Medina Exteriors & Remodeling DBA Simply Distinct Kitchens & Baths Named by REMODELING Magazine to its 2017 Big50 Class of America’s Top Remodelers

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Medina, Ohio (September 12, 2017) –  Medina Exteriors & Remodeling DBA Simply Distinct Kitchens & Baths has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. Each year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 remodeling companies that have set business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.

“To give a sense of how unique this status is, consider there are roughly 92,000 remodeling firms in America with paid staff,” noted Craig Webb, REMODELING’s Editor-in-Chief. “Since 1986, we have selected only about 1,550 firms. That’s 1.7% of all the remodeling businesses in the country.”

“We are honored to receive this distinction,” says Brett Ruiz, President of Medina Exteriors & Remodeling DBA Simply Distinct Kitchens & Baths. “The award recognizes excellence and leadership, and our team is privileged to be named to this select group of remodelers.”

REMODELING editors, columnists, industry leaders, and companies themselves make the nominations each year.  Following a lengthy evaluation and interview process, the editors select the 50 companies who exemplify the best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices.

The Big50 selection process has become increasingly rigorous in recent years, and the result, REMODELING editors believe, is one of the strongest classes to date. “Uniting the 2017 inductees are high standards and a determination to excel. They are taking the opportunity to build or adopt new efficiencies into their systems and processes— ensuring that they are poised to meet their sales, production, and customer-service goals and continue to thrive,” according to REMODELING.

The Big50 awards will be presented at a dinner at the Remodelers Summit and Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Minneapolis. The 2017 Big50 winners will be featured in the September issue of REMODELING, a national trade publication read by more than 150,000 professional remodeling contractors, with longer profiles of the winners posted on the REMODELING website,

REMODELING, published by Hanley Wood, is the leading publication in the home improvement industry. REMODELING has and continues to be the indispensable tool that remodelers cannot do without—delivering the business know-how, product and technical information that home improvement pros need to help make smart decisions that will shape their success.


Medina Exteriors & Remodeling DBA Simply Distinct Kitchens & Baths is a unique evolutionary story combining ethics, trust, team building, and community involvement.  Brett C. Ruiz started Medina Exteriors Inc. in 1992 with a pickup truck and a small home office, with a simple goal of becoming the best roofing, siding, and window company in the area.  Over the next 15 years,  Brett worked to attain this goal and Medina Exteriors became one of the most trusted local names in the roofing, siding, and window market.  Clients began to ask Brett if he did interior work, and, in 2006, the “& Remodeling” was added to the business name.  Over the next several years the interior remodeling side of the business enjoyed the same growth, success, and reputation as the exterior side and developed its own “niche”-  kitchens and baths. With continuous internal training, the staff at Medina Exteriors & Remodeling became experts in kitchen and bath remodeling and improvements.   Medina Exteriors & Remodeling re-invested its knowledge, manpower, experience, and capital into a new 8,000 square foot building. 

After 10 successful years in the kitchen and bath industry, Medina Exteriors & Remodeling needed re-branding.  Consumers were unaware of all Medina Exteriors & Remodeling had to offer. After establishing our brand as the “go to” local company for roofing, siding, windows, and decks, our name did not identify us as the area’s premier kitchen and bath experts. Thus in 2015, we began market research to create a brand identity for our kitchen and bath business.  Armed with a 2,400 square foot showroom and a dedicated kitchen and bath buying group, Medina Exteriors & Remodeling created a divison of the company called Simply Distinct Kitchens & Baths

As of January 1, 2016, Simply Distinct Kitchens & Baths was born as a division of Medina Exteriors & Remodeling.  This re-branding immediately makes a statement – and informs the public of exactly what we do – both exterior and interior remodeling.  Nothing has changed internally.  Our great team (Master Artisans, carpenters, office staff, sales people) continues to function with the same attention to detail that has earned our excellent reputation for quality work.  Two great companies under one roof.


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