Directory of Alumni Business Owners
This directory lists businesses in which a Saint Patrick High School alumnus is an influential decision maker and/or has a financial stake in the outcome of the business. Interested alumni responded with data points, which have been compiled and listed here. This listing is for those alumni who are interested in giving their support to Shamrock-owned businesses. At their discretion, some businesses have offered a “Shamrock discount.”
We fully expect this will directory to grow over time. Please inform other alumni of this opportunity. Any alumni business owner wishing to be listed in this Directory should contact Alumni Relations Director Gary Santella ’72.
ACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICES
Hoffmann + Hoffmann CPAs
4448 North Central Avenue Chicago, IL 60630
For over 30 years, Hoffmann+ Hoffmann CPAs has serviced clients on the northwest side and beyond. Services include preparation of computerized accounting records, financial statements, individual and corporate tax returns, sales tax returns, payroll tax returns, and State of Illinois franchise tax reports. Hoffmann + Hoffmann CPAs also provides representation of clients before taxing authorities, review of internal financial controls, and general tax and accounting consulting.
Arthur B. Hoffmann CPA ’59
CPA and President
James R. Kostrewa CPA ’69
CPA and Director of Tax Research
3952 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618
Blueprint Broadcasting provides cutting edge radio advertising commercials for businesses across Chicagoland and all 50 states, including on Chicago radio stations WJMK (104.3 FM) and WGN (720 AM), and specializes in public service announcements as well as regular radio advertising. Furthermore, Blueprint Broadcasting indicates that it will have sales positions available for Saint Patrick High School graduates.
Discount: 10% discount on advertising buy.
Robert Doyle ’99
Des Plaines, IL 60016
GSH Apparel is specifically focused on customer service! We have mastered the ordering process to make it quick and easy. We have the best of both worlds with online pricing and top-notch customer service. At GSH Apparel you will deal with the same apparel export throughout your entire order. Our ordering processes can take as little as 10 minutes, and once completed, we guarantee on-time delivery. We ship nationwide.
Discount: up to 2 screens on orders over 12 dozen.
Platinum Mechanical Services
9113 Ashland Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131
Platinum Mechanical Services offers superior quality service on all major brands of household appliances, specializing in high-end appliances. It offers 30 years of experience, factory trained and certified technicians, and company lettered vans. It serves the Chicago Loop, the north and west sides of Chicago, and the western and northwest suburbs. Platinum Mechanical Services is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the United Servicers Association, the Certified Service Center, and the Professional Service Association. It is an M-Cap Master Technician, and the winner of an Angie’s List Super Service Award.
Discount: see on-line discount offered at www.platinumcares.com
Richard Charneske ‘82
6400 North Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60631
Signature Bank is a full-service bank offering personal and commercial banking, as well as treasury management and wealth management services, serving Northern Illinois.
Discount: free ATMs and premium account rates
Michael G. O’Rourke ’86
1438 Amberwood Lane, Lemont, IL
Anasinski Cleaning is a complete janitorial and building maintenance company, including window cleaning, gutter cleaning, power washing, commercial cleaning, move in/out deep cleaning, stairway cleaning, lawn care services and concrete, serving the North Shore, the northwest side of Chicago, and the southwest suburbs. It is a member of the Lemont Chamber of Commerce, a BBB member, and has received certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration.
Andy Anasinski ’97
Mid-States Glass and Metal
7430 North Croname Road
Niles, IL 60714
Mid-States Glass and Metal is a union glazing contractor, specializing in unitized curtain wall, window wall and also field glazed systems, generally working within a 100 mile radius of downtown Chicago. Mid-States has a diverse resume with the ability to take on any size job in the Chicago market. It is an active member of GANA, The Iron league of Chicago, and the ASA.
James R. Labuz, Sr. ’78
Bourbon Tile & Marble, Inc.
270 Lexington Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Bourbon Tile & Marble supplies, fabricates, and installs hard tiled surfaces for commercial work, and fabricates slab stone for countertops, floor and wall installations throughout the Chicagoland area. Bourbon Tile & Marble is certified WBE, and is a recipient of a Golden Trowel Certificate and a 2005 TCAA Best Installation Award.
Danny Bourbon ’85
Larry Bourbon ’78
Eden Music Group
Eden Music Group is a one-stop music office that can supply live musicians, dance bands, DJs and entertainment for corporate events, fundraisers, and private special events, serving Chicagoland and the rest of the country from coast to coast. Eden Music Group is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, a BMI recording artist, and an Illinois Meetings and Events Entertainment Company of the Year nominee, 2009.
