Qualified Remodeler Magazine

NOV 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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4    Top 500 LIVE! March 13-15, 2019 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas www.QRTop500LIVE.com Top 500 LIVE The Lineup Top 500 LIVE is unique in the industry. It offers a combination of leading experts and consultants   along with home improvement business owners and entrepreneurs. (Listed in alphabetical order) OWNER AND CEO SPEAKERS MARK CURRY, President Your Remodeling Guys, York, Pa. Mark Curry is an engineer by training who  helped make Appleby Systems one of the  largest home improvement companies in  the U.S. Today he is owner of a fast-growing firm that serves  the northeast region of the U.S.  GARY DELIA Home Performance Alliance St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Delia is the president and CEO of Home  Performance Alliance, a marketing company  specializing in selling custom windows and doors. In less  than eight years, he has turned a startup into a $37 million  thriving business.  LARRY GREEN, CEO System Pavers, Santa Ana, Calif. #8 on 2018 Top 500 Larry Green is founder and CEO of System  Pavers, the largest residential outdoor living  design and construction firm in the U.S. A native of South  Africa, he is an advocate for the role and value of outdoor  living and home improvement.  HEATHER HEYDET, Marketing Director EXOVATIONS, Cumming, Ga #102 on 2018 Top 500 Heather is the Marketing Director and Brand  Embassador for EXOVATIONS. Her prior  positions include senior director at ADP and VP of Pyramid  Consulting, where she worked with brands including  Gatorade, Wal-Mart, Arm & Hammer, International Paper. BRAD HILLIER, CEO Re-Bath, Tempe, Ariz. #2 National on 2018 Top 500 Brad Hillier is CEO of Re-Bath and Home  Brands Group, which recently repositioned  its brand to offer complete bathroom remodels and tub  and shower updates, plus aging and accessibility solutions.   He joined Re-Bath as the CFO in 2010.     NATHAN RICHMOND Mad City Windows & Baths, Madison, Wis. #30 on the 2018 Top 500 Richmond is president of Mad City Windows  and Baths. He began selling home improve- ments in 2002 for Paramount Improvements, where he  became the company's first million-dollar salesman. He   founded Sunscape Sunrooms with his brother Nick Rich- mond in 2006 in Kalamazoo.  NICK RICHMOND Matrix Basement Systems Arlington Heights, Ill. #74 on the 2018 Top 500 Richmond turned his passion for home  improvement into a multimillion-dollar business with sales  expected to reach $23 million in 2018. Matrix is one of the  largest remodeling firms in the U.S.  ADAM SHAMPAINE, CEO Homefix Custom Remodeling, Baltimore #18 on 2018 Top 500 Adam came to Homefix Custom Remodel- ing in 2005 after completing five years on  Capitol Hill. In 2014, he was named the CEO of HCR to unify  the company under an ideology to ensure HCR remains   a customer service firm, first and foremost. MICHAEL STRMAC Universal Windows Direct Oakwood Village, Ohio #11 on the 2018 Top 500 Strmac is co-founder of Universal Windows  Direct in Cleveland and never looked back. The company  has company-owned branches in the midwest along with  40 dealerships. In 2010 Strmac was named Ernst & Young's  Entrepreneur of the Year. ROONE UNGER, Owner EXOVATIONS, Cumming, Ga #102 on 2018 Top 500 As a 100 percent commission aluminum  siding salesman in the early 1990s, Unger  discovered that a "one-call close" was not for him. In 1996,  he decided to change that by founding his own business. ALL-STAR EXPERTS JOHN ANGLIS Carefree University, Avon, Conn. In addition to helping salespeople all over  the country, Anglis owns and operates a  growing home improvement firm. His unique  sales methods are proven to increase closing ratios while  elevating customer satisfaction.  TODD BAIRSTOW, Online Marketing Expert Keyword Connects, Waltham, Mass. Bairstow is an online marketing expert with  18 years of experience in lead generation.  He founded Keyword Connects in 2005,  where he developed a "Pay Per Lead" business model and  turned the company into a leading provider of leads.

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