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When scoring our Top 50 Builder applicants, we look at several categories. Besides residential construction revenue, we look at staff management, web presence, industry involvement and community service. Of the Top 50 Builders, these scored the highest in each of the non-revenue categories:

Top 10 Staff Management

No company resource carries more value than great employees. For this reason, a company's staff management score plays a heavy hand in determining placement and rank on the Top 50 list. This score combines company tenure with the quality of its training program. The companies below, listed in alphabetical order, earned the 10 highest staff management scores.

Top 10 Training

For this score, companies were judged on industry certifications and college/university degrees held by the staff, along with the thoroughness and structure of each company's training approach. The firms below, listed in alpha order, reported an astonishing number of certifications and class hours, as well as generous, carefully considered training periods for new employees and substantial investment in continuing education.

Top 10 Industry Involvement

A cohesive industry is a strong one. And companies that network with others, both inside and outside the industry, benefit from the connections in innumerable ways. For this category, applicants reported their involvement in professional associations and organizations within the pool/spa industry, as well as in peripheral fields. These 10 builders, listed alphabetically, showed the most commitment in this regard.

Top 10 Community Involvement

Not only does a commitment to community show good citizenship, but it can add depth and breadth to a company's marketing and outreach. These 10 companies, listed alphabetically, received the highest scores for community involvement. They channel the same proactivity to their causes as they do to business: This group tended to donate and build whole pools, organize elaborate fundraisers and sponsor their own staff's volunteer outings.