REMODELING is pleased to announce the newest members of the elite group of professionals it calls the Big50. Size is not the key to being Big50; exemplary business practices, management skills, community service, design, and craftsmanship are.

The remodelers you’ll read about on these pages run successful companies of various sizes. Uniting them are high standards and a determination to push through the recession — taking the opportunity to retool systems and processes to prepare for the recovery — ensuring that as business picks up, they are poised to meet their sales, production, and customer-service goals and continue to thrive.

Congratulations to the Big50 Class of 2013.