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Meet The Improovy Team

Improovy is a team of painting industry experts passionate about leveraging data and technology to reinvent how contractors and homeowners do business. With over a century of shared expertise in the trades, we believe the future of the construction industry is built by putting contractors first. Learn more about the team behind one of the nation’s fastest-growing prop-tech startups below.

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Andre Kazimierski

Andre Kazimierski

Founder & CEO

I have been building and scaling successful home service businesses for the past 15 years. Growing up in Chicago, I saw the struggles of contractors and small business owners first-hand. The majority of my family were first-generation immigrants from Poland that started home service and construction businesses when they came to the US. Working hundred-hour weeks and making barely enough to cover the bills was the status quo for them.

Having spent my entire life in the trades, I found there is a better way for the industry to operate. Starting with residential painting, Improovy was created to make the lives of contractors better. In turn, we empower tradespeople to provide the best service of their careers for homeowners.

Favorite Paint Color: Origami White By Sherwin Williams (SW 7636)

Carr Lanphier

Carr Lanphier

COO

I am a Chicagoland native and have spent the last decade growing small-to-midsized businesses.

I believe that Improovy can transform the broken and fragmented painting industry, resulting in a better life for contractors and homeowners alike!

Outside of work, I spend my free time doting on my favorite pups, Darla and Alpha.

Favorite Paint Color: Swiss Coffee (OC-45) By Benjamin Moore

Daniel Fuenmayor

Daniel Fuenmayor

Head of Trade Partners

I was born and raised in Venezuela. After finishing college, I decided to pack some clothes and start a new adventure. This led me to Florida, where I commenced my career in the painting industry. This career started with wearing painter whites and has progressively transitioned to running an entire nationwide operation.

Passion is the first word that comes to mind when I think about Improovy; the passion to revolutionize the industry and, subsequently, the life of our contractors and homeowners. As Head of Trade Partners, my priority centers around our contractors. My goal is to establish a unique work environment that fosters the limitless capacity to achieve one’s dreams.

In my free time, I am either spending time with family or revving my engine on the backroads of Florida.

Favorite Paint Color: Rainstorm (SW 6230) by Sherwin-Wiliams

Thomas Morris

Thomas Morris

Lead Engineer

I’m a native of the Windy City, born and raised on the West side. I went to Providence St. Mel for high school and attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for my B.S. in Software Engineering. I currently live in Naperville with my beautiful wife and our 5 year old son.

Architecting the Improovy technical platform from the ground-up is a dream come true! I look forward to further digitizing the home improvement process like never before. Likewise, having insights into the process from start to finish gives customers and contractors the peace of mind that doesn’t exist in this industry.

When I’m not a work, I am an avid reader (favorite genres are psychology/human behavior, finance, and Ethics of AI), a huge Bears fan (DA BEARS), gym rat at heart, and family man who would give the world for my wife and son.

Favorite Paint Color: Iron Mountain (Benjamin Moore)

Elyse Lefter

Elyse Lefter

Head of Marketing

Just like many of our customers, I’m a total newbie to the painting and home improvement industry. Prior to joining Improovy, I assumed that painting was as easy as 1, 2, 3. Unfortunately, I have several personal DIY horror stories to prove how wrong I was, including falling off a ladder and down a flight of stairs (roller in hand), painting and then repainting an entire room due to (very) poor color choice, painting wood trim without prepping it first, and so much more. Next time, I’m going with the experts.

As Head of Marketing, customers are my primary focus. My mission is to drive customer demand by creating experiences our customers love and need. What I enjoy most about my job is the team here at Improovy. They’re incredible. You won’t find a more welcoming, helpful, or knowledgeable group of people anywhere else. Call us, and you’ll see.

I’m a huge book nerd, specifically romance novels (slightly embarrassing to admit)! My goal is to read 1,000 books in my 30’s. I’ve only got 255 books to go and 6 more years to do it, so I’m well ahead of schedule.

