PureTree Named by REMODELING Magazine to its 2018 Big50


                                        Class of America’s Top Remodelers


Corpus Christi, TX (August 15, 2018) – PureTree Construction, LLC has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. Each year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 remodeling companies who have made an impact in their community or the industry at large through exemplary business practices and craftsmanship—setting exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity. Big50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.

“To get a sense of how unique this status is, consider there are roughly 98,000 remodeling firms in America with paid staff,” noted Craig Webb, REMODELING’s Editor-in-Chief. “Since 1986, we have selected only about 1,600 firms. That’s just 1.6% of all the remodeling businesses in the country today.”

“We are honored to receive this distinction,” says James Maddalone, Owner/CEO of PureTree. REMODELING editors, columnists, industry leaders, and companies themselves make the nominations each year. Following a lengthy evaluation and interview process, the editors select the 50 companies for the year that exemplify the best in the industry that offer proven practices for other remodelers to emulate.

This year’s Big50 includes full-service remodelers, home improvement firms, insurance restoration firms, and specialists in specific parts of the homes, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Some have a history going back decades, while others are just a few years old. “There’s no single strategy here and no lack of competitors for their services,” REMODELING’s introduction to the list declares. “What Big50 firms share is a culture that celebrates employees and customer service above all.”

The Big50 awards will be presented at a dinner at the Remodelers Summit and Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in New Orleans. The 2018 Big50 winners are featured in the August-September issue of REMODELING, a national trade publication read by more than 150,000 professional remodeling contractors. Full-text profiles of the winners are posted on the REMODELING website, remodelingmag.com.

REMODELING, published by Hanley Wood, is the leading publication in the home improvement industry. REMODELING has and continues to be the indispensable tool that remodelers cannot do without—delivering the business know-how, product and technical information that home improvement professionals need to help make smart decisions that will shape their success.

PureTree is the premier design & build remodeling company in the Corpus Christi, Texas area, guaranteeing personalized turn key projects for their clients.  







For years, James Maddalone offered his clients box cabinets for their remodels. Ultimately, he realized those cabinets were unable to fulfill all of his customers’ needs. So he started custom-building his own.

That was five years ago. Now the company has its own woodworking shop, called PureTree Woodworking, which makes custom cabinets and furniture for PureTree projects. The sole job of the craftsmen who staff the shop is to build and finish the items they create.

Maddalone says the shop gives his company a leg up on the competition, in part because PureTree’s setup allows it to be a one-stop shop for clients. There’s no need for clients, or Maddalone’s team for that matter, to coordinate with a third-party manufacturer.

To help further grow his company, Maddalone is looking at ways he could eventually change his role in his firm.

“A successful business is not hinging on one person,” he says. “It will run based on a team.”

To accomplish this, he is hiring for a specific management style and training people on his team to adhere to that style. Hiring these people, according to Maddalone, will allow him to take a more visionary role for his company, which he plans to have forever.“I don’t think I plan to leave,” he says. “I have to lead and have a team that can execute what needs to be done daily.”    To read article from original source please visit  

 James Maddalone

PureTree Renovations and Remodeling,

Corpus Christi, TX

Years in Business: 10

2017 Volume: $ 1.2 million

Staff: 18

PureTree specializes in complete home renovations & remodeling 

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