Starting out as a handyman, then gaining years of experience in the industry, Ken Wurtak felt he could bring more of a personal touch to renovations. With his affable personality and exceptionally organized wife and business partner, five years ago, the decision was made to launch a company of their own. Today, Wurtak and Katie Iafolla helm a thriving renovation company that was a huge success from its first month in business.
“It was very exciting right out of the gates. We had to grow quickly and hire employees. It got out of control. I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off!” says Wurtak
Iafolla, the detailed organizer, told Wurtak, the creative idea man, they had to slow down, reorganize, implement processes, and regroup.
“Now it’s controlled growth,” smiles Wurtak.
An equal opportunity employer with male and female carpenters on staff, Revington and its highly skilled team have created a great work culture. Determined to give each client an outstanding experience, Revington’s employees maintain clean and safe work sites. They also pay close attention to the little things from the topics of conversation to the music they listen to. (“Sometimes there are kids present,” Wurtak admonishes). They always go above and beyond, be it rushing to shovel a client’s walk during a heavy snowfall or Wurtak getting up in the wee hours of the morning to fix a client’s faulty furnace. It’s not uncommon for the couple and the carpenters to be invited to stay for dinner at a client’s house when they are working late, or to enjoy the beautiful new kitchen they created.
“When clients sign on, Ken is involved from the initial meeting, through the sales process, and stays connected to the project and will often be found onsite swinging a hammer alongside his crews. Throughout the process, we are in direct and daily contact with our clients. They never get shuffled down the line to someone else,” Iafolla says of Revington’s personal touch.
Revington’s outstanding work recently caught the eye of Scott Brothers Entertainment, the network that brings the Property Brothers, and other popular renovation shows to life. “It was really neat!” exclaims Iafolla. “They had followed our Instagram and reached out to us! We did some interviews with them, and while a show has not materialized yet, it was nice to be noticed.”
The company is also proud of their Kitchen Design awards, Houzz.com accolades, and client testimonials.
As one of the youngest companies to be awarded a JELD-WEN® Windows & Doors dealership, they also topped JELD-WEN’s sales charts, not only selling directly to clients but to other renovation and construction companies. The couple looks forward to expanding that side of their business.
“A lot of contractors say they treat every house as if it was their own,” concludes Wurtak. “But with Revington, it really is personal. We always have, and always will, go above and beyond.”