Kevin Schultz was born and raised in Wheaton Illinois, where he lived 22 years of his life. He attended Longfellow Elementary, Franklin Middle School and then Wheaton North High School, where he graduated from in 1992. He then attended College of DuPage for two years before transferring to Eastern Illinois University, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Business and Mass Communication.
Throughout his High School and College career, Kevin worked for a number of different trades, including, but not limited to, Roofing, Siding, Windows, Gutters, Drywall, Painting, Concrete, Brick and Foundations.
After college, Kevin moved to Arizona, where he played for the Cubs semi-pro team. Unfortunately, his hopes of one day playing in the Major Leagues were cut short due an arm injury. He then pursued a career in a corporate setting, telecom sales. There he thrived for eight years, which was during the telecom boom, working for such giants as WorldCom, MCI, SBC and AT&T.
In the end though, his true passion would lie in helping people through home repair. After succeeding in the insurance claim industry and establishing a solid foundation in 2005, Safeguard was born. Kevin continues to better himself and the company by gaining certifications with industry leading professionals such as, Haag Engineering, USGBC, OSHA, Conklin Roofing Systems, Atlas Corporation, CertainTeed and Air Vent. Kevin has recently captured another milestone in his career by becoming a preferred “Umpire” within the insurance claim industry.
Kevin is a family man who devotes his free time to wife, Marina, and three daughters, Adrianna, Angela and Alyssa. He enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle, summer BBQ’s with family or friends and traveling during the off season. Kevin has donated to a number of charities which he supports each year and strongly encourages his outreach to extend throughout the surrounding communities.
Marina was born and raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She lived there until the age of 12 before her family was forced to leave the city because of the war. She attended Petar Petrovic Njegos Middle School in Sarajevo and then moved to Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) where she graduated from High School in 1998. She then attended Faculty of Philosophy and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism.
Due to the unfortunate war circumstances, Marina and her family had to start from scratch. Thankfully, they had the opportunity to move to the United States in August of 2001, where they started their new lives.
Marina then attended College of DuPage for three years graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Travel and Tourism. Throughout her college career, Marina worked in Retail where she successfully helped manage and grow several different stores. Shortly thereafter she obtained her Real Estate License and started her carrier.
Once Safeguard Construction was established in 2005, Marina found comfort working at the office and helping the family business grow.
Marina is happily married to Kevin and together they have three daughters, Adrianna, Angela and Alyssa. They have two dogs, Ricki and Bandit, which complete the “Schultz” family. Together, they enjoy spending time with close family and friends as much as possible.
Marina loves to travel, enjoys fashion and maintains a healthy lifestyle.
Sasa was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina where he lived until the age of 9. Due to the unfortunate war circumstances, his family was forced to move to the nearby city of Banja Luka. There he attended Middle School and then High School where he graduated in 2001. After graduation, Sasa worked on a local television station in the Production Department.
Sasa and his family moved to the United States at the end of 2001. Shortly after, he started working at Dynawave Corporation, where he became a master technician building Ultrasound Machines. Although he excelled very quickly and increased production, Sasa aspired to be involved with the inner office. As a result of his great work, Sasa was promoted to office management within Dynawave. There he handled all of the company Sales, Payroll and Taxes, etc. During that time Sasa also attended the College of DuPage.
Several years later, when Safeguard Construction was in its early stages of development, Sasa played a key role in launching the company. He has helped Safeguard Construction Company grow from its foundation. Today, he works in the office where he manages sales, vendors and client service.
Sasa is happily married to his beautiful wife Jelena and together they have one daughter Kalina. In his free time, Sasa loves to travel, have BBQ’s with family and friends and stay active with outdoor recreation.
Chuck is a native Illinoisan, born and raised in Oak Lawn which is southwest of Chicago. He attended Oak Lawn Community High School. Following graduation, Chuck work for Field Enterprises Corporation in the Merchandise Mart. During that time he also went to an Automation Trade School to learn the operation of Tabulating and Computer systems. This training formed the foundation for a long career in the Information Systems industry. Chuck work for several financial institutions including, Pullman Bank, Exchange National bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Chuck held numerous positions with each of the aforementioned institutions as a Computer Operator, Operations Supervisor, Operations Manager and Assistant vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank. As Assistant Vice President, Chuck provided official guidance to a staff of eighty-five (85) professionals. He was responsible for administering a $5,000,000 annual operating budget and a $3,000,000 capital budget.
Chuck then moved to the Telecom Industry and continued to utilize his financial training working in the Billing/Invoice/Collections department with WorldCom, MCI and Verizon, all leading Telecommunications companies with national and international networks. As a result of several promotions, Chuck managed an eight member group in the collections area. His group was responsible for collections of past due balances on a client base which included many high profile telecommunications companies as well as other commercial clients.
Chuck has been married to his lovely wife Suzanne for fifty years! He and Suzanne have three children, Laura, Kevin and Karen. They have six grand-children, Suzanna, Jack, Daniel, Adriana, Angela and Alyssa. Chuck and Suzanne enjoy hosting get-togethers for family and friends at their home and fishing in the pond located behind the house.
Niko was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (part of the former Yugoslavia). He lived in Sarajevo until the age of 27. He attended the University of Sarajevo, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture and Project Design.
Due to the unfortunate war circumstances, Niko and his family moved to the United States in September, 1997. He first worked as a computer technician earning his A+ and N+ certifications. Continuing along the path of his degree, Niko practices architectural and carpentry design on a regular basis. He has designed and built numerous home and remodeling projects. He has also mastered the art of Taekwondo and holds many championship trophies from the sport.
Niko’s true passion is in the construction industry. There he has earned more certifications and licenses’ than all of his other interests combined. He has his Home Inspection license, Illinois Roofing State license, Vinyl Siding Institute license, and numerous certifications with many industry leading professionals.
Niko was an outstanding addition to the Safeguard team in 2007. He has excelled at timing each element of the job, ordering of material, ensuring on time delivery, overseeing each job for production efficiency, ensuring all building codes are followed and met and fitting our scheduling within the time constraints of our clients.
Niko and his wife Irena spend most of their free time with their sons Uros and Dimitrie who are very active in sports, especially football, basketball and baseball.
Assistant Office Manager
Mike Slomski was born in Hinsdale Illinois and lived his childhood in Westmont, IL. He then moved to Ft. Myers Beach, Florida throughout his teenage years, graduating from Estero High School in 1997. Mike moved back to Illinois in 2007 to be closer to his family. He then attended College of DuPage where he enrolled in the business program.
Mike is also culinary trained by a personal chef and has worked in numerous steak houses as a kitchen manager where he catered events for hundreds of people. He has worked for a tiling company and is a skilled tile tradesman. In addition to all that, Mike is an expect auto detailer. He worked in a large automotive corporation and was fortunate enough to manage and care for the owner’s personal collection of cars, valued at millions of dollars. While there, he helped the company develop a line of cleaning products specializing in high end car care.
Although Mike has a vast amount of experience in many different fields, he eventually found his place when he joined the Safeguard team in 2013. Mike is a hands-on professional and will not hesitate to ensure exceptional service to all of Safeguard’s clients.
Mike is married to his wife Lauren and they are expecting their first child in June of 2015. When Mike is not spending time with his family, he enjoys watching sports, particularly the Florida Gators, Nascar and most Chicago sports teams. Mike is also an avid fisherman and enjoys getting out on the lakes in the summer or anytime in Florida’s oceans. He is a huge supporter of the Avon walk for breast cancer in memory of his sister, Donna.