A TRADITION OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
From day one, the very top priority for our establishment had been customer satisfaction. When we first began in the mid 1980’s the siding contracting trade was at the bottom of a national reputation list. Though it sounded challenging, we wanted to stand out, and build a business that would work towards challenging that reputation, by making customer satisfaction our number one priority. This mindset became the driving force behind Swistun, Inc.
DRIVEN BY SOLVING CHALLENGING ISSUES
We pay the deposit... TO YOU!
The job will be done right the first time, or you keep the deposit.
Here's how it works:
Call me obsessive
Call me obsessive, but for the last 25 years I have not been able to hire reliable sales/project management help which quite meets my standards. I think it’s because it is hard, if not impossible, to find employees who will treat every project on your home as if it was their own. I have learned that infinite time and effort put into training and mentoring is simply wasted if this core mentality does not come from within.
Kazimierz Swistun begins to work for a newly opened frozen food factory in Opole, Poland. With a master engineer diploma, he quickly advances to a manager position. He is then responsible for the maintenance and care of all factory machinery. He manages approximately 50 employees, including three engineers.
Kazimierz immigrates to the United States. With limited English, he takes any available job opportunity. He is then hired as a helper to a siding contractor. This is when he receives his current nickname “Casey” from his friends.
Spring of 1985
Casey establishes his own independent company, initially named KC Construction. Shortly thereafter, the name is changed to Swistun Construction. At this time he hires a handful of helpers and works exclusively for one well known siding contractor. Working for multiple contractors at that time was not allowed.
Winter/Spring of 1987
Kazimierz (Casey) Swistun builds his own small home in Crystal Lake, IL. Later that spring he decides to sever all ties with the general contractor he worked for. After a few weeks of spreading flyers and selling directly to homeowners, he sells his first four small projects.
Monday June 29, 1987
This day marks the first day of Casey’s completely independent construction company, with only a week’s worth job log. It was tough, but the company survived. Testament to the company’s success, is the fact that Casey has not searched for subcontracting jobs since. Swistun Construction became Swistun Aluminum shortly thereafter. The company’s phone number is established as 459-8505 and remains unchanged to this day: (847) 459-8505. The company was mainly operated from Casey’s home office.
Swistun Aluminum’s first office and warehouse location opens in Buffalo Grove, IL.
Company is incorporated and the name is adjusted to reflect the change: Swistun Aluminum, Inc.
As the company evolves into offering broader variety of services, such as roofing, the name “Swistun Aluminum” becomes misleading, and is therefore shortened to Swistun, Inc.
InvisiGuard™ patented gutter guard is developed. In 2005 its new version IG2™, with its new US patent, is put on the market.