By Jim Cory, Nina Patel, Joseph F. Schuler Jr., Hayden Alfano, David Zuckerman, Christy Hartman, and Sal Alfano Once again we shine the spotlight on 50 firms that stand out in management, marketing, sales, and design. For their outstanding business acumen, top-notch service, and ability to create exciting and dynamic companies that stand as models for the industry, REMODELING salutes the Big 50 Class of 2003. Read on to meet them.

Business Savvy

Altmann, Brian /Dutchess Building Specialists

Harrigan, Matthew /Timeline Design

Hearn, C. Mason /McGuire, Hearn & Toms

McKinstry, Joe /Joseph McKinstry Construction Co.

Parron, A. Lee /Kitchen Center

Sturgeon, Bob /Westside Remodeling

Swimme, Mark, Theresa, and Chad /Swimme & Son Building Contractors/ABC Seamless

Talmadge, Adele and Jeffrey /Jeffrey Talmadge Construction

Fine Design

Brenneman, Dean /Brenneman & Pagenstecher

Metke, Jeff /Metke Remodeling & Woodworking

Orfield, Wallace /Orfield Remodeling

Pagenstecher, Peter /Brenneman & Pagenstecher

Patrick, William J. and Kimberley /William J. Patrick Inc.

Industry Impact

Bennight, Bryan /New Moon Builders

Brownlow, Mark and Chuck /Brownlow and Sons

Forde, Maurice /Prime Construction, Forde Windows & Remodeling

Gallagher, Roger /Gallagher Remodeling

Gervais, Michael /Prime Construction, Prime Handyman, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen

Tegeler, Anne and Jeff /Tegeler Design & Remodeling

Market Wise

Baker, Bob and Natalie /Robert W. Baker Builder

Easter, Jeff and Melissa /Jeff Easter Remodeling

Hilton, Candi and Troy /Hilton Enterprises

Larson, Jason /Lars Construction

Lay, L. Keith /Southland Remodelers

McCaleb, John and Judy /McCaleb Construction

Morris, Joy and Kirk /Morris Builders

Wright, Andy /WrightBuilt

Movers + Shakers

Brewer, Jim /Dixie HomeCrafters

Harris, Hugh /Dixie HomeCrafters

Kasper, Steve /McCollum & Associates

Lang, Jim /Maine Window & Sunroom

McCollum, Scott /McCollum & Associates

Parton, David /Dixie HomeCrafters

Taylor, Steve /Taylor Made Construction


Bellamy, Sharon, Bruce, Greg, and Brian /Bellamy & Sons Construction

Blake, Dennis /Disaster Kleenup/Better Floors & Restorations

Cammeyer, Seth /Ohio Energy Corp.

Connor, Kenneth /Helmut's Remodeling

Hermann, Helmut /Helmut's Remodeling

Leader, Brian /Ohio Energy Corp.

Strother, George /Castlerock Homes

Zoz, John and Kelly /Paul Davis Restoration

Sales and Marketing

Cerami, Anthony /Anthony James Construction

Feig-Sandoval, Danny /Small Carpenters at Large

Gayler, Darlene and George /Gayler Construction

Greco, Annette and John /Greco Remodelers

Green, Chuck /Four Corners Construction


Howell, Stephen and Susan /Howell Design & Build

Matrka, Michael /Michael Matrka Inc.

McGrath, Jack and Marion /Jonathan McGrath Construction

Morse, Paul /Morse Constructions

Otterbeck, Dett and Julie /Otterbeck Builders

Pearson, Robert /Gill Construction Co.

Schermick, Larry and Theresa /Schermick Construction

Scroggins, John /Mark Troyer Builders

Tice, Craig /Tice Construction

Troyer, Mark /Mark Troyer Builders