Opal Enterprises - Meet The Staff
Everyone at Opal understands that you may only get one chance to replace the roofing, siding, doors or windows of your home. With a combined force of outstanding product knowledge, flawless installation and customer service expertise, we won’t let you down!
Co-Owner and Marketing Manager
Education: Colorado State University-Pueblo, Colorado
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with a Minor in Biology
James hardie certified installer
GAF Factory Trained
ThermaTru Door Factory Trained
Alside Supply past employee!
Andersen Windows Factory Trained
Favorite thing about Opal: Opal collectively shares the same goal of making sure customers receive quality remodeling. I am amazed how we are able to attract such talented people to our company!
Favorite Product Opal offers: Belly Bands. I love all our products, but I do get excited when Belly Bands are used on homes.
Best Part about your Job: I love talking to people about their experiences they have had with us!
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: 29 Bar above Potters Places and The River Walk!
Favorite Food: Green Chili smothered hamburgers from my Native Colorado.
Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? I wish I had more time to create “Thank You” gifts for my co-workers.
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Passionate about doing things correctly. Social. Has high expectations.
Education: Illinois Wesleyan University- Bloomington, IL
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in General Business Management Studies, Hispanic Studies minor
Specialty Trainings:Factory-Trained and certified in Andersen windows, James-Hardie siding, and GAF roofing
Favorite thing about Opal: The mutual respect everyone has for each other, and the combined team effort towards perfection and homeowner satisfaction.
Favorite Product Opal offers: James Hardie Trim. It really transforms a home from good-looking to absolutely stunning. It pops and pulls everything together.
Best Part about your Job: Meeting people of all backgrounds, nationalities and classes and working together towards a common goal.
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: Ambassador Drive, Suite 159
Favorite Food: Either Lasagna or Salisbury steak smothered in mashed potatoes and gravy
Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? Provide all of the salesman with a sweet new company truck!
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Handsome
Co-Owner and General Manager
Education:Technical School of Communication, Technology & Electronics
- Roofing license holder
- Vinyl Siding Institute certified installer
- James hardie certified installer
- GAF Factory Trained
- Andersen Windows Factory Trained
- instaling experience of 15 years(windows, doors, siding, roofing)
- OSHA certified
- Scaffolding certified
- EPA Lead Certified
Favorite thing about Opal: The way the company is growing and changing every day. I love to hire new and interesting people and getting to know them. I love being the top contractor in the area!
Favorite Product Opal offers: I like the windows that we offer; Andersen has a very nice product offering!
Best Part about your Job: Being able to put own ideas into real life work environments. There are constant challenges.
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: Downtown for sure!
Favorite Food: Steak, Ice cream
Favorite TV Show: The Speed Channel’s Motor Racing
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? I guess I am doing it (:
Everyone at Opal would describe you as…Fair, quality driven, and a high-standard guy!
Office Manager and Production Assistant
Education: Attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Major: Construction Management Minor: Business Administration
2011 CCN Wizard Award winner for Company MVP
- James hardie certified installer
- GAF Factory Trained
- ThermaTru Door Factory Trained
- Andersen Windows Factory Trained
Favorite thing about Opal: I genuinely can say that we have the best team. We have such a great sense of comradery that you do not find too often. We are each so uniquely different and compliment each other well. We support each other, enjoy working together, and our love for the company and mutual respect for one another definitely shows in our work.
Favorite Product Opal offers: I love the James Hardie product line. Aside from the list of benefits the products offer, James Hardie simply looks superior to any other siding product. I constantly find myself oohing and ahhing over the after pictures; it is such a clean-looking product.
Best Part about your Job: I enjoy and appreciate getting to know every single homeowners of ours. I may never actually get to personally meet most, but I do speak with everyone pretty regularly throughout their projects, and I especially enjoy when we get acknowledged by homeowners. It gives a great sense of all that you have done has made the experience very positive for our customers, and that is exactly what we all strive for.
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: Naperville has such a great parks system, I wish I actually got out and enjoyed them more often. I am also a fan of the River Walk, and the overall atmosphere of Downtown.
Favorite Food: It may be the memories associated with it, but my favorite meal, by far, would have to be corned beef and cabbage. Nothing better!
Favorite TV Show: I admit, I am a reality TV junkie, and my favorite would have to be So You Think You Can Dance; I may possibly have seen every episode. But I must say, Law and Order SVU is a very close second.
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? I can honestly say that I wouldn’t change a thing! I have grown very close to Opal; I believe very strongly in the company mission, our ethics, and the way we treat our customers. The company is successful for a reason.
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… I would hope I would be described as the one you can come to for help. I am always willing and ready if a homeowner or a fellow team member has questions or needs assistance with anything.
Education: North Central College
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
Specialty Trainings: Andersen Window Class Certified; James Hardie Factory Trained ThermaTru Door Factory Trained
Favorite thing about Opal: We’ve got a pretty diverse group of people who work here and we love to have fun together.
Favorite Product Opal offers: Anderson A-Series Windows! With all the trim options the window looks so sharp! On top of the best looking window, it carries the highest performance grade in the industry.
Best Part about your Job: Getting to meet new, unique people at every appointment
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: There was a Mexican food joint that Eli took us to that was pretty good, but I’d have to say I’m in love with Lou Malnati’s
Favorite Food: Just about anything Italian
Favorite TV Show: The Office, followed by Seinfeld.
