Qualified Remodeler Magazine

DEC 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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Zisman's father, Marvin, was a posthumous recipi- ent of this award 20 years ago. In a family tradition, Zisman has continually strived to build his company with old-fashioned virtues, coupled with modern marketing and sales tactics, while never forgetting his father, his original mentor. | LEROY NELSON WEGNER, VICE PRESIDENT ABC SEAMLESS, FARGO, N.D. ABC Seamless op- erates with a combi- nation of company owned offices and 90 franchises in 30 states. In addition to producing the equip- ment, they provide training and advice, enabling the fran- chisees to sell their unique product. ABC also teaches the franchisee a custom-designed selling and installation process. at's where Wegner made major con- tributions to his company and the industry. According to Wegner, he found his calling in sales and marketing after reading the book, "How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling," by Frank Bettger. e knowledge gained from that book, he says, was the foun- dation for his success in sales and created a life fulfilling education on how to work with people. Wegner joined ABC in 1989 as the company's franchise trainer. In 1992, he had an opportunity to buy out one of the original co-owners and became a partial owner at ABC Seamless. Wegner credits his partnership with Jerry Beyers, an earlier recipient of this Legends award, as being the best years of his business career. JOE ZISMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO RENEWAL BY ANDERSEN OF CENTRAL PA, MECHANICSBURG, PA. Zisman is the recip- ient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Community C ont r ibutor of the Year Award by Renewal by Andersen. His firm has placed in the top 25 Best Places to Work in Central Pennsylvania for four consecutive years and has been in the Top 500 companies ranked by Qualified Remodeler for 20-plus years. Zisman has grown his company from the ground up with principals established by his father, the founder of the business. As an outcome, the company is paced to exceed over $53 million in revenues in 2018. "Growing a company is like a growing family," Zisman says. "Everyone is important, and it is important to let them know that," ¡ Gerald Beyers, President & CEO, ABC Seamless Corp., Fargo, N.D. ¡ Murray Gross, President & CEO, U.S. Remodelers, Inc., Dallas ¡ David Moore, Chairman & CEO, Garden State Brickface, Inc., Roselle, N.J. ¡ Harley Schrager, Co-Chairman, Pacesetter Corporation, Omaha, Neb. ¡ Rodney Thomas, President & CEO, Thomas Construction Company, St. Louis ¡ Nino Vitale, President & CEO, TEMO Sunrooms Inc., Detroit ¡ Nicholas A. Cogliani, President, Newpro, Woburn, Mass. ¡ Kenneth Greene, President, St. Clair Corp., St. Louis ¡ Norman Kailian, President, Appleby Window Systems, York, Pa. ¡ Jerome (Jerry) Kaufman, Founder, Alside, Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio ¡ Melvin H. Rosenblatt, Chairman, Mid South Building Supply, Springfield, Va. ¡ Philip Schrager, Founder, Chairman, Pacesetter Corporation, Omaha, Neb. ¡ James Felton, President, Southern Industries, Augusta, Ga. ¡ Larry Judson, CEO, K-Designers, Rancho Cordova, Calif. ¡ Norman Rales, President, Kenwood Financial, Potomac, Md. ¡ Patrick Trompeter, President, Erie Construction Midwest, Inc., Toledo, Ohio ¡ Dan Betts, President, Deck America, Woodbridge, Va. ¡ Martin Chaikin, Chairman & CEO, The Window Place, Fairfax, Va. ¡ Gary Iskra, CEO, Pacesetter Corporation, Omaha, Neb. ¡ Alvin Levine, Co-Founder, Champion Window Mfg. Co., Cincinnati ¡ George & Pam Faerber, Co-owners, Bee Window, Inc., Indianapolis ¡ Ray & Ron Melani, Co-CEOs, Melani Brothers, Inc., Yorktown, Va. ¡ Larry J. Stone, CEO, L.J. Stone Company, Muncie, Ind. ¡ Ron Wagner, Past CEO & Chairman, AMRE, Inc., Dallas ¡ Don Bruce, CEO, American Home Design, Goodlettsville, Tenn. ¡ Carl Hyman, CEO, Alure Home Improvements, Hicksville, N.Y. ¡ Marvin Zisman, Founder, Ambassador Home Improvements, Harrisburg, Pa. ¡ Rick Duggan, President & Owner, America's Best Home Remodelers, Inc. ¡ Richard Kaller, Founder & CEO, Certified Contractors Network ¡ Rob Levin, President, Statewide Remodeling, Inc., Grapevine, Texas ¡ George Lewis, President, Taylor Construction Company Inc., Roswell, Ga. ¡ Peter Bulger, President, U.S. Home Systems, Inc., Dallas ¡ Jim Hall, President, TEMO Sunrooms, Inc., Clinton Township, Mich. ¡ Salvatore Ferro, President, Alure Home Improvements, East Meadow, N.Y. ¡ Michael Beldon, Chairman, Beldon Enterprises, San Antonio, Texas ¡ Gordon Fairbanks, President, Fairbanks Construction Company, Ocala, Fla. ¡ Bob & Ivan Kaplan, Co-Chairmen, Koolvent Aluminum Products, Pittsburgh, Pa. ¡ Renee DeLorenzo, VP of Sales, Renewal by Andersen of Central NJ, Roselle, N.J. Previous Recipients of the Legends of the Home Improvement Industry Award QualifiedRemodeler.com QR December 2018 29

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