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.
Joseph F. Schuler Jr.
Jeff and Scot Troost
Troost Bros. Home Renovations
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.