Jeff Kaliner, CEO of Power Home Remodeling Group (formally Power Windows and Siding) in Chester, Pa., has a proven history to go with a bright future.
The company, which has been family-owned and privately held since 1992, is the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company with more than 500 employees and $130 million in sales, Kaliner said.
Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Power provides energy and cost-saving exterior remodeling solutions to residents throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. These home improvement products include windows, siding, doors, roofing, and attic insulation.
An Inc. 5000 company, Power has served more than 35,000 homeowners. The company was given the 2010 “Top Workplace” award from The Philadelphia Inquirer, and was a recipient of the 2010 Governor’s Discretionary Fund Grant, which has allowed the company to build a new technologically advanced national headquarters and hundreds of new jobs throughout the United States.
Within the next two years, the company projects expansion into new markets, including Long Island, Boston, Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Austin and Houston.
By the end of 2014, the company’s expectations are to be the largest home remodeling company in the country while expanding its product lines to continue to provide energy efficient and environmentally friendly home improvement solutions, according to Kaliner.
“We’ve always had the wherewithal to install roofing, as some of our siding contractors were experienced and certified,” he said. “However, we did not actively solicit that business; rather, we installed roofing upon request of prior customers or customers who wanted a roof in addition to other work we were installing.”
A couple factors played into the decision to promote roofing. ”First, we recognized roofing as a true ‘needs’ item rather than a ‘want’ item,” he said. “Second, our online statistics showed a high percentage of searches for roofing. Considering we are well known as a high quality, exterior remodeler, roofing just fit.”
Kaliner said the company has remained aggressive, both with marketing and sales.
“We continue to hire young, entrepreneurial individuals that desire to achieve great success both financially and internally through encouraged career enhancement,” he said. “We continue to provide top-quality products without sacrificing cost in favor of performance. We operate with integrity, honesty, and intelligence when it comes to customer satisfaction and internal expansion.”
When Kaliner isn’t running the business, he turns to his hobbies: golf, tennis and boating. “While I enjoy those things, and am pretty good at them if I say so myself, I hardly take the time to relax and enjoy,” Kaliner admitted. “I like to lead by example. Nearly 20 years later, I feel bad if I’m not in the office longer than anyone else.”