David Mullikin, Laurel Mullikin of Infinite Home
Jeff Herr David Mullikin, Laurel Mullikin of Infinite Home

Over the years, we’ve learned that there are a variety of ways to build a successful remodeling business. But, while they each possess standout qualities, the remodelers who’ve built these businesses have a surprising amount in common.

Every year since 1986, Remodeling has searched for 50 remodelers at the top of their field. To come up with this year’s list, we sifted through nearly 200 applications and whittled it down to a select group whose thought-provoking narratives are packed with tips and inspiration to take your company to the next level. Though they’re not always the biggest companies, most made more than $1 million in 2014. Read on for their stories.

At a Glance

The juiciest tidbits from our Big50 survey are all about the money—who’s earning the most, who’s profiting the most, and who’s getting the heftiest holiday bonus. We kept individual companies anonymous, but pulled the juicy data for your pleasure here, segmented by company type.

Big50 Bites

In celebration of the Big50 class of 2015, we’re chatting with this year’s honorees about some of the most important issues that the remodeling industry faces today. Listen in as they discuss everything from marketing and memorable projects to best hiring practices and online review sites. Then, get inspired each week as we present a new sound bite from your peers.