We are relentless in our pursuit to build the best tomorrow for our clients, employees, and brand.
We provide superior construction services for every client through quality workmanship and products for the express purpose of building strong and lasting relationships.
JR & Co. is an energetic, optimistic, and family-oriented construction company established in 1986 and headquartered in Kansas City, MO. While our primary focus is roofing, we offer a wide variety of services, including sheet metal, tenant finish, federal contracting, solar installation, disaster relief, rooftop maintenance, and roof restoration. We are determined to provide our customers with all their building envelope needs, including consultation, construction, and project oversight.
Recognized by the leading roofing and construction industry manufacturers for outstanding workmanship and customer service, as well as an A+ rating from the BBB, JR & Co. is a superior choice. JR & Co.’s value for employees, customers, and the community is what sets us apart in the roofing and construction industry.
Meet the Team
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Owner / CEO
Jonathan Schilling started with JR & Co. in 2005 and over the years has successfully filled many of our key positions. With years of experience in roofing and construction management, Jonathan was promoted to General Manager in 2013 and went on to purchase the company in 2017. Jonathan is a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served from 2007-2019.
“JR & Co. has grown and succeeded because of the great, hardworking team of people that surround me. Without them, JR & Co. would not be what it is today. The JR & Co. culture of family that I have worked hard to cultivate is a direct inspiration of the love and support I get from my wife Rebecca and my six children – Asher, Katelyn, Emma, Olivia, Brynlee and Grant. I would not be the man or leader I am today without them.”
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Harris has been the Chief Financial Officer at JR & Co. since December 2020. He has over 30 years of financial experience in both the corporate and public accounting industries. Most recently Mike was a partner at a Big Four public accounting firm serving high profile clients across a wide variety of industries.
“I was drawn to JR & Co. by the opportunity to work within a great, employee-oriented culture. When I’m not working I enjoy golfing, cycling, scuba diving and spending time with my wife, daughter and Bernedoodle Hazael.
Chief Operating Officer
Matthew Schilling has been with JR & Co. since 2007, starting as a Warehouse Assistant and working his way through the ranks to Chief Operations Officer in 2020. With over a decade of hands-on construction experience, Matthew excels in problem-solving and operational management. Matthew served in the United States Army Reserves for nine years as a helicopter mechanic and CH 47 flight engineer.
“I am thankful for the opportunity I’ve had to grow at JR & Co. and for the great team I work alongside. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two children, playing sports, and attempting to make good BBQ.”
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Dave Layman, a 30+ year sales management and general management veteran, currently serves JR & Co. as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. His focus is to build and implement strategies that will produce consistent revenue streams for the company and build trusting client relationships.
“It has been a blast working for JR & Co.! As one of the “old guys” I love the challenge of keeping up with a high energy, talented and fearless team who loves to win and celebrate together. My wife, Beth, and I have lived in rural Leavenworth county for over 20 years. We have raised 9 children and have three grandchildren, so far! My hobby is still playing competitive baseball in the Kansas City Men’s Senior Baseball League.
VP of West Region
Drew Lints came on board with JR & Co. in the fall of 2020 as the Branch Manager in Colorado. He is also on JR & Co.’s executive team serving as the Vice President of the Western Region. He has over 15 years of leadership and management experience in pastoral ministry and leads the team in Colorado with enthusiasm, strong leadership, vision, and excellence.
“Hi, I’m Drew! I love being a part of JR & Co. I was drawn here because of the shared values and family feel of the company. When I’m not at the office, visiting a job site, or meeting with customers, I’m most likely spending time with my wife Jenny and our two kids, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, or grilling good meat. We love living in Colorado and I love what I do: managing an awesome team and building JR & Co’s presence here in the west!”
VP of Southwest Region
Mike House has been the VP of Southwest Region since October of 2021 after serving as the Vice President of Business Development since January, 2021. He has worked in the construction industry for over 25 years and strives to develop long lasting relationships with his customers.
“When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our four children. We are huge fans of Sporting KC, the Chiefs, and the Kansas Jayhawks. Most evenings and weekends, you can find my family at the soccer fields.”
VP of Midwest Region
David Schilling has been with JR & Co. since March 2012. He has served in several roles, starting out as a laborer on a crew, David now serves as the VP of Midwest Region. David has been able to work in many facets of the company including roofing and sheet metal.
“I’ve enjoyed the lasting relationships built at JR & Co. that go deeper than just work. Outside of work, I enjoy playing sports, woodworking, serving at my church, and spending time with my family. I’ve been very blessed with a wife, twin daughters, and a son.”
VP of Southeast Region
Tony began his career in the roofing industry in the later part of 2015 and has been a part of the construction industry since
2005. In 2020 he was promoted to the role of Florida Branch Manager, and VP of Southeast Region in 2021. As VP Tony is responsible for all aspects of locations in his region and serves as a liaison to the JR & Co. corporate team.
