CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Home Remodeling Group, one of the nation's largest home remodeling companies, has been recognized by Inc. magazine in their annual Hire Power Award ranking of businesses that are positively impacting the U.S. economy through job creation. With 126 jobs created from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, Power was honored as the No. 2 job creator in the construction industry and the No. 3 job creator in the state of Pennsylvania where the company is headquartered.
"We're extremely honored to be recognized as a top job creator in both the construction industry and in the state of Pennsylvania for the second consecutive year," said Asher Raphael, Power's chief strategy officer. "We're proud to have created more than 700 new, green jobs at Power since 2008 — and we look forward to creating more career opportunities as our company continues to expand in new markets across the country."
Power is one of 437 private companies that were chosen as Hire Power Award honorees this year, leading the way to job creation in America. Honorees from 25 industries including construction, healthcare, financial services, human resources and IT created more than 69,000 jobs in the 18-month eligibility period. This number becomes even more impressive when compared to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that only 222,000 total full-time jobs were added in 2012.
"For the second year in a row, we are pleased to recognize the employers who are putting Americans back to work," says Eric Schurenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. "The Hire Power Awards are the only awards that single out job creators. We think it's fitting to pay tribute to company founders not just for their business prowess but also for their immense contribution to the welfare of U.S. workers and the vitality of the U.S. economy."
The Inc. Hire Power Awards are for US-based, private companies (both for profit and non-profit) that were founded in 2011 or earlier and have employed at least 10 full-time, U.S.-based employees as of December 31, 2012. A complete list of winners can be found at http://www.inc.com/hire-power.
About Power Home Remodeling Group
Family-owned since 1992, Power Home Remodeling Group is the nation's fifth largest home remodeling company with more than 1,200 employees and $170 million in sales. Headquartered in Chester, Pa., Power provides energy-saving and environmentally friendly exterior remodeling solutions to residents across the country, including Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC. An Inc. 5000 company, Power has served more than 87,000 homeowners and is recognized as a home improvement leader by its two-time "Dealer of the Year" award from Window and Door Magazine and was named the top remodeler on Professional Remodeler's 2013 Market Leaders Philadelphia list. For more information please visit PowerHRG.com, or follow the company on Twitter @PowerHRG and Facebook at facebook.com/PowerHRG.
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