Our Moms Said We Were Cute?
This page is for you slightly superficial types who need to know what our company members look like before you’ll consider hiring them. Hey, we’re not knocking you! We’d do it, too.
You will see that while some of us are great at guttering and others of us are wonderful at windows; some are remarkable marketers and others are darn good drywallers. We are all very special in our own little ways. (Cute, isn’t it?)
Pat Strand, Head Chef- 15 Years
Meat & Taters: Small Business Entrepreneur; CR License; Marvin Installation Certified; NARI Member
Life Story: Working tirelessly, day in and day out, to bring sexy back to the remodeling industry, is our fearless leader Pat Strand. Pat set out years ago to earn his lot in life as a cabana boy in South America. When that didn’t work out, he stumbled upon something he was actually good at: Home Remodeling (he’s even earned his CR License to prove it). Somehow, in the midst of all his wildly important, award winning home renovation work, he managed to land him a hot, smart, fairly normal wife who seems to really like him. Pat and Christina have recently joined the home-ownership club and are getting ready to turn those smoking hot remodeling skills inward. Of course they got a fixer-upper, did you really need to ask?
Hobby: Skydiving & biking.
Pet Peeve: “Mowing. I miss my loft.”
Guilty Pleasure: “My Vitamix. I use it everyday. Sometimes, I use it twice a day.”
Special Secret: Pat receives weekly coupons in the mail from JoAnn’s Fabrics and Hobby Lobby… and he uses them. (It’s for his knitting, next time you see him ask how his latest afghan is coming along.)
Jake Matthew, Residential Renaissance Man- 2 1/2 Years
Meat and Taters: Certified Marvin Specialist, Sales Consultant, Project Manager, Customer Service Fanatic
Life Story: Jake’s pet peeve list was so long, he never got around to writing his bio. So everyone needs to email him daily until he turns it in. It’s like a contest to see who can be the most annoying… The prize? You get to learn about the mystery man in the pink inflatable rowboat. For now we’ll say, he’s single, he likes sports and beer and is the best window guy this side of the Mississippi.
Hobby: Golf, BBQ, cooking, tailgating
-The term “pet peeve” – it annoys me to say or hear
-Misuse of your, you’re; there, their and they’re
-People who drive their vehicle (especially bicycles and mopeds) extremely slow in front
of me. If your vehicle is unable to achieve and maintain the speed limit, please do not
operate it on the same road as me. Thank you.
-The name “Sporting Kansas City” – Seriously guys, of all the possibilities in the
universe, this is the name we end up with??
-“Reality” TV shows
-Being limited to a list of only 10 pet peeves
Petr Simcak, The Okno Man- 5 Years
Meat & Taters: Marvin Window Certified Installer
Life Story: Introducing, Mr. Popularity: Petr was born in the Czech Republic. We are forever grateful that he somehow landed in our neck of the woods. Petr has a wife, a daughter and 2 dogs. Petr’s personality and skill have awarded him “fan-favorite” status with our clients.
Hobby: In addition to traveling, playing sports and relaxing, Petr likes to keep his eye out for really great bumper stickers. His favorite to date: “It’s not how you pick your nose but where you put the booger.” That’s right, we claim him.
Pet Peeve: Petr is too nice to have any pet peeves. But here’s something you should know: Petr doesn’t like pie. I know, right? You know the guy’s gotta be extremely good at his craft for us to allow such an individual into our clan.
Special Skill: Perfect English.
Special Secret: Petr wishes he could be his dog. Don’t we all?