Awarded the Big 50
Hanson Carlen Construction, specialists in upscale residential design-build, has been named to Remodeling magazine’s annual Big50 List. Hanson Carlen was specifically recognized for “Fine Design” a category honoring builders with high aesthetic standards for their projects. “We are honored to be selected to join this elite group of remodeling professionals,” says David Hanson- one of the company’s principals. “We have been one of Spokane’s finest residential builders for over thirty years, and we were very blessed to be recognized nationally as a top company.”
Every year since 1986 Remodeling magazine has inducted fifty new members into an elite group called the Big50. The name is something of a misnomer since the honor is bestowed on companies of all sizes. The Big50 comprises individuals who demonstrate exemplary business practices, unique design sensibilities, and exceptional management skill, which elevates them above their peers.
Remodeling editors, columnists, industry leaders, and individual companies themselves make the coveted nominations each year. Hanson Carlen was asked to apply for the award by Leah Thayer, the magazine’s Senior Editor in September of 2008. Following a lengthy evaluation process, which includes hundreds of candidates, the final candidates submit financial papers, and end with an intense interview, further narrowing the top companies. Remodeling editors then select the final fifty companies who exemplify the very best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices. Winners are selected in eight categories: Business Savvy, Fine Design, Industry Impact, Market Wise, Movers & Shakers, Niches, Sales and Marketing, and Teamwork. Hanson Carlen was presented the award at a gala dinner at the Remodeling Leadership Conference in Alexandria, Va. on May 15, 2009. Hanson Carlen will be featured in the May issue of Remodeling magazine, a national trade publication read by more than 80,000 professionals.
Remodeling magazine, published by Hanley Wood, LLC, is the leading publication in the home improvement industry. Designed to address the specific concerns of residential remodeling pros, the magazine is both a business tool and an industry leader for the market.