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2017 Professional Remodeler Forty Under 40

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2017 Professional Remodeler Forty Under 40

Meet the future of the remodeling industry

By BY ERIKA TAYLOR April 5, 2017
This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Pro Remodeler.

The 40 Under 40 is Pro Remodeler’s annual look at the remodeling industry’s future—its most innovative, most impressive young professionals. From an army ranger turned remodeler to a glass-ceiling breaker, this year’s Under-40 class stands out as one of our most inspired yet. Warmest congratulations to our winners, and thanks to everyone who entered.

A Glimpse of the Future

There is a complexity to residential remodeling that few not in the trenches will ever understand. And it's grown more so in recent years: the tools are more sophisticated; the materials are more engineered; the practices are more refined; and the competition is more savvy. On the heels of a recession and in the midst of a persistent labor shortage, it's had to be that way. Our Forty Under 40 represent a generation of remodelers taking that evolution in stride. 

Whether using big data to hyper-focus ad campaigns or DISC personality profiling to boost efficiency, each of this year's distinguished awardees brings a fresh but battle-tested approach to some aspect of the remodeling industry.

If you're a remodeling professional yourself, regardless of your age, the 40 people below have something to teach you. Enjoy! 

Meet the 2017 40 Under 40 Awardees

Jessica Altman, Kitchen & Bath Designer, Hatchett Design/Remodel

Megan Bratetic, Owner and VP, Bratetic Construction

Ben Carroll, Owner, Old Oak Construction

Bridget Cramer, Senior Marketing Specialist, Lindus Construction/Midwest LeafGuard

Jason Dorfman, Design Consultant, Marrokal Design and Remodeling

Josh Downing, CEO, Direct Movement Group

Brandon Erdmann, President, Homeseaed Exteriors

Kristina Ferrigan, Director of Marketing, Normandy Design Build Remodeling

Noelle Fouse, Interior Designer and Project Manager, JRH Design + Build

Ashley Gibaud, Office Manager, Templeton Building Co.

Allison Guido, General Manager, Almar Building & Remodeling Co. 

Diane Hatfield, Process Manager, Hatfield Builders & Remodelers

Bryan Henson, President, Allen Construction

Chris Jay, Production Manager, Sea Pointe Construction

Sara Jorgensen, Senior Designer and Design Coordinator, Harrell Remodeling

Patrick Kelly, Production Manager, Agape Construction Co. 

Melissa Kennedy, Sales & Design Manager, Meadowlark Builders

Samantha Klickna, Director of Project Development, Case Design/Remodeling

Matt Krol, President, Matt Krol Construction

Kendel Lenton-Cooney, Prodction Manager, Lenton Company

Adam Lindus, VP of Production, Lindus Construction/Midwest LeafGuard

Kellie Linfoot, Consumer Finance Manager, Dreamstyle Remodeling

David Martin, President, Remodeling Concepts 

Jacquelyn Martin, General Manger and Sales, Thompson Creek Window Co. 

Josh McDermott, Owner, J.T. McDermott Remodeling Contractors

Mary Miksch, Design Consultant, Neil Kelly

Luke Morgan, President, Morganco Remodeling

Jeremy Owens, VP, 3 Generations Improvements

Kyle Powers, Senior Brand Manager, Tundraland

Evan Ratcliff, Production Manager, Key Residential

Tom Reed, VP and Project Manager, HR Quality Homes

Jeremy Smith, Residential Division Manager, F&S Building Innovations

Mina Starsiak, Co-Owner, Two Chicks and a Hammer

Vic Sun, VP of Client Services, Reborn Cabinets

Rob Van Houten, Renovations Division Manager, Powell Homes & Renovations

Lisa VanZee, Design Manager, Case Design/Remodeling

Brandi Ward, Design Specialist, Roeser Home Remodeling

Tyler Wenkus, COO and Co-Owner, Gonyea Companies 

Adam Wertheimer, Project Leader, BOWA

B.J. Werzyn, Owner, West Shore


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Erika Mosse

Director of Content

Erika Mosse is the director of content for Professional Remodeler. Contact her at emosse@sgcmail.com or 972.803.4014.

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