Born and raised in Palatine, Illinois, and currently raising her own family in her hometown, Lisa did odd jobs as a young mom and felt the need to do more. Her son came home with a flyer after the first day of kindergarten that said "DISTRICT 15 NEEDS YOUR HELP!! BECOME A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER!" So that's exactly what she did for the next 12 years. Lisa once again felt the need to do more. So, after 12 long years of driving a school bus, she made the difficult decision to quit the district and start her own painting business. Painting is something that Lisa did on the side, in her own home and really has a natural talent for it. She took this giant leap of faith with the total support of her husband and two kids. A year went by, and Lisa's hard work and determination paid off. Her little, one-woman company bloomed into a very successful one, so busy in fact, that she needed to look for help. It was around then when her now business partner, Jeff, reached out and suggested they join forces together to build a new company that had more to offer. Still based in Palatine, J&L Painting and Construction came to fruition and is already a force to be reckoned with! With hometown roots and a diverse skill set, J&L Painting and Construction is a leading General Contractor in the Northern Suburbs.
Jeff Cermak has been working in the construction field since 1985, with 21 years of that time spent running his own company - JC Construction. His experience includes large rehab projects in the Lake Forest, Libertyville, and Glencoe area, while also handling build-outs for office buildings and a restaurant. He has worked closely within the community association industry, handling large projects such as balcony remodeling and painting along with individual requests from homeowners. While he began working for a small company owned by his father, he worked for Town & Country Homes working directly with new homeowners which brought him insight into the important customer service aspect of contracting.
Jeff has very well-rounded experience but is particularly adept at the following:
· Logistics and project management
· Customer service and communication
· Efficient with quick turnaround on proposals
Jeff donates his time for a local charity that fundraises for already established organizations benefiting women and children in need. CATIF has contributed over $200,000 to local organizations.