The Tax Appeal Company
Andrew J. Rukavina/CEO
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One of ten children to parents Martha and Louis Rukavina. Father of two children. He attended Saint Monica Grade School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin and then Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin. After high school he enrolled at the University of Minnesota as a business major, where he also played College football for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. He then transferred to the University of Notre Dame, where he also boxed in the Notre Dame Bengal Bouts. He worked two jobs continuously and concurrently through all four years of college and three years of law school. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Economics. Upon graduation, he worked as an industrial salesperson for the Signode Corporation for one year. Then he enrolled at DePaul University where he received his graduate law degree.
He started his career with the formation of USBC, Inc., a progressive real estate company which charged less commission for listing and selling homes than real estate companies had historically done.
Our CEO also founded a documentation preparation service company to assist real estate attorneys in the collection and preparation of required closing documentation and paperwork. In addition, he developed new real estate closing software to streamline and automate the storage, collection, usage and communication of information, documentation, and paperwork to improve the efficiency and professionalism of real estate closings.
Mr. Rukavina was a prolific title insurance agent in Illinois, writing title insurance for several large title insurance companies. He founded Etitledirect.com, an online Illinois licensed title insurance company which automated and introduced the public to online ordering of title insurance directly by individual homeowners thereby resulting in fifty percent reductions in title fees for the homeowner consumer. Mr. Rukavina is also an Illinois licensed loan originator. Mr. Rukavina founded The Tax Appeal Company to assist Illinois homeowners in reducing the burden of high real estate taxes in the context of spiraling home values, high unemployment and severe economic depression.
Andrew J. Rukavina
B.A. Economics/University of Notre Dame
DePaul University Graduate Law Degree
Illinois licensed real estate broker
Illinois licensed loan originator
Illinois licensed notary public