Curt Viehmeyer – General Manager/Co-Owner
After graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in biology, Curt spent two years teaching science in Malaysia with the Peace Corps. His career started on the loading dock at Sears Trostel, and eventually to an equity stake as co-owner in 1981. He has been general manager of the company since 1983. His free time is spent with family and friends, and playing golf.
Steve Schwartz – President/Co-Owner
Steve has a BA in Environmental Biology from Florida Atlantic University. He worked in agricultural research and the ecology laboratory at Colorado State University before coming to Sears Trostel in 1979 as a truck driver. In 1981, he acquired an equity stake in the company, and today focuses on sales and account management. He and his wife of 39 years have four grown children. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, golf, camping and fishing, and building custom furniture.
Carl Herrmann – Operations Manager
Carl came to Sears Trostel in 1994 and became Operations Manager in 2001. Carl led a team in 2002 and then again in 2008 to plan, and implement a new shop floor and work procedures based on the principles of Lean Manufacturing. Carl's current focus is on simplifying and integrating the main shop floor computer systems, as well as continuing to identify waste in all aspects of the operation. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and playing chess.
Deanna Payne – Accounting/HR Manager
Deanna began her career at the Fort Collins Women's Clinic while working to complete her BS in Finance at the University of Northern Colorado. After graduating, she worked for a local robotics company in accounting. In 1996, she joined Sears Trostel as Accounting Manager and added the responsibilities of HR Manager a year later. She enjoys traveling, watching sports, going to concerts and spending time with her two grown children.
Scott Smith –Estimator/Senior Account Manager
30+ years in the construction industry is the invaluable experience that makes Scott great at his job. From estimating and preparing project proposals, to working with his customers, he strives to make the process of sale through delivery of product as smooth as possible. The single dad of two daughters, he enjoys golfing, fly fishing, poker and spending as much time with his girls as they will allow.
Mike Viehmeyer – Inside Sales
Mike, serves as an inside salesman, responsible for customer service and order entry. Mike has worked at Sears Trostel in many different roles since 2010. He was born and raised in Fort Collins and graduated from Rocky Mountain High School. In his free time, he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.
Tod Knox – Inside Sales
With a decade of experience ranging from sales to operations in the building materials sector, Tod provides extensive product knowledge and excellent service to his customers as a member of our inside sales team. He grew up in Boulder and made his way to Fort Collins to attend CSU. Tod enjoys spending time with his family when he’s not in the office.
Jason Wilson – Purchasing Agent
Jason has been with Sears Trostel for 13 years. He is responsible for procuring Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood for both the Riverside and Airpark locations. Outside of work Jason enjoys trying to play golf, BBQ’ing, and long summer nights on his deck.
Zach Eckman – Operations and IT
Zach is responsible for product design, network and systems administration, and machine diagnostics and repair. In Zach’s 16 years at Sears Trostel, he has drawn over 10,000 new custom moulding profiles. Zach has many hobbies and enjoys working on projects of all sorts. He likes spending his free time with his wife and kids who enjoy skiing, camping, and other outdoor activities.
Brad Peters – Outside Sales
Brad Peters serves as Sears Trostel’s outside sales for northern Colorado and the I-70 corridor. Brad has worked in the lumber and millwork industry since 1983 in many capacities, with most of those years with Sears Trostel. Outside of work Brad enjoys golfing, mountain biking and spending time with family.
Trevor Jones – Production/Wholesale Warehouse Manager
Trevor is responsible for maintaining and producing the superior standard and quality of most of the high volume milled production work. Trevor brings over 16 years of experience in the construction and manufacturing field, along with five years shipping and receiving knowledge. Trevor holds a degree in Architecture Design from Montana State University and now enjoys building his life with his family in Colorado.