About PKPG Companies

The PKPG Companies were founded on the principle of creating a company that’s “Built to Last.” We believe this to be possible by having an organization capable of delivering on any project regardless of size or complexity and by doing this, we expect to become one of the Northshore’s most respected and sought-after homebuilders, recognized for quality and an easy approach to building a home.

As strange as it may sound from a homebuilder, we don’t begin our work by thinking about a house. Instead, for every home we will build, we start by considering those who will live there. We contemplate their ever-shifting needs. We imagine what innovations will make life more delightful and what conveniences will satisfy year after year.

This is no fanciful exercise, but a disciplined approach to creating the finest, most livable homes imaginable. As you move from room to room, it’s our intention that you’ll experience luxury wherever you pause in your home. Proud as we are of all we build, our homes are not about us. They are about you, your standards, your life.

For all of us at the PKPG Companies, it is a privilege to build your home. With that privilege comes tremendous responsibility, which is why we have devised superior processes that allow us to listen accurately, communicate honestly, think creatively and build professionally. We hope you will tour this website fully but in the event you have unanswered questions about our homes, we welcome you to contact us.

 

Our Team

President

PETER R. CANALIA

In his role as President, Peter manages all phases of the development process including working with local municipalities, developing site and house plans with architects and engineers, coordinating with attorneys on zoning issues and teaming with contractors and designers to build out the community. Mr. Canalia began his real estate development career in the Chicago market, working for one of the city’s largest homebuilders. In the next stage of his career, he spent eight years working for Beazer Homes, one of the nation’s largest home builders, in the North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky markets. While there, Mr. Canalia oversaw the company’s local and regional Purchasing & Operations departments before being named the youngest Division President in the company’s history. In his role as Division President, Mr. Canalia ran the company’s Memphis division building in excess of 200 homes per year. While in Memphis, Mr. Canalia and his wife started a family and determined it was best to be closer to home in raising their family, so they relocated from Memphis to Glenview, IL. Mr. Canalia consulted with Beazer and some local builders in the Chicago market prior to starting PKPG Companies in 2008. Mr. Canalia is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois and is a brokerage member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Glenview office He is also a General Contractor in the state of Tennessee. He has participated in the Center for Creative Leadership’s Advanced Leadership Program and has sat on various committees at his previous companies.

Vice-President

Kristen Bernstein Canalia

Pete and Kristen have been married for 18 years.  Kristen joined The PKPG Companies in 2014, leaving a 17 year career in sales and marketing in the healthcare industry to focus on family and the family business. Whether it is working with the rest of the PKPG team, new and existing homeowners or subcontractors, Kristen’s goal with PKPG is to provide top notch customer service and support.  Kristen is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois and is a brokerage member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Glenview office. Kristen feels fortunate that she and Pete not only get to work together raising their twin boys, but also working to help create families’ dreams throughout the Northshore, whether  it is new construction or renovating their existing home.  Kristen is very grateful to have a job that allows her the balance to remain actively working in the community, while also being involved with the boys’ school, sports, and other activities. Kristen grew up in Indianapolis and went to Ball State University where she met Pete.  Her experience in sales, marketing and customer service has been invaluable in preparing her for her role with PKPG.  She takes great pride in representing the family business and enjoys her interaction with current clients along with looking forward to working with future PKPG homeowners.   Kristen believes the best reference is one an existing client gives to a friend.  She is proud to not only to be part of the name of the company, but also part of the team!

Project Manager

Daniel Bolewski

As Project Manager at PKPG Companies, Daniel Bolewski’s role is to oversee construction projects and operations on a daily basis to ensure that work is done safely, on time, within a budget and to the highest quality standards. Daniel works closely with Peter Canalia in reviewing goals and progress of each project as well as effectively coordinates and schedules sub contractors to maintain a timely workflow. Daniel can comfortably communicate with architects, company clients and suppliers due to his strong knowledge in understanding blueprints, building specifications and standards. Before joining PKPG Companies in 2014, Daniel worked in the carpentry business for over 18 years. He successfully operated his own construction-carpentry company for over a decade. He worked on residential properties in the Chicagoland area building new homes, additions, home renovations including basements, attics and custom build cabinets. Daniel’s passion for his work, attention to detail and valuable experience are major attributes that make PKPG Companies’ clients satisfied with the final project. He is proud to represent and be a part of the PKPG team helping to build homes for current and future homeowners.

Office Manager/Project Coordinator

Jacki Krashin

Jacki Krashin has over 13 years of experience in real estate development and general contracting in the Chicagoland area.  As Office Manager/Project Coordinator at PKPG Companies, Jacki Krashin’s role is to oversee administrative aspects of construction and development projects with subcontractors, homeowners, and architects. Jacki has extensive knowledge of construction purchasing, contract management, construction draw accounting, insurance, and permitting.  She has worked in these capacities on more than 100 projects. Jacki is a graduate of University of Wisconsin with a BBA in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics.  Prior to joining PKPG Companies in 2016, Jacki worked for one of Chicago’s top real estate developers. Jacki’s attention to detail, experience, and ability to multi-task make her a valuable addition to PKPG Companies.