Professional Remodeler magazine recently posted its annual list of 40 Under 40 remodeling industry super stars on its website, ProRemodeler.com. Sophie Villeneuve, Project Development Manager, of Lagois Design Build Renovate is among the honorees.
Nominations set a new record this year, illustrating the depth of talent among this collective of future, and present, industry leaders. A panel of Professional Remodeler editors selected the winners, based on both personal and professional accomplishments.
“Sophie is an amazing individual, personally and professionally. Sophie joined our team in 2007 as an Architectural designer. I was immediately impressed with her attention to detail. As her experience evolved she was able to communicate her thoughts/issues in such a manner that her voice was heard, yet had team buy-in, and management buy-in,” says Herb Lagois, President of Lagois Design Build Renovate. “She is an invaluable member of our team and we are all immensely proud of her receiving this well-deserved recognition.”
Sophie became our Production Development Manager in 2012. As such, she oversees sales, the development of designs, applications for permits and minor variances, budget estimates, finish selections, tendering sub-contractors, construction contract development/negotiation; in short, everything required until handover to actual construction. She is a member of the GOHBA Renovation Council and AATO – Ottawa Chapter of which she is a past chapter chair.
This year’s class represents all regions of the United States as well as Canada and spans an age range of 22 to 39 years. Its members include 13 women and 27 men who are involved in all aspects of the remodeling and home improvement industry, from design and construction, to production and project management, to sales and marketing. Their business cards show such titles as president, partner, owner, CEO, vice president, director and manager.
These progressive young leaders have helped their companies to diversify, gain niche clients, boost productivity, grow their profits, and update or replace existing technology to establish best practices in project and revenue tracking, along with employee training.
Many of the class members started their own companies while in their 20s, are active in community service, and have volunteered their talents to such projects as Habitat for Humanity, constructing handicap ramps, and rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina.
To learn more about the extraordinary 40 Under 40 Class of 2015 honorees, view their profiles online here.