“I enjoy spending time with the family and helping out friends and family with small home projects. I used to ride a sports motorcycle which is something I hope to be able to get back into some day. I also enjoy working on vehicles in any free time I get. I recently started getting into football and have been very attentive to games that take place over the weekends.”
VP of Federal Programs
Nathan Stewart has been with JR & Co. since October of 2015 and has served in various leadership roles during the growth of our company. As a certified Contracts Manager and Project Manager with a Master’s degree in project management, he participates in local professional chapters and the development of best practices in these fields. He has over 15 years of construction supervision, project management, proposal development, contract negotiation, and leadership experience for federal contractors, large construction corporations, and private businesses.
“Before I came to work for JR & Co., I was one of their clients and my motivation to join the team was from years of experience working with them on large federal projects where they excelled beyond their competition in integrity and performance. Outside of work my wife and I with our four children enjoy exploring and experiencing the outdoors and traveling the country in our RV.”
VP of Roofing Services
Dan Hafley has been a part of our operational leadership since 2018. He has 43 years experience in a wide variety of sectors in the roofing industry both locally and nationally. Dan has served on several boards and committees with roofing industry trade associations, including as a past President of the Kansas Roofing Association.
“During my first visit to JR & Co. in 2018, I was impressed with the energy and the positive vibe with the people. I knew that this would be a good fit for me. When not talking and breaking down the finer points of constructability and workmanship, I enjoy my family time with my wife of 42 years, Connie and especially with my two grandchildren Lilly & William.”
VP of Private Roofing & Solar
Nathan Clausen is VP of Private Roofing & Solar for JR & Co. He has 12 years of commercial roofing experience and 5 years of photovoltaic solar experience. The combination of commercial roofing and solar expertise has helped put JR & Co. in a unique position to offer customers a customized Solar Roof System.
“JR & Co. is like an extended family. It changes everything when you love the people you work with. When I’m not at work I am enjoying time with my wife and 5 children. We are busy with soccer, basketball, wrestling and gymnastics.”
VP of Sheet Metal
Curtis joined the JR & Co. team in 2018 coming on as a project superintendent overseeing quality, production, and safety. Since taking over the operations of the Sheet Metal division in 2019, it has doubled in size and production. He has 20 years of experience in sheet metal and shop fabrication.
“What I like most about working for JR & Co. is the camaraderie and family atmosphere. When I am not working, I love to spend time with my wife and three girls and travel any chance we get.”
VP of New Construction Roofing
Chris Jorgensen has been the VP of New Construction Roofing since October 2021. He started at JR & Co. in May of 2009 and has served successfully in various positions and departments, working his way through the ranks. In total, he has over 23 years of roofing experience.
“I love JR because of the family atmosphere. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my ‘not-work’ family going camping and boating.”
VP of General Construction
Mike Paterson has been the VP of General Construction since October 2021 and has been at JR & Co. since March of the same year. He comes to JR & Co. with over 45 years of construction related experience.
“Choosing JR & Co. was an easy choice for me when I saw the culture that existed here. When not working, I like to relax by staying up to date on industry trends and information and spending time with my family on the water.”
VP of Public Roofing & Sheet Metal
Justin Jorgensen has been with JR & Co. since March 2010 and serves as VP of Public Roofing & Sheet Metal. Justin has over 15 years of construction and project management experience and has served in various positions throughout the company during his tenure at JR & Co, from Crew Member to Director of Project Management.
“What I like about JR & Co. is the family environment and the everyday challenges that help you grow. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife of 17 years and my three children, coaching baseball, and camping.”
Linn Fredlund has worked at JR & Co. since 2012. He has been in the Roofing Industry since he was 20 years old nailing up shingles. He has seen and been part of the Commercial Roofing Industry transition from Labor Intensive Roof Systems to Material Intensive Systems. Similarly he has been part of the movement toward sustainable roofing systems that are lightweight, reflective, hot air welded thermoplastic roofing membranes.
“In the past ten years that I have been a part of JR & Co. we have grown tremendously. That growth was fueled by a desire to offer roof systems of value for all of our customers. We feel that desire separates us from our competition. I enjoy traveling, sport activities, spending time with my Family and especially my grandchildren. Sneaking in a round of golf is my therapy.”
TJ is a seasoned roofer, with more than 45 years in the industry. He have worked many projects and worn many hats in the industry from installation, sales, working insurance claims, value engineering scopes of work, comprehensive roof reports to consulting. He has a very good working knowledge of roofing systems and can produce very comprehensible roof reports / evaluations.
“I believe in performance, and getting the job done. No matter what the task. JR & Co. is up to the job. We worked in 20+ states in 2020 and installed over 65 million in product. As we grow we have now added tenant finish, sheet metal shop, solar installation on the GC side.”
Jon Hudson has been an Account Manager with JR & Co. since 2016. He has 14 years of experience in commercial roofing with a large loss and catastrophe restoration. He is an active member of IIBEC and holds multiple HAAG certifications.
