Meet the proud members of the Heartland Companies team

Team outing

Together we have hundreds of years experience in commercial finishing, framing, drywall, doors and window treatments.

We are a proud group of folks who enjoy working hard for our clients, being experts in our field, and getting together every once in awhile for a good BBQ or even a luau. To talk about your next project, contact us.

Scott A. Bleich Scott, Sophia, Angie, Logan and Alexis

Scott Bleich


I have immersed myself in this industry since 1995. I enjoy serving as president of the Des Moines Construction Breakfast Club where I helped develop a scholarship program for the ACE Mentor Program for high school students going into construction. Our company also sponsors the Heartland Finishes, Inc. Annual Scholarship for Construction Engineering Students at Iowa State University.

I also serve on committees for Master Builders of Iowa and The American Society of Professional Estimators, and am an active volunteer in my church. I sit on the board of United Way of Story County and I'm active in the Ames Morning Rotary. My favorite pastime is being with my beautiful family: wife Angie, daughters Sophia and Alexis, and son Logan. Outdoor activities are a favorite of mine including fishing, hunting (yes even for mushrooms), riding bikes with my family, and hiking. You may also find me tinkering with my old cub cadet tractors, playing basketball, investing in the stock market, or following politics. I'm also a huge Hawkeye fan.

What do I like best about Heartland Finishes? Our people! We have a great family atmosphere here. We try to keep our office a fun place to work and never take ourselves too seriously! We know that a happy team produces great work for our clients.

Scott Turczynski Angelia and Scott

Scott Turczynski


Construction is a major theme in my life. From a B.S. in Construction Engineering at ISU to major home construction projects and helping to lead Heartland Finishes, I have immersed myself in it for years. When an accident resulted in a broken back in 2010, I may have been slowed down a little, but I'm still helping Heartland Companies grow.

I love Iowa State athletics and bleed cardinal and gold. I am active in the Des Moines Construction Council, Master Builders of Iowa, and the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry. I serve as a Trustee on the Painters' Health and Welfare Fund and on committees at St. Mary's/Holy Cross Church in Elkhart. My wife Angelia and I love to travel or just simply spend time at our acreage.

People who know me will tell you I'm good at integrating fun and work. At Heartland Finishes, we have a very fun atmosphere in our office. We get down to business when we need to, yet always with a light-hearted mood. When you enjoy what you do and your office surroundings, it makes coming to work very enjoyable.

Kim Pullen Kim and Christine

Kim Pullen


Since starting in this industry in 1984, I have been a part of many projects. I love the people I work with at Heartland Companies. They are like family to me, and it gives me great satisfaction knowing their families rely on us for their jobs.

My actual family consists of my five boys Brice, Andy, Jesse, Trevor and Quincy. My favorite pastimes include golf, pickup games with my boys, Iowa State athletics, Green Bay Packers, hunting and fishing. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Business from ISU.

Doran Doty Emily and Doran

Doran Doty

President of Heartland Window Treatments

Having dedicated my career to the window treatment industry since 1980, you could say I know a thing or two about blinds, shutters, shades and draperies. In that many years, I've seen some fantastic new products developed, including automation. For the last six years, I have enjoyed putting my experience to work for The Heartland Companies team. What a great experience it is to be in an enjoyable family atmosphere. In my spare time, I have always enjoyed sprint car racing and have been involved in all aspects of hockey. I also enjoy boating and relaxing at Lake of the Ozarks with my girlfriend Emily.

Clint Edwards For the love of golf.

Clint Edwards

Taper/Plaster Superintendent

In the years I've been a member of the Heartland Finishes team, I have really enjoyed meeting and developing friendships with new people. The supportive family atmosphere at Heartland allows me to do my job with confidence. I have been in the industry since 1995; half of it as a carpenter and half as a Superintendent for Heartland Finishes. My wife Tracy and I have two daughters named Jenna and Madison, plus a dog named Herky. I coach girls softball and also love to golf.

Chuck Ehrlich Adventure!

Chuck Ehrlich

Project Manager

In 1985, my career in construction got underway. My education and training include the U.S. Navy and Iowa State University, where I earned a B.S. in Construction Engineering. I really enjoy the family atmosphere at Heartland Finishes and working with the great people. I am a member of ASPE and the ISU Alumni Association. My wonderful family includes my wife Kim, and daughters Hannah, Molly, and Jennifer. Favorite pastimes of mine are hunting, fishing, reading, and just about all sports you can think of.

Hannah Ehrlich Ben and Hannah

Hannah Ehrlich

Project Coordinator

Even before I began working here, I loved the family atmosphere because my dad is also a Heartland employee! I have a Liberal Arts degree from DMACC and enjoy going to concerts, movies and baseball games with my wonderful fiancee Ben. I also love playing with my dog Luna and volunteering at the Animal Rescue League. Spending time with my family is also a favorite pastime of mine.

