We are a small Family Owned Garden Shed Manufacturing facility in Rural Retreat, VA
JZ Utility Barns Story
JZ Barns was born out of Jonathan’s strong desire to stay at home and provide work for his growing family of boys. In 2001 the family moved from central PA to southwest VA. His dream became reality and he started his home based business of building Storage Sheds and His family, tho’ still to young to work with him loved having him at home.
In the fall of 2003 he was not feeling well and by Dec. was diagnosed with the dreaded cancer disease. Chemo treatments were harsh and made him very sick. After his 3rd week of chemo he had a massive stroke which totally took his speech. After 17days in the hospital and months of therapy his recovery was a long and slow process. With the help of his family the Garden Shed business continued.
In the spring of 2013 his cancer returned with vengeance. He had a strong will to live and fought very courageously and was seldom discouraged. However after 2 years of sickness God called him Home to suffer no more.
His wife and 5 sons are pleased to continue the work he started and want to provide our GARDEN SHED customers with the best quality building and satisfaction every time!
Justin Zook and his Wife Jessica
Justin Zook is currently the shop manager/foreman for JZ Barns. He and his wife (Jessica) live nearby as well and is a great asset to the company.
When Jonathan passed away, our team of hard working brothers took on the task of making the business work.
Randall Zook and his Wife Mary
Randall Zook is currently the office manager for JZ Barns. He and his wife (Mary) along with their daughter (McKenzie) live in Rural Retreat. Randall is also a firefighter for the Rural Retreat Fire Department.