“When not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family.”
Jeff has been with JR & Co. since July 2020. Before that he owned a roofing company for 16 years, doing
both Commercial and Residential Roofing. He brings a wealth of knowledge with him in both business
and the roofing segment.
“What drew me to JR & Co. was the true family atmosphere and putting people and customers at the
forefront of our success. Jeff is a Proud Navy Veteran and stays involved with veteran’s programs thru his local American Legion Post. I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting and traveling.”
Jenny Bitar has been at JR & Co. since July 2020. She has 22+ years sales and experience in a wide variety of sectors and industries. She is currently an active member of the community serving various roles in local organizations.
“The first time I walked into JR & co. for a sales call with another company I knew one day I would join the team. When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling to visit family, spending time with friends, reading fiction and non-fiction, watching my daughter compete in gymnastics, volunteering at my daughter’s school, growing in faith and spending time at home with my family and fur baby.”
Ed Yancik, born and raised in Colorado Springs as a third generation Colorado native, has an extensive career as a problem solving, customer service professional. Ed possesses a unique combination of industrial aptitude and analytical process that delivers well thought-out solutions to our customers.
“As a company that prides itself on establishing and maintaining long term relationships through a consultative approach, JR & Co. is well positioned as I work with our clients to identify the needs and goals that will result in maximum value on their projects.”
Jeff McGinness has been the Nashville Business Development Manager at JR & Co. since July 2020. He is a dependable and accomplished professional with sales, construction, and instructional experience who strives to find commercial roofing solutions that fit the unique needs of each client.
“I am excited to help expand the service and culture of JR & Co. into Tennessee and SE U.S. markets. As an eight-year transplant from Kansas City, I enjoy discovering the sights and sounds of Tennessee with my family.
Joe Swigart has been with JR & Co. since January 2018. Currently, he does Business Development and Commercial sales in the North Florida office. He has 10 years sales experience. Joe is active in his local church (Grace Church of Tallahassee) and serves as a foster parent along with his wife.
“I enjoy working at JR & Co. because I believe in their core values: Be Respectable, Reliable, and Referable. When I’m not working, I enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking and going to the beach with my four grown children, my daughter-in-law, as well as other children that God brings into our home via the foster system. I also love playing with my first granddaughter!”
Director of Sheet Metal Estimating
Don Abell has been VP of Sheet Metal/Senior Sheet Metal Estimator at JR & Co. since January, 2016. He has extensive experience in architectural and ornamental sheet metal which spans over 41 years. His experience includes being a vital part in the start-up, equipment recommendations, and successful operation of sheet metal divisions at three separate companies. He has a very high level of experience in every facet and level of the architectural sheet metal business. He has designed, engineered, and supervised the successful completion of many high profile iconic buildings and pieces of metal art such as christian crosses, bronze memorial fountains, Icon Towers, Sunshades including decorative and unique metal wall systems on the interior and exterior. His experience in decorative metal artwork includes hammered stainless steel conference room door handles, blackened copper domes, polished stainless steel canopies with compound curved corners, and custom copper bar tops. His educational experience in sheet metal includes a 3-year degree and certification in all facets of welding/brazing/soldering including copper, aluminum, titanium, steel, and galvanized. He studied design, drafting by hand, sheet metal lay-out, and sheet metal fabrication while studying and certifying with honors from the 4-year Sheet Metal Journeyman Training in the Local Union No 2 in Kansas City, MO. In addition he earned his associates and is 15 credits from earning his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with concentration on Project Management.
“I was recruited to JR & Co. by the owner when contacted me in Piedmont, OK and asked me to come and assist to grow the architectural sheet metal division. I was captivated by his like minded love for the Lord and his transparent and insistent desire to add my expertise to his growing company. When I am not working I am either in the gym to try and stay healthy and fit; or in my RV camping with my beautiful bride. I have five beautiful children who are all young successful adults, My only son was born fourth of the five and was born on April Fool’s day. I have 9 grandchildren.”
Director of General Construction Estimating
Phil Koesterer has been with JR & Co.’s Tenant Finish Department since 2018. He has over 35 years of experience in tenant finish, ground up construction, commercial renovation and restaurant in-fill construction. He is particularly experienced in Health Care and Assisted Living renovation.
“I knew Jonathan Schilling for several years prior to coming on board. I always admired him as a person and was intrigued with his vision and drive. It was an easy decision joining his team”
Donnie Abell has been estimating for JR & Co. since December 2017. He has 20 years experience in the sheet metal industry and is very intrigued by architectural and ornamental metal work.
“I enjoy working with the JR & Co. team and feel blessed to be here! I have 3 kids that I admire greatly. I like to spend my free time Fishing, Golfing, and hanging out with my kids.”