Steve Furman Allison and Alex

Steve Furman

Painting Superintendent

I've come to know this industry quite well since starting my career in it back in 1986. What I like best about Heartland Finishes is how our team approaches the day to day challenges of construction. I also enjoy working with everyone on my painting team as well all the other crafts within our company. I have two great kids named Alex and Allison and a wonderful significant other named Mary. When I'm not with my family or at work, you might find me boating, gardening, deer hunting or playing a fun round of golf.

Vince Genesse Me and my sis

Vince Genesse

Estimator, Heartland Door and Frame

I have been in the industry since 1985, and I enjoy what I do a great deal. Working at Heartland is like being a member of a big family. Everybody on the Heartland team is great. I am a graduate of the ICM school of Business and have completed various DHI training courses. I am also trained as an HACC-CNC operator and am a member of Master Builders of Iowa. I have two brothers and a sister. My hobbies include tropical fish, playing cards and coin collecting.

James Hutchinson Alex, James, Amber, Jessie and our dog Indy

James Hutchinson

Project Manager, Heartland Door and Frame

My construction background spans 20 years. I attended Coe College and also have an Associate degree from DMACC. Working at Heartland provides me with fun new challenges and the opportunity to work with very friendly people. My wife Amber and I have two daughters named Alex and Jessie, and a black lab named Indy. I enjoy watching my kids play sports and I also spend time golfing, hunting, fishing and camping. My career in construction lends itself to another hobby of mine which is buying and fixing up old houses.

Anthony Kottke the Kottke siblings at my older sister's wedding

Anthony Kottke

Project Manager, Heartland Door and Frame

I studied at the University of Iowa for 4.5 years before moving back to Des Moines and getting a job at Heartland Door and Frame. I studied biology, business, and film making. I have two sisters, one older and one younger, and I am very close with both of them. I enjoy biking and swimming. I also enjoy table tennis, and I am an active member of the Des Moines Table Tennis Club. The thing I like most about working for the Heartland Companies is the team mentality. Everyone is willing to go out of their way to help another Heartland employee when needed.

Scott Kottke Karen and Scott

Scott Kottke

President, Heartland Door and Frame

My career, which started in 1982, includes a decade doing installations in the field and more than two decades in sales. I also have a certificate in Electrified Architectural Hardware from the Door and Hardware Institute, where I am also a member. My family includes my wife Karen and our three wonderful children Julia, Anthony and Laura. In my spare time, I enjoy creating stained glass art, fishing and hunting and am a member of Pheasants Forever. The Heartland family is a great group of people which creates an enjoyable place to work. I love the challenge of producing a great product and meeting our customers needs and schedules.

Nic Merfeld Karen and Scott

Nic Merfeld

Project Manager & Estimator

I received my Business Management degree from Iowa State University, and am a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators. As a member of the Young Professionals of Des Moines, I am involved in the Greater Des Moines community. I volunteer at the Special Olympics in Ames every summer, and also enjoy traveling hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and pretty much anything outdoors. I cheer for the cardinal and gold. Go Cyclones! Independence, Iowa is my hometown, where my parents, brother and sister live on our family farm, along with full-time farm manager Duke, our chocolate lab. I feel fortunate to be a member of the Heartland family, which is full of motivated people striving to make themselves and everyone around them better.

Tim Moberg Race for the Cure

Tim Moberg

Project Manager & Estimator, Heartland Window Treatments

Prior to becoming a Project Manager in 2014, I installed window treatments for nine years which gave me great experience to be successful in my current position. Heartland is a great group of hardworking people who are kind and respectful. It's like a big supportive family. My own family includes my two Boston Terriers whom I enjoy spending time with. I also enjoy art, biking and just about anything on the water.

Steve Pierce Happy work on our family farm

Steve Pierce

Carpenter Superintendent

I have been in the industry since 1999 and a superintendent for Heartland Finishes since 2014. I love the close knit group at Heartland. I have four children named Hailey, Shane, Madison and Lydia, as well as two dogs named Ginger and Gizmo and too many farm animals to mention. I enjoy working on our small family farm. As a matter of fact, my idea of a vacation is relaxing on our beautiful acreage. When I'm not running after my girls for sports and extra curricular activities I enjoy hunting, fishing, trap shooting, and horseback riding.

Andy Pullen New Daddy with Baby Grayson

Andy Pullen

Estimator, Heartland Window Treatments

It's great to work at a company that has meant so much to my dad. The family atmosphere at Heartland makes for a fun and enjoyable place to work. My girlfriend Liann and I have a baby boy named Grayson, a dog named Penny and a kitten named Nemo. In addition to being a dad, I enjoy fitness, tennis and video games.

