Interview with Zak Ingvoldstad & Ilene Gibler, Storm Window Co-Managers
How many years have you been in the industry?
Zak: 3 years
Ilene: 2 to 3 years
Are you an early bird or night owl?
Zak: Early bird
Ilene: Night owl
What were your first jobs?
Zak: Bicycle delivery and was a pin boy at Long Wong’s chinese-american sports bar
Ilene: Back of house in a pizzeria
What’s the biggest misconception about your industry?
Zak: Ladders are crazy…they’re hard to work with. Not everything is as easy to reach as you would
Ilene: Nothing is square
What advice would you give your teenage self?
Zak: Drink more water.
Ilene: Stay on the same path and stop straightening your hair.
What’s the one thing people don’t know about you?
Zak: Super into bikes; anything with two wheels.
Ilene: I have a 10 year old dog; a bull terrier australian dog mix.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Zak: That I’m a good listener and easy to talk to.
Ilene: That I’m good at coping…emotionally and physically (coping the frames of windows so they
fit nicely together)