Ryan Hendrickson has been in the Estimating Department at JR & Co. since October of 2015 and a member of JR & Co. since 2012. He has been in the roofing industry since he was 16 years old. Ryan has seen the roofing industry from several different aspects from labor, foreman, consultant, estimator to project management. He is currently an active member of IIBEC and holds a certification as a Registered Roof Observer (RRO) . Additionally he holds certifications as a CQM through U.S. Army CORPS of Engineers. Ryan supports our Federal Team and wears several hats depending on the customer’s needs.
“When not working, I enjoy hunting and fishing with my JR & Co. colleagues. I also enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and kids. At least once a year we enjoy a vacation on the gulf coast.”
Para Nosakhere has been a Commercial Roofing Estimator at JR & Co. since January, 2019. He has 6 years roofing experience in a wide variety of system applications. He worked his way up from a trash picker to a foreman while out in the field. When presented with the opportunity to use his training to estimate, he did not hesitate.
“I was tricked into working at JR & Co. by my best friend and am happy to say it really was a life changing experience for me. When I’m not working, I enjoy playing softball, fishing, and wrestling with my 3 boys at home.
Russ Baldwin has been in the roofing & construction industry for over 26 years and has been with JR & Co. since April, 2001. Throughout the 20 years with JR & Co. he has successfully performed many roles including Commercial & Residential Roof Installation, Repairs, Estimating, Inspection & Reporting, and Sales. He has developed strong relationships with many building owners and contractors throughout Kansas City during this time and continues to grow a successful book of business each year.
“I have worked for other roofing companies in the past and hands down, nobody treats their employees as good as JR & Co. does. The family-orientated environment and excellent leadership team are the main reasons I enjoy coming to work every day. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children, playing guitar, working on cars, gaming, and doing home projects for friends and family.”
Thomas Hartwick has been in the roofing industry since 1974. He started out as a Laborer and worked his way up to Roofing Foreman and then Sheet Metal Foreman. He started Project Managing and Estimating in the Mid 80’s. He is familiar with all types of low slope roofing and steep slope roofing, sheet metal flashing and trim, standing seam roofs- both structural and architectural. He is also experienced in metal wall claddings, IMP ACM, aluminum plate and light gauge metal wall panels. He is currently a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) and has received his Certification from The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA).
“I am a member of the Olathe Fellowship Church and enjoy motorcycle riding, The Kansas City Chiefs, gardening, and time on the patio smoking on my Trager and grilling with family and friends.”
Jacob Cannon has been with JR & Co. since June 2016. While with JR & Co., Jacob has worked as a commercial roofer, superintendent, quality control manager, project manager, and commercial roofing estimator. Jacob has worked as a superintendent and quality control manager on Department of Defense and Department of Energy projects.
“I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, hunting, farming, traveling, and being outdoors in general.”
Malachi Swigart has been with JR & Co. since December of 2018 and became an estimator 6 months after that. Though his first steps into the industry were with JR & Co. when he first started, he is eager to learn and has been able to become well trained in roofing and estimating with JR & Co.’s values in mind. He is currently estimating out of the Florida panhandle under the southeast region of JR & Co.
“I love working for JR & Co. because of the family environment. It’s nice to work in a place where everyone is a team and not just a bunch of numbers on a spreadsheet. In my free time, I wear many different hats. I am in the Marine Corps Reserves, I enjoy playing rugby for a local club, and training Jiu Jitsu. My favorite thing to do is hang out with my wife and daughter and just live life to the fullest, especially outdoors. We love rodeo, hunting, fishing, boating and we stay active in our local church ministries as well.”
Granville Hare has been with JR & Co. since November of 2020. He has previous experience in theatrical tech, corporate management, construction, and of course, the commercial roofing industry. While at JR & Co. he has worked as a sheet metal installer in the field, an AutoCAD designer, and an estimator while also joining the business development team.
“I joined JR & Co. to work through the pandemic while waiting for my previous job to start back. However I chosen to stay because of the professional, fun, and family-oriented environment. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife and children, golfing, and tackling projects at home.”
Director of Service
Ryan began his career in the roofing industry in 2010 and has over 10 years of experience. Prior to working with JR & Co. Ryan has held many positions focused on customer service, management, and leadership and has won many awards for his outstanding performance and customer service & sales in the staffing industry.
“When I’m not busy working I enjoy taking time off and traveling with my family. I’m also enjoy a wide variety of music, supporting my son’s football team, and even skateboarding a bit from time to time.”
Allen Bailey has worked for JR & Co. for thirteen years. He started out as a service technician under a service foreman with just two service crews at the company. He moved up to be service foreman six years later after learning all roofing systems and how they function. In 2018 he was promoted to the service department manager with five service crews under him at JR & Co. In 2021 Allen moved up to be Service Operations Manager and brought on a service manager to help with the growing service department. JR & Co. currently has six experienced service crews running and plans on expanding in 2022.
I was drawn to JR & Co. thirteen years ago looking for a career and he found one in JR & Co. When Allen is not working he enjoys bowling, watching football, grilling/smoking meat, and spending time with his family.
