The Path To Advantage
Builders at heart. That’s the best way to describe co-owners Greg Wade and Andy Schafer. Each of them has more than 20 years of experience in construction and remodeling. As teens, they were already focused on the craft of carpentry and cabinet making at Milwaukee Tech High School. It’s here that they first dreamed of having their own company. In 2008, the two friends – who by now were also brothers-in-law – felt like it was time to give their dream a shot. They founded Advantage in 2009 and have never looked back, growing consistently every year, one satisfied client at a time.
When Greg and Andy sit down with you to discuss your remodeling project, they’re not looking to “sell” you something. They listen closely, provide helpful guidance, and then apply their years of hands-on remodeling experience. The result is a realistic project design that not only reflects your vision and respects your budget but also honors the fact that it’s your new space, one meant to be a source of joy for years to come.
Greg Wade | Greg first worked at a custom cabinetry shop and developed a specialty in high-end interior woodwork. He then deepened his skillset while a remodeling company carpenter, working on all aspects of kitchen and bathroom projects. Greg now enjoys working beside his brother-in-law every day in something they are both passionate about. He also loves spending time with his two daughters and wife.
Andy Schafer | While Greg perfected his woodworking talent, Andy worked his way up to hold lead carpenter and project manager positions for several remodeling companies. Along the way, he continued his formal training to become a NARI Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler and a NARI Certified Lead Carpenter. Now, Andy spends his days helping dreams become reality with every home remodeling job. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Bryan Brisky | Bryan started off his career in residential design before making the move to interior design. His passion for timeless, yet creative design shows in every detail and decision made. With a distinctive eye for space planning, Bryan is able to transform your dream into reality. In his off time, He enjoys traveling as well as spending time with family and friends especially his dog Bowe.
Ryan Peterson | Ryan started wood working 3 years ago and fell down the rabbit hole of joinery, hand tools, and old world craftsmanship. He became obsessed with everything wood working related. This path led him to pursuing home remodeling and construction. "I want to bring more beauty into the world through my wood working and attention to detail." The end result of renovating someone's home will affect them every day and he wants to make sure they're embraced by a positive atmosphere and a beauty unmatched by anything else. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, being outdoors, and wood turning.