May 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // BAKERSFIELD, California - DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Bakersfield has been named to "Remodeling" magazine's Big50 list, which celebrates remodeling businesses nationwide whose expertise, business practices, professionalism and success make them role models for the industry. DreamMaker was one of just two California contractors to make the exclusive list. The honor was announced May 8.
It's part of a string of honors for DreamMaker of Bakersfield owners Patty and Everett Gray, who also have been named the favorite contractor by readers of the Bakersfield Californian for two years in a row, and whose work has earned awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
"We are ecstatic about it," says Patty Gray, Chief Stewarding Officer for the business. "I'm humbled by it because I know the standard of professionalism it demands. You can't be a status-quo contractor and make the Big50. You have to stand apart."
Everett Gray has been a California State Licensed General Contractor since 1983, and the couple started their DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen franchise in 2003. They say the franchise's systems helped them go from very good to exceptional. "They polished us up to a higher standard that took us to the next level," says Everett.
The Grays' business is the 13th DreamMaker franchise to be named to the Big50 list since Remodeling magazine started publishing it in 1998.
"The Grays are great people, and I'm thrilled that their excellence is being recognized," says DreamMaker President Doug Dwyer. "They take the time to know their customers and understand their dreams and their needs. That caring is reflected in the outstanding results they deliver and in the number of customers who refer them to friends or come back when they are ready to remodel other rooms."
The Grays and their team consult with customers at their Design Center, 5880 District Blvd., Suite 19
(Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 661-837-1117).
DreamMaker has 34 franchise locations nationwide and is seeking more great partners to bring its remodeling services to new markets. For information, and to read an interview with Patty and Everett Gray, visit dreammakerfranchise.com.