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Family Owned Business – 69 Years and 4 Generations of Home Remodeling

Family owned business is a term that gets thrown around lightly. At S&S Remodeling Contractors LLC, we’re the true definition.

First Generation
In the spring of 1953, Walt Subers Sr. and two of his sons Walt Jr. and Ray saw a need in Delaware County, Pennsylvania for quality home improvement and remodeling services for residential and commercial customers. They researched the market, interviewed potential customers and suppliers and decided to launch S&S Home Improvement Company later that summer.

In 1953, a gallon of gas cost .11 per gallon, you could buy a new Ford Motor Car for under $2000, and the average American income was $4,011 per year. The phrase, “You’ve come a long way baby!” never has had so much meaning!

Second Generation
Walt Sr. would soon pass away, but like any good father, he would leave a legacy for his sons. Ray Subers (pictured on the right above) would go on to own the company for over 40 years. Ray grew up in a little home in Drexel Hill, and had 6 siblings. At the time, Ray graduated college from Drexel University, and was the first in his family to do so. Likely unforeseen to him, he would pave the way for his children, and his children’s children.

Not only was Ray a business man, but he was also a family man. He had 4 kids, all of whom were taught to prioritize education, and would as well go on to graduate from college. Despite his wife dying in her early 60s, Ray continued to run his family owned business, and never remarried. In 2015 he would retire, and yet again the family owned business would be past on. 5 years later, he would pass away at the age of 83.

Third Generation
Despite being the shortest generation of ownership, this time period ushered in lots of change and innovation. Gary Subers (pictured in the middle above) only officially owned S&S for 5 years. With that being said, he had just as much if not more knowledge and experience than his predecessor. Gary had worked for his father for a few decades before the torch was finally passed. While he decided to retire, the story would continue to be written. Although his father worked into his late 70s, Gary was able to retire at 58, and move to Florida. Luckily, there was a perfect candidate for the position, his eldest son.

Fourth Generation
Great Grandson of the original owner Walt Sr. Gavin Subers (pictured on the left) is now the current owner and operator of S&S Remodeling Contractors LLC. 69 years and 4 generations later, our mission has stayed the same. Offering high quality products with the utmost level of craftsmanship to local homeowners. Gavin Subers, like his grandfather graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a minor in Real Estate, and a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Drexel University.

Working alongside Gavin is his younger brother, and Director of Sales & Marketing, Julian Subers. Typically the family business dynamic has always consisted of a father and a son. This duo of brotherhood has brought in an entirely new age of operation. Equipped with motivation, dedication, technology, fresh ideas, and innovation. At 30 and 25 years old respectively, their age combined doesn’t amount to any of the previous owners. Working with family can be tough,  the two of them aren’t only just business partners, or biological siblings, but they’re good friends as well.

Fifth Generation?
Any Historian will tell you, “History repeats itself.” It’s a safe bet to assume that one day a new generation of Subers will arise. Hopefully, they’re the ones to take us to 100 years of business.

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  • Avatar Kimberly Hoffmam ★★★★★ in the last week
    Thank you S&S for the beautiful deck your team added to our home. Your crew was wonderful they finished the job ahead of schedule and we are now ready for summer. I definitely would recommend you give them a call.
  • Avatar Diane West ★★★★★ in the last week
    Billy did an awesome job installing our door. He was knowledgeable and very pleasant. His experience showed.
    Each person I interacted with, Julian, Nancy, Christian made this a great experience.
    We are very pleased with the quality of the door. I highly recommend S & S remodeling contractors.
  • Avatar Tony Medwid ★★★★★ a week ago
    The project included replacing a wooden porch railing and the exterior of a 3-section bay window. Lenny was the project lead and brought an amazing amount of carpentry skill and resourcefulness to the job. I was especially impressed with his attention to detail and his suggestions for expanding the work scope while staying … read more faithful to the quoted price. We have already recommended S&S to relatives who are looking to rebuild a large kiosk.
  • Avatar Brad Badovick ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I replaced 2 exterior doors in the past with nightmare results. I called S&S Remodeling to replace the main front door based on the Google reviews with the hope that a family business would have better results than a large chain. My wife and I are ecstatic with the results from S&S. Julian, Nancy, Chris and Gavin … read more all made the process seamless. The quality of the door and the workmanship exceeded my expectations. Will be using S&S for future projects.
  • Avatar Meighan Holms ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    S&S did an incredible job on our railings! The whole process from start to finish was excellent! Julian went above and beyond with our consultation, Nancy in the office was so kind and helpful with scheduling and Joe (who installed our railings) was a super star! Joe was so meticulous and did an absolutely beautiful … read more job and was so friendly and professional. We couldn’t be happier!
  • Avatar Christian Fisher ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I called this company in order to have my roof replaced on a Wednesday (the week of a major holiday), and the work was started that Friday. The work was done quickly, at a good price, and I'm happy with our results. I'll definitely be calling these guys for my next project, as they have earned my trust, and my … read more appreciation.

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