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Dvorak assumes ownership of Huntley roofing company

Published: Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 5:01 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 1:26 p.m. CDT

HUNTLEY – President and CEO Tana Dvorak is now the majority stock owner of National International Roofing Corp., making it a woman-owned company.

Dvorak, 37, has worked at NIR for nearly 21 years.

“It has been challenging and fun all along the way,” she said of her climb to the top. “I am excited and honored to take over the reins of this family company that my father worked so hard to build, and I will continue NIR along the path as an honest and ethical organization, dedicated to saving its customers money on their roofing expenses while providing its employees the opportunity to create successful careers.”

Dvorak, the daughter of founder Timothy Lynn, started at NIR as a teenager.

“It has been a true joy to watch Tana grow into the woman and leader she is today,” Lynn said in a news release. “I am confident she will not only run NIR successfully, but grow it into the company I know it can be.”

Dvorak’s first job at the company was performing inventory duties in the warehouse. She worked at the company off and on while attending Michigan State University. She graduated from Woodstock High School.

She returned home early from Lansing, Mich., to put what she learned into action at the company, while getting a degree from Columbia College.

Now as a wife and mother of three, Dvorak enjoys the challenge of balancing the responsibilities of running a company and raising a family.

“I have great support from my friends and family, and as they know, I am always up for a challenge,” she said.

She enjoys working out, boating and socializing with friends and family.

“All successful companies start with great leadership at the top, and I had one of the best role models to watch,” Dvorak said of her father. “Watch out, ’cause here I come!”

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