Schrader and Company, Inc. Announces Succession of Ownership

schrader-familyPeter Schrader looks forward to a unified transition as the next generation takes up the mantle of forty years of excellence in home remodeling.

Burnt Hills, NY – March 2013

Founded by Peter Schrader and his wife Christy in 1973, Schrader and Company, Incorporated is pleased to announce new ownership, under the direction of President Ben Cangeleri and Vice-President Silas Schrader. Schrader and Company is proud of its distinction as a second generation veteran-owned business. Peter served as a Navy Seabee in Vietnam in 1968/1969 and Silas served with the Marines in Iraq in 2004 and 2005.

The core values that have made Schrader and Company an award-winning household name in the greater Capital Region for the past forty years — quality of craftsmanship, exceptional customer
service, professionalism, and integrity—will carry them into the next phase of their development.  When looking for the right personalities to take over the business that he so meticulously built over the decades, Peter cast a wide net, but had to look no further than the talents within his own company and family. Ben Cangeleri has been with Schrader and Company since 2004 and was recently named as the youngest ever President of the Capital Region Builder’s and Remodelers Association. Major Silas Schrader grew up in and around the business, knowing the employees as well as his own family. After serving an honorable professional career in the armed forces, he returned in 2009 thrilled to be at the helm of the company that has shaped his family’s life and livelihood.

Both Ben and Silas are graduates of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ben looks forward to leading the company to new and exciting ventures, while maintaining the reputation for
excellence that defines the Schrader and Company experience. Nothing is more important to the employees of Schrader and Company than delivering the best in quality home improvement to the point of complete customer satisfaction. Silas plans to continue the proud Schrader tradition of earning clients for life. Multiple generations of Capital Region homeowners continually turn to them to beautify and protect their life’s greatest financial investment, and all of the people at Schrader and Company take that privilege and honor very seriously.

Silas Schrader, Peter Schrader, Christy Schrader, Ben Cangeleri Schrader and Company believes in giving their employees, who average a tenure of eighteen years, autonomy with accountability, letting their talents flourish in an atmosphere of pride and responsibility. It is within this environment of professionalism that the very best in home remodeling and cabinetmaking occur year after year, resulting in the trust and loyalty of customers throughout the region.

As Peter Schrader reflects on the past four decades of relationships built, goals achieved, milestones met, and now stepping into the role of mentor, he is pleased as he looks to the new leaders of the company.

Peter and Christy Schrader have no reservations and absolute confidence in Ben and Silas as they pilot a company that will still bear their name. For them, there is no greater stake than that, and no greater reward than to watch as Schrader and Company, Inc. moves into its bright future as the industry leader in home renovation.

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.