Pro Remodeler

More than 90,000 residential remodeling professionals — of which 100% are authorized to purchase and specify materials — rely upon the editorial integrity of Pro Remodeler magazine. Together with Pro Builder, the publications' print and digital offerings have earned several prestigious recognitions, including the Jesse H. Neal Award for excellence in business journalism, a Multiplatform Presentation of the Year Award and Website of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE).


Michael Anschel

Principal, O+A Design + Build + Architecture

Michael, a nationally recognized expert on Green design, remodeling and building, writes, trains, and speaks for various publications and events around the world. His building assemblies have been published in numerous publications including the US Department of Energy. He is the owner of OA Design+Build an award winning nationally celebrated design build and architecture firm, and CEO of Verified Green Inc. which consults with Local Government, product manufacturers, suppliers, builders, and architects on Green building. Michael led the effort to develop MN GreenStar, and is past-president of the national GreenStar Alliance. He also teaches Green Building at Boston Architectural College.

Drew Barto

Director of Content, Home Improvement, Pro Remodeler

In his previous position as Director of Marketing for award-winning Energy Swing Windows, Drew helped the family-owned business become a primetime player in the Pittsburgh market by outsmarting the national brands with bigger budgets. He has achieved this by mastering a mix of old media (direct mail & radio) and new media (Facebook advertising) with laser-focused targeted audience selection. By analyzing customer data, Drew knows who to reach and how to reach them with the most cost effective methods. Applying this approach to Facebook advertising has resulted in generating appointments and list building opportunities with previously unmined prospects.

Cindy Cipriani

VP of Sales, Cipriani Remodeling Solutions

Cindy Cipriani is VP of Sales for New Jersey-based Cipriani Remodeling Solutions, a design-build remodeler with close to $9 million in annual revenue. In addition to remodeling, her passion for helping professionals achieve a healthier work/life balance led her to become a business and wellness coach 12 years ago. Cipriani is a sought-after speaker and author of The 5C Solution: Discover Clarity & Confidence in Times of Change. She has been honored by the CEO Report's Mid-Atlantic Women's Leadership Award, Philadelphia Business Journal's Women of Distinction, and South Jersey's Entrepreneur awards

Ken Combs

President, CQC Home

When you look up “American Dream” you will find a picture of Ken Combs. He climbed out of an orphanage and held every job in residential construction from laborer to carpenter to project manager before launching CQC at the age of 24. 15 years later, starting with nothing but a tool bag and a truck, he built himself an 8 million dollar company affording a 7 figure lifestyle that demanded 80-100 hours per week from him. Knowing this was unsustainable and too smart to spend another 15 years grinding it out for the answers on his own, he hired his first COO and together they reorganized a company that grew revenue by 50%, gross profit by 57%, net profit by 400%, reduced Ken's time to a sustainable 40 hours per week and more importantly, built a company culture that reproduced Ken's magic, commitment and problem solving creating a company of “founders” in every role that runs with or without the actual founder.

Jane Dzielski

Principal Analytical Lead, Google

Jane Dzielski has over a decade of experience in statistical modeling and data analytics. She is known for taking complex, mathematical concepts and turning them into compelling, narrative-driven insights. In her free time she enjoys reading, fitness classes and trying cuisine from around the world.

Larry Green

Founder, Executive Chair, System Pavers

Larry Green is the Founder and Executive Chair of System Pavers, a native of South Africa, a serial entrepreneur, avid global traveler and a passionate advocate for the role and value of outdoor living and home improvement.

His company is headquartered in Orange County, California and serves homeowners across Southern and Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Texas and is the largest residential outdoor living design and construction firm in the USA.
Larry is constantly focused on learning and staying abreast of business changes and new technologies to drive industry disruption, scale and business modernization.

Larry’s advisory board roles include – Fuscoe Engineering, and Ubuntu Travel Group.

Larry serves as Vice Chair on the board of the African Wildlife Foundation and has been an active member of YPO since 1989.

Tom Houghton

Owner/Lead Consultant, Round Peg Solutions, LLC

Awarded Pro Remodeler magazine's “Forty Under 40” in 2022, marketing and business expert Tom Houghton is a seasoned speaker, consultant, and business strategist. Tom delivers high-energy presentations that challenge audiences to level up their skills by leveraging technology and applying creative solutions to maximize their businesses.

