About

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OUR COMPANY

Founded November 2010 by father and son & incorporated since January of 2011.

We're passionate about delivering an exceptional construction experience. When you hire us, you're hiring a team of professionals who are trained and skilled to deliver lasting value to your business or home

From the initial meet to construction completion, we consider ourselves humble guests in your space, and as such, respect your personal privacy.

We are proud to be members of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry).  One of our co-founders, Mike, serves on the board.

R Brand Inc was a featured contractor on  

DIY Network tv show "Kitchen Crashers"

Episode 501:  Glowing Countertop Kitchen 

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OUR TEAM

We love turning the ideas and dreams of our customers into a reality by providing high quality construction services.

Our team is highly skilled and has years of experience.  They’ve got tools, skills, and a desire to help. Each member works tirelessly to serve our common purpose: to provide an exceptional experience with honesty, integrity, quality, and open communication.

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WHY CHOOSE US

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

Our team comes to work smiling and ready to build your dream. They have a passion for construction and are eager to work on your design.

WE TRULY CARE

The right care can ensure the success of any remodeling effort. We believe in partnership and trust and work with you to create a great space.

LEAVE IT TO US

Doing it yourself doesn’t always pan out. Rely on our knowledge and experience instead. Your dreams are in the best of hands.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

We promise to always provide value and outstanding service, regardless of your lifestyle need, design preference, or budget constraint.


MEET THE TEAM

MEET DAVE

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Dave has always had an attraction to home projects and renovations. In fact it’s one of his favorite hobbies.  Anytime a family member has a DIY project idea there’s no hesitation it’s always “call dad.” Perhaps one of the many reasons he has established a working/mentor relationship with son is because Dave learned a lot by working and completing home projects with his own dad throughout his childhood.   

​Dave left his hometown, Denver, CO, to attend college at Trinity Christian where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management.  Attention to detail, budget efficiency, and awareness of completing projects on time are all traits that Dave has learned from his employment experience.  His background includes a management position held at a waste disposal company, management in a masonry materials company and a management/estimator position in a concrete construction company for over 20 years.  Dave has played a major role in developing the concrete construction company.  While under his employment it has even gone from 15 to 60 employees.  To continue with his pursuit in residential knowledge he earned his realtor license.  He and his wife, Cheryl Rosendale, are current licensed realtors for Home Smart. Due to his realtor license, Dave understands the relationship between home renovations and resale value.  “I think it’s very important for customers to choose contractors not only on their craftsmanship, but also on their effectiveness within business aspects. Budget awareness, cleanliness, and time management should all be taken into account.  That is something that I can confidently say that R Brand Inc strives to always deliver.”   

Within his busy schedule Dave still finds time to enjoy the things he loves most in life.  First and foremost is his family.  He has three married children, which have upgraded his role from “dad” to “papa” by his six grandchildren.  He also really cherishes his time with his wife whether it’s cooking, golfing or traveling. 

MEET MIKE

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Mike has been surrounded by the construction industry since a kid. He used to flip homes and condos with his father, which grew his passion for project managing on the job.  He decided to start his own company with his dad because he realized that he could combine doing what he loves which is transforming spaces while working with his best friend.  Mike truly enjoys the art form of his job.  “It brings me joy to be able to take the ideas and dreams of my customers and make them into a reality.  Seeing the smile of a satisfied customer at the end of the day is priceless.”

Well-rounded knowledge in the construction field was gained thru a variety of employment.  He has worked anywhere from being a concrete laborer, to working with a few custom home builders and remodelers, to even working his way from a sales associate to an assistant manager for a tile flooring company.  Within a year as a tile sales associate Mike reached #1 sales in Illinois, and #3 in the nation.

​Mike graduated from Trinity Christian College with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.  He is currently pursing industry-recognized certifications in “universal design,” “project management professional,” and “certified remodeler.”  He was approached by NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) to serve on their board and has held the position since Jan 2015.

​Other than transforming spaces, Mike likes to spend time with his wife and their two boys, watching all types of sports (his wife would even say that his fantasy football team practically become members of the family), and golfing.

MEET LAUREN

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Lauren has had a passion for design and building since childhood.  She recalls her weekend mornings spent watching TLC's Trading Spaces with her mom and her love for interior design grew from that point on.  That love of design led Lauren to pursue a degree in Interior Design and in 2014 she graduated from Joliet Junior College.  While finishing school she started working for a building supply company designing kitchens and bathrooms and selling finish materials required for those projects. She has an extensive product knowledge and understands how those products are applied in the construction phase.  She used her Interior Design background, product, and construction knowledge to build relationships with many customers and contractors and bloomed into a top salesperson for that company.  It was there that Lauren met Mike and Dave which eventually gave way to her joining the R Brand Inc team.  


Lauren also understands another important aspect in any remodel or construction project: Budget.  Her husband flips houses and she is involved in selecting materials and developing floor plans for these homes.  A strict budget and timeline ensures that at the end of the day when the house sells, there is a profit to be made.  That translates into every project she works on with R Brand Inc because she gives customers the end product they envision while staying within the budget set forth at the beginning. 


"When customers meet me I hope they walk away with a sense of how passionate I am about my job.  I had a philosophy professor once tell me, 'Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life' and that could not be more true.  I love this industry and my role within it."


Outside of work Lauren enjoys time with her toddler and husband and they love to entertain and cook for their friends and family.  You can bet if the weather is nice or a "big game" is on they will be hosting a get together with plenty of food and drinks for all.