Schrader and Company Construction Services Partners with Union College MBA Program

schrader-capstoneBurnt Hills, NY – March 2014

Schrader and Company Construction Services kicked off 2014 in an exciting partnership with students from Union College’s Masters of Business Administration Program. Three MBA candidates in their final course of study have spent the past ten weeks collaborating with Schrader and Company’s leaders to develop a business plan as part of the students’ Capstone course.

The purpose of the Capstone course is to integrate the knowledge that students have acquired throughout their MBA study and apply it to a real company. Lindsey Marquard, Ashley Braniecki, and Magen Renadette have met weekly with Schrader and Company leaders to carefully evaluate current company practices and develop a detailed future business plan. This symbiotic relationship benefits both parties.

“Our goal in participating in this program is to grow and strengthen our company as well as continue to build relationships with the future business leaders in our community,” said Schrader and Company President Ben Cangeleri. “What we can offer is an intimate experience of the unique challenges and benefits of small business operations, and we hope the students have learned
as much from us as we have learned from them.”

“We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Peter, Christy, Silas, and Ben. The experience has allowed us to gain insight, firsthand, into the inner workings of their business,
and to put to practice the skills we have developed throughout our studies,” said Ashley Braniecki.

Participation in the Capstone course is just one forward-thinking measure implemented by Schrader and Company in the wake of their 40th anniversary and the rise of new leadership. Recent developments include updating the company’s name and logo, adding to the talented field team of professional craftsmen, and implementing Computer Aided Design into project planning.

“The Capstone program offered us a great opportunity to be reflective about our future goals and to take a metaphorical step back from the busy day-to-day operations and think about the big picture”, said Vice-President Silas Schrader. “It’s been a very rewarding experience.”

About Schrader and Company

Schrader and Company continues to set the standard of craftsmanship and professional management by which other remodeling companies in the region are often judged. Their time-tested process for providing exceptional remodeling services is of proven value to their clients. They believe it offers the surest route to a successful and affordable remodeling project. Schrader and Company is a nationally recognized, award winning residential remodeling and cabinetmaking company that provides a full range of services including design/build additions, whole house renovations, kitchen and bath remodeling, home repairs and maintenance, and the fabrication and installation of locally crafted cabinetry and custom millwork.

Schrader and Company has received a number of accolades over their forty year history.  The company has been named by Qualified Remodeler Magazine as a national “Top 500” company for numerous years since the recognition first began in the 1980’s. The company was named as a Remodeling Magazine prestigious Big50 Company in 1989. Remodeling Magazine’s annual list of the nation’s Top 550 has included Schrader and Company each year since the List’s debut.