Favorite Paint Color: Sea Salt (SW 6204) by Sherwin Williams

Eddie Alvarado

Eddie Alvarado

Production Coordinator

I grew up in Ukiah a small town in Northern California. I discovered my passion for painting after graduating from Azusa Pacific University in 2019, from there I helped scale and produce a painting business. This experience gave me the insights to manage homeowners’ vision of creating the home that they want.

When I am not working I like to play soccer and travel.

Favorite Paint Color: Black Magic (SW 6991) by Sherwin Williams 

Josh Kenworthy

Josh Kenworthy

Sales Consultant

I am generation #3 in the painting industry! My Grandpa built a painting company from the ground up after serving in the military which my father eventually took over. I have worked in the industry since I was old enough to pick up a brush and have done it professionally on and off over the last 10 years (including time owning my own company).

I am a true extrovert! I love building real connections with people, digging into their vision for their homes, and getting to watch it come full circle. I also love following up after a job is complete to hear the joy and relief of a new start.

I enjoy quality time with my wife and 3 kids. They motivate me more than I could ever begin to describe! We are all over the board with activities – whether we are hiking, 4x4ing, or snuggling in for a movie night. I also love to play volleyball and tennis whenever the opportunity arises.

Favorite Paint Color: Alabaster (SW 7008) By Sherwin-Williams

Bridget Morales

Bridget Morales

Administrative Assistant

I am lucky to have a father that is just the best handyman around and grew up watching him work. Although he makes it look easy, I am sure many of my very experienced co-workers can testify that this is not the case. I’m definitely glad that I work with such a great team that has the technology and knowledge to help me provide an incredible level of service.

Here at Improovy, I have the pleasure of being an Admin Assistant. I truly believe that Improovy is making a change and the change directly impacts the lives of clients every day. I have the opportunity to interact with every single employee and customer, and properly store and document the projects that we take on. I love seeing the end results of every project. It really excites me to think that each painting job we produce will be enjoyed by clients for years to come!

Outside of work, I like to travel, go on long walks and spend time with loved ones.

Favorite Paint Color: Mellow Yellow (2020-50) by Benjamin Moore

Mike Kremsreiter

Mike Kremsreiter

Head Of Production

I am a native of Chicagoland where I grew up in the far northwest suburbs but now live in Colorado south of Denver. I started painting in college and could never get past the feeling of gratification a few coats of paint can bring to a space and the positive impact it brought to a customer’s home.

After nearly 25 years in the painting and home improvement industry, I still get the same feeling whenever I am involved with a project! Providing great craftsmanship, outstanding customer service, and educating homeowners before, during, and after their projects are the most rewarding parts of sharing my years of experience. That’s why I am so excited to bring our easy and top-rated painting services to Denver, CO!

When not in the office, you can find me outside with my family enjoying all that Colorado has to offer, whether it be skiing in winter or mountain biking, hiking, and stand-up paddling in the spring, summer, and fall.

Favorite Paint Color: Kensington Blue (Benjamin Moore 840)

Meghan Stewart

Meghan Stewart

Head of Business Development

I’ve been in the proptech and painting industry for almost 10 years. From client-facing roles to leading sales, project coordination, and Business Development teams!

As Head of Business Development, my goal is to build out a program that serves to create a curated and white-glove service for our industry partners and grow our Affiliate Partner Program. I’ve never met such a helpful, collaborative, and passionate group. The Improovy team’s energy to create the best experience for our customers and Trade Partners throughout the company is palpable.

Outside of work I like to travel, hike, read and spend time with family and friends!

Favorite Paint Color: Breath Of Fresh Air (806) by Benjamin Moore

Cole Spitler

Cole Spitler

Sales Manager

I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin Business School in 2021. I got started in the painting industry while in school, where I launched my own business. During which I managed over one million dollars of painting projects across three years.

Excited by their customer-driven focus, industry-leading tech, and rapid growth, I got started with Improovy a few months after graduation.

