Out of college, Larry Rych was a high school physics teacher. During his summers, he had a side business—Rych Handcrafted Interiors—of painting, wallpapering, building cabinetry and remodeling. In 1980, he left teaching, and Rych Handcrafted Interiors became a full-time remodeling business out of the home Rych shared with his wife and two children. Clients came through word-of-mouth, but it wasn’t long before he realized that he didn’t want to be setting bathtubs at 50 and needed to prepare for the future. He started looking for an existing business that needed a new CEO. The founding business partner of a remodeling company, Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. (incorporated in 1966), was looking to retire, and Rych stepped into his position. The company also designed and built vanities, kitchen cabinets and countertops. Under his leadership, the company continues the tradition of being a full-service, design and remodeling company that offers full customization services.