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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Experienced Installation Management Team Which Understands Facilities

Aubrey Kimberling - Owner

Chairman of the Board & CEO

314.486.2752

Aubrey founded Professional Installers, Inc. (PI) in 1984 and has grown the company into one of the largest installation and storage companies in the Midwest.

Prior to founding Professional Installers, Inc., Aubrey spent six years at Monsanto as a facility planner. During his tenure at Monsanto (Acquired by Bayer in 2018), Aubrey saw a need for furniture installation within his own department and recognized a larger opportunity as systems furniture became prevalent throughout the corporate world. Starting Pi in his garage, he began by hiring friends from high school and college, working nights and weekends to get the fledgling business off the ground. As the business began to grow, Aubrey joined the furniture industry with a local Steelcase® dealer. PI became the installation arm of the dealership and the growth continued. In the early 90’s, Professional Installers, Inc. spun off and became its own entity.

In 2004, while celebrating its 20th anniversary, PI purchased its current facility in Maryland Heights, MO. This facility houses 6,000 square feet of renovated office space and 66,000 square feet of storage to accommodate the companies expanded services, including Inventory and Asset Management for customers. Pi, also has another 100,000 square foot storage facility bringing the total storage space available to 166,000 sq. ft.

In 2019, PI, celebrated 35 years in business. A big part of the PI success story is in the corporate philosophy of constant improvement. Part of that improvement has been as a result of PI being invited to participate in a nationwide “Best Practices” consortium known as Facilities Services Network (FSN). This group of 20 of the largest and most innovative furniture installation companies gathers three times per year to share best practices and performance benchmarking. Aubrey has served in several leadership roles, including being on the Board of Directors. Additionally, Aubrey is a member of the American Subcontractors Association - Midwest Council (ASA- Midwest) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA)


Steve Giacin - Owner

President & Chief Operating Officer

314.581.4960

Steve joined Professional Installers, Inc.(PI) in 2016 as a co-owner and is the company's President & Chief Operating Officer.   

Steve brings 35+ years of construction, construction management, operations and executive level experience to the Professional Installers, Inc. team. Steve is responsible for corporate strategy, growth, cost containment and business development. 

Before joining PI, Steve most recently was the Vice President, Division General Manager for a national electrical contracting firm overseeing its Colorado operation which included $35 million of P/L responsibility. Prior to that he was President of St. Louis based Kaiser Electric from 2008-2014. He has also served as the President of the American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council, has been a Leadership Chair and Board Member of ASA National, served on the Boards of NECA St. Louis Chapter, St. Louis Amateur Blues and Affton Hockey, and was Hockey Coach at MICDS in 2011-2012. Having grown up in his father’s masonry and snow removal businesses, Steve became an IBEW electrical apprentice in 1985, worked in the field as an electrician from 1989-1993 before taking his first management position. Steve has his Bachelor of Science degree from Webster University. Steve’s wife Cathy is Executive Director of the Bi-State Fabricators Association and CEO of Professional Commerical Interiors, a WBE Commercial Interior Contractor.


Chrissy Bajardi - Sr. Project Manager

Chrissy joined Professional Installers, Inc. in late 2022 as a Senior Project Manager. Chrissy has 25+ years of combined commercial design and project management industry experience working in various roles at furniture dealerships as well as directly for end users who were opening offices and store locations throughout the United States and Canada. 

At Professional Installers, Chrissy will be responsible for project management, account management and oversight of larger furniture projects from preconstruction planning through project completion and punch. This will include analysis for feasibility and constructability, budgeting and project estimating.

 

 


Dennis Popp - Sr. Project Manager

Dennis Joined Professional Installers in early 2018.  With over 25 years of contract furniture sales and installation experience, Dennis has a unique undertanding of the architectural products industry. 

His role at Professional Installers will be to provide major project management and oversight with particular focus on architectural wall projects.  This includes preconstruction planning including feasability and constructability analysis, initial budgeting, and project estimation.  Additionally Dennis will be the construction liason on awarded projects between the manufacturer, architect, owner, general contractor and installer leading to total project and account management.

 

 


Angie Puff - Project Manager

Angie joined Professional Installers, Inc. in 2017 as a Project Manager. Angie brings 15+ years in the custom window treatment business to the PI team.  With a B.A. Interior Design degree from the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts, Angie specializes in integrating window treatments in fully automated buildings; integrating them with new or existing Building Automation Solutions and other Building Management Systems to help reduce annual electrical costs through daylight harvesting solutions.  Additionally, assisting architects and designers alike, Angie has become well established working with construction specifiers providing invaluable knowledge end-users.  

Angie has most recently been instrumental working on full automation projects such the RGA Headquarters, Laclede (Spire) Headquarters, and Danforth Plant Science Center.  She is involved with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) St. Louis chapter and the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council. 


Cary Leighton - Project Manager

Cary joined the Professional Installers, Inc. team in 2018 as a Project Manager. Previously, Cary was a furniture installation business owner, and  brings 15 years of installation business knowledge and industry credentials to the PI team.  As an owner Cary directed all aspects of daily operations including invoicing, purchasing, receivables and payables, employee supervision, payroll, estimating, project management and sales. 

Some of Cary's recent installation projects include Williamson County Courthouse in Marion, IL., Lutheran Senior Services-Concordia Village in Springfield, IL., Washington University Alumni Offices in St. Louis, MO., Ritenour Early Childhood in Overland, MO., and BJC IT Offices in Columbia, MO.

 

 

 


Susan Hunt - Customer Service

Susan has worked in administrative support and customer service for nearly 30years, the last 23 being with Professional Installers, Inc.. Her day to day functions include customer service support, inside sales support and scheduling support. When she is not working she enjoys reading, watching the St. Louis Blues and spoiling her dogs.

 

 

 

 

 


Vicki Walters - Accounts Receivable

Vicki started with Professional Installers, Inc. as the company receptionist. Over the past 25 years Vicki has continued to provide a valuable skillset to the company and moved into new roles as needed. Currently she is responsible for all accounts receivable and payroll functions within Pi. Prior to starting at Professional Installers, Inc. she worked in the insurance industry. Vicki is an avid St. Louis Cardinals and USA Volleyball fan and spends her free time with her 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

 

 

 

 


Tami Melton - Accounts Payable

 Tami joined Professional Installers in October 2016 and handles all items related to Accounts Payable.  She earned her Associates in Accounting from St. Louis Community College.  Since 1996 she has worked in accounting for Tricor-Braun and Kaiser Electric Company.  Tami is married with two daughters and in her spare time enjoys RV camping with family and friends as well as reading and listening to music.

 

 

 

 

 


Mark Poston - Warehouse Manager

Mark joined Professional Installers in October 1995 and handles all items related to warehouse receiving and shipping, from day-to-day shipments to long range storage and planning.

 

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