Who We Are


Jeffrey Pavlatos


After an undergraduate degree in Biology and Sociology from the University of Iowa, a love of architecture and design led to a career path change in 2000. Starting with a project management position at a Chicago area premier Development and Construction firm Jeff worked through the ranks to become Director of Construction. With dreams and aspiration of creating something new and different in the industry Silver Leaf Construction & Renovation was formed in 2007. Focused on technology and efficiency he created a unique system to deliver a high quality product specializing in large scale kitchen, bath and custom remodel projects. With more than 750 career builds, Jeff serves as President overseeing the Silver Leaf team and collaborates the design & build of more than 25 projects per year.


Andrea Varaneckas


Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Illinois at Chicago, Andrea received continued recognition for her achievements and gained valuable knowledge of Classic Italian Architecture and Art History during her studies abroad. With several featured projects she excelled in numerous disciplines including AutoCAD, Auto kitchen, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Cinema 4D. Andrea then honed her Design skills at Cheryl D. & Company where she worked in client selections, plan drawings and cabinetry design and renderings. Arriving in 2015 to Silver Leaf as Lead Designer, Andrea manages all project design and development as well as client interactions, material selections and interior design. Andrea was integral in establishing the Seigle’ s cabinetry dealership with Aristokraft, Diamond and DuraSupreme. Using the newly implemented 2020 system she creates all layouts, specifications and renderings to assist in visualizing your project parameters making use of the latest in cutting edge design trends.


Luis Vazquez


A jack of many trades, Luis has professional photography, graphic design, website design, architectural design & construction experience. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Illinois at Chicago, Luis has gained an eclectic interest in various branches of design. He has an obsession with details and a keen eye for high - quality contemporary design. With knowledge in autocad, cinema 4d, rhinocerous with v-ray, sketch-up, photoshop, illustrator, indesign, after effects, He will find a way to bring your ideas to life.


Greg Flynn

Business Development

As a past principal consultant and sales director at major tech company, his skills provide a great fit for managing new business. Greg is active during the build monitoring progress, client satisfaction and assuring things run smoothly at each phase. With a strong background in networking and relationships, Greg provides a valuable asset in business growth.


Larry Bogosh

Director of Construction

As a Chicago area native Larry began his career as a Manufacturing Engineer specializing in mechanical engineering, management and purchasing. He transitioned his engineering skills to the construction industry in 1987 when he formed D&L Service. Focusing on home remodeling Larry's hands on approach gained a vast knowledge of all trades and practices. With more than 1000 career builds Larry joined Silver Leaf in 2007 as a Field Superintendent and craftsman. Now as Director of Construction he uses more than 30 years of industry experience to manage and oversee all field operations assuring quality and efficiency is maintained and projects are delivered with the highest level of quality.


Nabor Benigno


Arriving at Silver Leaf in 2008 as field service tech Nabor has honed his skills in a variety of trades. Specializing in trim carpentry and finishing, he now focuses on fine cabinetry and millwork installation. With extensive knowledge in plumbing, electric, drywall and painting Nabor is a key figure in the punch list and finishing details of nearly every project. As a long time Silver Leaf employee, he is a valuable asset to the team and helps assure the highest quality product is delivered.


Asberto Villalpando

Field Technician

Asberto maintains a high level of efficiency and hard work. Specializing in demolition and site maintenance he a key figure in making sure your existing site gets taken apart properly. Safety and cleanliness are a top priority as dust and debris can travel to other areas of the home or job-site during the initial phases of construction.


Caesar Flores


New to the team in 2019 Caesar is a true master craftsman and handyman. With impeccable attention to detail Caesar specializes in fine cabinetry and millwork installation. His wide array of experience in many trades from plumbing and electric to drywall and finishing makes him a great addition and a valuable asset during all phases of the build.