Ranked by Inc. 500, Apex General Contracting is one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.A. and has no foreseeable future of slowing down. Family owned and operated, Apex believes in the strength of forming customer and team relationships as if each were a part of our own family. We pride ourselves in offering an atmosphere where professional development is encouraged everyday. By providing in-house, customized training courses and external educational opportunities, Apex teams remain certified and highly skilled across the industry. Jim Stringham, Owner Jim Stringham has captured attention from the small business world in a very large way. Ever since he was young, Jim strived to stand out: “different from the rest” and “full speed ahead”. Those mottos have proved true even as a young entrepreneur, establishing his company, Apex Exteriors, as one of the Fastest Growing Companies by Inc. 500. In just over ten years, his company has done almost 60 million dollars of business. He has yet to slow down, and has developed Apex into a company that continually exceeds expectations in the Exterior Restoration industry. Ranked Top 100 Roofing Companies in the U.S. by Roofing Contractor Magazine and most recently, being accepted into the Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractor program that only 1% of Roofers nationwide are qualified for, Jim strives to stay on top of advancing technology while building a brand on quality and service. In the industry for over 15 years, Jim has accumulated a number of designations and certifications ranging from being HAAG Engineering certified in Residential & Commercial properties to holding several public adjusting licenses. Also the owner of Berkland Development, Jim uses his applied building knowledge in real estate management and development to such projects as the Berkland Plaza in South Beloit, IL. By being involved with and donating to community organizations such as youth baseball, Mud Volleyball for Epilepsy, Wimpy’s Fund, Community Foundation of Northern IL and Vets Roll, Jim is giving back to his hometown community. Bridget, his fiancé and fellow entrepreneur, owns BeBella Hair Salon and Simply Coutur, an e-commerce site. Their lives revolve around their children Landen and Berkley. When not working they can be found attending their children’s various activities such as dance recitals, basketball and baseball games. The couple find keeping up with their active children while running their own companies proves challenging but immensely rewarding. Brandon Rhymer, Sales Manager For an entire decade, since 2007, Brandon Rhymer has been an essential part of the Apex team by consistently being a top performer and accumulating a large following of happy customers. As Sales Manager, Brandon ensures the build runs smoothly from start to finish and the customer receives what they are entitled. In his free time he enjoys cheering on “Da Bears” and Cubs and entertaining friends and family over delicious meals hot off his grill. His most valued possession is his beautiful 4 year old daughter Brynlee! He spends any and all time with his daughter, family and friends. Shane Berry, Production Manager I have been with Apex since 2009. Prior to working for Apex I spent many years in the construction industry and fifteen years in the manufacturing industry as a production scheduler. My job as a Production Manager at Apex is a perfect fit for my organizational skills and production background. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my son Bentley. I also have a passion for fitness and bodybuilding, having most recently earned my certification as a Certified Fitness Trainer Matt Kennington, Account Manager In 2010 I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Sports Studies. I was a teaching major who had just finished student teaching, eager to start my new career. In the midst of the job search I happened to hear that APEX was hiring. I started in 2012 and never looked back. I was able to roll my educational experiences into a different career path that has brought me much success. I started as a Field Supervisor and had the opportunity to travel and see a lot of new and exciting places. This company has helped me grow not only as a person, but as a professional. I currently hold the position of Account Manager. I assist our Field Supervisors and homeowners throughout the insurance claims process. I am responsible for all supplements, invoicing and correspondence with the insurance companies. Jennifer Byrnes, Office Manager My name is Jennifer Byrnes. I live in Roscoe, IL with my husband and three wonderful kids. After working in an educational environment for several years I embarked on a new adventure working for Apex Exteriors. I utilize my administrative and customer service experience to ensure all of our customers receive exceptional service.