OWNER / BUSINESS MANAGER – Loren Schirber
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.
OFFICE MANAGER – Tambra Lee Heine
Tambra has been in the accounting world for over 25 years, where she has worked mostly for small businesses and nonprofits. She graduated with a Bachelors in Business (Accounting emphasis) and later went back to become a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional. “But I try to make a profit,” Tambra jumps in, as she laughs at her own joke.
Tambra came to Castle because she has always had an interest in architecture, design and remodeling. She also likes cost accounting, which she gets to work on as a Castle Office Manager. She was attracted to Castle specifically because of the information we have on our website. “I like that Castle offers education classes and is such a resource for homeowners, instead of just talking about how great they are. I like Castle’s business model and I’m confident they’re a stable business- I wanted to be a part of that!”
PROJECT MANAGER – Scott Neff
With a vast amount of knowledge in structural framing in older homes and 15 years experience in the remodeling industry, Scott has gone from just being on the team, to leading the team as our newest Project Manager. Scott received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at the Iowa State University. At home Scott enjoys spending time with his two children, who attend the Robbinsdale Spanish Emersion School, and cooking for his family. Now that Scott is in charge of projects and not necessarily doing the dirty work, he likes to fix things up around the house and family cabin when he can. One day Scott hopes to leave the remodeling world to become a hops farmer and brew his own beer.
OFFICE MANAGER – Miriam Rothman
Miriam Rothman (“Mimi”) was born and raised in South Minneapolis. She loves the area so much that she bought a house in the same area of her childhood neighborhood. She continues to enjoy and appreciate the lakes, parks and trails she grew up around. As an adult, she also appreciates the many local establishments where she can enjoy an adult beverage and see a local band, or play her favorites on the jukebox with her friends and family.
After High School Graduation and some courses completed in college, she decided to immerse herself into full time employment. She began in customer service at a busy national landscaping company. Over the next 17 years, she advanced positions, evolved, learned and honed in on her strengths and skills in the administrative arena. Additionally, spending 5 years moonlighting at a comedy club added an edge and observational aptitude and (sometimes off-color) sense of humor.
MARKETING MANAGER – Hannah Husemann
With a Bachelor’s of Science in Graphic Design and strong interest in marketing and small, family operated businesses, Hannah’s unique skill set was a welcomed addition when she joined the Castle team in late 2019. Hannah was part of the Castle family previously upon graduating from college and she helped to initiate our annual Fall Home Tour in 2012.
Upon getting married in 2014, Hannah left Minneapolis to support her husband’s military career. They have lived in many places across the United States and currently reside in sunny California with their two young kids and Australian Shepherd. Despite staying busy at home with her kids and volunteering for multiple military nonprofits, Hannah was ready to take back her career. It was fate that the position opened up at Castle and Hannah is overjoyed to be back with such an amazing group of people and an even more wonderful business (even from afar).
SMALL PROJECTS DIVISION MANAGER – Brent Fuqua
Brent has over 30 years of experience establishing and maintaining strong business relationships and providing exceptional customer service and sales across multiple industries. Brent has a wide range of experience in the construction industry from laborer to foreman. He spent time working on luxury homes in Kansas City, opening and assisted living centers in rural Wisconsin, and even assisting in repairing homes damaged by hurricanes in Florida.
Brent has a love for bicycling. He is the co-founder of The Recovery Bike shop, as well as, The Cycling Museum of Minnesota. He enjoys spending time in the creative fields with professional experience in photography, music, and graphic arts.
PROJECT MANAGER – Kirsten Bellmeyer
Houses are my passion. At a young age I started playing around with houses in my head – what I would do if I had a magic wand. I graduated from Dunwoody with a B.A. in interior design, changed direction to focus on Project Management and have been working towards making houses amazing, efficient, and to their full potential ever since. I like to spend most of my time with my blonde lab, Ty, hiking, camping and finding anywhere that’s dog friendly (including patio happy hours!). You’ll find me outside in the sun whenever possible.