W. Dundee’s DreamCo Design wins top small business award
By Erin Sauder For Sun-Times Media October 10, 2013 5:14PM
Jay Correia, founder of DreamCo Design in West Dundee. | Submitted
Updated: November 12, 2013 6:29AM
WEST DUNDEE — A West Dundee business recently received top nods by the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 Small Business of the Year.
And DreamCo Design founder Jay Correia couldn’t be happier.
“I was honored for our company to win the award,” he said. “We’ve been so caught up with our work and our growth and working for our clients that it kind of took us by surprise. But it was a nice surprise to see we’ve been recognized.”
DreamCo Design has been a staple in West Dundee since 2007. Initially, the professional Web design and marketing company was located in the Century Plaza, until its recent relocation to a renovated historical building downtown at 102 W. Main St..
Chamber officials said the selection reflects the positive contributions made to help businesses in the immediate area.
DreamCo develops websites and helps companies — local, national and international — maximize their Internet potential.
“We do everything from a consulting basis,” Correia said. “It’s not just, ‘Here’s what we offer.’ It’s, ‘Let’s talk about your business and see what you’re really after and build a website around that concept.’ ”
Correia initially began his business in Florida before moving to West Dundee in 2007. At the time, his wife was pregnant and they liked the idea of being closer to family. He also had some Chicago area business connections.
“We were small enough at the time to do the move,” he said. “And it made sense for our family and the business.”
As for the town itself, he said, “I liked the charm of West Dundee. We bought our house here.”
The company’s name comes from the idea of helping businesses making their dream a reality.
“Our target audience is new business, a start-up, somebody that’s really trying to make the most of their company,” he said. “DreamCo goes along those lines of inspiration and chasing after one’s aspirations.”
More information about the company is at www.dreamcodesign.com/.