Talking TOP 500 No. 14: Michael Hoy, CEO and Ed Weinfurtner, Executive Chairman — Great Day Improvements

by Patrick OToole

Among the handful of truly fast-growing home improvement companies—those with plans to grow to be national in scope—Great Day Improvements offers a different path. The company is growing with a ground level, entrepreneurial strategy, and with a deep appreciation for what it takes to run a successful home improvement firm. To that end, companies that have been acquired by Great Day are operated by their prior owners, who are kept in place and who continue their respective visions for growth.

Last year Great Day generated $1.1 billion in revenue on 70,099 jobs and ranked No. 5 on the most recent TOP 500. They go to market as Champion Windows, Universal Windows Direct, Stanek, Your Home Improvement Company among others.

Their two top executives joined the podcast to talk about the evolution of Great Day into a fast growing powerhouse and its plans for the future.

Michael Hoy is Chief Executive Officer. He Joined Great Day as CEO in 2015 and has driven the of growth at the Company for the past 8 years. Previously he served in a variety of leadership positions at Renewal by Andersen, Pella, BMC/Stock Building Supply, and 84 Lumber, and he was recently recognized as a Home Improvement Industry “Legend” by the HIMs peer group that is part of Dave Yoho Associates.

Ed Weinfurtner is Executive Chairman and Lead investor/owner at Great Day. He led acquisition of Great Day in 2014 and is actively involved in building the business, and leading Great Day’s mergers and acquisitions. Ed is a Harvard graduate and a career entrepreneur who has owned and operated several privately held businesses in variety of industries in addition to Great Day over the past 45 years. QR

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