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Our Story

From investors to parents to entrepreneurs our JZ story is based on resilience, family, growth and helping our community. We are more than just a company, we’re a family and so is everyone that stays at any of our properties.


Founded in 2012, JZ Vacation Rentals started with a single investment, a small team and a lot of vision. What started with simple advice to put our properties on Airbnb later grew into one of the largest vacation rental management companies in the midwest. As our investment business grew, our neighbors and friends enlisted our help to represent their properties as we added more luxury homes to our portfolio.

Our experience, innovation, and technology have allowed us to build a platform that provides exceptional guest experiences while building a trusting relationship with each property owner. Each property we own or manage goes through a 150+ point inspection so that consistency is key. This is why we are proud to bring top quality service, management, passion, and dedication to the vacation rental industry. JZ Vacation Rentals is now the epitome of quality vacation rentals and is raising the bar even higher to stay ahead of the competition.

Your vacation time is valuable and So we make sure that our guests leave not only with a smile but with wonderful unique memories. This is why we handpick each property. The JZ brand is not just a company, its a family of like-minded people looking to help guests cultivate amazing experiences for that special connection between the JZ family members.





We are devoted to creating a Brand that creates a pleasant experience for clients, employees, and gives back to our economy and society.

The Founder

Alex Zemianek is a full-time dad, husband, and owner of JZ Properties and JZ Vacation Rentals. Over the past decade, Alex has built his businesses on the foundational value of family, allowing him to scale the business to seven figures.

To learn more about the CEO of the JZ Brand, click here.

The Designer

Molly Zemianek is a proud mom, wife and creative. She is the Lead Designer here at JZ Vacation Rentals while also overseeing the quality control of your rental home experience. She has an impeccable eye for design that has made our guest return time and time again.

Quality Control

Kim Conway has been with JZ Vacation rentals since 2016 as our Quality Control Supervisor. She has been leading an incredible team with her decade of experience in inventory and staff management.


Arielle Kronk is the head of accounting and office manager here are JZ Vacation Rentals. She is truly the glue that holds the team together.


Rick Kronk is the master of all things maintenance related. There is nothing that he can’t do or fix.

Sales and Marketing

Zoey Flaxbeard is the newest edition to the JZ Vacation Rentals family. She has the experience to help support the growth of our bookings and hosts.


Schedule a call with Zoey.

Host and Guest Support

Carson Griesemer is the head of guest and host support. He is very knowledgeable about the vacation industry market and has exceptional sales and customer service skills.


Click here to schedule a call with Carson.