Jon is a 1994 graduate of Wake Forest University with a degree in Psychology. He started at Krugel Cobbles, Inc. in 1995 as the paver maintenance manager and eventually worked his way into project management and sales, before becoming President.
As President, Jon is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations from sales to construction, to client service. Being the second generation running the family business, Jon takes the stewardship of the Krügel Cobbles to heart. He is passionate about continuing the standards of honesty, integrity and respect for his clients, employees, vendors, and associates that his parents instilled in him & the business.
Jon is also the President of the Friends of the Lake Bluff Parks, on the Building & Grounds Committee at the Union Church of Lake Bluff. He has also been a speaker for Hardscape related topics at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Garden in the City, the Landscape Designers Association of Illinois & the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association as well as serving on the Hardscape Illinois Steering Committee for the ILCA. In addition, Jon will be running his fourth marathon this fall to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
On the personal side, Jon is married with two daughters and a son. He and his family live in Lake Bluff. He enjoys watching his kids play sports, spending time with his family, running and traveling.
“There are two facets of my job that I really love. The first is helping to provide an environment where the people who work for Krügel can really find a place they can grow, develop, and have fun at. This is reflected in the way our staff interacts with our clients. The second is having the opportunity to help people transform their homes. My goal is to be able to not only provide a client with a beautiful, finished product, but also to make the construction process as painless as possible.”
– Jon Hirsch
Construction Manager/ Sr. Estimator
Yash started his American journey in 2016, leaving India with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering to pursue an advanced degree at Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, where he attained his Masters in Construction Management in 2018. Initiating his professional trajectory with a carpentry construction contractor in Chicago.
At Krügel Cobbles, he began his tenure as a cost estimator, exhibiting unparalleled dedication and proficiency. Today, Yash holds a pivotal role within our organization, overseeing crucial aspects including cost estimation, pre-construction management, and project execution.
Outside of Krügel, he enjoys spending time with friends, exploring diverse culinary experiences, playing cricket, and immersing himself in the vibrant culture of Chicago. This profound passion for exploration and diverse interests is a testament to Yash’s boundless curiosity and zest for life.
Architect and Designer
With a background in Architecture and Photography from the University of Buenos Aires, and after two decades of moving throughout Latin America and the US, Moira feels she is a citizen of the world. These changes increased her flexibility and capability to face almost any challenge.
Moira joined the Krugel Team in Early 2018, as the Architect & Designer in charge of developing all projects.
When she is not designing or submitting permits, Moira can be found biking with her partner in crime for the last 30 years, swimming, hiding behind a book or photographing the Chicagoland area that she has come to love.
Project Director / Safety Coordinator
Project Director / Safety Coordinator
Tristan commenced his career at Krugel in 2020 during peak season through a summer internship. Demonstrating exceptional skills and dedication, he swiftly transitioned into a role assisting the Company President in sales & client relations. Among the many other hats he wears, Tristan has also taken on the role of the company’s Safety Coordinator redeveloping the company’s employee safety & training programs along the way.
In his position within the organization, he most enjoys the ability to work together with clients, to develop their vision for a space & to bring a project from a mere concept to a complete installation.
Beyond work, he prioritizes quality time with friends and family, alongside a passion for travel and outdoor adventures. Having spent much of his life moving throughout Latin American & the United States, Tristan cultivates a well-rounded life, embracing diverse cultures and seeking new experiences.
Meenu is a civil engineer from India who has been residing in the U.S. for over a decade. As a first-generation immigrant, her diverse experiences have shaped her into the individual she is today.
Meenu began her career with Krugel in early 2022 where she joined the team as an estimator. She currently oversees a portion of the new construction estimates, as well as handling all of our Repair & Maintenance projects. Meenu is also responsible for Krugels social media, so don’t forget to say hi.
When not at Krügel, Meenu enjoys spending time with her tech-savvy husband and their two wonderful children, going on adventures & exploring new places together. She is also passionate about & enjoys attending Women in Engineering Socials & Networking events.
Maintenance and Repairs Manager
Maintenance and Repairs Manager
Originally from Puerto Rico, Alex moved to the United States as a young teen. He joined the Krugel Cobbles family back in early 2007 and has since worked his way up from a general laborer to our outstanding Repairs & Maintenance Manager.
Alex brings a tremendous amount of Hardscape upkeep & care expertise to the table. He enjoys being part of such a great team, & working alongside them to preserve and care for nearly 150 projects annually.
When not hard at work, Alex can be found relaxing, riding his motorcycle, or playing with Suerte (Lucky in spanish), the stray pup he found & rescued from the streets in 2021. However, Alex most enjoys spending the off season at his home in Puerto Rico. A trip he has since made with his travel buddy Suerte.
Manuel was born in Mexico and moved to the United States as a young teen. He started with the company back in 2004 as a laborer & worked his way up. During that time he attended community college in the evenings, to improve his communication skills.
Manuel now serves as one of our Project Managers, and has done so since 2015. When he started at Krugel he had no prior construction knowledge. Nowadays, with nearly 20 years of experience under his belt, Manuel has become something of an expert in the field of hardscape & masonry construction. He most enjoys watching the projects transform from two-dimensional design to a tangible reality.
In his time away from work, Manuel loves spending time with his family and traveling. One thing people might not know about Manuel is that he wanted to return to Mexico by the time he turned 40. However, before that happened, he and his wife were blessed with two lovely boys. Now a proud father he has decided to stay in the U.S. to raise them and likes to take them out fishing.
Scott was introduced to the world of construction at a young age, through his fathers residential construction business. Over the years he has worked in a multitude of disciplines from a custom stair builder, self employed contractor, to a Project Manager for a custom home builder.
As he put it best, “My whole career has been in residential construction”.
At Krugel Scott enjoys working alongside his fellow employees to deliver a product that meets & exceeds the client’s expectations. He takes the most pleasure in the creativity afforded by his position as Project Manager. Ranging from troubleshooting jobsite complications, to seeing the final product into fruition; One which will last for years to come.
During his time out of the office, Scott loves spending time with his wife and children doing outdoor activities such as boating, camping, snowmobiling and four wheeling. He may also be found working in his woodshop, furthering his love of creative expression & the building process.
Adolfo moved from California to Illinois in 1995. He attended the College of Lake County and then later graduated from University of Wisconsin.
“What I like about my job is the positive feedback from our clients regarding how we have helped transform their outdoor space and create a beautiful place for them to enjoy”.
When not in the office he can be found exercising, reading, learning new skills. Adolfo also enjoys spending time with friends, family & his pets . The one thing other people might not know about Adolfo is he is an avid runner, exercise enthusiast, and likes to go fishing.
Elise studied at University of Phoenix, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Sciences, with a concentration in Human Resources. Her academic accomplishments also include her Paralegal and Yoga Teaching certifications.
Elise began her career with Krugel Cobbles in Early 2022 as a Bookkeeper, but she also assists in various office activities. Elise’s goal is to become a valued asset to the company, and looks forward to learning and growing with the team, as well as building long lasting relationships with existing and new clients.
Outside of work, she has interests in outdoor activities, practicing and teaching yoga, and spending time with her bulldogs, Finn and Lucy.