Our Team

Caretti’s clients benefit from the professional experience of all our employees, but as is often the case it all starts at the top. Our Management Team provides a level of leadership and knowledge that is hard to match, and that leadership and expertise is passed on to our clients through the work we do at every job site.

Chad Rakow

Vice President

Chad joined the John Caretti team in 2004 as a project manager. He comes to us from a family flooring business where he gained experience in a wide array of flooring product lines. Caretti’s clients benefit from his experience in handling the details of successful flooring projects, from estimating to installation.

Chad has expanded his role to include cutting edge technologies and services in the Terrazzo and Polished Concrete industry. His extensive knowledge of recent industry developments and product advancements allows us to expand the scope of services we offer our customers.

Carmela Ruiz

Office Manager/In-House Design Assistant

Carmela joined the KREZ Group in 1997 as an assistant to the office manager. In 2000 was assigned to Caretti and she was promoted to office manager/in house design assistant with the John Caretti.

With over 15 years experience in the construction industry Carmela is a valuable asset to Caretti’s clients. She is familiar with the internal workings of a construction company, and possesses a work ethic that enables to assist Architects and Designers in creating the perfect combination of aggregate size/color, matrix color, and strip dimensions. With Carmela’s knowledge and expertise, it is through this process Caretti is able to turn your vision for a beautiful floor into reality.

Julie Bradford

Project Manager

Julie has been a member of the KREZ Group team since 2014. She takes pride in being a female Project Manager in the male dominated Construction industry.
When she is not working Julie enjoys horseback riding. Julie resides in Palatine.