Dean DeHoog

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Dean DeHoog

As general manager, Dean wears many hats--including sourcing new equipment for Zeeland’s two component manufacturing shops. And he counts on a few trusted vendors like Wood Truss Systems to go the distance. When a tornado leveled one of them in 2014, Wood Truss Systems was one of the first phone calls he made. Zeeland rebuilt a state-of-the-art facility, consulting with Wood Truss Systems to sell off some old pieces and making room for additional production equipment.

Setting up Zeeland’s newest location in Elkhart, Indiana, Dean tapped into Wood Truss System’s expertise once again. Jay offered input into the new shop’s layout and proactively located a fleet of trailers. Delivering value wherever they can is the hallmark of Wood Truss Systems’s service model.

“What sets Wood Truss Systems apart is their pipeline into truly unique equipment. They’re tapped into the small manufacturers who offer real innovation. I’ll tell Jay what I want to improve, and he always has an idea for a solution that’s unique or cutting edge, something I’ve never heard of. Our relationship is so flexible; he’s got my wish list and he keeps his eyes out for me. It’s a partnership I value tremendously.”