Assistant Service Manager
Raul Dominguez-Santos has been the Service Assistant Manager since November 2018 & employed at JR & Co. since December 2015. He has 27 years of roofing experience.
“I worked for JR Roofing in Le Mars, IA in 1999, moved to Kansas City with the company in 2001. Then in 2002 my Brother and I opened our own company and ran it until 2015 when I returned to JR & Co. under the new ownership. When not working, I enjoy fishing, grilling and traveling and spending time my wife and 3 girls.”
Keith Weddle has been a lead service tech at JR & Co. since early 2020. He has 13 years commercial roofing experience and 5 years of experience in the construction industry in a variety of fields and specializes in solution based services for any problems that arise.
“The minute I walked through the door at JR & Co. to fill out my application, I was greeted with smiles and a hearty handshake. This company has a great feeling of care , family, and pride of work that makes one feel welcome. I am mainly a family man – my wife and I are raising 3 children, 3 cats along with ourselves. Some of my hobbies include, gaming, grilling and building things with my kids. My greatest talents so far is, being an ear and shoulder for friends and family. I believe that anything is possible with the right amount of mind and effort.”
Renee Dominguez- Santos
Renee Dominguez-Santos has been the Service Coordinator at JR & Co. since October 2018. She has 11 years of Administrative experience in a variety of industries
“When not working, I enjoy exploring Kansas City and spending time with my husband and 3 girls.”
Director of Disaster Services
Steve Willman has been the Director of Disaster Services at JR & Co. since July, 2021. Prior to that, he served as Project Manager since September of 2020.
“When not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two kids.”
Project Controls Manager
Andrew Kaiser has been working at JR & Co. since February 2016. Although he has held multiple positions within that time frame, he is currently serving as the Operations Support Manager. He has over 7 years of construction experience and had the privilege of working overseas in Singapore for 4 years.
I’m so thankful for the opportunity to work at JR & Co. and can’t imagine working anywhere else. Outside of work, I spend as much time with my wife & 6 kids as I possibly can, and I seek to know God more through bible study and being involved with our church family. If there is time after that, I enjoy various outdoor activities such as working in my yard and playing baseball/softball.
Florida Operations Manager
Abraham Nichols is the Operations Manager for the JR & Co. Florida Office. He has 8 years in Commercial and Residential Roofing. He is involved in building and training our construction teams to strive for absolute perfection.
“One of the things that I really enjoy about working at JR & Co. is the care that is shown for each individual employee by the owner Jon Schilling and the leadership team. JR & Co. is a very family-oriented company that is dedicated to caring for each other by working as a team to ensure each customer has 100% satisfaction.”
Quality Control Manager
Cory has been the Manager of Quality Control at JR & Co. since January, 2021. He has 15+ years of roofing experience with a hiatus in between. He has been officiating football at the high school varsity level for the past 12 years and made it to the level of NAIA in the sport of Lacrosse.
“This is my second go around with JR & Co. and was brought back by the people and culture they have cultivated. When I’m not working, I enjoy playing and spending time at home with my wife and three young girls.”
Octavio Tello has been working in Quality Control with JR & Co. since 2016. He started as a sub contractor became a full-time employee in 2019. He has 28 years of experience in the commercial roofing industry.
“I moved from Minnesota five years ago to Kansas City and a friend recommend me to JR & Co. Some things I enjoy when I’m off work are watching sports, drink coffee with family and friends, exploring new places, and doing home improvement.”
Zachary Chrisman originally joined JR & Co. in 2019 to assist in building the companies in house Drafting and Design capabilities and since then has moved into a full-time Project Management position. He has a background in mechanical engineering and has worked in various industries including Electrical Design, Mechanical Piping Design, and Commercial HVAC within the Pharmaceutical industry.
“I joined JR & Co. to pursue a career in a new industry to me and I have learned an immense amount from the team around me. I love the culture of the company and the willingness of each person here to jump in and assist where needed to help the company grow towards a common objective. Outside of work I love to spend time with my wife and two children, as well as enjoying various hobbies which include skiing, mountain biking, and anything else that involves the outdoors.”
Joe Paterson has been a Project Manager at JR & Co. since August of 2020. He has 15 years of commercial construction experience across a variety of trades, as well as a degree in Business Managememt from Baker University.
“When not working I enjoy spending time with my wife of 11 years and 4 year old boy and 2 year old girl. We love keeping the kids busy outside and go to as many Chiefs and Royals games as possible!”
Jordan Buchanan joined JR & Co. as a Project Engineer in January 2019. He has experience in operations management as well as 3 years of experience as a designer in HVAC and structural steel industries. Jordan currently serves as a Project Manager and Project Engineer on the Federal Contracting and Commercial Roofing teams.
