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.
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.
This same year, Brian
met Cathy Gilg while working on a mutual project; an eight color cottage style property in Osborne.
studied under Designer Fu-Tung Cheng.
was the first in the Pittsburgh area to attain a certification from Cheng Concrete to fabricate Concrete Countertops counters and GFRC.
Brian studied in San Francisco to become the first in Pittsburgh to be certified in the Buddy Rhodes method of Decorative Concrete.