Orland Park - Our Team
The DreamMaker Orland Park Team
With a dedication to superior craftsmanship and ethical excellence, our team of specialists deliver a design that meets your specific needs, while communicating consistently throughout the entire remodeling process. You can feel secure that your project will be completed in the most efficient manner possible with minimal disruption to your life. Plus, our foundation in honest, ethical business practices makes us the professionals you can trust to give you the home you've always wanted.
Glen is the owner and president of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, a subsidiary of Kraftwerks Remodeling, Inc. He has over 30 years of experience in the remodeling field, specializing in interior residential remodeling. His dream has always been to be involved with a company that sets lofty goals: to produce a very high quality of work while simultaneously providing the customer with excellent service and value. In 1991 Glen gave birth to his dream when he founded Kraftwerks Remodeling, Inc.
Glen grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and received his Bachelor’s degree in communications from Bradley University in Peoria. He entered the graduate program at the University of Illinois-Chicago where he received his Illinois Teaching Certification. Glen was a high school history teacher in the early 1980’s earning “Teacher of the Year” honors at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Glen is an excellent club level tennis player and is an avid history aficionado. He has lived in Tinley Park with his wife Denise, a retired elementary school teacher, for over 30 years. Together they raised two daughters and have enjoyed being grandparents. Sadly, Denise passed away in September of 2020. Glen continues to remain positive and is tended to by their border collie, Annie, who takes good care of him.
In 1996, Glen earned the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designation from the National Association of Home Builders. It is the highest designation obtainable in the remodeling industry. In 2002, Glen earned the Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) designation. The coursework involves specific training in making home modifications so that anyone – regardless of age, ability or mobility level can remain in their home and live safely, comfortably and independently. Fewer than 3% of all remodelers in the country have achieved these designations.
Glen has spoken regularly at home shows, professional conferences and public libraries. The PowerPoint presentations are titled “How Smart Consumers Select a Remodeling Contractor”, “Where Do You Want to Spend Your Golden Years? The Concept of Aging in Place” and “Most Common Remodeling Mistakes”.
In 2007, Glen was contacted by DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen, a nationwide company. After months of research, Glen and his wife decided that DreamMaker was the kind of company that exemplified the commitment and values that had long been a part of the Kraftwerks’ business ethic. 2021 is his 14th year as part of the DreamMaker franchise.
Renee Crews (Director of Business Development) is a native to the south suburbs of Chicago. She is a past President of the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce and was also awarded Toastmasters “Area Governor of the Year” for the Chicago Metro Area. Renee, with her husband and daughters live in Orland Park and own an online retail store where she and her husband make one-of-a-kind gifts. She is also a contemporary vocal leader at her church, author, and piano composer. Though Renee is an experienced national communications trainer, certified life and time management coach, her passion lies in helping people in her community. Having been a fellow board member of the Orland Chamber, Renee came to know and respect Glen’s business practices. She is blessed to be a part of the DreamMaker Orland Park Team.