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 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.
Rhys Evans-Brown | Rhys is a certified and qualified carpenter equipped with ten years of high-end residential carpentry experience from New Zealand and the United States. He received his National Certificate in Carpentry from Waikato Institute of Technology in New Zealand in 2013.He is thorough and enjoys investing heavily in a project to have strong communication with clients, subcontractors and team members to maintain efficiency. He has a strong attention to detail and takes the time to do each step with precision. In his free time, he enjoys spending time exploring coffee shops and music with his wife and meeting different people from all walks of life.
Traci Simons | Traci joined our team, mid-2017, as our Office Manager. She has over fifteen years of bookkeeping/accounting experience. She looks forward to taking that experience and learning more about the remodeling industry to become a strong team member.Traci enjoys outdoor activities, including ATVing. She is an officer for the local ATV Club and enjoys traveling the trails throughout different areas of Wisconsin. She also enjoys spending time with her daughter and their rescue dogs.