Larry Chavez didn’t really set out in life to develop a remodeling empire. But after taking a chance on doing sunrooms – a business that did not exactly take off, but rather was seized by his investors – Chavez quickly forgot about his accounting career and forged ahead. Jump ahead 26 years and DreamStyle Remodeling is now operating in five states, all run from its gleaming, $4.5 million showroom and offices that the company opened in 2014.
“The big thing was 10 years ago when we became the Renewal by Andersen affiliate here in New Mexico,” Chavez said from his window-lined corner office that frames the Sandias. “That has become our core business.” Now DreamStyle Remodeling owes some 80 percent of its business – which is expected to gross between $80 and $100 million this year – to Andersen, he said.
A homeowner’s dream
Walking into the 20,000-square-foot showroom and office complex in the Renaissance Center is a dream for homeowners wanting to do anything their house, large or small. Everything from cabinet knobs to complete kitchen makeovers are tastefully displayed. Of course, there’s generous space for Renewal by Andersen Windows & Patio Doors. Several different Four Seasons Sunrooms offer interesting inside-outside living options, and can be accompanied by one of the large selection of Cal Spas Hot Tubs & Swim Spas.