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 David R ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Professional service from respectful contractors. They left the job site clean and met the project deadlines as promised. They also responded to questions in a reasonable time frame. I would recommend them to anyone looking for quality work from a reputable company.
  • Avatar Jason Allen ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Great company. I called S & S after the recent storms in the area caused some damage to my siding. I was a little nervous due to a piece of siding hanging from my cable lines. I spoke to Julian and he reassured me they would be out to take care of things. The guys were out in a timely matter. They were professional, … read more quick, efficient and affordable. Everything is better than new! Thanks Julian and the team! No
  • Avatar ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We recently had our roof redone by S & S. We dealt with Zack who was very professional from start to finish. The roof was done in a little over a day and they left no evidence they were even there (except for the beautiful new roof!)We are very happy with our experience and will definitely be using them again in the … read more future.
  • Avatar ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    WOW. I only write reviews when I am thoroughly impressed. I had such a wonderful experience with S&S. I am very much looking forward to doing business with them again. Gary and Zach are two names that stick out for me, but the entire team--as was the job--deserves acknowledgement.Professional, friendly and very accommodating... … read more even when they didn't have to be!!Thanks S&S! You'll be hearing from me again!
  • Avatar ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Gavin Subers was excellent at reviewing our needs and recommended a Craftbuilt-Aristocrat retractable awning for our residence. We had the work completed in April and couldn't be happier. Joe Paris and his assistant (also named Joe) did a great job on the installation. I highly recommend S & S Remodeling!
  • Avatar ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Would recommend S & S highly. Being a senior citizen and not knowing what is what. I needed a new roof and Zach worked with me and his crew did a phenomenal job. Thank you so much again Zach. Will be calling in the future to get more work done. God Bless, Frank and Ann Marie Dunlap Siermine.

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