When I’m not sending out estimates, you can find me serving my Church or watching my beloved Wisconsin sports teams.

Favorite Paint Color: SW 6789 Blue-Mosque

Joshua Martell

Joshua Martell

Production Coordinator

I have been involved in construction management and paint supervision for the last 15 years.

My main responsibility at Improovy is customer satisfaction. As a project coordinator, I strive to build on the rapport that is built with our sales team and add to the customer experience. Outside of that, it’s the small things such as scheduling, ensuring schedule adherence, making sure we’re exceeding expectations, and getting the right guys on the right jobs to show that we truly are the industry standard.

I lend knowledge, and insight as well as build trust to achieve the ultimate experience for our customers. My industry experience and field knowledge allow me to get the right crews on the right jobs, so we maximize our skill sets on each individual project.

Favorite Paint Color: Sea Serpent (SW 7615) by Sherwin-Williams

Chip Nill

Chip Nill

Head of Sales

I grew up in New York and, after school, spent the last fifteen years in various cities in the trades, managing construction projects, and leading nonprofits. I am excited to watch improvement projects come to life, and be a part of others improving their homes and their lives.
As a father of four, there is no greater thing I teach by example than being a helper to people in whatever capacity I can be, and I’m glad to be a part of a company that does just that.
 My favorite customer experience was working with a customer flustered with fire damage and insurance difficulties. We were able to come in, get them a color specialist, and take the final project off their plate through the completion of a beautiful project. Knowing how much stress was relieved and happiness was created to see their new home was really special.

Favorite Paint Color: Tricorn Black Sherwin Williams (SW 6258)

Autumn Ramsey

Autumn Ramsey

Production Coordinator

I am a Chicagoland native and grew my passion for painting at a young age while helping my grandfather paint auto bodies in his garage. After graduating from Aurora University, I pursued a career in painting where I enjoyed making my client’s homes uniquely theirs.

When I am not at my desk you can find me at the beach enjoying the water and time with my family.

Favorite Paint Color: Iron Ore (SW-7069) Sherwin Williams

Andrew Wolsiffer

Andrew Wolsiffer

Sales Systems Manager

I got my start in painting back in 2008, working in-store at Porter Paints. For years, I helped contractors, homeowners, architects, and designers with color selection, product selection, and project guidance. My education and background include engineering, technology integration, construction project management, budgeting and scope assessment, digital marketing, and sales.

In my role, I put together projects and help clients with their scope of work. I also help build systems and technology that aid our sales team in streamlining our process. My favorite aspects of Improovy are our technical vision and the camaraderie of our team. I’m grateful for an opportunity to be part of a high-growth organization and for the health and support of my family.

Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends. My hobbies include biohacking and nutrition, traveling, road trips, IU Hoosiers Basketball, Irish Football, and going to country concerts.

Favorite Paint Color: Collingwood (OC-28) by Benjamin Moore

Roland Stout

Roland Stout

Production Coordinator

While I was born in Yuba City California, I grew up in the Ocean – the US Navy – where I spent six years before moving to Seattle, WA. My parents say I was a finger-painting savant, so I’ve either been painting for three decades or one decade, depending upon how you count it.

Before joining Improovy, I worked at Benjamin Moore for three years and spent nine years bringing operational discipline and painting skills to painting companies across the Seattle area.

While I’m regularly recruited for television voiceover roles, Improovy didn’t only recruit me to record their phone messages – my painting expertise, humor, and attention to detail make me a production manager that homeowners love working with.

When not working, I can be found spending time with my wife, four kids, and our dog.

Favorite Paint Color: Jamestown Blue by Benjamin Moore (HC-148)

Nia Pham

Nia Pham

Design, Social Media Manager

I am currently a senior in college at Northwestern University majoring in Economics. I’ve been with Improovy since the beginning; running their social media as well as assisting in the creation of our pitch deck slides.

Apart from work, I love to play tennis and go kayaking!

Favorite Paint Color: Farrow & Ball: Borrowed Light 235

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