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

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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 Michael Dougherty ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    S&S has replaced all of our windows as well as our siding, all the work was completed quickly and look great!! They clean up after very well too. Julian is a great person to work with!!!
  • Avatar Sandra Toth ★★★★★ a month ago
    We have been using S&S for years - they have done our roofing, siding, windows & doors. We always get top notch service and love supporting local family businesses. We would not hesitate to recommend them. Their installer Chris is awesome to work with!
  • Avatar Syed Rizwan Ali ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Julian, Gavin and team are one of the best contractors in the area. They know their stuff, are honest and transparent. They work hard to ensure their customers are satisfied. They not only finished my project on time, but did everything they said they would and some more without any additional cost. I would highly recommend … read more S&S. They’ve been in business for multiple generations and stand behind their work.
  • Avatar Lance Minka ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Installed 2 windows and 2 doors in less than 2 days at my condo. The whole process was very professional. I contacted a total of 6 contractors and S&S were the only ones that were willing and able of giving me a quote. Julian came over and walked me through all my options and the process from start to finish. Chris … read more the only installer was exceptional and very detail oriented. Overall very happy with the results and would recommend them to anyone looking to get remodeling work done.
  • Avatar Jessica Mesaros ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Honestly the whole process was seamless! Everyone from Julian, Gavin, Nancy, To Chris was very professional, reachable, and great to work with. We love our new doors and they came super fast! Chris the contractor was awesome
  • Avatar Love Stuffins ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Julian and the team at S&S Remodeling Contractors are fantastic! Working with them to update the exterior of my vacation home was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. From the initial consultation to the final installation, they were knowledgeable, professional, and a pleasure to work with. The quality of their … read more work is top-notch, and my new roof, siding, windows, and doors have brought new life to my home. I would highly recommend S&S Remodeling Contractors to anyone looking to update their home's exterior. Thanks, Julian, for a job well done!

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