Hundreds of thousands of people make a living renovating homes. The majority are single proprietors who generate enough income to sustain themselves using their construction skills. Large companies are comparatively few. The contractor whose company gets big, and stays big, is the contractor who mastered a slew of business skills in addition to having construction know-how.
Because home renovation is the most fragmented industry in the U.S., REMODELING magazine provides an annual list of the industry’s largest companies. The list includes 550 businesses divided in four groups: full-service remodelers; replacement or specialty contractors; insurance restoration contractors; and franchise organizations specializing in some aspect of home renovation.
The full-service remodelers group includes companies that provide a range of renovation services, up to whole-house remodeling. Some design the project in-house, some build from plans handed off by architects.
Liston Design Build of St. Charles, Missouri was ranked 240th in the full-service remodelers group.
[SOURCE: Remodeling Magazine, August 2012]