President & CEO
Zach Grabinski is the President and CEO of the Grabinski Group. His 17-year contribution has allowed him to excel across various roles throughout this second generation, family owned firm. When Zach signed on as President and CEO, he helped grow the business by 80%, continuing his father’s mission and broadening the business in response to the growing needs of their clients. Zach’s focus, commitment, and hands-on approach is evident across every facet of the business. From project planning and design selection to business management and installation, he sees that every client is managed with care from project kick-off to project completion. He believes that even though he owns the company his job as a leader is to be involved with daily operations for all projects. He speaks directly with all of Grabinski Group vendors and clients regularly to make sure the company continues to fulfill his father’s mission to go above and beyond client expectations. However, Zach believes that Grabinski Group’s successes are the product of the Grabinski Group team working together in unison on all of their projects. Zach has spent the last two decades in Chicago shaping his career and growing the Grabinski Group. He currently resides in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, with his wife Brandy and their two sons.
COO / Director of Installations
Brandy Grabinski oversees all of the financial aspects of the business and directs the installation team. She has been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years, working in many facets of the business from the position of designer and purchasing and now, with Grabinski Group, on the representative side. This multi-perspectival experience in the industry given her not only the expertise needed in her invaluable roles at Grabinski Group, but it has also impressed upon her the importance of customer service. Since she now services clients in the positions she used to work, she has a clear understanding of her customer’s needs and feels that she is able to give them the best customer service possible because of this experience. Like her husband Zach, with whom she started L&G Hospitality in 2007 and now works side by side at the Grabinski Group, she believes that working on the Grabinski team is that which allows her to do her job well. While Zach manages and oversees all aspects of the company, she advises him on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters. From there, Grabinski Group’s project managers move forward in their overseeing all projects in direct communication with everybody on the Grabinski Group team.
Kaitlyn joined the Grabinski Group in 2014 after 7 years in the sales and customer service industry. Her innate ability to manage people and complex situations has catapulted her success not only within the company but the industry as a whole. Responsible for various aspects of project management and business development, Kaitlyn’s unique blend of customer dedication and commitment to growing the business has enabled Grabinski to increase output and maintain solid client relationships. She is a member of NEWH
Ryan has been in the hospitality industry for over ten years and has held various roles in procurement and project management at the Hyatt corporation before joining the Grabinski Group in 2015. His role is to oversee projects from start to finish (from the bidding phase to installation). He also assists in field measuring various properties to ensure all items have the proper fit. He appreciates working as a team and likens his and all of the employee roles at Grabinski Group to those of a Swiss Army Knife: capable of a variety of tasks and ready to jump in and assist wherever and whenever needed.