Phil Barrile ’68
GSH Casino Parties
800 Graceland Avenue, DesPlaines, IL 60016
The GSH Group is made up of industry professionals dedicated to providing a Vegas- like experience without any real money gambling. Casino-themed parties are fun, funny-money parties where guests learn and play casino games such as blackjack, poker, roulette, and craps for prizes. Great occasions to throw a casino-themed party are: corporate outings, birthday parties, family parties/unions, bachelor parties, weddings, and fundraisers.
Discount: $150 off a Vegas package casino party
Girard Hendelman ’00
Murphy & Dickey, Inc.
930 North York Road, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Murphy and Dickey, Inc. is a supplier of industrial equipment (i.e., water quality instrumentation, fire and gas detection, pumps and chemical feed systems) to water treatment companies, systems integrators, and municipalities. Their sales personnel cover Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, and Northern Indiana.
Thomas Fitzpatrick ’84
Senior Vice President of Wealth Management
225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1400,
Chicago, IL 60606
Provides comprehensive financial services in areas such as retirement planning, portfolio management, and wealth retention. I am a CFP® certified financial planner.
Vince Clemente ’75
Core Benefit Consultants, Inc.
100 Millbrook Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60193
We provide individualized retirement plan design, administrative and consulting services for small to medium-sized businesses. Our commitment is to deliver the highest level of expertise and accuracy to our clients in servicing their retirement planning needs.
Leo J. Wayman ’72
Jaeger Funeral Home
3526 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641
Jaeger Funeral Home provides funeral services and cremation services, both with or without public visitation. We are available not only at our Cicero Avenue location, but we are also available to serve your family at our associate funeral chapels throughout Chicago and suburbs by special arrangement. Jaeger Funeral Home is the oldest family-owned funeral home in the State of Illinois. Since 1858, five generations of the Jaeger family have served the Chicago area.
Douglas J. Jaeger ’76
Garage/ Garage Door
A-Windy City Garage
A-Windy City garage provides garage door installation, repair, and replacement, as well as complete garage construction. A-Windy City Garage serves the entire Chicagoland area, is a licensed contractor with the City of Chicago, and is a five-star company on Yelp.com.
Discount: $50 on any product or service.
Vincent Sliwa ’02
Simply Home Health
2908 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657-4109
Simply Home Health provides healthcare services in the home, including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and home health aides, covering the entire six county Chicago metropolitan area plus Rockford. Simply Home Health is Medicare certified. It accepts a wide range of insurance, including traditional Medicare, and the traditional Medicare Advantage Plans offered by Humana, Cigna, Blue Cross, and United Health Care. Robert Kunio is a researcher and published author on why older adults fall and how to reduce these falls by improving lower body strength. Simply Home Health offers senior facilities at no charge a leading edge 3-day a week supervised group PRE (Progressive Resistance Exercise) strength rebuilding program that was developed by a medical school in New Zealand. This program reduced falls over 50% when tested for a 12-month period in a senior community here in Illinois.
Robert Kunio ’64
191 S. Gary Ave. Suite #100
Carol Stream, IL 60188
As a Bankers Life agent I aim to provide real-life solutions through our comprehensive insurance product suite and brokerage offerings through Bankers Life Securities and Advisory Services Inc. My primary focus is on baby boomers, small business owners/development, and family/institutional legacy planning. Our portfolio includes: Medicare Supplements, Life Insurance Tools, Long-Term and Short-Term Home Care, Critical Illness Insurance, Annuities, Medicare Advantage and Investments. My commitment to all my customers is to plan to ensure they do not outlive their retirement income and provide the highest level of financial assurance and customer service.
Jeff Dyra ’95
Unit Field Trainer
Cell: (773) 592-3088
Office: (630) 260-0729
Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, PC
Two Prudential Plaza, 180 North Stetson Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60601
Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, PC is a full service law firm, providing legal services in numerous areas of law including labor and employment; commercial litigation; estate planning; business planning and transactions; real estate; and zoning. It serves the greater Midwest, primarily metropolitan Chicago. Mr. Thomas Draths’70 has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer.
