, and perhaps most important, there is the marketing and public relations opportunity that such a recognition affords.

But what makes the Top 500 list so special is that many remodelers participate by supplying their data year-after-year regardless of the ups and downs. In an industry where all but a few of the biggest firms are closely held operations and are not publicly traded, this kind of continuity is what helps make the QR Top 500 list a consistent industry barometer.

This year for the first time, Qualified Remodeler has assembled a list of remodelers who are perennially listed on the Top 500. In 2009, there were 157 firms that had been on the list at least five years in a row. Many have been listed for decades. Given that this a recessionary year, it is all the more remarkable. It goes without saying, that when the economy suffers, so do the gross remodeling revenue figures for the top remodeling firms.

Of course there were many companies that grew during the year and improved their rankings. But it was far more common for firms to report lower revenues, and many firms reported those numbers even if it meant that their ranking was likely to go down. If there was ever a year when it may have been tempting to not apply for the Top 500, 2009 was it.

Nevertheless, applications for the Top 500 have never been stronger. This year approximately 920 firms completed applications. One reason could be that companies were able to apply online for the first time and that the ease of application drew more applicants. Another reason: The recession is forcing firms to find ways to stand apart from the crowd.

Company

2009 Rank

2008 Rank

A Cut Above Exteriors & Construction

71

62

A.B.E. Doors & Windows

290

288

ABC Seamless of Fargo

92

146

Accent Remodeling, Inc.

454

465

Advanced Home Technologies, Inc.

196

261

Allen Associates

68

82

All-Weather Window, Doors, & Siding, Inc.

462

453

Alpha Remodeling

347

375

Alure Home Improvements

10

10

Alward Construction Co., Inc.

146

166

Ambassador Home Improvements, Inc.

128

116

American Design And Build, Ltd.

115

86

American Eagle Builder Supply Inc.

88

87

American Home Center, Inc.

435

359

American Home Craft, Inc.

48

60

American Home Design, Inc.

69

75

American Home Remodeling, Inc.

412

154

America’s Window LLC

94

110

Anderson-Moore Builders, Inc.

374

365

Anthony Home Improvements DBA Housecrafters

205

140

Archadeck of Charlotte

175

141

Asher Enterprises, Inc.

334

223

Austin Gutterman, Inc.

278

264

Authentic Construction, Inc.

342

239

Bath Fitter

4

9

BBJ Inc. Remodelers

457

253

Behr Building Company Inc.

137

133

BELFOR USA Group, Inc.

1

1

Bennett Contracting, Inc.

104

131

Blackdog Design Build Remodeler

191

204

Blue Sky Services, Inc.

172

195

BOWA Builders

20

22

Bowles Construction, Inc.

207

190

Brothers Home Improvement, Inc.

44

49

Budd Severino Advanced Home Exteriors Inc.

497

417

Budget Exteriors, Inc.

147

150

Calbath

116

139

Callen Construction, Inc.

124

165

Carl Krueger Construction, Inc.

139

217

Carolina Home Remodeling LLC

134

156

Carolina Windows & Doors, Inc.

225

199

Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

9

11

Case Handyman & Remodeling-CA

332

196

Case Handyman & Remodeling-VA

242

401

Castle Windows

6

8

CG&S Design-Build

165

222

Champion Window & Patio Room Co.

2

2

Cipriani Remodeling Solutions

157

176

College City Remodeling, Inc.

256

286

Cramer Siding

185

179

Croom Construction Co.

87

90

Custom Design & Construction

296

273

Custom Patio Rooms, Inc.

136

98

D’Ambra,  Inc.

395

262

DIAL ONE/Renewal by Andersen

100

77

Disaster Restoration Services

47

52

Dutchess Building Specialists, Inc.

451

472

Ehrlich’s Kitchens and Baths

216

214

Excel Interior Concepts & Construction

246

257

Exterior Energy Consultants, Inc.

361

369

Father and Son Builders, Inc.

365

326

Feinmann, Inc.

