Badger Painting was started by Jeremy Kruk, a young man with a dream of doing business the right way. Jeremy felt hard work and ethics would build a business geared for the long haul. Jeremy enjoyed painting and decided to take his skills and knowledge, and give the customers he enjoyed working with a professional paint job, at a reasonable price. He wanted to bring a young energy mixed with a hard working attitude into the painting business, and take the customer service industry to a new level.
Upon formation, Jeremy networked with the best people in the industry to build a solid staff of highly trained individuals to bring this idea into reality. Jeremy is always on the lookout for the smartest, most skilled individuals with solid character as the business grows rapidly.
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Jeremy is the founder of Badger Painting. Prior to starting Badger Painting, Jeremy was the top rated franchisee in his division in each of the two years he worked for another large national painting franchise. Jeremy was the #1 ranked franchisee in the nation during his second year. Jeremy continues to work in the field as well as the office to insure you get the highest quality paint job. Jeremy is an alumni from the Business School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a degree in Management and Human Resources with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. Jeremy now lives in Dodgeville where he raises is brother, Sam and their dog Charlie. Jeremy enjoys playing slow pitch softball, coaching soccer, and volunteers with Project Home on between $30,000-100,000 worth of free paint jobs yearly.
Monnica has quickly become the fuel Badger Painting runs off of. She has developed from an assistant, to an office manager, to the company’s President. There is nothing she cannot handle, and she demands perfection from those around her. Her attention to details and results continues to push Badger Painting to get better daily. Monnica is a graduate from UW-Platteville with a degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Business and Psychology. Monnica currently resides in Mt. Horeb and enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with her puppy Libby and her family.
John was a pivotal member of Badger Painting during its biggest growth stage. Everyone will remember John for his cheerful demeanour and unflappable ability to lead us even through the tough times. John designed and built Badger Painting’s custom database, a sophisticated customer tracking system which is still in use today. John will be missed, but never forgotten by each and every one who’s ever met him.
“Dad was my mentor, my coach, and my support system as Badger Painting grew to what it has become today. Without him none of this would be possible. I am forever grateful for everything he gave each and every one of us, and although he is irreplaceable, he taught each and every one of us what needs to be done to be successful. I will miss my father, my business partner, but more importantly—my best friend. Love you Dad!” - Jeremy