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Our Company


The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ has everything you need to create your dream outdoor room. We design and manufacture pergolas, outdoor kitchens outdoor furniture, fireplaces, fire pits, and indoor fireplace products.

Located in the heart of Minnesota, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ now has a beautiful showroom, featuring everything from weatherproof furniture and outdoor fire pits, to outdoor pergolas and indoor fireplace products.


OGC Team

Ed Ray- International Sr. VP
Steve Shimek- VP Sales
Ross Johnson- VP Sales & Trade Show Management
Joey Shimek- Eastern U.S. Sales Manager
Paul Nigon- Western U.S. Sales Manager
Laura Podmolik- Customer Service Manager & Eastern U.S. Inside Sales
David Shimek- Western U.S. Inside Sales & Customer Service
Allison Wilson- Customer Service
Gerry Shimek- Chief Financial Officer
Engineering & Operations
Eric Hawkinson- VP Operations
Rich Houle- Production Manager
Jamin Anderson- Product Engineering Manager
Connor Burmeister- Product Development Engineer
Luke Sudman- Engineer

Greg Goblirsch- Engineering Technician

Weston Kramp- CAD Technician

David Hawkinson- Process Engineer
Chris Houle- Production

Jim Stark- Quality Assurance
Renee Schmitz- VP Business Development
Hilary Reynolds- Marketing & Communications

Jody Shimek- Marketing Specialist
Shipping & Inventory
Caren Sappington- Inventory Control & Purchasing
Dyana Fratzke- AR Specialist
Susan Peterson- Office Manager