Remodeling 50 - Big 50

Remodeling 50 

Big 50

Jeff (left) has an architectural degree and Scott (right), one in fine arts. Together, they have a great eye for good design. They moved into a showroom/office three years ago. It will soon include a house façade, not quite full scale, that showcases a variety of products. Their community visibility brings in a dozen leads a day, and before the year started, they had sold almost half a million dollars in business. “Remodeling is going to increase within three years, tremendously, because there’s no land lefton Staten Island,” Scot says. – J.F.S.

Jeff (left) has an architectural degree and Scott (right), one in fine arts. Together, they have a great eye for good design. They moved into a showroom/office three years ago. It will soon include a house façade, not quite full scale, that showcases a variety of products.

Their community visibility brings in a dozen leads a day, and before the year started, they had sold almost half a million dollars in business. “Remodeling is going to increase within three years, tremendously, because there’s no land lefton Staten Island,” Scot says. – J.F.S.

The best of the best: That is what the REMODELING editors set out to find each year for the incoming Big50 class. Recipients of this coveted award can’t just be good. They must be excellent – and excellent when measured against their highest-quality competitors. They lead the industry in business acumen and customer service. running exciting and dynamic companies that stand as models for the industry. Read on to meet them.

SENIOR EDITORS:
Jim Cory
Nina Patel
Joseph F. Schuler Jr.

ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Hayden Alfano
David Zuckerman

MANAGING EDITOR:
Christy Hartman

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
Sal Alfano

Jeff and Scot Troost
Troost Bros. Home Renovations
Full-service remodeling
8 years in business
2003 volume: $1.5 million
staff: 4 office, 11 field

The Troost brothers are well-known on Staten Island’s north shore, where a half dozen architects refer them such jobs as roof-raising additions. 

Prompted by small lots and lack of affordable land, it’s not uncommon to add four bedrooms atop a former ranch house. 

The Troosts also refinish attics, do siding and roofing, and light commercial work- 100 jobs a year in all, averaging $15,000.