If you are a Windy City Rehab fan, you certainly know who Ari Smejkal is. But did you know that this woodworking champion also has a beautiful wife? Her name is Lara Heffernan and because of her, Ari says, he feels like the luckiest man in the entire world.
Now, here’s all that you need to know about Lara Heffernan.
Meet Lara Heffernan, Windy City Rehab Star Ari Smejkal’s Wife
As of 2022, Lara Heffernan wittily wrote on her Facebook that she is in a domestic partnership with Ari Smejkal.
The Windy City Rehab star’s wife is a Riverside Brookfield Township High School graduate and she seemed to have a very beautiful bond with him. She is not in fact not just his partner in life but also one in his business.
Lara is someone who has worked her way up working as an assistant trader, store manager, and a couple of other similar jobs. She now proudly goes around with her interior design background, hard negotiating skills, and sense of humor. Also, other than specializing in business development, she could also be spotted at her Germantown farmstead with her beautiful family, dogs, cats, and chickens.
Lara Heffernan Children
Lara Heffernan also brought into the marriage her daughter from a previous relationship. Her name is Chloe Bernath and she went to Germantown High School (Wisconsin).
Lara’s ex and Chloe’s dad is Jeff Bernath of Chicago, Illinois. And it seemed Lara and Jeff do not share bad blood between them, unlike most exes. They in fact have this beautiful bond even today as their daughter’s parents and likely friends even. Only recently (in April 2022) Lara wished him a happy birthday in a Facebook post and revealed that they had been together since they were eleven. Jeff also hinted at their friendly equation as he wished their teenage daughter her birthday on 10 October 2021.
And then, of course, Lara’s now-husband Ari is also very loving towards Lara’s daughter. When he and Lara welcomed their’s on 16 September 2017, the elated dad had taken to make a baby announcement on social media like this: “Ari, Lara, and Chloe are proud to announce Our little baby girl has arrived, her name is Everly Luc Arden Smejkal…”.
Besides, Ari also has a couple of his own kids from his previous relationship(s). They are Taner Smejkal, Dillan Smejkal of Soun Soun, Borgou, Benin, and Aric Smejkal who studied and worked at Western Michigan University.
Lara Heffernan Age
Lara Heffernan celebrates her birthday on the 7th of November. On this day in 2021, she likely reached the age of 41 as she was reportedly born in 1980. Also, for people like Lara, born on this day, their zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Is Lara Heffernan On Instagram?
Lara Heffernan did not seem to be on Instagram. But Ari did show her from time to time on his furniture store’s IG account @hammerari. There were 24.3K followers on it as of 7 May 2022.
However, Lara did share glimpses of her life, her likings, and more on her ‘Lara Heffernan’ Facebook.
Lara Heffernan Job
Lara introduces herself on LinkedIn as a client-focused real estate agent and design expert with over 15 years of experience in sales. In January 2021 she joined Keller Williams Prestige Realty Group in Germantown, Wisconsin.
At the same time, she also continued managing all incoming business and RFPs business records, invoicing, payroll, and accounting at her husband’s Hammer Design Group. As part of the job, Ari relied upon her to collaborate with HGTV producers to identify design needs and facilitate execution for Windy City Rehab and Rock the Block.
Lara entered this line of work with a BBA in Fashion Merchandising; which she earned from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
As for the 56-year-old Ari, he is a master craftsman specializing in furniture and interior design and the owner/founder of Hammer Design Group. As of 2022, he had been a constant face on Windy City Rehab alongside host Alison Victoria and frequent collaborators like Nelson Ramirez. Together, the viewers had seen them rebuild townhomes and apartments throughout Chicago.
Lara Heffernan Family
Lara Heffernan’s parents are Luke Heffernan (dad) and Ann Heffernan (mum). While much is not known about them, we could tell you that Luke’s now-deceased mother was Elizabeth Ann Heffernan of Crystal Lake, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Daniel John Heffernan Sr. on 10 December 2017.
As for siblings, Lara has two younger sisters: Dana Arden Heffernan Carideo (on Instagram @d_arden_) and Moira Heffernan Casey (on Instagram @moiraanncasey). Of the two, Moira is a museum curator and exhibition designer; wanna-be interior designer; mother of two crazy girls; life-long runner and yoga sculpt addict; married to Matt.
Where Is Lara Heffernan From?
Lara Heffernan hails from her hometown of Brookfield, Illinois. And as of 2022, she could be found based in her home at Germantown village in Washington County, Wisconsin.
How Tall Is Lara Heffernan?
Beautiful Lara appears to have aged pretty well over the years. As for her height, she stands 5’4” tall, allowing her very tall husband to tower over her.