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? Make Eli & Dan clean my truck
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Energetic, loud, balding
Stefan Knizka: (AKA Steve)
Outside Project Manager
Education and Certifications:
Favorite thing about Opal: Its Employees.
Favorite Product Opal offers: Quality.
Best Part about your Job: Meeting with home owners.
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: The Riverwalk
Favorite Food: Portillos
Favorite TV Show: The Mentalist
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? We are already implementing this, but I would get rid of folders. Otherwise, I think both Tara and Voytek are doing awesome job running opal.
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Scuba Steve
Favorite thing about Opal: I am so impressed with the dedication of the entire staff and everyone’s commitment to customer service & excellence… it is a very strong team and a tight operation.
Favorite Product Opal offers: I really like top-of the-line roof products, such as GAF Grand Sequoia or Grand Canyon shingles
Best Part about your Job: Being part of such a dedicated and high-energy team.
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: It’s Knoch Knolls Park near the southern end of town. The single-track bike trails there, as well as the stretch of DuPage River that runs through the park, have been a big part of my weekends for the past decade, or so.
Favorite Food: It’s a tie between ice cream and pizza… with sushi getting honorable mention.
Favorite TV Show: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”… its so very insightful
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? Stay out of everyone’s way because they all already know what it takes to achieve a high degree of Customer Satisfaction.
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… analytical and focused
Sales Support Analyst
Favorite thing about Opal: The people. Everyone at Opal is really good at what they do. We are all cheerleaders for this company and go the extra mile to make sure the homeowners we work with are 100% satisfied with our products and service. In the office, we each have a different personality, yet we all get along and work together really well. The Opal family! Awwww!
Favorite Product Opal offers: James Hardie siding. It can completely transform a home. I’m consistently impressed with how great it looks in the after photos.
Best Part about your Job: I get to speak to homeowners and work behind the scenes, it’s a great way to stay in the loop with just about everything that’s going on day to day. AND from my desk I have a great view of the showroom. I swear I’ll have a tea party in there some day…
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: I’m definitely still exploring the Western Suburbs, as I’m a native of the Southwest side of Chicago, but so far I’m loving downtown Naperville, the mall in Aurora and Ikea in Bolingbrook.
Favorite Food: Anything involving noodles and/or cheese. So…I guess…mac and cheese?
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones or How I Met Your Mother. I can’t choose. Don’t make me choose.
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? I’m good with leaving the running up to the owners, they do a great job. But…I would absolutely have a tea party in the showroom.
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Funny and probably super adorable, I mean, if I had to guess…
Education: MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering)
Favorite thing about Opal: Everyone is friendly and very helpful – Great Team Atmosphere here.
Favorite Product Opal offers: James Hardie Siding
Best Part about your Job: I like meeting people and helping them fix their homes up.
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: Naperville/Aurora area
Favorite Food: Good Lasagna
Favorite TV Show: I Don’t watch TV much but I like comedies and action shows.
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? I am not sure.
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Friendly & easy to get along with and a family person.
Administration and Customer Support
Education: College of DuPage: Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.), Associate in Applied Science in Management
Favorite thing about Opal: The entertainment throughout the day aka the employees. Everyone has their own fun unique personality and work so well together. Such an awesome and dedicated team!!!
Favorite Product Opal offers: James Hardie siding with creative Versetta Stone accents. So many styles to come up with, love it!
Best Part about your Job: That I get to be a part of a company that cares so much about their customer’s satisfaction.
What is your favorite spot in the Western Suburbs: Naperville! Everything about it! I think it’s time to move back…
Favorite Food: I could live off of steak burritos & ice cream. Oh and coffee…obviously ;)
Favorite TV Show: Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Office…too many to choose from.
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? Throw a painting party! Have all the employees paint the warehouse walls with Opal employee art!
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Calm, Hungry, and a wonderful addition to the team!
Favorite thing about Opal: My favorite thing about Opal is that there is no weak spots. Everyone is dedicated, hard working, and work oriented.
Best Part about your Job: I’m always doing something different.
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: I’d have to say my favorite spot in Naperville is the bar scene in downtown Naperville, and I’m not even a drinker.
Favorite Food: Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo
Favorite TV Show: I’m not much of a TV person. I like to listen to music.
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? I would have a cookout/sand volleyball game
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Short and sweet!
Education: Southern Illinois University – Bachelor’s Degree Journalism
Favorite thing about Opal: The pride everyone at Opal takes in their work. From sales and marketing to production, there is a special focus on quality and craftsmanship.
Favorite Product Opal offers: James Hardie Artisan Siding
Best Part about your Job: The before and after. There is something very special about being a part of the transformation of someone’s home.
What is your favorite spot in Western Suburbs: Isaaco’s – St. Charles
Favorite Food: Pork Shank
Favorite TV Show: Peaky Blinders
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? If I ran Opal for a day I would offer my favorite employee (me) free James Hardie siding and Andersen windows for his home, that would be very generous of me and I would thank myself for it.
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Charming, funny, intelligent…and humble.
Project Field Manager
Education: Wilbur Right College Associates Degree
Favorite thing about Opal: Very Organized, Awesome Co-workers.
Favorite Product Opal offers: ProVia Doors
Best Part about your Job: Being a part of every job and seeing homeowners happy with their new homes.
What is your favorite spot in the Western Suburbs: Gamato’s amazing food and OPAL ENTERPRISES OFFICE!! :-P
Favorite Food: Gyros Sandwich / chicken!!
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? Send everyone home early!
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… hmm.. don’t know yet have to ask around.
Crew Leader Windows & Siding