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Our Team

Harnessing The Elements With Commitment, Competence & Care

Wood Roofing & Sheet Metal employs hundreds of service professionals all dedicated to harnessing the elements with commitment, competence, and care. Our team takes pride in delivering products and services first in its class and following through with the promises we make to each of our partners and customers. Our success as a growing company is the direct result of our dedication to our craft, our investment in the relationships we build, present and future innovation, and most importantly, our commitment to taking care of each other in the office and field.

Our craftsmanship and service is recognized by several industry experts including, Holcim-Elevate as a Elevate Master Contractor, GAF as a Master Elite Contractor, Certainteed as a Master Craftsman Roofing Contractor, Carlisle SynTec as an Elite Roofing Contractor, as well as many other manufacturers. Our roofing services and expertise are coveted by large corporate accounts across the midwest as well as small local businesses here in Des Moines, IA.

Our Leadership Team

Kevin Alderman

President & Owner
Since 1997

Kevin's reputation and relationships are at the core of a lifetime commitment to the roofing industry. Those commitments have carried through the last two decades serving as Vice President of Wood Roofing for 13 years until purchasing the company in 2011 and hiring his three sons to solidify Wood Roofing as a family business.

Jay Alderman

Chief Operating Officer
Since 2008

Jay Alderman serves as COO of the company and plays a vital part in sales, service and overall structure. Jay came to Wood Roofing Company with 11 years of construction experience and started in the field learning the roofing process along with Wood Roofing’s team and philosophy on the importance and value of a relationship with its customers as family and friends.


Dustin Alderman

Vice President Operations

Since 2011

Dustin’s career started in the electrical industry and brought the concept of renewable energy into the Wood Roofing family. He now has oversight of the production and sheet metal divisions of the company and focuses on developing relationships with general contractors, architects, and property owners to continue our company’s legacy of commitment, competence, and care.

Chase Alderman

Vice President Estimating & Procurement
Since 2010

Chase's responsibilities include estimating all public bids as well as private work for the production and sheet metal divisions. commercial roofing and sheet metal design, material ordering, and GC relationship management. He also assists with the management of our bid database and scheduling.


Andrea Gorsh

Service Manager
Since 2021

Born into a commercial roofing family and on the roof before she was in elementary school, Andrea Gorsh, Service Manager, has over 20 years of roofing project management experience. Known for her attention to detail, organizational mind set and passion for the historical preservation of roofing systems, she puts together creative solutions with each customers unique circumstances top of mind.

Oran Ellis

Project Manager
Since 2004

Oran comes from a family that has been employed at Wood Roofing for over two generations. He is responsible for all of our project submittals, roof detail drafts and design blueprints and manages our project warranties. Oran ensures all of our vendors are properly managed to keep projects on timeline and executed efficiently.


Mollie Morgan

Office Manager
Since 2017

Mollie is the friendly face behind the front desk. She has been working in customer service since 2014 and has been at Wood Roofing Company since 2017. She is here to assist customers with any problems they may have with a positive attitude and a smile.

Brian Kemmerer

Since 2023

Brian Kemmerer joined the WRS team in 2023. He is a graduate of Simpson College and Drake University Law School. Brian has over 20 years’ experience in finance and management and has also been a licensed attorney since 2018. Known for both his diligence and his sense of humor, Brian brings an innovative approach to problem solving to the WRS Management Team.

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