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Homecrest Outdoor Living Appoints Randy Shorts as CEO

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Homecrest Outdoor Living recently welcomed their new CEO, Randy Shorts. Shorts brings decades of experience in the outdoor furniture industry. He is a seasoned leader known for his growth mindset and people-centered approach—prime reasons why he was chosen for this significant role.

“We couldn't be happier to welcome Randy to the Homecrest family as Chief Executive Officer,” said Mike Bullinger, Owner of Homecrest Outdoor Living. “We are incredibly proud of Homecrest’s accomplishments as a leading US manufacturer over the past 65+ years, and we are confident that Randy is the right person to lead the company into the next chapter of our story.”

Current Homecrest Outdoor Living CEO, Tim DeJong, retires amid a flood of well wishes and commendations from Bullinger and the entire Homecrest team. “Looking to the future, we acknowledge with gratitude Tim’s tireless work and look forward to building on the foundation that he has carefully laid over the last decade,” Bullinger said.

DeJong is credited with incorporating new manufacturing technology and expanding product lines during his tenure. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve such a dedicated team of professionals,” DeJong said. “I see wonderful opportunities for growth under Randy's leadership, both for our people and our brand, as Homecrest continues to lead the industry in quality, comfort and design." 

As incoming CEO, Shorts is “excited and honored” to join Homecrest Outdoor Living and plans to expand on DeJong’s work. “The company is solidly positioned to continue growing the legacy that is Homecrest,” Shorts said. “We will continue to design and develop unique, market-driven, contemporary pieces.”

Shorts’ decades of experience in manufacturing management are invaluable to Homecrest as the company continues to expand its position of market leadership in the casual furniture industry.


About Homecrest Outdoor Living: Founded in 1953 in Wadena, MN, Homecrest Outdoor Living designs and manufactures luxury outdoor furniture that delivers commercial quality with hospitality comfort. As an iconic American manufacturer for outdoor living and enjoyment, Homecrest emphasizes a passion for style and an unparalleled guest experience. The company offers a range of unique collections, from modern to traditional, so that every outdoor space can be furnished to its exact specifications and style preferences.


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