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Sales Representative

Chicago, Illinois, 60638, United States
March 25, 2011

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Chicago, Illinois 60638



Broad based Professional with experience in all aspect of home improvement

and management. A talent for making effective decisions under challenging

conditions and quickly revising tactics to achieve goals and meet



Independent Sales Representative

2008 to Present

Sideway Enterprise, Chicago, Illinois

Sales representative for several building products, to Kitchen/Bath

Dealers, Casework Manufacturers, Architectural and Design Firms throughout

Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Develop new and maintain existing

accounts thru introduction of new product and provide continual product

knowledge support.

Sales Manager 2001 to 2007

Dwyer Products Corporation, Wood Dale, Illinois

Established a strong customer base of clients with comprehensive business

strategies designed and developed to increase sales, control costs and

maximize profits. Prepared and conducted engaging presentations to

architects, designers, contractors, property management and owners, to

provide innovative solutions. Recent accomplishments included:

- Designed and sold steel cabinet kitchens to institutional, commercial

and residential markets.

- Introduce products to Choice Hotels, resulting in sales in excess of

$250,000.00 for the Mainstay Suites brand, Developed national account

with GAP Corporation providing kitchen to all Old Navy stores.

- Collaborated with architects to ensure contracted Student Housing

projects, including over $600,000 in student dorms in Denver

($400,000), New Jersey ($150,000), and Boston ($80,000), were

completed as specified in 2007-2008. These sales cemented ongoing

relationships for future projects.

- Effectively trained, mentored and managed East Coast Independent Sales

Representatives with annual sales of over $1,000,000.00.

Account Manager 1998 to 2001

Canac Kitchens of Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Challenged to expand the local customer base for this division of the

Kohler Corporation and successfully procured and completed both small and

large projects on time and within budget.

Owner/Operator 1988 to 1996

Sulkowski Construction, Chicago, Illinois

Managed and directed daily operations, sales, and service as a self-

employed local General Contractor. Earned a reputation for customer service

and timely project delivery and successfully built a significant client

list through referrals only. Designed and installed kitchens as well as

provided all types of interior/exterior renovations.

Advertising Representative

Sears Roebuck & Company, Chicago, Illinois


Worked with the Sears Catalog Advertising Department as a liaison to

various buying departments. Ensured catalog pages included correct product

information, artwork as well as ensured all was disseminated in a timely



Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts; Gordon University, Bradenton, Florida;



Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, ACT,

Articad, Cabinet Design, Planit, KCD Software

Mildly proficient in Polish and Spanish

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