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
Education: St. Ambrose University
Bachelor Degree – Management & Marketing Minor - Organizational Leadership
Favorite thing about Opal: My favorite thing about Opal is that we constantly strive to set the standard for contractors near and far. We are not willing to sacrifice our products, customer service and professional installations in order to offer customers the cheapest project they can get.
Favorite Product Opal offers: My favorite product that we offer is James Hardie siding. I love helping customers design and create a dream home exterior that is maintenance free and offers extreme protection.
Best Part about your Job: The best part about what I do is working with homeowners to design, create and satisfy all of their wants and needs. For many people this may be the only project they ever do so I want to make sure they receive the best project possible.
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: My favorite spot in Naperville is the Opal Enterprises office. I really enjoy everyone I work with so it is a treat to be able to see everyone nearly every day.
Favorite Food: My favorite food is chicken fettuccini alfredo with broccoli
Favorite TV Show: I am a very large fan of The Office.
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? If I ran Opal for a day I would have a big barbecue for our office staff and installers to let everyone know how much they are appreciated.
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… I believe I would be described as energetic, outgoing, helpful, empathetic, and hopefully they think I have a good sense of humor.
Favorite thing about Opal: Family Atmosphere.
Favorite Product Opal offers: James Hardie Siding. It’s so pretty and clean looking!
Best Part about your Job: Interaction with a lot of fun and hard working folks!
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: BLING THING!!
Favorite Food: Chef Boyardee & Most Cereal!
Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds & Wheel of Fortune
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? Send a crew out to redo my mom’s exterior.
Everyone at Opal would describe you as…… A cheap laugh
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
Favorite thing about Opal: The friendly working environment and the energetic, dedicated people.
Favorite Product Opal offers: The GAF Golden Pledge warranty because it covers roofing labor & materials for 50 years!
Best Part about your Job: The variety of projects and types of work that I get to be a part of.
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: Gematos Restaurant….great gyros!
Favorite Food: Hot Brownie w/ vanilla ice cream
Favorite TV Show: Its NCIS…because they always ‘get their man’!
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do?Have a party for the whole company.
Everyone at Opal would describe you as…Easy to get along with (at least I hope so)
Education: Education: Northern Illinois University
Major: Bachelors of Science in Journalism (Public Relations)
Favorite thing about Opal: I like that Opal is innovative and a leader. Whether it’s the relationships with homeowners, being an expert in the home remodeling industry, or involvement with the local community, Opal will do what it takes to be the best.
Favorite Product Opal offers: James Hardie siding is amazing. I really love when homes use HardieShingle as an accent to their HardiePlank!
Best Part about your Job: Adding all of the awesome ‘after photos’ to the website. I’m always excited to see the newest home transformation.
What is your favorite spot in Naperville: Heaven on Seven
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite TV Show: Workaholics
If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? Definitely an office party. You can never go wrong with food, drinks, and great people.
Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Too loud!!!
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…
Crew Leader Windows & Siding