Soc Hulen is a Columbia, Missouri native. He is a graduate of Hickman High School and University of Missouri, Columbia with a degree in Housing and Interior Design. He started his career with a local architect specializing in project management and later went to work for a local commercial/ residential construction company as project manager and estimator. After the unfortunate death of the company principal and friend, Soc went to work for a local drywall construction company as general manager, responsible for transitioning them into a successful residential/commercial company with the addition of metal framing and suspended ceiling divisions before partnering with his wife to turn their part-time design firm, specializing in custom home designs, drafting and support services for architectural firms, into a full-time operation. He was recruited to start a career with Pella Windows & Doors as a trade sales representative, transforming a poor performing territory into a high year over year performer. He currently manages the Commercial Sales division and outlying territories for the Residential Trade Sales division of Pella Windows & Doors. Soc and his wife, Pamela, enjoy traveling the country and the world. They are very proud of their three adult children and enjoy their eight lovely grandchildren.