Machine Shed Davenport - Heart Of America Group


Jeff Grunder

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 5/1/1984

Karen Grunder

Front-Of-House Executive
Start Date: 6/1/1979

Matt Kaperka

Front-Of-House Executive
Start Date: 1/12/2011
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Barry Stanley

Front-Of-House Executive
Start Date: 10/16/2020
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I am spending time with family and friends. I love to cook and entertain guests, but also enjoy visiting the plethora of establishments in the city. I spend the summers playing sand volleyball, relaxing at the lake and attending live music shows whenever possible!

David Jungjohann

Front-Of-House Executive
Start Date: 5/6/1996

Bill Burk

Back-Of-House Executive
Start Date: 3/8/2010
Personal Highlights

I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outside and going to the single A ballgames around this area.

Justin Royse

Back-Of-House Executive
Start Date: 11/6/2002

Bob Martin

Back-Of-House Executive
Start Date: 5/1/2018
Personal Highlights

On my off time from work, I love hanging out with my family and friends. I love hosting cookouts at my house for the love of cooking, I use fresh ingredients every day I cook at home. I am also big into the gaming world and love to travel when I am able.

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


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