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Management and Office Staff

Steve Koester - Founder of SK in 1981

Experience:

  • 40+ years Construction Experience

Education:

  • 1974 Rantoul High School graduate
  • Parkland College Business Administration studies

Associations/Affiliations:

  • Past American Fence Association member
  • Chamber of Commerce member
  • Better Business Bureau member
  • Curtis Road Church of God member
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified
  • Home Builders Association member

Caleb Burton - President and CEO

Experience:

  • Working in Home Improvements since 2000
  • Extensive storm damage including hurricane work in Louisiana and Florida

 

Certifications:

  • State of Illinois Commercial Roofing License (104-015412 105-005532)
  • Certainteed Roofing Master Shingle Applicator
  • Certainteed Roofing 5 Start Certified Contrator
  • GAF-Elk Certified Roofing Contractor
  • Versico Commercial Roofing Certified
  • Low Slope Roofing Certified
  • OSHA 10 Certified
  • OSHA Certified Aerial Lift and Platform Operator
  • Vinyl Siding Institute Certified
  • Mastic siding Elite Contractor
  • James Hardi Certified
  • Epa-Lead Safe Certified

Associations/Affiliations:

  • Home Builders Association Member
  • Windsor Road Christian Church Member

 

 

 

 

Tom Williams - General Manager Fencing Division

Experience:

  • 14 years in production control
  • 11 years experience in customer service
  • 10 years experience in Fence sales and quality control
  • Certainteed Fencing Master Craftsman
  • Ply-Gem Certified Installer
  • Elite Certified Istaller
  • OSHA 10 Certified

Clayton Burton - Siding/Window Manager

Experience:

  • Home Improvement experience since 2003
  • Siding Crew Foreman (2005-2014)
  • OSHA 10 Certified
  • OSHA Certified Aerial LIft and Partform Operator
  • SK Exteriors Siding and Window Manager since 2014

John Schweighart - Roofing Manager

Experience:

  • US Navy Aviation Electronics Technician
  • Served aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Saratoga (1986)
  • 27yrs Service in Law Enforcement
  • Retried Patrol Sergeant Champaign Police Department
  • Previous Owner/Licensee of a Roofing Company for 12yrs (2002-2014)
  • OSHA Certified Aerial LIft and Partform Operator
  • SK Exteriors Roofing Manager since 2014

Brian Merrick - Roofing and Siding Service Manager

Experience:

  • Extensive Structural Framing Construction Experience since 1993
  • Residential and Light Commercial Work (2001-2007)
  • Heavy Commercial, High Rise Construction and Heavy Bridge Construction (2008-2014)
  • SK Exteriors Roofing and Siding Service Manager since 2014
  • OSHA Certified Aerial LIft and Partform Operator
  • OSHA 10 Certified
  • USB Scaffold Erector and User Qualified

Associations/Affiliations:

  • Windsor Road Christian Church Member

Brian Ostendorf - Commercial Fencing Superintendent

Experience:

  • Started with SK in 1982
  • OSCO Gate Operator Certified
  • OSHA 10 Certified
  • OSHA Certified Aerial LIft and Partform Operator
  • Heavy Equipment Operator

Associations/Affiliations:

  • Trinity Lutheran Church Member

Ashlee Burton - Executive Accounting Manager

Experience:

  • 7 Years of Banking and Accounting Experience
  • 2 Years Property Managment
  • Registered Nurse since 2010

Education:

  • 2003 Graduate Rantoul Township High School
  • Parkland College Graduate Fall 2009, Associate of Science in Nursing

Associations/Affiliations:

  • Member Windsor Road Christian Church

Dennis Goldenstein - Professional Sales Consultant
*Specializing in Home Improvement

Experience:

  • 13 Years on Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Associates Degree from Parkland College (1976)
  • Down State IL Division Manager of Glazer Whole Sale (1977-2008)
  • SK Exteriors estimator since 2009
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified

Associations/Affiliations:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church Member

Jordan Hollern - Professional Sales Consultant
*Specializing in Residental and Commercial Fencing

Experience:

  • Rantoul Recreation Department Maintnenece Staff (2004-2013)
  • Former Certified IHSA Sports Official (Baseball, Softball and Basketball)
  • Youth Athletics Officials Supervisor with Rantoul Recreation Department (2007-2013)
  • Sales and Services at Kesslers Sporting Goods/BSN Sports (2007-2013)
  • Home Improvement Division at SK (2013-2015)
  • Fencing Division at SK since 2015
  • OSHA Certified Aerial Lift and Platform Operator

Dayton Hollern - Planning and Blueprint Estimator
*Specializing in Roofing, Siding, and Fence. Residential and Commercial

Experience:

  • Rantoul Recreation Department (2008-2010)
  • Rantoul Youth Center (2010-2014)
  • Rantoul Township Highschool Baseball Coach (2011-2014)
  • US Baseball Academy Instructor (2012-2014)
  • Siding Installer (2014-2016)
  • Siding Crew Foreman (2015-2016)
  • OSHA Certified Aerial LIft and Partform Operator

Education:

  • 2008 Graduate of Rantoul Township Highschool
  • Parkland College, Associates of Science in Buisness Administration Spring 2011

Monrita Bernard - Admin. Assistant to the President & CEO

Experience:

  • 15 Years with PNC Bank
  • 11 Years as a Teller Supervisor
  • 3 Years as a Branch Banker
  • 1 Year as a Teller

 

Karen Hollern – Account Executive Fencing Division

Experience:

  • 22 Years of Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Human Resources Experience
  • Tatman’s Collision Repair & Tatman’s Collision Team of America (1994-2006) Accounting Manager
  • Tatman’s CARCARE Collision Repair (2006-2013) Accounting/Human Resource Manager
  • (2013-2015) Regional Accounting/Human Resource Coordinator
  • Service King Collision Repair Centers (2015-2016) Administrative Assistant & Support
  • SK Exteriors Account Executive since 2016
  • Previous Co-President/Treasurer of Rantoul High School Athletic Booster Club (1994-2014)

 

Education:

  • 1979 Graduate of Rantoul High School
  • 1979-1980 Parkland College Studied Accounting/Bookkeeping

 

Associations/Affiliations:

  • Windsor Road Christian Church

 

 

Natalie Gross - Marketing Director

Certifications:

  • University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science in Advertising, Spring 2005
  • 6 years in media sales
  • 3 years as the Director of Marketing and Sales for two companies in C-U