Take Pride Construction and Design LLC was established in 1993 while Brian Sieffert was studying Environmental Sciences and Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
initial objective for opening this company was to finance his
way through college; however, as the company began to grow, he
developed an attachment to the beautification process involved with painting renovation and restoration.
had spent 15 months prior to opening the company as a General Branch Manager of a nationwide painting franchise in the Upper Saint Clair territory.
As a branch manager for this franchise, he
was responsible for the marketing, sales, recruiting, and production of the contracted work using his
own equipment and accounts.
It was essentially his
first experience in any type of business ownership.
During this first season, the Upper Saint Clair branch exceeded all levels nationwide for that year in sales, customer satisfaction, and branch profitability.
had the opportunity to work with many exceptional properties, it was not until his
last job of the season that he
was recognized publicly for his
In 1993, Brian Sieffert's
bid was chosen over several others to restore the interior of the Carnegie Music Hall.
and tradesmen who he
personally selected completed this project.
From 1993 to 1996, Brian was a full-time student at the University of Pittsburgh while employing 6 to 10 people year round.
In 1996, Brian
decided to devote his
full attention to the development of Take Pride
, a company that began making a name for themselves.
The company became more aggressive through marketing strategies and more competitive by developing internal training programs and keeping up with current trends of the industry.
In 1997, after increasing their production from the previous years, Take Pride.
began to contribute to the design realm.
They found a way to exhibit to clients what their house could potentially look like in several different color schemes.
By using computer generation, a photographic image could be derived from a "before" picture of each client's home or business.
his same year, Brian
met Cathy Gilg while working on a mutual project; an eight color cottage style property in Osborne.