Discount: discounted billing rates to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Thomas G. Draths ’70
Law Offices of Patrick J. Mayerbock
5791 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646
The Law Office of Patrick J. Mayerbock offers people and businesses in the greater Chicagoland area a full range of legal services. Growing up on the northwest side of Chicago, Patrick’s blue-collar upbringing instilled in him a deep respect for American working men and women. Patrick believes that as the American middle class is the engine that drives the success of the United States, its people should be afforded competent and diligent representation in the pursuit of justice. As such, Patrick takes on his clients’ issues as his own, and prides himself on the quality, not quantity, of his work. Discount: discounted billing rates to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Patrick J. Mayerbock ’02
Office: (312) 866-9338
Fax: (773) 598-8724
Tom Collins Plumbing
7005 West Jarvis Avenue, Niles, IL 60714
Tom Collins Plumbing does commercial and residential plumbing, rehab, and remodeling work. We go everywhere. Discount: 10%
Tom Collins ’70
The Printing Store
Oak Park, IL 60302
The Printing Store is a full-service print shop, offering graphic design, digital and offset printing, bindery and mailing services.
Phil Barry ’75
Henry House Media Co.
6747 North Octavia, Chicago, IL 60631
Henry House Media Co. is a publisher’s representative representing AAA Publishing Network and Arthritis Today Magazine. It primarily covers the Midwest, but also services the entire nation.
Shamrock Discount: Yes, call Jim to discuss.
Jim Rohrlach ’89
Real Estate Brokers
2650 Oak Street, Franklin Park, IL 60131
Rickert Realtors provides residential and commercial sales and services, serving Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Park Ridge, Franklin Park, Schiller Park, River Grove, Northlake, and Leyden Township. It is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), a founder of Senior Services Task Force Committee, the Main Street Organization of Realtors, and the Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR).
Michael F. Rickert is an E-Pro-Internet Professional, a VA specialist serving veterans housing sales and purchases, an FHA specialist, a member of Elks Lodge #1526, a member of the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Chicago-O’Hare, a member of the DesPlaines Chamber of Commerce, and Vice President of the Franklin Park/ Schiller Park/ River Grove Chamber of Commerce.
Discount: ½ % discount on listing commission
Michael F. Rickert ’62
Century 21 McMullen
6400 North Northwest Highway, Chicago IL 60631
We offer real estate services, both residential and commercial, throughout all of Chicago and the suburbs.
Discount: Alumni will receive a free One year warranty (a $500 value).
Alex Donatelli ’78
Real Estate Broker
Lichter Realty, Inc.
4024 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60641
We are a 30+ Year Family Owned Business dealing in Commercial and Industrial real estate. Shamrocks will be treated like family and friends.
Royal Lichter ’05
Real Estate Appraisers
Kapolnek & Associates, LTD.
8926 North Greenwood, Niles IL 60714
Kapolnek and Associates, LTD is a full-service residential real estate appraisal company, which was established in 1985. We provide residential real estate appraisal services to Chicagoland banks and other mortgage providers, as well as services to individuals for estate settlement, divorce, sales, or purchasing purposes, etc. We provide the residential real estate services for the Northwest side of Chicago and suburban areas of North and Northwest Cook County and Southern Lake County. Thomas Kapolnek is an Illinois certified residential real estate appraiser with over 40 years of full-time real estate experience who has been awarded the SRA professional designation, the highest residential appraisal designation awarded by the Appraisal Institute.
Tom Kapolnek ’70
The Armageddon Group
2020 North California, Chicago, IL 60647
The Armageddon Group provides full-service trade show security. It provides services and personnel for the tradeshow and meeting/conference industry, including security guards, fire guards, ushers, ticket takers, off-duty police officers, and supervisors, at many of the trade shows, public shows, and events held at downtown hotels, as well as Navy Pier and McCormick Place. The Armageddon Group, through Roman Tradeshow Consulting, also acts as security consultants and trade show floor managers. Furthermore, AMK Systems, Inc., another member of the Armageddon Group, rents security containers, safes, and other equipment at McCormick Place and Navy Pier, and rents and repairs Cushman electric scooters.
William Ochwhat ’86
President/ Managing Partner
All-Times Towing, Inc.
7420 North Milwaukee, Niles IL 60714
Facebook: all times towing
With over 15 years of service, All-Times Towing offers long and short distant distance towing, and provide service for lockouts, flat tires, jump starts and out of gas situations throughout Chicago and the suburbs.
Richard Piotrowski ’91