By BRIAN SMITH
“Out of the woodwork” has never had truer connotation than it has for Marcus Zurobski and Linda Bannister.
The couple’s company, Marz Remodeling, began as Zurobski had started woodworking about 25 years ago. Zurobski had worked a number of renovating jobs with one leading to another. He started with wooden display cases as part of renovation work, but that quickly led to cabinet making. His renovation talent kept him busy and had him working in five states.
In 2006 he was working as a subcontractor for a company that did walk-in bathtubs and showers. In many instances, homeowners needed more work done to their residences, Zurobski said. Liking the job Marcus did with the bathtubs and showers, customers began asking if he could come back and do some more work.
“We had to turn down a lot of work, simply because it was hard to be flexible and schedule anything,” Zurobski said. “We decided to start our company at that point.”
Setting up their own business allows the couple to focus on giving customer service and providing plenty of options for a remodeling project. The couple are presently remodeling their own home and come up with ideas for their outside work though that.
“We like to try something on our own home first before we try it on the public,” Zurobski said.
Bannister, a former special education teacher, said that any home renovation can be completed, Zurobski is certified by the National Association of Home Builders for improving access in bathrooms. As the population continues to age gracefully, the need for easier access to bathrooms is only expected to increase.
“Many homes come with narrow doorways, which walkers and electric chairs are not designed to fit through,” Zurobski said. “We can reframe doors and install grab bars to help improve access in and to the bathroom.”