It’s all in the numbers: Chris Carlborg earns senior vice-president role at PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC

Chris Carlborg

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It takes a steady hand and a disciplined approach to guide the finances of a fast-growing and innovative company. Chris Carlborg has exhibited both as a catalyst who has played a critical role in the success of PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC. She has served as a leader by example, and in recognition of that, has been promoted from controller to senior vice-president of finance of the Istasca-based company

Carlborg oversees finances for all PREMIER offices (Illinois, New Jersey, Florida and California). She also is head of the human resources team, managing the company’s insurance and benefit plans. As one of the first two employees hired when the company opened its doors in 2004, she has been at the heart of the company’s expansion through economic upsurges and tough times alike.

Carlborg is tasked with the firm’s financial planning and budget management functions, including monitoring and analyzing monthly operating results against budget as well as managing the preparation of financial outlooks and forecasts. Notably, she looks beyond the numbers.

“I am always thinking of what is best for our company today, and what will benefit us most in the future,” she says. “I feel honored to be part of the PREMIER team. I see us as a family of experts who work hand in hand with our clients to ensure their bright financial futures.”

Carlborg orchestrates and supports a company-wide financial audit at the close of every fiscal year. And each year, she has received a highly favorable opinion from auditors as a direct result of her diligence in preparation, attention to detail and impeccable organizational skills. Auditors never have to worry about the accuracy of financial statements with Chris at the helm. She epitomizes accountability and good financial management.

The founders of PREMIER, Alan Zocher, Brian Paul and Alec Zocher, established the firm to provide unprecedented versatility to its clients. At the core of this business model is high character, built on a foundation of honesty and reliability. All business dealings are addressed with equal parts integrity and respect—and that starts with the problem solvers and high achievers who make up the company’s roster. Carlborg is an example of the best of the company’s culture. She leverages her years of experience in the financial management, human resources, real estate and the construction industry to great effect and with a client-first attitude.

“Chris has been with us from the beginning and there is no one we trust more,” says PREMIER executive vice-president Brian Paul. “We’re extremely proud to see her step up as our Senior Vice President of Finance. We expect more great things to come from her as we grow in a fiscally responsible way and help clients flourish well into the future.”

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PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC is your full-service design + build firm specializing in industrial, medical, commercial and adaptive re-use projects.

We handle small tenant improvements to large-scale new construction developments and provide due diligence, full construction and out-sourced design services. We have completed LEED Gold and Silver projects, and are­­­ a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.


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