Normandy Remodeling Turns 35

normandy remodeling reviewsNormandy Remodeling is a company started by two acquaintances with enough experience in the remodeling industry to know that they could provide people with better service and quality.  “The remodeling industry tends to get a bad reputation, and Jack and I knew that it didn’t have to be like that, that we could make the process better for everyone involved,” says Normandy Co-Owner Reg Marzec.

Not only dinormandy remodeling employeesd their idea work, but the gentlemen became best friends along the way.  Setting out to be an anomaly in the industry 35 years ago in 1979, Reg Marzec and Jack Steindl have stuck to their principles of making customer service a top priority.  “We tried to approach our customers as though we were building for ourselves,” says Marzec.  “We truly wanted to do a good job and be proud of our work.  It’s that simple.”

The pair was also able to develop a unique team environment where employees could be passionate and thrive.  “Our Director of Production, Greg Glatz, has been with us for 30 years and one of our veteran designers, Tony Tondelli, has been here 26 years,” noted Marzec.  Normandy has grown to be one of the top remodeling companies in the Chicagoland area, being named Remodeler of the Year in 2007 by Remodeling Magazine and winning dozens of awards each year for their creative designs and high customer service ratings.

Steindl sadly passed away in 2011, but said in an interview with Professional Remodeler in 2011 that “…the fact is that if Reg and I quit or died or retired, the company’s going to go on.”  It’s a sentiment that’s proven to be true, and with projected growth on the horizon, there is little doubt that there are more good things to come in the next 35 years for Normandy Remodeling.  Steindl’s son-in-law, Andy Wells, became a Principal for the company in 2003; while Marzec continues to review every blueprint created by Normandy’s architectural team.  Marzec couldn’t be happier about taking that leap of faith with Steindl 35 years ago.


Normandy Gives Back

Here at Normandy we realize and appreciate the success we’ve had, and try to sponsor events that will benefit others throughout the year.  One of the causes we’ve supported this year was related to the Disney 10k and Disney Princess Half Marathon, and we received this warm thank you letter in return (and fun pictures!):


Hello all —

Thank you thank you thank you for all of your generous donations to Give Kids the World for the Disney 10k and Disney Princess Half Marathon!  My daughter Veronica and I ran the 10k on a Saturday morning and then the Half Marathon the next day a few weeks ago.  We completed both and here are the pics to prove it!  We dressed up like Minnie Mouse for the 10k and I dressed up like Jasmine (Aladdin) for the Half Marathon.  It was steamy (80 plus degrees and 95% humidity) and embarrassing, but a lot of fun!  No track records were set by us but we did stop a lot along the way to get silly character pictures (I really felt sorry for those poor actors that had to be hugged by hundreds of sweaty runners!).

The real reason for all this was to support Give Kids the World.  We had the amazing opportunity to volunteer at their huge facility in Orlando while we were there.  What a place!  They work with Make a Wish and a network of doctors to give kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families an all-expenses paid week at the parks and at their facility, where the kids are treated like royalty!  All day free ice cream, Christmas and Halloween every week, arcades, water rides/tubes, presents every day.  Every week they host about 150 families.  It’s really amazing and run largely by volunteers.  They always can use more volunteers (picture a really rewarding add-on day to your next trip to Orlando!) so keep them in mind!

I really appreciate your support!










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