Homeowners see what happens at their home on a daily basis, whether its Crimson’s Project Manager, Tim Pearn, directing subcontractors, meeting inspectors, setting cabinetry or even daily clean-up (yes, he sweeps!).
They work with Crimson’s Design Coordinator, Carolyn, on a number of selections a homeowner is given – about 30 selections for a kitchen project, for instance. The selection process can be overwhelming, and Carolyn works hard to put homeowners at ease and to ensure they are selecting items to fit their lifestyle and budget.
Homeowners also work with Neil and Joel on all aspects of the project. Our hands-on owners make clients their top priority; checking in with them from the very first meeting until the final walk-thru and even after as part of our 1 Year Remodelers Warranty.
But there is one last member of the Crimson Team who has the least contact with clients – and sadly the only real contact Crimson’s Office Manager, Jen, does have is to send out invoices to clients. You can imagine how well liked poor Jen is!
Jen has been a member of the Crimson team for 5 years. She’s the one who (almost) always answers phone calls and in general ‘holds down the fort’ at Crimson Design & Construction.
But what exactly does that mean? What is it that Jen does all day?
Jen has a variety of behind the scenes job duties that help each job run legally, smoothly and happily. From assisting Joel on permit submissions to ordering our clients’ final selections to arranging on site material deliveries to being diligent that all subcontractors working on our jobs have signed proposals (subcontracts), current licenses and insurance and waivers of lien for each job they perform for Crimson.
While Jen is not actively meeting with Clients or visiting jobsites don’t think it means Jen doesn’t know or care what is going on throughout each project. The Crimson Team has weekly meetings in the office to review each job’s progress. Jen also reviews the schedule of each job for ordering and invoicing purposes.
Jen enjoys any connection she is able to form with Crimson’s Clients. She said, “I love when current and past clients call me and say ‘Hi Jen!’ like they are happy to talk with me. It makes my day that they include me in their lives, some by sending me emails or others who are so kind to ask about my daughter. I truly care about each project and each client.”
Feel free to contact Jen any time at the office. She is here to support the whole Crimson Team, and our Clients are also a part of our team! Jen can be reached by calling the office at 630-355-9070 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crimson Design & Construction wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!
Qualified Remodeler Magazine has selected Crimson Design & Construction as one of the Top 500 remodelers in the country for the 4th consecutive year!
Crimson is extremely honored to be recognized by our industry peers as a leader in sales volume, years in business, association membership, certifications, industry awards and community service.
Neil Kristianson said, “We are used to getting positive feedback from our clients about their individual project. But it’s great to be recognized by our industry for Crimson Design & Construction as a whole. To get this recognition four years in a row is extremely gratifying.”
See the full 2012 list here.
On Saturday August 25th Aussie native Anthony Snape performed a private show at Neil’s home and the entire Crimson team was in attendance!
Neil and his wife, Jennine, advocated for Anthony to travel from Nashville to Illinois to perform a tent show in their backyard. They met Anthony late last year when he performed as Tommy Emmanuel’s opening act at a show they attended. Read Experiencing Artist Anthony Snape here.
Neil and Jennine were excited to share Anthony’s talent with their family and friends. Jennine said, “Music is a major part of our lives and we are thrilled when we stumble upon someone like Anthony who is this talented and kind-hearted. It would be a shame to not share him with our family and friends.”
Crimson employee Carolyn Bell agreed, “Anthony is extremely talented yet so down to earth. He shared the stories behind all of his songs, which really draws in the crowd. His passion for music was so evident.”
Anthony performed in Neil’s backyard under a large tent. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, warm and breezy. The crowd was energized by Anthony’s music; even Striker enjoyed the show!
Afterwards, Anthony signed autographs, took pictures and engaged with the guests – including Crimson employee, Jen Bodoh, who was eager to get a photo with Anthony.
Jen’s favorite song is, “The Instagram song! [actual title: Pictures] It makes me want to sign up for Instagram and share photos with Anthony!”
In addition to an afternoon of music, food and fun, Neil and Jennine used the opportunity to raise $150 for the Kendall County Food Pantry by collecting donations from guests.
If you’re interested in learning more about Anthony Snape visit his website. You can also follow him on Twitter @anthonysnape and on Instagram @snapeshots. Anthony is on Facebook, too. “Like” his page here and while you’re at it “Like” Crimson, too.
And be sure to check back – Jennine is “working her magic” again with hopes of bringing Anthony back for an even bigger show!
On September 23rd Jen will be walking in the 2012 Naperville Walk to End Alzheimer’s at North Central College. This will be Jen’s fourth year walking for Alzheimer’s research and recognition. In addition to walking, this is the first year that Jen has been a member of the Naperville Walk Committee.
Jen has enjoyed volunteering for the Naperville Walk Committee and has met many people this year. Some of the volunteers work for housing facilities, such as Naperville’s Sunrise Senior Living at 960 E. Chicago Ave., who has graciously allowed the Committee to hold monthly meetings in their conference room. Others, like Jen, have a family member who suffers from the heartbreaking disease.
This year’s walk will take place in a new location at North Central College. This location was chosen over the previously used Riverwalk location because of the Naperville-Area Walk’s growth in participation. The new location will allow more space for vendors, refreshments and the fabulous “promise garden”, an Alzheimer’s Association mission that began last year.
