"We like the way Suburban listened to what we wanted. Also, they didn't pressure us at all. They're just very honest people, really conscientious and they stand behind their product 100%. Their reputa... » more
- Ronald and Alanna Forari of Davenport, Iowa


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Team


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.  Brian retired in 2013 from Suburban Construction Inc.

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 showroom, digital media  and trying to make Suburban the best in everything we do.  In 2014 JR started a distribution company Suburban Wholesale and Supply whereas he teaches a few courses from VSI (The Vinyl Siding Institute) and AAMA (The American Architectural Manufacturing Association) .  In his spare time, JR enjoys going to local sporting events.  He has been blessed with an amazing wife and 3 awesome children.