“JR & Co. stands out to me because of the environment our people create. We prioritize value creation for our clients as we grow and develop our team as well. You can tell this company is unlike most in the industry, and it is a pleasure to be a part of this team.”
Ryan Varner has worked in Design and Project Management at JR & Co. since September 2020. Before working at JR, he worked for a nationwide general contractor for 6 years building small hospitals and refreshing retail spaces for large clients from coast to coast. He has 10 years of design experience and has a degree in Architectural & Engineering Computer-Aided Design with a Mechanical Specialization.
“I enjoy the people I get to work with every day and am blessed by the values our company strives for. I am all about my wife and our new baby boy, mountain biking, cold showers, and I love Pistachios.”
Tim Carson has been a Project Manager for JR & Co. since March of 2021. He has 7 years of construction Project Management experience.
I was excited for the opportunity to come on board JR and Company’s team due to our core values and leadership team.
Stephen Kimberling is an in-house grown project manager that has been working with JR & Co. since July of 2017. His experience began in the field, side-by-side with many coworkers he calls friends that he has had the pleasure of growing with. His experience ranges from a variety of division seven products such as metal wall panels, ACM, fiber cement panels, insulated metal panels, roofing systems and other products JR & Co. is eager to learn.
“I really am humbled by the opportunity to help lead and shape a growing division. I enjoy being able to utilize and direct the many talents of personnel on projects that I have the pleasure of facilitating. I look forward to meeting new faces and helping to continue to provide a sturdy service to those looking for a great product. In the future, JR & Co. will begin to raise the bar on construction standards led by an amazing family of talented employees.”
Travis Lloyd has been a commercial sheet metal estimator at JR & Co. since March of 2021. He has been part of the JR & Co. family in the sheet metal department for the last 5 years.
“When not working, I like to use my free time spending time with my young teenage son as well as working on my rental property.”
Matt Michalak has been a Project Manager since 2021 and a Safety & Compliance Specialist at JR & Co. since February of 2019. His engineering background as well as more than a decade of commercial industry experience has proven invaluable as it relates to understanding and guiding the team to be in the best possible positions to stay safe on the job site.
“When not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife of 15 years and our 5 children. We’re at our happiest when we’re enjoying the great outdoors together.”
Wes Jensen joined the JR & Co. team in August of 2021 as a Project Manager. He brings a unique blend of public sector experience from his time working as a public school teacher and a law enforcement officer. Wes has also served with the Missouri Army National Guard where he achieved the rank of Captain. His education includes a Bachelors in Criminal Justice, Master’s in Education and a Masters in Business Administration.
“I wanted to join the JR team because of the leadership here. The leaders care about their team and they lead by example with their integrity and industry knowledge. Outside of work I spend as much time as I can with my Wife and 3 children, volunteering at my church, and exercising.”
Matt Morrison has been at Project Manager at JR & Co. since 2021. He has over 10 years of construction related experience.
“When I’m not working, I like to run, spend time with my family and root for Sporting KC and Tottenham Hotspur.”
With nearly 20 years of construction management experience on large and complex projects across the country, David Tate is qualified and experienced in planning, executing, and overseeing large roofing programs similar to HCA’s hospitals. Leveraging numerous cloud-based, construction management software systems, and other relevant technologies, Mr. Tate has successfully delivered millions of dollars of construction to highly satisfied end-users and owners.
Joshua Johansen has been a Project Coordinator at JR & Co. since February, 2021. He has also worked for 2 years in the field as a roofer at JR & Co and has worked in other construction related capacities.
“When I am not working I am spending time with my wife and children, serving at my church, cheering for the Chiefs, watching a movie, or enjoying the outdoors.”
Jordan Johansen has been a Project Coordinator at JR & Co. since May, 2021. He began work for JR & Co as a roofer in 2016.
“I love working at JR & Co. because of the family-oriented culture. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, flying drones, and composing soundtracks.”
Daniel Wingerd has been a Designer for JR & Co. since March 2020. Before working for JR & Co., Daniel received his degree in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design from Metropolitan Community College in December 2019 and also worked for a small, local remodeling company.
“I value the ideals and excellence that JR & Co. strives for every day and I am proud to be a part of the family. In my free time, I enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible. I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with my friends and family.”
Samantha Kaiser is the Purchasing Coordinator at JR & Co. and has worked here since October 2018. She also has 10 years of customer service experience in a wide variety of businesses.
“I was drawn to the JR & Co. by the friendly and family oriented atmosphere. When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, traveling, outings to community events, time with family, and being part of a local church.”
Jacob Mueller has been in the construction industry for 25 years. He earned his Civil Engineering Degree from UMKC in 2016. Jacob has been the Solar Superintendent/Project Manager at JR & Co. since December of 2018 and has been recognized for his outstanding leadership during that time.
“JR & Co. is a fantastic place to work because of the family-like atmosphere. Everyone here makes you feel like part of the family. When not hard at work, I’m spending time with my wife and 3 (adult) children, playing board games, watching the Chiefs and playing with our 3 Australian Shepherds and Sphynx cat.”
