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Every year, REMODELING honors 50 remodeling companies that have raised the bar for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their communities or the industry at large. As this year's award announcement notes, Big50 remodelers run successful, often fast-growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards. Since the Big50 program began in 1986, REMODELING has selected about 1,600 firms for Big50 status, less than 2% of all remodeling businesses in the country today.

This year's Big50 list includes Dale Ervin of Custom Decks, a Denver-based deck company with offices in Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Ervin started the 40-man company 21 years ago, and recently added a 5,000-square-foot showroom to the operation. Already covering four states, the company plans to open additional offices in the next five years. As Ervin continues to embrace technology, he sees even more possibility for expansion. “This wouldn’t have been possible 20 years ago,” he says. “It’s amazing. When I started my company, I couldn’t even imagine this.” To read his company profile, click here.