Karl Zarling, Operations Manager
"I like making things better." Karl is a fixer. A small town kid in nearby Kewaskum, WI, he took everything in the house apart (sorry Dad). For 20+ years he's analyzed systems and teams, holding up the pieces and making them better.
Zarling graduated from Kewaskum High School and made Milwaukee, Wisconsin home, managing photographic retail, and doing photography along with some early desktop publishing and design. Karl then put things on hold to enjoy a stint as a working singer/songwriter alongside none other than Paul Anderson. Years later in Nashville, Tennessee, Zarling acted as GM, PM, AE, producer, and creative lead for several firms, and owner of both Elephant Ear and LockDog (software). He remains a stickler for process, usability, user experience and systems. Family brought Karl back to Wisconsin, where he's continued to consult and lead teams and has additionally remained a licensed REALTOR®, a top producer with Keller Williams - Jay Schmidt Group.
With Dale Anderson Masonry entering a growth period, it was a good fit to engage Zarling more meaningfully. "I've known and respected the Andersons and their work since I was a kid," Zarling recalls. "Very easy group to go to bat for." Karl remains a geek, and his creative past has made him a versatile player for DAM.
To keep things more interesting Karl enjoys a very busy life with wife Sarah, 7 and 5 year olds Karl Jr. and Kurt Julian, and stepkids Velouria, Aidan and Cadence. Reach out to him here.