Tom uses his vast experience from a number of different industries, humor, and proven processes to educate audiences on marketing and business topics. He pulls from living in diverse places such as London, England; Hollywood, California; and Omaha, Nebraska to make his messages land with people from all walks of life. He has built businesses from the ground up and worked for major corporations sifting from the best of both worlds to combine crucial information for businesses of all sizes.

Most recently, Tom has put his professional talents at work for Bearded Builders, a remodeling company based in Omaha, Nebraska. In one year, he was able to turn the business around from losing money to producing the highest revenue and profit ever at the company. Because of his passion for sharing knowledge and helping others, Tom now consults with remodeling and construction companies to help the industry continue to improve at large. Tom shares countless, valuable lessons learned from hands on experience for other remodeling companies to grow and streamline their business.

Allison Iantosca

Owner/President, F.H. Perry Builder

In 2008 Allison purchased F.H. Perry Builder from her father and has proudly carried on the tradition of success through strength—strength of character, knowledge, integrity, building well and strength of relationships. She is passionately involved in a range of Boston and Metro West Charities and non-profits and has been recognized for her leadership and business acumen by Boston Future Leaders, Banker and Tradesman, the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston and others.

Duane Johns

Regional Partner, Alair Homes and Host, Builder Nuggets podcast

Duane Johns has been dedicated to elevating professionalism in the construction industry for over 25 years. He entered the construction industry over 30 years ago working on oceanfront estates in The Hamptons on Long Island, New York. After honing his skills and being involved in all aspects of high-end custom construction, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1996 and started a general contracting business with Roger Ketchum. He is currently the co-host of the Builder Nuggets podcast, co-owner of Alair Homes Charlotte, and Regional Developer for Alair Homes.

Vince Nardo

President, Reborn Cabinets

Vince Nardo is President of a family-owned 35-plus year old kitchen and bath remodeling firm located in Orange County, California. Winner of many industry awards, Reborn has been recognized as a Top Workplace by Inc. Magazine's fastest-growing companies in America, and winner of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Ethics. Vince and his family have grown Reborn to over 400 team members with six locations throughout California and Nevada, completing over 4,000 kitchen and bath remodels each year.

Tom Kelly

Owner, Neil Kelly Company

Tom Kelly served as president of the country's largest design-build remodeling company, Neil Kelly Company, for 43 years before retiring in 2022. Kelly expanded the company into five fast-growing locations throughout the Northwest, and today, more than 200 employees and thousands of satisfied clients benefit from his innovative vision and deft management style. During his time as president, Neil Kelly Company became a green trailblazer through LEED-certified custom homes and Neil Kelly locations, in addition to achieving B-Corp status. Known for his service to the community, Tom recently chaired the Portland Development Commission (aka Prosper Portland). Among other accolades, Tom was recognized with the Volunteers of America of Oregon DePriest Award and the Fred Case Award for Entrepreneur of the Year.

Ty Melton

Founder, Melton Design Build

Ty Melton founded Melton Design Build in 1993. Today, both Ty and Melton Design Build have become household names when it comes to residential and commercial renovation in Boulder County. He has worked with the city and county of Boulder to develop green building practices and is an active member of Remodeler's Advantage, a national roundtable group where some of the best remodelers in the nation work together throughout the year to share best practices, ideas and insights for running a top-notch remodeling firm.

Mark Richardson

Author & Industry Advisor

Mark Richardson is an author, columnist, and business growth strategist. Mark began his career selling remodeling and pioneered the design-build remodeling business model. He is a member of the NAHB Remodeling Hall of Fame, a Fellow at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, and was named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Construction and Real Estate. He is the author of the best-selling books, "How Fit Is Your Business," "Fit To Grow," and "The Art of Time Mastery."

Bobby Vickers

Partner at Doorvana

Bobby Vickers most recently served as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Brennan Enterprises, an exterior remodeling company specializing in window and door replacement in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. He believes a good CMO knows where a business needs to be in three years, while the best CMOs drive their businesses to where they need to be in three years. The difference between the two is action. Vickers consistently exceeds his lofty goals in the remodeling industry by engaging his audiences, invigorating his teams to grow, and keeping the revenue flowing. He excels at digital marketing and is at the forefront of the latest technology trends and best practices. A peer has described Vickers as “...approachable, knowledgeable, multifaceted, and driven…with the receipts to prove it.”