Machine Shed Pewaukee - Heart Of America Group


Steve Palmersheim

Front Of House Executive

Start Date: 4/16/2018
Personal Highlights

I first joined the Hospitality industry at 16 years old as a busser at Eric’s Porter Haus in Waukesha, Wisconsin, worked there for 2 years before I came here to Machine Shed as a server. For the first couple of years I was also during the summer Caddying at Merrill Hills Country club. From there I moved around within the Restaurant as a bartender, busser. From there I got offered the Key Hourly position, did that for about a year and a half or so.

When I am not working, I enjoy playing golf, going fishing, watching sports, going to sporting events.  

Tracy Bush

Front Of House Retail Executive

Start Date: 8/1/1996

Shawn Imse

Executive Chef

Start Date: 8/22/2006

When I am not at work I am spending time with my wife, 9yr and 3yr old daughters and other family and friends, I’m an avid Sports fan and enjoy watching my Wisconsin sports teams own their respective divisions.

Tricia Vanderboom

Front Of House Executive

Start Date: 5/9/2003
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am spending time with family and friends. I love all sports, but typically listen to them on the radio so I’m not sitting idle. My favorite time of year is summer because my family tries to get to the Dells at least 4 times a year.

Dustin Buchanan

Dustin Buchanan

Front Of House Executive

Start Date: ???
Personal Highlights

I’m a huge sports fan, especially football and basketball. I enjoy attending Bucks and Brewers games with my wife whenever I can. During the summer months I enjoy spending my time attending events all over Wisconsin including, Minocqua, Wisconsin Dells and Milwaukee.

David Bush

Maintenance Executive

Start Date: 9/12/2011

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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