What We Do
Rural Station is a Family owned and operated small-business that sets out to rethink how homeowners interface with remodels and custom builds. We strive to be a company that keeps sub-contractors and strangers to a minimum. Our mindset is that you should see the same friendly faces from the start until the end of the project. Each member of the crew has specialty or general knowledge for the projects we take on.
These include everything from the start of major room remodels encompassing:
To Exterior Projects:
To Custom Projects:
Where We Come From
Based out of rural Heath, Ohio, we have a penchant for a bygone era in home remodeling. An era that was punctuated by local workers learning and applying skills through apprenticeships, having a strong desire to perfect a craft, and achieve artisanship through hard work and talent.
One of our core tenets, "Teach, Show, Do," demonstrates a comprehension of that era. It also extends from founder, Guy Zierk's, military background; A veteran of 24 years in the Marine Corps, deployed in both peace and war.
Above all, there is an element of family. It's an idea of the crew being a cohesive unit, even if tackling multiple jobs in one day. It extends to those outside of the crew as well, especially to Kelly Zierk, a loving and supporting wife and honorary member of the crew. Finally, to the property, which Guy and Kelly knew it would be the last place they would be "Stationed."
WHO WE ARE
Founder/Designer Columbus, Ohio Rooted in a family steeped in tradition and service, it was only natural to take skills and trade learned in youth to the next step. Naturally, owning a business. With both expertise and vision, the platform which your projects and ideas are created.
Electrical/IT Sunbury, Ohio Graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors degree in Journalism. Finds learning about the world outside of academia most interesting.
Team Lead/Framing Newark, Ohio Attended Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Florida. Father of four. Enjoys the art of both building and repairing. Finds accomplishment in leading the crew and encouraging skill growth.
Team Lead/Trim/Tile Newark, Ohio Two years previous experience in construction. Finds tile layout and install the most satisfying. Enjoys video games, rollerblading, and j-chillin.'
Cabinetry Grove City, Ohio Enlisted with Lima Company 3/25, USMC for 13 years. Rediscovered a knack for carpentry after retirement. Contends building custom projects is the most enjoyable part of the job.
Painting Grove City, Ohio Decided working numbing hours at warehouses was not fulifilling. Determined painting was a strength after closing out a few key projects. Discerned staining, polying, and coating are most important as they are the last to go on but the first thing you see.
Framing Newark, Ohio Came from a technical background. Found framing to be a natural fit. Regards a strong foundation most important as it is what the rest of the project is built on.
Recruit Newest member of the team. Looking to find the right fit in the system.
Recruit Newark, Ohio Currently enrolled in the Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County. Looking to learn and apply skills both in the classroom and the jobsite.