Justin Fross has been with JR & Co. since May, 2019, and a Sheetmetal Superintendent since August of 2020. He has been in the construction industry for 22 years doing both commercial and residential work. He won the rising star award within the company in 2019 and specializes in customer relations.
“The JR family is one that looks to help people grow in their knowledge and experience levels. When I came on I had a lot of learning to do and everyone I have encountered along the way has been willing to help me learn and experience more. I am very thankful to be apart of the JR team. When I am not at work you will find me doing life with my beautiful wife and 5 kids, tinkering with projects, or spending time with my church family.”
Drew Livingston has been a Superintendent in the General Construction Division since September of 2021. He has several years in the property management, multi-family and commercial industries.
“I have heard nothing but good things about the values at JR & Co. Outside of work, my three sons keep me pretty busy. We try to do as many outdoor activities as possible!”
Daniel Nichols has been the Heavy Equipment Coordinator since August 2020 – coordinating equipment rental needs on all jobs from start to finish.
“I really enjoy working here at JR & Co. and appreciate the people, values and vision here. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, ministering with our local church and following my favorite soccer teams.”
Director of HR & Family Care
Selvinth Maldonado has been the Director of HR/Family Care at JR & Co. since May, 2021. He has 30 years of experience in Education, Social Work and Administration. He is currently an active member of Baseball Chapel and he serves as a pastor for a bilingual church in Kansas City, Kansas.
“My desire to work with the company was because of the many opportunities I have to serve employees, their families, and the community. When I am not working at JR & Co., I enjoy time with my family and friends from church, and I try to be active by playing soccer with my children.”
Sarah Hines has been the HR Coordinator at JR & Co. since August 2021. She has worked at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City for 5 years and has 1.5 years of HR experience. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s in Human Resources and is scheduled to complete it in June of 2022. She is active in the community and has been volunteering at Mission Southside for over 5 years.
I wanted to work at JR & Co. because of its mission and values. I enjoy spending time with my family and going to visit my older sisters. I enjoy being active in my church and with Mission Southside. I like to bike, hike, ski and travel when I can and I also like being active and playing sports – especially pickleball or tennis.
Director of Talent Aquisition
Cameron Rucker has been at JR & Co. since Fall 2019. He has a variety of professional experience from sales, fleet management, project coordination, and talent acquisition. Cameron is grateful to be a part of the JR & Co. family and eager to see the company continue to grow and offer outstanding construction services to the community.
“JR & Co. is a blessing to me and my family and I consider it an immense privilege to work here. On my off days I enjoy fly fishing, breakfast dates with my wife, and being involved with my church. I’m currently working on a Master of Arts in Ministry from Piedmont Divinity School.”
Director of Marketing
John Koster has been the Director of Marketing at JR & Co. since September, 2021. He has 15 years marketing experience in a wide variety of sectors and industries and is currently an active member of the community through service on multiple non-profit boards. He was selected as one of Kansas City’s “Most Wanted” in 2018 by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“I was drawn to JR & Co. by the people and culture they have cultivated. When I’m not working, I enjoy playing percussion in the Northland Symphony, staying active at our church, going to Chiefs and Sporting KC games, and enjoying time at home with my wife and two young boys.”
Director of Safety
Trent Carter has been the Director of Safety and Compliance at JR & Co. for the past 8 years. He has over 20 years of safety and compliance experience in both the private and public sector markets. Trent received his OSHA 500 Authorized Trainer card in 2013 and re-certified this credential in 2017 and in 2021. Trent currently holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Human Resources with an emphasis on training and development and most recently completed the requirements and received a Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri. Additionally, Trent also has attained the Graduate Safety Professional (GSP) and Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) designations as recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
“When I’m not working to make our company even safer, I enjoy reading, writing poetry, playing the spoons in a Bon Ton band, and practicing origami.”
AR Department Manager
Diana Jones has been the Accounts Receivable Manager at JR & Co. since January 2019. Diana has over
30 years of accounting experience in the construction industry thru many aspects of construction. Her
initial goal in coming to JR & Co. was to develop accounting processes as the company continued to grow.
“I serve on the executive board of 3 non-profit organizations in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Two
(2) of my organizations focus on the IDD (intellectual & developmental disability) community. Serving
these organizations in an accounting capacity. I am currently the President of an organization that
focuses on law enforcement and veteran initiatives. I love giving back to my community. I enjoy
spending my free time with these organizations as well as spending time with my husband and 2
Susan Hult has been in the AR Department since November 2020. She brings over 35 years of Accounts Receivable experience to JR & Co.
“I love being a part of the team and family atmosphere at JR & Co. When not working, I enjoy tending to my garden, DIY projects at home, and enjoy being a loving caregiver to my family.”
