Zuern Building Products & Design Center

Face of Women in Building Products and Design

(Left to right) Mel Droese, Warehouse Material Manager; Jaimie Herrenbruck, Account Manager; Rachel Homulos, Director of HR; Marilyn Looker, Cabinetry Sales & Design Specialist; Photo by Linda Smallpage, Boutique Photographer

Rachel Homulos has worked at Zuern Building Products & Design Center for 19 years. She started as a receptionist when she was in high school, and continued in part-time roles through college, before eventually joining the full-time marketing team. “When I started my own family, I was able to have a career with Zuern and be a working mom,” Homulos says. “They gave me the flexibility to be a great employee and a great mother.”

In 2018, Homulos was named the director of human resources, and she’s made it her mission to continue fostering that caring company culture. “Regardless of what position an employee has, everyone’s voice matters,” she says. “We work together to grow, and we have a fun environment, and everyone is heard.”

Zuern was founded in 1953 and has remained family-owned for the 70 years since. It has grown from a single shop with only five employees to five showrooms across southeastern Wisconsin with over 200 team members on staff. The company supplies building materials to homeowners and commercial/residential contractors. It also offers design and remodeling services, with trained consultants who provide expert advice on decks, window coverings, decor and more. From the initial consultation to choosing materials to installation, Zuern helps homeowners bring design projects to life.

“What really makes us stand out is our attention to detail and our service,” Homulos says. “We have a team of specialists, and we take the time to make sure our customers understand every part of their project from A to Z.”

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