About Opal

 

 

 Our Story

The Opal experience begins with a partnership.
We partner with you to achieve the exterior of your dreams. Our goal is to provide a wonderful remodeling experience every time!

Meet the staff...

It began with a strong foundation...opal-remodeling-company

Just like every good home should, Opal started with a strong foundation. Our foundation began in 2003 with founders, Voytek Opalski and Tara Dawn. With their industry expertise, leadership skills and commitment to their craft, they set out to build an exterior remodeling enterprise, Opal Enterprises!

Opal began with an approach to remodeling centered around teamwork, expert craftsmanship, high quality building materials, and customer satisfaction. This approach was paramount to our success as we gained new customers through referrals, building our reputation as one of the top contractors in the area. 

Today, Opal has an outstanding team who's dedicated to delivering the same wonderful remodeling experience that built it. Opal Enterprises is a local, family owned and operated company improving home in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicagoland. Our focus is on residential exterior renovation with a specialty in curb appeal upgrades, durability, and green remodeling.

 

The Opal Experience...

You'll feel right at home with Opal Enterprises by your side! We work one-on-one with you to craft a remodeling experience tailored to your needs and wants. You and your home deserve the remodeling experience with beautiful lasting results and plenty of smiles.

Discover the Opal experience!

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Steve Knizka
Production Manager

Education:

Technical School of Communication, Technology & Electronics

Specialty Training:

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 Employees

Favorite Product Opal offers:

My favorite product is the labor and service we offer!

Best Part about your Job:

Meeting with our homeowners!

What is your favorite spot in Naperville:

Naperville River Walk area!

Favorite Food:

Portillos, yummy!

Favorite TV Show:

The Mentalist

If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do?

We are moving away from actual file folders and I would like to see more of this. Otherwise, I think both Tara and Voytek are doing awesome job of running Opal. 

Everyone at Opal would describe you as…

Scuba Steve! The expert….the MAN!!!

 

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Voytek Opalski
Co-Owner and General Manager

Education:

Technical School of Communication, Technology & Electronics

Specialty Training:

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!

 

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Eli Williams
Project Consultant

Education:

Bachelor of Arts  in General Business Management Studies, Hispanic Studies minor.
Illinois Wesleyan University- Bloomington, IL

Specialty Training:

Factory-Trained and certified in:

  • Andersen windows
  • James-Hardie siding
  • 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

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Tara Dawn
Co-Owner and Marketing Manager

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with a Minor in Biology at Colorado State University, Pueblo, Colorado

Specialty Training:

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.

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Ryan Anderson
Project Consultant

 Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
North Central College, Naperville

Specialty Training:

  • Andersen Window 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

 

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Amanda Murphy
Office Business Manager

 

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!

 

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Joe Svoboda
Production Manager

 

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

 

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Ty Ybarra
Admin Assistant

 

Education: West Aurora Senior High

Favorite thing about Opal: I enjoy working for a company that puts so much time and appreciation into every detail for each and every project! It values every customer as if they are the only one we have!

Favorite Product Opal offers:James Hardie! It’s a no brainer! Fantastic product for the region!

Best Part about your Job: I love being the first exposure customers have with Opal, and being able to offer a quality solution for their project.

What is your favorite spot in the Western Suburbs: Naperville Boardwalk

 

 

Favorite Food:Tacos!!!

Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory

If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do?I wouldn’t do a thing different! If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Professional, Intriguing, eager to please yet a little shy. Promises to bring in delicious baking 🙂

 

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Jason Downing
Project Consultant

 

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.

 

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Luke (The Duke) Kypr
Outside Project Manager

 

Education: I’ve heard about it.

Favorite thing about Opal: Integrity. Pursuit of excellence and caring a lot about the people we serve to make sure we make it right for them.

Favorite Product Opal offers: James Hardie siding. There’s just nothing like it 🙂

Best Part about your Job: The freedom to run my schedule, to learn, to make mistakes, to show I do care, to have a purposeful work that challenges my thinking, planning, people skills, leadership skills and mainly to work with awesome team that has my back 🙂

What is your favorite spot in the Western Suburbs: Downtown Naperville (Flat Top restaurant)

 

 

Favorite Food: Anything gourmet, really, really awesome made 🙂

Favorite TV Show: Sorry, no such thing in my household. Book—How to win friends and Influence people.

If you ran Opal for a day, what would you do? I would put together a get together of all people at Opal and in a fun way tried to make sure we all fully know how we all integrate as a part of one team and I’d make sure we all know each other as team players and also people 🙂

Everyone at Opal would describe you as… Totally new :)))

 

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Jake Howe
Production Assistant

 

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!

 

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Roman Brzakala
Crew

Roman and crew are roofing EXPERTS! This is the crew that might be installing your next beautiful GAF roof that earns a score of 10 out of 10 with the GAF inspectors! (Choose the Golden Pledge Warranty and watch as Opal Enterprises earns your home a 10 too!!

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Kresso
Crew

Renovation experts at your service! Our crews are highly trained and amazing at delivering a wonderful remodeling experience!

 

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Peter Dorman
Crew

This gentle giant and crew work at just a bit slower pace than some of the Opal crews; but MY GOSH the quality is WORTH the WAIT! 🙂

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Miroslav Sacek
Crew

 Miro and crew are wonderful craftsmen! We love hearing from homeowners how skilled and careful they were when installing their beautiful new James Hardie Siding! 

 

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