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Who We Are

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Meet the Team

 

Brett Yutka

Brett Yutka

Owner & President

I love to sing often and loudly.  I was not blessed with singing as a talent.

I can eat an entire cob of corn nonstop without missing a piece – typewriter method.

I’ve cut my own hair since 10th grade (even for my wedding).

While standing in a checkout line in 2011, I randomly saw and bought the book The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. Four chapters into it I called Laurie, who was days away from having our second son, and proposed the idea of living in Europe for a while.  She said yes, and in two months we had everything set
so I could work remotely while we took our two young children to Italy and Spain for four months.

Laurie Yutka

Laurie Yutka

Owner & Business Development

Traveling is my passion and it brings me to an entire new level of happiness. My favorite places to go are to Italy to see my family and to any Spanish-speaking country, where I can immerse myself in the amazing Hispanic culture.

I was all set to move to the Canary Islands (part of Spain) upon graduating college from UW-Madison, but a good job offer and an even better man (who became my husband, Brett) made me want to stay.

My perspective on how big I could dream and how few possessions one really requires changed when we took our two month old and two year old sons to live in Europe for four months…with only one carry on suitcase each.

Music can change my mood in an instant, and my tastes are quite varied.  When I’m with my three children, my favorite thing to listen to is the soundtrack from Sound of Music, which is my favorite movie.  While working, I prefer classical music. When I’m alone or with friends, play me some loud hip hop or Latin dance music, and I’m a very happy girl!  If I’m in a tropical place having a drink with my hubby on vacation, Dave Matthews Band is what we always play.

Paul Yutka

Paul Yutka

Founder & Outside Sales

I lived in Germany for three years while in the Air Force and traveled through much of Europe during that time.

I’m a sports enthusiast and played football, baseball, and basketball in my earlier years and play golf regularly now. I attend almost all  of my two sons’ and three grandchildren’s indoor and outdoor soccer games during the year. I love going to Cubs and Packers games when I get the chance.

I will play cribbage with anyone and have been referred to in Kenosha as “the Yutka who plays cribbage at McDonald’s” because it’s something I do so often. My bright blue Yutka Fence vehicle gives away my whereabouts!

In 2017 I traveled with my wife and sons through Europe, covering nine countries – a family trip of a lifetime!

In 1990 while driving back alone from a fence training course in Washington state, I got stuck in a snowbank in the middle of a blizzard in the mountains of California. Not realizing I was alone in a “closed” national park, I abandoned my car and walked 40 miles up and down snow covered mountains, experiencing hallucinations, before finding help. A fencer never gives up!

Julie Hartmann

Julie Hartmann

Strategic Assistant

I enjoy creating things and can work with just about any artistic medium, from basic 2D graphite to 3D rendering. I have a Bachelor’s in Game Art and Design.

I am a techie and gamer. You can usually find me binging on any variety of Discovery, science, or horror related shows.

When I am not stuck indoors, my absolute favorite past times are hiking and fishing, and just about any exploratory adventure I can handle. I have even gone shark diving.

I collect Pop! Figures and wish I had a real Pikachu of my very own.

Lauren McGraw

Lauren McGraw

Sales and Installation Coordinator

I love going on road trips.

I like doing outdoor activities such as snowboarding, kayaking, longboarding, and finding good hiking and walking trails.

I love exploring and try to find new things to do and places to go with my boyfriend.

Jeff Reget

Jeff Reget

Outside Sales

I was born and raised in Kenosha. I love the area and being involved in the community. My wife and I have four children. They are all awesome people and incredibly talented. 

I coached sports in the local area most of my life, working with athletes at the rec club, high school, and collegiate levels. In Kenosha, I’ve worked with kids at Christian Life, St. Joe’s, Bradford, Indian Trail and UW- Parkside. I enjoy helping people reach their potential as people and athletes.

I once went so far as to fly helicopters into a local park to ensure a community event could take place. Let’s keep that a secret – there still may be a few people looking for me.

I enjoy watching talented people work in the area they have been gifted; whether it is sports, music, art, or work related.

If you ever want to say thank you, I can be influenced with the offering of a Diet Mountain Dew.

John Bartaczewicz

John Bartaczewicz

Outside Sales

I am a husband to a spectacular wife as well as a father of two fantastic boys.

My favorite activity is vacationing at Disney World.

I also enjoy cooking, camping trips to Devils Lake in Wisconsin Dells, and coaching my son’s U7 soccer team.

I am a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan and enjoy most sports.

I have been a sales professional for almost 17 years and continue to learn new ways to improve myself.

Brad O'Malley

Brad O'Malley

Shop Manager

Riding my ’07 Harley Ultra Classic on a hot and sunny day is a great feeling and my preferred
way to unwind when I’m not working.

I like finding deals at yard sales, and I consider everything I buy from them as great purchases.

I enjoy eating Mexican foods.

I love to please customers and give them exactly what they want in their fence.

Since 1968

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