Quality Tops the List for October’s Remodeler of the Month

Filed in Awards, Design, Remodeling by on October 24, 2016 3 Comments

The most effective method of giving someone a piece of business advice is to keep it short and sweet. That’s certainly the case for one Colorado remodeler, who says the best advice he ever received was to “show up and care.”

Mark Q is the NAHB Remodeler of the Month for October.

Mark Queripel is the NAHB Remodeler of the Month for October.

That remodeler is Mark Quéripel, principal architect and interior designer of MQ Architecture & Design based in Boulder. Showing up and caring may sound like a simple phrase, but it stayed with Quéripel because, for him, it encompasses the fundamental goal of a successful business: Keep the customer happy.

Quéripel has been selected as the NAHB Remodeler of the Month for October largely because of his ability to build strong relationships with his customers. Doing so, he says, requires a focus on timeliness, attentiveness and above all, quality.

“We’re focused on steady revenue while utilizing the highest design quality,” Quéripel said in a recent Q&A for Qualified Remodeler. “Due to local energy standards and the increasing energy efficiency requirements, most of our clients will often choose to limit home size because they would rather invest more in quality.”

Beyond the quality of design and craftsmanship, he also recognizes the importance of developing a high-quality marketing plan. Much of that has involved making improvements to his company website, as well as continually maintaining relevant social media networks. Doing so has led to a steadily growing book of business.

“Our team has been able to produce quality products and solutions at a faster rate than our larger competitors,” Quéripel said. “Yet with workload increasing, we’re adding staff [and] we’re concentrating on referrals from our professional network.”

Another big component of Quéripel’s professional network is his involvement with NAHB Remodelers, which has helped connect him with other remodelers with whom he can exchange ideas.

“NAHB Remodelers is an incredible group of industry experts that provides many networking opportunities,” Quéripel said. “Through it, I’ve created many lifelong friendships.”

Just by showing up and caring—whether at a job site or at a networking event—Quéripel continues to find opportunities to refine and showcase the quality of his craft.

If you know a professional remodeler who takes remodeling to the next level, nominate him or her for NAHB Remodeler of the Month.


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  1. Bill says:

    Congrats on your earning this distinction in a very competitive market/ with many competent competitors! Wish you continued suscess … BillG

  2. Doug Walter says:

    Congratulations, Mark! You are very deserving, having spent decades promoting high quality design for new and remodels in our Colorado market.

  3. Mark is the quintessential industry professional from whom we can all learn!
    Mark continues to set exceptional standards that can be attained through focus, attention to detail, innovation and the willingness to create success for every customer!
    Congratulations to this fabulous industry professional and member of our Home Builders Association of Metro Denver!

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