Every year since 1986, Remodeling has searched for 50 remodelers at the top of their field. This year, we had nearly 250 entries. Our winners embody some of the most innovative strategies to survive—and flourish—in a changing market.

Half of the companies featured on this year’s list are less than a decade old. These remodelers were either just starting out when the market crashed or saw opportunity among the volatility. Others have continued to innovate over the years, with one winner celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Securing a spot on the Big50 isn’t all about size or volume: This year, we’re featuring eight companies with revenue under $1 million and three with revenue above $10 million. But each featured company is doing something right, from raising the bar for customer service to embracing pioneering technology. Read on to meet each one of our winners, learn their stories, and hopefully find a stealable idea or two.


At a Glance

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


Big50 Bites

In celebration of the Big50 class of 2016, we’re chatting with this year’s honorees about the biggest issues facing the remodeling industry today in our audio series, Big50 Bites. We'll be rolling out new episodes throughout the year—and if you haven't listened yet, check out previous episodes below, as honorees discuss marketing, memorable projects, best hiring practices, online review sites, and more.


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