Jeff Reed Laura and Jeff

Jeff Reed

Project Manager

I have six years experience in management and customer support and received my A.A.S degree from Western Dakota Tech in Business Management and Marketing. I grew up in Ankeny and am happy to have moved back here from Sioux Falls, South Dakota where I was an active member of the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to being active with chambers in this area. My wife Laura and I have two dogs named Bear and Wrigley. I enjoy sports, camping, hiking, home renovation projects and anything Iowa Hawkeyes! I feel fortunate to work at Heartland with its wonderful atmosphere and people.

Jill Sailer ISU football with my dad and nephew

Jill Sailer

Office Manager

With experience in the accounting side of construction since 1991, I have served as a board member and treasurer for the National Association of Women in Construction. I am currently on the Scholarship and Social Committees. I graduated from the American Institute of Business with a degree in Accounting and Financial Management. My amazing family consists of too many people to mention, but they are all very important to me and my first priority. I love spending time with my family as often as possible, as well as golfing, reading, taking walks, and listening to my favorite music. I also enjoy relaxing on the beach which does not happen often enough! I am so lucky to work with such great people at Heartland Finishes and I really appreciate the family atmosphere.

Ryan Schug Mountain biking

Ryan Schug

Operations Manager, Heartland Door and Frame

I have been in the industry since 1995 and took courses at DMACC, including Architectural Drafting. I am a Hope Ministries M25 volunteer and enjoy spending with my dog Kota-Bear as well as mountain biking, riding my Harley, working out to the latest Beachbody video and reading. I also like gadgets, especially Apple products. One of my favorite aspects of working at Heartland is our monthly team building events. We have such great people and a great atmosphere!

Rob Schwarzenbach Mountain biking

Rob Schwarzenbach

VP of Operations, Heartland Door and Frame

Having received my Construction Engineering degree from ISU in 1997 means I have more than 20 years experience in this field. Along the way, Iâ��ve also earned my Contractors Healthcare Certificate and become LEED® AP. My family includes my wife Tracy, daughters Megan and Nicole and son Jake. I love to spend time with them and my wonderful friends. Spending time in the outdoors also makes me happy, whether its hunting, fishing, tending our garden, doing yard work or bee keeping. Iâ��m a member of Central Iowa Bee Keepers as well as Ducks Unlimited. Like me, everyone at Heartland values working hard and playing hard every day. The people here are great!

Justin Shannon My daughter Rylie

Justin Shannon

Project Manager & Estimator

After earning my degree in Architectural Drafting & Estimating from North Dakota State College of Science, I am very happy to be working with the wonderful people of Heartland Finishes. We work hard here, but at the same time we have fun, which surrounds me with an atmosphere of happy, productive people. My wife Kali and I keep busy with Rylie, our beautiful two year old child. In my spare time, I'm a big fan of fishing, hunting, camping, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Dale Smith Diana and Dale in Miami

Dale Smith

Project Manager

My experience in this industry includes everything from supervision to project management and estimating, as well as being in the field. My career in construction started in 1977 with with a four-year carpenter apprenticeship. My wonderful wife Diana and I have been married for over 30 years. We have two daughters and are excited to now have grandchildren to spoil. I love spending time with my family and doing projects around our home. I also love traveling, riding my Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and going deep sea fishing. Packers trips with "the boys" are also a favorite of mine.

Sara Wendel Diana and Dale in Miami

Sara Wendel

Accounts Payable, Heartland Finishes
Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, Heartland Door and Frame

All of the friendly, helpful people at Heartland make for a fun and welcoming atmosphere! What a great place to utilize my degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from AIB College of Business. Favorite pastimes of mine include camping, fishing, hiking and any other outdoor activities. I love spending time with my family and getting together with friends. And whenever we get the chance, I love traveling with my fiancee Curran.

Amanda Williams Checkered flag for Brandon

Amanda Williams

Accounts Payable

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, and love working with the team at Heartland Finishes. Everyone here is very welcoming and helpful at all times. I have served as a board member and will be the treasurer for the National Association of Women in Construction. My family consists of my husband Brandon and our dog Buster. About 90% of my spare time is spent at dirt tracks around Iowa cheering on Brandon in his race car. I also in enjoy watching the Jayhawks play, traveling, and being outside.

William E. Young My catch was bigger than Kim's

William E. Young

Warehouse Manager

As I approach 35 years of experience and this new semi-retired position, I am thankful for the family oriented atmosphere and professional surrounding here at Heartland Finishes. I began my career in the Carpenter Apprenticeship Training program plus took many continuing education classes. My family consists of my wife Dione, our sons Forest, Tucker, and Garrett, as well as a dog named Chelsea. I am a member of the United Methodist Church and enjoy fishing, hunting, Canadian Trophy Pike fishing, and I think you just can't beat the Mexican Riviera for a great vacation.

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