Welcome to the first issue of our monthly Employee Spotlight Feature. Every month our marketing department will sit down with one of our very own team members at Castle Building & Remodeling. To kick things off, our marketing department sat down with none other than the owner himself – Loren Schirber. Loren’s father Marty Schirber founded the business and Loren has worked tirelessly to maintain its name and reputation ever since.
Loren Schirber attended the University of North Dakota where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and received a Certificate of Entrepreneurship. After UND Loren worked for CROSSMARK Sales and Marketing, an organization that competed in the space between consumer-packaged goods companies and mass merchandisers, eventually moving to Plano, TX to work at the corporate headquarters.
After two years in the corporate world, Loren decided to return to Minneapolis to attend graduate school and be closer to his future wife, Jill Wilhelmi, family, and friends. Loren attended the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management full-time, and received his MBA in 2005. Loren’s studies focused on Venture Growth, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing.
Before Loren officially came back to the family business, he worked as a food broker in the food industry. He’s been back with the team for the last 20 years now.
Our marketing team sat down with Loren to get to know him a little more, here’s what he had to say:
What are three fun facts about you?
- I like old stuff that is vintage and well built.
- My hobby is coloring adult coloring books.
- I love to travel.
Why did you choose this profession?
It chose me.
Can you share an industry related piece of advice for remodeling pros?
I want to make our company a leader in professionalism and bring the rest of the industry along.
What inspires and / or motivates you?
Fearless leaders; people who make unimaginable personal sacrifice for an overlooked cause. People like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who have pledged their immense wealth to make lives better for millions of people around the world.
What is the best advice you have received?
The harder you work the luckier you get.
Can you share your favorite quote?
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.William Jennings Bryan