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Meet Andre Kazimiersk and Matt Schmidt of 3rd Gen Painting and Remodeling in Western Springs and Madison

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andre Kazimierski and Matt Schmidt.

Andre and Matt first met while in college working as managers for one of the nation’s largest construction companies (Andre went to DePaul and Matt was a Loyola Rambler). Andre actually hired Matt for the branch manager position at their old company and Matt went on to be his top manager that year, working out of Western Springs, IL.

After a few years as Co-VPs at the company, they both went off on their own to open separate businesses. Matt mo

They are both very driven entrepreneurs so when Matt decided to move back to the Midwest, he reconnected with Andre to see if he would like to start up a new construction company.

Andre and Matt are experts in not only all things painting & remodeling but experts in the intangibles of running a business with integrity.

These intangibles combined with their lifetimes of experience in construction have helped rapidly build 3rd Gen as the highest rated & most trusted painting and remodeling contractor in Western Springs, IL & Madison, WI.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Andre- The toughest and arguably most important part of the job is continually recruiting the same level of high-quality employees and project partners that we have so far to accommodate our incredible growth this past season.

Because of this rapid growth, our top employees this season will have the unique opportunity to earn executive leadership roles in the business in the coming months which is quite rare in the industry we work in.

We have very high expectations for the people that work for us and believe that our employees and project partners are essential to the reputation of quality and customer service we have earned so far.

Matt and I actually hire and recruit year-round as opposed to seasonally in order to source the highest quality applicants, often doing hundreds of interviews each week to find one or two future team members.

If you or anyone in the painting/remodeling field is looking to learn more about employment opportunities with 3rd Gen, do not hesitate to send a quick message to us at (please include your contact information and a brief summary of work experience).

We’d love to hear more about your business.
3rd Gen Painting and Remodeling takes great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer’s needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from the start to completion of a project.

Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality regardless of how large or small the job. As a local contractor, we strongly value relationships and our reputation within the community, so we treat our clients as if they were family.

What were you like growing up?
Andre and Matt come from strong family values and a reputation for integrity and hard work. Matt’s grandfather built his own construction company from the ground up in Westmont, IL while Andre’s mother, Sophia, built her own home cleaning company out of Riverside, IL as a Polish immigrant & flipped houses on the South Side.

Both of them grew up knowing they wanted to run businesses so they made a decision ea

Matt currently lives in Madison with his fiance, Cassie, and their black Lab, Tucker, and runs the Madison, WI division of 3rd Gen.

Andre lives in Wicker Park with his wife Carol and their Australian Shepherd, Benny, and manages the Western Springs, IL division of 3rd Gen.

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