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In 2007, Jim Richards and his wife Becky founded APEK Incorporated with one goal in mind: bringing affordable, quality roofing and siding to the neighborhood. With 25 years of prior experience in the industry, the family-run business took off in New Lenox and grew into a team of salesmen, secretaries, repairmen, and construction crew that service the Chicagoland area everyday. Each year, the business grows, but one thing never changes – our commitment to quality service.


Jim Richards, President

After working in the roofing and siding industry for 25 years, Jim decided to start his own, family-run, roofing and siding business in New Lenox. Not only has his business soared, but he’s been able to provide jobs for those in his community. When he’s not running a business, he’s spending his time with his family or hitting the gym for a workout.

Becky Richards, Vice President

One of the many reasons Becky is great at helping run a business, is that she treats every customer’s home as if it’s her own. Her dedication and pride in her work make her a huge asset to APEK – and our customers. Though she’s often hard at work, she still makes time to raise her kids and travel with her family.

Jim and Becky Richards from APEK Inc

Don Graf, Salesman

With 30 years of experience in construction, Don uses his expertise to find the best roofing or siding option for our customers. An outgoing individual, Don loves meeting with new clients and community members. Despite working long hours for our customers, he still makes time to get outside for fishing and gardening.

Brian Ronan, Salesman

Brian has over 15 years of experience in sales. He’s also quite the experienced drummer. We’re lucky to have him serving customers at APEK because he was one callback away from being a performer in Blue Man Group.

Jesus Diaz Cervantes, Supervisor/Safety Coordinator

Safety always comes first for Apek. We needed better safety protocols in residential construction, which is why Jesus joined our team. He brings in years in experience in safety training and he keeps workers safe when they’re on the job. He evaluates the working conditions and inspects equipment to keep the area safe for our workers, customers, and neighbors.


  • Fall Protection Hazards Awareness Certification
  • Scaffold Users Hazards Training
  • Rigging Hazards Awareness Training
  • Health Hazard Awareness
  • Crane Signal Certification
  • First Aid CPR AED Certified
  • OSHA 30, OSHA 140 Certifications