Patty McDaniel is founder and president of Boardwalk Builders in Rehoboth Beach, Del. She is a member of the Big50 class of 1998.
At this year's Remodeling Show in mid-October, thousands of remodelers from around the country gathered in Baltimore to take part in seminars and certification programs, network with others in the industry, and check out the hundreds of companies demonstrating and discussing their products on the exhibition floor.
Mike Cordonnier's company is known for its jobsite cleanliness, because on every job, he specs polycarbonate ZipWall Poles to contain dust and debris. The telescoping poles are topped with spring-loaded ZipWall Jacks that clamp plastic sheets, canvas tarps, or drop cloths and brace them against ceilings, screening off work areas from the rest of the home.Cordonnier has even used the poles to brace tub surround panels to walls until adhesives cure.