Chasing the American Dream
The story of Intelligent Design Corp. is that of the American Dream. Our founder Stan Bodnar began his career as a construction sub-contractor in Minnesota in 2001. His extensive industry knowledge and strong work ethic quickly became evident as he ran several crews specializing in windows, siding, and roofs.
Over time, Stan developed a vision for the company. Quickly he realized his vision. Intelligent Design Corp. was founded, and Stan hit the ground running. He did much of the work during the early years, from bidding to swinging the hammer. With an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and great communication, business boomed.
Because of this success, his wife Inna decided to forego her dental career and joined the team as the Office Manager, making Intelligent Design Corp. a family-run business. This husband-and-wife partnership has led to several years of growth – but not too much.
Our philosophy is “to maintain good relationships with our vendors, tradesman, and employees. The goodwill we nurture with these folks is passed on to you. It means that our promise to you is that you can be sure that everyone who works on your home will respect your property and neighbors.”
From Moldova to Minnesota
Inna and Stan Bodnar were born and raised in Moldova, a country in Eastern Europe slightly bigger than the state of Maryland. Their families attended the same church, and Inna and Stan were both involved in the youth group.
When Stan was 17 years old, his family immigrated to Minnesota; Inna’s family followed a few years later. The two families lived near each other and were again members of the same church. Inna and Stan became friends while working together at a local library. They also attended the same college where they were learning about American culture and the English language.
Ultimately, it was Stan’s generosity that won Inna’s heart. When Inna’s car broke down, Stan offered to drive her to and from school. He also volunteered to help her fix an old car she had purchased. Soon after these events, Inna and Stan began dating, and a year and a half later, they were married. The rest is history, as they say!
The happy couple now has four children. Their strong faith and family values carry over into their thriving business. After immigrating to the United States, Stan and Inna Bodnar learned the language and culture, and after years of hard work, they now run a successful business.
That truly is the American dream!