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This page compiles many of the podcasts, videos, and articles I've been featured in. Enjoy!


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9 Pros Named Home Improvement 'Legends'

The Legends of the Home Improvement Industry Awards were recently held in Baltimore, where nine home improvement pros were honored. The event, held in conjunction with the Sales & Marketing Executive Symposium, has been held every few years since its launch in 2000.

Nominations are submitted by peers from around the industry; then... continue reading.

Hansons Holding Partners with Private Equity Firm to Fuel Growth

Brian Elias, founder and CEO of Hansons Holdings LLC, said the company spent about three months vetting equity partners to grow the company before Detroit-based Huron Capital Partners LLC acquired a controlling interest in Hansons this October. "I realized that I am an entrepreneur, not a CEO," Elias said. "It was time to take on somebody that can take my business to the next level." ... continue reading.

2013 Big50
Brian Elias
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“I like to put my hooks where the fish are,” says Brian Elias, founder, owner, president, and media star for 1-800-Hansons, a Michigan company that has made a specialty of adapting sales and marketing methods that work in other industries to its own window, siding, and roofing business. Hansons has expanded sales every year of the recession in one of the toughest markets in the U.S., and has steadily expanded geographically, too... continue reading.

Hansons CEO Earns Top Business Award
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Brian Elias, founder and CEO of 1-800-HANSONS, has been selected by Remodeling magazine to receive the Remodeling Big50 award, a national designation only few receive. This year’s recipients were treated to a VIP red carpet gala dinner at the Remodeling Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. in May. The 2013 Big50 winners are featured in the May issue of Remodeling, a national trade publication... continue reading.

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The Life of Brian: Brian Elias Receives the 2012 Fred Case Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Good luck trying to keep up with Brian Elias. As president and owner of 1-800-Hansons, a multimillion dollar replacement company headquartered in Troy, Mich., Elias moves from one office to the next at his company’s headquarters, all the while navigating through a bevy of employees and any number of problems and opportunities... continue reading

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Crain's 40 Under 40
Brian Elias, 34

Biggest achievement: Moving my company into a new office this year.

Current goal: To expand the company's concept of providing high-quality windows at low prices to other markets in the nation. Brian Elias didn't let his youth get in the way of building a successful business. At 23, Elias started Hansons' Windows & Siding Inc. in Fraser with $5,000 he had saved from a job selling windows... continue reading.

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