Schoepf hired as sales rep for Midwest Homes, Inc. Gary D. "Shep" Schoepf has been hired to fill the newly created position of sales and marketing representative of Midwest Homes, Inc., in Vermillion.
Schoepf will handle the expansion of the firm's efforts for increased territories in building prebuilt residential and commercial structures with primary markets of manufactured homes from Custom Touch of Madison and Homark in Red Lake Falls, MN, and a new line called "Magnolia" built in Gering, NE.
Before joining Midwest, Schoepf was national sales manager for the SideDump Construction Trailer company in South Sioux City, NE, working with construction companies and dealers throughout the U.S. and abroad. He also spent several years as regional sales manager for agriculture machinery manufacturing companies, namely A.O. Smith Harvestore and Hesston Corporation.
Earlier in his career, Schoepf worked with his father at Harold's Printing Co., while attending South Dakota State University in Brookings. After that, Schoepf managed and owned Brown Printing Co., and Creative Printing in Huron.
Schoepf and his wife Rachel, a Mary Kay sales director, reside in Norfolk, NE and will maintain a sales office there to impact northeast Nebraska when the Newcastle/Vermillion Bridge is completed. They look forward to retiring in this area.
"We have 'roots' here, and four daughters that live close with families, and that's special," Schoepf said. "I love the independence and help that Dave Hertz, owner and president of Midwest Homes, gives to his staff, and the Vermillion and surrounding clients have been receptive and friendly � true South Dakotans."
"Gary's experience in sales and marketing will be a real asset to the growth of Midwest Homes," Hertz said.
Midwest Homes, Inc., is a general contracting business that specializes in prebuilt residential and commercial structures. The firm has also recently started its own mortgage brokerage company so Midwest Homes can offer a full financing package to its customers.
Midwest Homes is also in the process of creating a 17-acre housing development called Countryside Addition that borders The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion. Of the 44 lots, 33 are zoned for manufactured homes, which could be doublewides or modulars with garages. The other 11 lots are zoned for "stick-built" homes or prebuilt, one-piece homes.