Jessie Edwards has worked in the construction industry for over 7 years and likes to tackle the challenges it brings with Accounting. She enjoys working with the Service department as well as the other JR & Co. branches to help facilitate accurate and smooth invoicing.
“When I’m not working, I enjoy watching movies, the beach, watching my 8 year old daughter practice karate, and listening to my 15 year old daughter sing in her rock band.”
Lucas Moore was a former Army Sargent that served with the 75th Ranger Regiment, after which he worked in many different industries before joining the team at JR & Co. He has been working at JR & Co. since October 2020 as a member of the project controls teams focused on increasing company cash flow and improving relationships with the business partners in our field of work. He is also currently an accounting major at UMKC, where he is planning on getting his CPA.
“When not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors, biking and hiking. JR & Co.’s leadership and a strong commitment to its values are what lead me to this company. ”
Madison Hancock works with Accounts Payable in the Accounting Department at JR & Co. She has experience in many different roles and departments over several years.
“I came to JR & Co. right out of college in 2013. I was drawn to JR & Co. because this company is family-oriented and cares about its employees. When I am not working I love hanging out with my family and friends. I enjoy serving in the student ministry at my church and watching my God-Children grow.”
Rachel Schilling has been an Executive Assistant since September of 2017. She also acts as the JR & Co. in-house photographer and has served in various other administrative roles both in Kansas City and in our other branch locations.
“JR & Co. is like an extended family to me, which is saying something considering how much of my actual family works here! When not working, I enjoy hiking with my dog, camping, and spending time with friends and family.”
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Hannah Schilling is a Sr. Administrative Assistant at JR & Co. and has been with JR & Co. since January 2016. She has experience in a wide variety of sectors and industries.
“I love working with the team at JR & Co. and enjoy the family-type culture here. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, camping, cooking, and baking.”
Elaine Curtin joined JR & Co., Inc. in September of 2018 and has worked with the Administration and Accounting teams in various different capacities. She now handles business licensing, contractor prequalifications, and credit applications.
“I was drawn to JR & Co. by the people who work here, and I appreciate the friendships I have been able to build with many of my coworkers here. Outside of work, I love spending time in the gym, traveling with my husband, and spending time with my niece and nephew.”
Naomi Bryant has been an administrative assistant at JR & Co. since March 2021. Naomi is passionate about organization and loves helping people. She was previously a children’s caretaker and a camp counselor at a Christian kid’s camp, God’s Mountain.
When I am not at work, I enjoy doing home DIY projects and expressing my creativity through painting, drawing, stitching, etc. You will also always find me spending time with my husband and dog, Wilson. I am an active church member and sing in the choir every Sunday. I was born and raised in Watford, England.
Katelynn Hare is a Sr. Administrative Assistant at JR & Co. She has been with the company since May of 2021, but has been working in the accounting/administrative side of the roofing industry for the past five years. Before making the switch to roofing she worked in cosmetology.
I chose to make a switch to JR & Co. because of their love and respect of family. Family is a huge part of my life and when I am not at work you will always find me spending time with them. I am married to a wonderful man, who also works here at JR & Co., and we have two beautiful children. I love watching them learn and grow, they make my life more exciting and wonderful everyday! A huge aspect of my life is my faith. I have grown up in and continue to serve at Avenue Family Church alongside my family.
Geraldine Tenorio is an administrative assistant. She joined JR & Co. in April 2020.
The atmosphere and people around me make working at JR & Co. enjoyable. There is never a dull moment in my day. Outside of work I enjoy painting: I like trying different mediums and methods. My current favorites are acrylic pouring and oil paints. Along with that I enjoy reading a good book and spending time with my family.
Raleighe Gonzales has been the Front Desk and Administrative Assistant at JR & Co since October, 2020. She has over 5 years of Customer Service experience in several unique industries.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time outside, going to concerts with her husband, and cooking.
Colorado Office Manager
Jordan Bates has been the Office Manager at JR & Co. in Colorado Springs since February 2021. She worked in student ministry at several churches before transitioning to the construction industry. Her time in ministry gave her plenty of administrative experience and people skills that help her excel at keeping things and people around the office organized and running smoothly.
“Though I’m not a Colorado native, I have always been a mountain girl at heart. I love most outdoor activities, especially those that my dog can enjoy with me! Hiking and camping in the summer, college football in the fall, and skiing in the winter are just some of the ways I like to spend my time. But I’ll never pass up a good movie, time with friends and family, or exploring new places!”
Florida Office Manager
Giorgina Soto has been an administrative assistant at JR & Co. since March 2021. She has 15 years of experience in customer service and communications. She is actively involved in helping organize and host community events that support a positive cause or help bring proceeds to the local schools in town.
“I was drawn to JR & Co. by the strong family-like relationships formed throughout the company. Nothing compares to being a part of an honest and trustworthy team that values and demonstrates appreciation for its employees. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading and discovering new local restaurants. I also enjoy visiting the Florida theme parks and beaches with my kids.”
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