Aussie native Anthony Snape will be performing a private invitation-only show at Neil’s home on August 25th. Snape is a pop-rock performer whose songs have been played on shows including General Hospital, ABC News and The Biggest Loser.
Neil and his wife, Jennine, became involved with Snape when they met him as Tommy Emmanuel’s opening act late last year. Since then Jennine has remained in touch with Snape via Twitter. Jennine “worked her magic” according to Neil to get Snape to travel from Nashville to Illinois to perform a tent show in their backyard.
Are you impressed? We at the office are!
Neil and Jennine have used this opportunity to raise funds for the Kendall County Food Pantry. Neil said, “For every dollar we raise on the 25th, the Kendall County Food Pantry can purchase six dollars worth of food! They really are amazing at what they do and we would love to present them with a $500 check (or more) from our ‘little party’!”
Jennine also worked with Oswego Community Relations Coordinator Michele Bergeron to have the award-winning musician play at Oswego Concert In The Park in August.
Snape will take the stage at noon Sunday, August 26th in Hudson Crossing Park, 65 N. Harrison, located on the north corner of Washington and Harrison streets in downtown Oswego.
Bergeron said, “We were excited for the opportunity to bring an international recording artist to downtown Oswego. We also felt that our residents would truly enjoy his music and this experience.”
At age 17, Snape moved from his small town to Sydney to pursue his musical career. There he played the club and bar scene and recorded his first CD, Disappearing Day. During that time he also received many awards from the Australian press, including Acoustic Artist of the Year and Best Pop Artist.
Since then Snape has moved to Nashville and performed hundreds of shows in the United States as Tommy Emmanuel’s opening act.
Snape is currently working on his fifth album. He draws inspiration from artists such as Crowded House, Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas, and Coldplay.
Form your own opinion of Anthony Snape by listening to his music and reading about him on his website. You can also follow him on Twitter @anthonysnape. For more information about the Oswego Concert in the Park Series click here.
And if you’re on Twitter but not following Crimson you can follow us, too, @CrimsonDC!
Joel is a member of the Naperville Rotary Club and is a member of the race committee.
The event was a huge success this year as the weather did more than just cooperate. All 2200 spots were filled for the event with money going to several charities in Naperville.
Here is a news story about the event from NCtv17.
On March 15th Crimson received an award for business excellence from the Daily Herald Business Ledger. Crimson was honored along with nineteen other suburban businesses during the 22nd Annual Awards for Business Excellence program.
The ceremony was held at the Stonegate Conference Center in Hoffman Estates. Approximately 165 community business leaders were at the event.
Crimson was selected for this award for several reasons; well thought out business systems, the flexibility to adapt to a ‘new’ economy, and our community involvement.
While accepting the award on behalf of Crimson Design & Construction, company co-owner Neil Kristianson acknowledged the hard work of the Crimson team that allows Crimson to not only survive but thrive in this ‘new’ economy. He also spoke of the legacy Crimson is creating in Naperville not only through the many examples of improved homes throughout town, but also by their community involvement.
It’s always nice to have your hard work recognized by someone. Winning an award as prestigious as this is even better! Our thanks to The Daily Herald Business Ledger!
Click here to see the full article that appeared in the Daily Herald.
Be The Envy Of Your Neighborhood
-WE GUARANTEE IT-
Introducing The ‘I LOVE IT’ Guarantee
Crimson Design & Construction is so sure you’re going to love our new Architectural Elite Design Service that we are offering a 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! Here’s how it works -
If Crimson design and constructs your project using our Architectural Elite Design Service and you don’t have AT LEAST TWO friends, neighbors or relatives tell you that they “LOVE IT!” we will refund 100% of your Elite Design Service fees.
We know we can make this offer because we have seen it happen over and over and over again. In fact, on many projects COMPLETE STRANGERS will stop and rave about their neighbor’s new addition! Recently our client, Marge of Naperville, had this experience.
“I loved working with Crimson Design [& Construction] from beginning to end. [They] really listened to what we said we wanted and worked closely and creatively with us to produce a design that met our needs and desires. [They] oversaw a complicated project with skill and patience and never hesitated to respond to our “just one more thing…….”. [Crimson has] guided us through a project that has yielded unsolicited compliments from friends, neighbors and total strangers passing by!” - Marge (Retired COO), Naperville
You should expect to hear compliments like this:
+ I LOVE the colors!
+ I LOVE your new countertops!
+ I LOVE what you have done with your shower!
+ I LOVE your new kitchen – I’m soooo jealous!
Contact Crimson to learn more about the ‘I LOVE IT’ Guarantee and to set up your complimentary consultation.
We’ve been hard at work this winter creating a design guide specifically for Naperville.
So many times you open a home magazine and see some gorgeous photography but quickly realize that none of it works for your home. We’ve seen this problem as well. So, we set out to create a book of design ideas that specifically pertain to Naperville-area homes.
Naperville is not known for Cape Cod, Southern Georgian or Southwestern Pueblo style homes. Naperville was created by builders that used a mixture of styles in their homes. You will rarely see this style of design in a magazine.
But what can you do when remodeling your Naperville builder-style home? We have faced this design challenge numerous times so we set out to give you some great ideas in our Free Design Guide.