WHO WE ARE
Republic Elite represents the coming together of two of the most trusted names in multifamily interiors: cabinet pioneer Republic Industries and countertop expert Elite Multifamily Interiors.
Together, we have more than 50 years of experience designing, producing, and installing multifamily kitchens and bathrooms. With a cabinet manufacturing facility in East Texas, a Design Center and Showroom located just outside of Dallas, and an integrated team of granite, quartz, and marble suppliers, Republic Elite is uniquely qualified to offer turn-key, customized solutions for multifamily interiors.
We invite you to explore our products online or in person, and see how Republic Elite can help make your next DFW multifamily cabinets project a success.
President and CEO
Duane Pekar is President and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Elite. He joined the company in January 2016, bringing 30 years of experience in senior manufacturing, marketing, sales, and executive leadership – experience he immediately put to use overseeing the merger of Republic Industries and Elite Multifamily Interiors to create the new single-source cabinet and countertop provider that is Republic Elite.
Formerly the President and CEO of complex machining supplier Midstate Berkshire – and, before that, the President of automotive filter manufacturer FRAM® – Duane has an impressive record of revitalizing brands and creating growth for forward-thinking Fortune 100 companies. He credits his success to a focus on innovation and technology, an adherence to lean manufacturing principles, and an unrelenting emphasis on strong client relationships.
Duane holds a Master of Business Administration from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and lives in Richardson, Texas with his wife and kids.
Vice President of Sales
Jerry Thompson has an impressive 39 years in the multifamily interiors industry. As Vice President of Sales at Republic Elite, he leads our dedicated 22-person sales team and helped to triple sales growth over the past five years. Prior to joining the company in 2002, he spent 25 years at Armstrong Cabinets, working his way up from single-family sales in Dallas to the position of Corporate Vice President of Multifamily Sales for the Midwest, South, and Southwest. A Texas native, Jerry holds a B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Adam Sumrow is Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Republic Elite and co-founder and former President of Elite Multifamily Interiors. He has 22 years of experience in the multifamily interiors industry and was recently elected to the board of the Dallas Builders Association Multifamily Council. Adam is recognized throughout the industry for his leadership in bringing cut-to-size granite countertops to the U.S. He attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he majored in Business Administration.
Chief Financial Officer
Doug Mzyk has held a number of senior finance and executive management positions over the past 26 years. Before joining Republic Elite as Chief Financial Officer, he was President of DBM Group, a turnaround management company supporting venture capital backed entities. Previously, Doug was Vice President/Market Leader at management consulting firm Accretive Solutions. He has also held CFO roles at SSI Holdings and San Antonio Farms and, prior to that, was Director at George Group, a Lean Six Sigma transformational firm working with Fortune 100 companies. Doug holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University.