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- Betty Bryan of Davenport, Iowa

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Brian Girskis - Founder

Brian Girskis was born in Detroit, Michigan and worked for his father through his school-age years doing contractor work. In 1977, Brian graduated with honors from the School of Business at Wayne State University. Soon after graduation, Brian accepted a position at Alside, a residential division of US Steel that specialized in the manufacturing of windows and siding. Brian learned the ins and outs of the manufacturing business at Alside. He serviced siding and window installation contractors throughout the Midwest. Brian saw that the Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois market needed a specialty window, siding & door company that would offer quality products and excellent workmanship for a fair price. In the spring of 1985, Brian founded Suburban Construction, Inc. Suburban Construction has become the areas largest and most respected window, door and siding specialist between Chicago and Omaha. Brian has been happily married to Linda since 1977. They reside in Bettendorf, Iowa and enjoy spending time with their three sons; JR, Paul and Patrick, and their families.

JR Girskis - President - Owner

JR Girskis started his career at Suburban at the young age of 7. He was responsible for sweeping that original warehouse floor, on Grant Street in Bettendorf, washing down the siding of the Grant Street building, and helping unload the window delivery trucks. Eventually, JR started riding along with his father on sales appointments and turned his attention to canvasing neighborhoods in his high school and college years. After graduating from the University of Iowa in 2002, JR began his full-time professional career at Suburban with strength. He immediately began working on a new software program that is still used today. It simplified the work necessary to keep a database of current and past customers, current and past jobs, services and accounting. One of JR's greatest interests is in the marketing of Suburban Construction. Over the years he has taken great pride in updating the fliers, commercials and expansive showroom that Suburban has to offer. JR success does not end in managing Suburban Construction. He and his father, Brian Sr. continue to have a friendly battle over 1st and 2nd place in sales, each month, and expect to for years to come. In his spare time, JR enjoys remodeling rental properties and spending time with his wife Kristine and their son, Jack.