243

202

Firstcall Construction

341

317

G. Fisher Construction Company

29

61

G.M. Roth Design Remodeling, Inc.

289

332

Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc.

17

15

Greater Dayton Construction Group

62

74

Happe & Sons Construction, Inc.

234

348

Harrell Remodeling Inc.

80

88

HighCraft Builders

280

390

Home Solutions Midwest

346

391

Home Specialists/ABC Seamless

321

310

Home Town Restyling Inc.

164

182

Homefix Corp.

16

18

Jancewicz & Son

288

226

JB&D Siding and Window Co.

312

352

Joe Percario General Contractors, LLC

237

220

John H. Allen Co., Inc.

226

318

K&H Home Solutions

144

181

K-CO Construction, Inc.

399

367

K-Designers

5

5

Kitchen Magic, Inc.

19

20

Knight Construction Design Inc.

351

364

Kowalski Construction, Inc.

270

271

Landis Construction Corp.

103

111

Lars Construction Company

64

96

Larson Siding and Windows

197

219

Leingang Home Center, Inc.

140

149

Levitch Associates, Inc.

408

336

Magee Construction Co.

142

184

Maggio Roofing Company

187

194

MARK IV Builders, Inc.

459

474

Marrokal Design & Remodeling

40

57

Master Plan Remodeling

494

427

McClurg Remodeling & Construction Services

210

246

McCutcheon Construction, Inc.

141

136

MEGA Home Improvement

354

403

Metropolitan Bath and Tile, Inc

53

65

MGD Design/Build Co.

414

389

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing

14

16

Midwest Construction & Supply, Inc.

221

233

Minnesota Rusco, Inc.

132

231

Mitchell Construction Group, Inc.

423

410

Modern Remodeling, Inc.

230

370

Moroso Construction

84

123

Mr. Build, Inc.

339

376

Murphy Bros. Designers & Remodelers

355

260

Neil Kelly Co., Inc.

23

44

New Outlooks Construction Group Inc.

301

342

Northwest Exteriors, Inc.

51

48

Oak Design & Construction

419

444

P.F. Reilly Windows & Siding

279

291

P.J. Fitzpatrick Inc.

38

41

Pacific Builders

258

242

Peoria Siding & Window Co.

110

121

Pinnacle Energy, Inc.

119

134

Polestar Construction, LLC

227

187

Power Windows and Siding, Inc.

11

28

Prince William Home Improvement

95

122

Remodeling Consultants

213

126

Repairs Unlimited, Inc.

90

137

Rhode Island Home Improvement, Inc.

121

113

S&S Renovators, Inc.

381

344

S.E.A. Construction Inc.

135

160

Sandia Sunrooms, Inc.

249

227

Schiller Construction Inc.

273

279

Schmidt Siding & Window Co.

170

175

Schnorr Enterprises, Inc., DBA Re-Bath

215

193

Schrader and Co., Inc.

385

354

Sea Pointe Construction

117

143

Smith, Thomas & Smith, Inc.

190

185

Sound Glass Sales, Inc.

112

127

Southwest Exteriors

156

225

State Roofing

36

36

Statewide Remodeling

24

26

Strite design + remodel, Inc.

383

303

Suburban Construction, Inc.

223

229

Sun Design Remodeling Specialists, Inc.

111

117

Taylored Restoration

59

72

The Board Store Home Improvements, Inc.

330

356

The Carolina Building Group

109

80

The Kitchen Connection

18

27

The Wiese Company, Inc.

325

263

Thermo-Tite Window Systems

21

23

Thompson Creek

26

39

Titus Built, LLC

443

335

Total Home Construction Corp.

375

333

TreHus Architects+Interior Designers+Builders

203

251

U. S. Home Systems, Inc.

3

3

Unique Home Solutions

50

46

Utah Disaster Kleenup

31

37

Vekton Corp.

397

406

Weather Tight Corp.

52

105

WeatherTite Windows

93

118

Weidmann & Associates, Inc.

201

163

Westhill Inc. Design/Build

101

167

Win-Dor Inc.

27

24

Windowizards

12

13

Loading