Krez Group FAQ

 

General FAQ

Q: What are the origins of The Krez Group?
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In 1909 Paul J. Krez started the Paul J. Krez Company to furnish and install pipe and boiler insulation. We included a complete company history on this site.

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Q: Who are typical customers of The Krez Group?
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Our companies (Barrier Corp., John Caretti & Co. and Spray Insulations, Inc.,) primarily work with General Contractors, Property Managers, Manufacturing Facilities, Roofers and Architects.

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Q: How many Product Lines does The Krez Group offer, and what are they?
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The Krez Group currently offers its customers 23 product lines designed to enhance, beautify, insulate and protect structures of all types. Details for each product line appear on the appropriate section of this site. See product details for the products that Barrier Corp., John Caretti & Co. and Spray Insulations, Inc. offers.

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Q: When did Paul J. Krez Company become The Krez Group?
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The Paul J. Krez Company acquired other construction industry related companies beginning with Spray Insulations, Inc. in 1965. Barrier Corp. was purchased in 1981 and John Caretti & Company in 2000.  In 2005 The Krez Group was introduced as a holding company for all of the individual companies.

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Q: Are clients permitted to combine various Krez Group companies and their product lines into one contract via change orders?
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Absolutely, our goal is to provide single source responsibility and less paperwork for the customer.

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Q: Are all Krez Group tradesmen 100% union?
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Yes. Currently we are signatory to 8 different unions, and we maintain very strong, personal relationships with the unions. The unions with which we work are Laborers, Carpenters, Lathers, Plasterers, Operating Engineers, Cement Finishers. Terrazzo Mechanic and Terrazzo Finisher. We ensure all union dues and benefit payments are made in a timely manner

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Q: In what states does The Krez Group work?
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A majority of our projects are located in the Chicagoland area. However, every year we also work on projects in Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa and areas throughout Illinois.

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Q: Can we arrange for The Krez Group to make a Lunch and Learn presentation to our project managers during which time one or two of the product lines are discussed?
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Yes, most definitely; The Krez Group frequently meets with numerous numerous General Contractors, Architects and Property Managers in a forum we call "Lunch and Learn Presentations."  Contact us to schedule.

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Q: Who have the Presidents / Owners of The Krez Group been over the years?
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Founder Paul J. Krez led the company from 1909 until 1921, at which point John J. Krez took the reigns until 1950. Leonard O. Krez was President from 1950 to 1970, when Paul J. Helmer became President. He remained in charge until 1985, that year Paul K. Helmer was named President of The Krez Group.

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Q: What do the clients and customers have to say about The Krez Group?
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In addition to the Testimonials we have provided on this site, each company also lists a number of the customers and the Projects we have completed for them. You are invited to call them yourself and ask about their experience with The Krez Group or any of our companies - Barrier Corp., John Caretti & Co., and Spray Insulations, Inc.

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