The 3rd Generation Story

Matt and Andre first met while in college working as managers for a construction company. They were responsible for growing and starting multiple new markets for the nation’s largest painting and construction firm.

After a few years working together they both went off on their own to open separate businesses. Matt went on to franchise a new division for the same company.  Conversely, Andre went off to continue the legacy of his mother’s cleaning company, Sophia’s Cleaning Service, after her sudden passing.

Consequently, both Andre and Matt used their respective new roles to hone their skills as business owners.

Eventually, Matt decided to move back to the Midwest. Sortly after moving back home, Matt asked Andre if he would be interested in starting up a new construction company together, this time from the ground up.

The rest is history. Andre and Matt decided to name their company 3rd Gen, to honor the past generations of family members that had worked and owned businesses in the trades.

Concurrently, the 3rd Generation stands as an evolution from the typical painting or remodeling contractor.

3rd Gen looks to completely disrupt the status quo in the contracting industry.

The company aims to provide a new level of service and systemization to the outdated common practices often seen in this industry. 3rd Gen’s new system is tailored around the customer experience and provides unmatched value to our customer & employees alike. 2018 was a marquee year for us and we are excited for you to experience the 3rd Gen difference!

Humble Beginnings

Andre and Matt come from strong family values and a reputation for integrity and hard work.
Matt’s grandfather built his own construction company while Andre’s mother built her own home cleaning business as a Polish immigrant and was a teacher in Brookfield, IL.

Matt lives in Madison with his wife, Cassie, and their black Lab, Tucker, and manages the Madison, Wisconsin division of 3rd Gen.

Andre lives in Wicker Park with his wife, Carol, and their Mini-Australian shepherd, Benny, and manages the Western Springs, IL division of 3rd Gen Painting and Remodeling.

In addition, there is an ongoing battle between Matt & Andre regarding which of their dogs are the cutest (Tucker pictured above on the left and Benny on the right). We will let you decide for yourself 🙂

 

We Are Excited For 2019 & Beyond!

Andre, Matt, & the 3rd Gen team are excited for the future as the company has expanded exponentially over the past year.

Their goal for 2018 was to become the #1 best rated painting company in each of their respective locations. Let’s see how they did as of December 16th, 2018:

Not too shabby…Looks like we will just might have to double that total in 2019 and every year thereafter. We simply cannot wait for what the future holds for 3rd Gen Painting and Remodeling!

Concurrently, if you are a homeowner looking for an incredible painting or remodeling contractor to tackle your next home renovation project, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Additionally, you can visit our locations page to see if we work in or around your neighborhood. You can also contact us online or send us a quick message regarding your project.

Furthermore, you can visit 3rd Gen’s Madison, WI page or, if you are located in Chicago or a nearby Chicago suburb, visit our 3rd Gen’s Western Springs location page.

Last but not least, you can check out our FAQs page for answers to some of the most common home improvement questions we get on a daily basis.

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