Our Team: Who We Are

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Brian Hogan

Owner | Founder
Videos | Get to Know Brian

Since an early age, Brian has been a people person. Always thinking about how others were perceiving their situation and doing what he could to make people feel satisfied. While rehabbing houses, Brian could not understand how contractors would not return calls or show up when they said they would. He thought about all the people who deal with contractors and the frustration they must feel. With this simple principle in mind, Brian created Hogan Design & Construction. In his free time, Brian spends time with his wife and three children and off-roading in his Jeep

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Brad Hogan

Chief Operation Officer (COO)
Videos | Get to Know Brad

Brad started at HDC as a laborer and worked his way up the ladder to his current role as COO. Having seen things from every position in the company has allowed Brad to be fully invested in all operations . This also comes in handy in his role as Head of Sales. Brad really listens to the needs of the customers and can help create a project where all needs are addressed.  In every job that Brad has had he always worked his way into a position where people looked to him for guidance. Brad has been instrumental in developing the processes that make Hogan Design & Construction stand out in their industry. Striving to improve the customer experience makes Brad a natural for the Chief Operating Officer position. Brad lives in St Charles with his wife and three children.

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Douglas Panozzo

Production Manager
Videos | Get to Know Doug

Doug has always had a passion for construction and enjoys constantly doing home renovation projects at his own house. He spent over five years managing projects for a technology company before joining the Hogan Team in 2017. He is excited to bring his leadership, communication, organization, and attention to detail skills to Hogan Design & Construction. Doug is happily married to his wife Sara and has 2 children (Luke & Mila). He enjoys quality family time and appreciating the outdoors.

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Kathryn Newcome

Marketing Manager
Videos | Get to Know Kathryn

Katie joins Hogan Design & Construction with a diverse background in the arts, program development, project & event management and marketing. Creating, building and connecting with people has been a focus in everything she does, and she is excited to continue growing and helping the community in our marketing and engagement role. Outside of work, Katie can be found painting, at the theater, trying something new (a serial hobbyist) and spending time with her family and friends.

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Jorie Scholten

Design Manager

Jorie has always had a passion for customer service and integrity. She spent over 8 years in the Human Capital Department at a large cable company, where she learned to put her communication, leadership, customer service and organization skills to work. Since joining the Hogan Design and Construction team she has been added to their company processes to even further improve Hogan’s customer service and commitment to quality. Jorie enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two children as well as volunteering within the community. 

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John Vendafreddo

Senior Project Manager/New Development Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) Specialist
Videos | Get to Know John

John has been interested in building since he received his first Fisher-Price toolset. Upon graduating high school there was no question what field John would enter. John joined the HDC team as a laborer but his drive and eye for perfection helped develop him into the company's head trim carpenter. As HDC grew, John’s attention to detail led to him being promoted to Project Manager. John is married and has three sons. He lives in a house that he built from the ground up in Batavia.

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Jason Bonomini

Project Manager

Jason’s interest in carpentry began in his middle school wood shop class. Jason also went right into the construction field after graduating high school. Jason spent several years working for different contractors and found his home at HDC in 2011. Jason developed quickly and was a natural fit for the Project Manager role because of his hard work and focus on the details. Jason is a family oriented person and loves the outdoors.​

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Mike Martin

Project Manager
Videos | Get to Know Mike

Mike's interest in construction started with the purchase of his first foreclosed house. He fell in love with the remodeling process and took great satisfaction in seeing the project progress from start to finish. Already having a background in Project Management, the move to HDC was a no brainer for him. Mike has exceptional organization and communication skills mixed with a keen eye for budgeting, all of which makes him a great Project Manager. Mike is married with two children, and he looks forward to spending his weekends with them.

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Carl Kuhnke

Project Manager

Carl has always had a passion for customer service. In his previous position, he spent the past 10 years building a customer base, improving store reviews, and increasing sales and visibility through social media platforms. He has years of experience working with suppliers and distributors and is excited to bring his knowledge, attention to detail, and leadership to the Hogan team in his role as Project Manager. Carl is a seasoned hunter and fisherman and loves spending time with his family and friends.

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Mike Gerbitz

Head Carpenter
Videos | Get to Know Mike

Carpentry runs in Mike’s blood. Mike would help work in his dad's tool shop from an early age. Mike’s carpentry work led him on several mission trips to rebuild youth camps. From framing to windows or exteriors to custom cabinetry and trim work, Mike’s eye for perfection has made him a master in the carpentry field. Mike was a natural fit with HDC and was quickly promoted to Head Carpenter. Mike is married with two kids. In his free time, Mike is an active rock and country musician that performs 60-80 gigs a year. 

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Sandy Lankford

Office Manager

Sandy has spent over 20 years at a prestigious European rail company where she learned leadership, customer service, organization skills, worked her way up to management and led her own team. She takes great pride in the experience she wants to provide to our customers. Sandy understands the beauty in a home. She believes this is where life begins, where memories are made and that is what makes her a perfect fit with the Hogan team. Sandy is happily married, loves to travel and doing DIY projects in her own home.

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Agnes Mazanek

Production Administrator

Agnes is no stranger to the world of design and construction.  She has gone through two family home builds from ground up, as well as, renovated and designed three of her own homes.  She has developed a great passion for the industry through the years, and also loves interior decorating.  Agnes comes to Hogan Design and Construction with over 20 years of customer service experience.  Her dedication,  integrity, and attention to detail make her a great addition to the team.  In her free time Agnes loves to travel, and spend quality time with her husband and their three sweet boys. 

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Kasia Obrzud

Designer

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Kasia has always been passionate about design. Deciding to take that interest a step forward, Kasia decided to study Interior Design at Illinois State University where she pursued a Bachelors of Science degree along with a minor in Business Administration. As an inspiring Interior Designer, Kasia plans to take her skills in creative and innovative problem solving to create a perfect space. Kasia strides to design spaces that evoke strong emotions and emphasize the functionality of it. She plans to achieve this by using her outgoing personality to form relationships with her clients, carefully listening to their wants and needs, and to give professional support through the design process to make the clients fall in love with their new design. Kasia is very excited to work with the Hogan team and gain all the knowledge and experience she can.

Hogan Design & Construction Service Map

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Our Service Area

Hogan Design & Construction (HDC) is proud to serve the following cities and counties in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin: WheatonGlen EllynWestern SpringsHinsdaleLa GrangeClarendon HillsOak BrookGenevaBataviaBuffalo GroveHoffman EstatesSt. CharlesPalatineBarringtonArlington HeightsElmhurstLake GenevaLakes DelavanFontanaLauderdale LakesTwin LakesPowers LakeGenoa CityDuPage CountyCook County, and Kane County.