Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2018

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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ave Sauer, the founder of Qualified Remodeler, was a strong proponent of pro- fessionalism in remodeling. At the time that he launched this magazine in the spring of 1975, he was aware of its pioneering nature. Up until that time remodelers were generically thought of as simply builders or contractors. He and many others around the country, however, were well aware that by the mid-1970s, many remodeling and home improvement firms had long since matured into a distinct profession apart from home building and general contracting. at is why the first incarnation of the QR Top 500, called "e Leaders," was so well-received when it was first published in the fall of 1978. In 1979 it became a list of 100 firms and, by 1983, the very first Top 500 list was assembled. Today, there is an even greater granularity to the seg- mentation within the remodeling industry. e advent of the design/build process in residential construction in the 1970s and early 1980s led to the establishment of many remodeling firms by architects and designers 40 YEARS OF GROWTH From 1978 to 2018, the QR Top 500 has represented the pinnacle of remodeling entrepreneurship. By Patrick O'Toole D TOP 2 0 1 8 28 August 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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