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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.

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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.

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Erin Winters

Office Manager
Since 2024

With a friendly demeanor and a commitment to excellence and promptness, Erin is a seasoned professional with over 11 years of experience in administrative assistant roles in the construction industry. Throughout her career, Erin has earned a reputation for fostering positive working relationships, both internally and externally. Her approachable nature and dedication to clear communication have been instrumental in building trust and rapport with colleagues and clients.

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.

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Nick Ray

Architectural Sheet Metal Division Manager
Since 2023

Nick oversees fabrication & installation processes, supervises employees, performs project procurement duties, minimizes waste, provides leadership, inspection of completed work, ensures a safe workplace and a positive environment. He specializes in exterior facades including substrates utilizing a wide variety of materials including sheet metal, MCM composite material, reinforced concrete panels, perforated & decorative metal, both interior and exterior finishes. Nick's greatest attribute is taking 'ownership' of project responsibilities from inception to completion.

Trish Mitchell

Controller
Since 2023

Trish Mitchell joined the WRS team in 2023. Trish has her Bachelors and Masters in Accountancy from the University of Iowa. Trish has over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting. Trish has audit experience both working as an external audit herself and working with external auditors. She works diligently for her Company during every audit to ensure accuracy. This has resulted in reduced spending and savings over the past decades. Trish also has worked closely with Information Technology teams to develop new tools for improving processes and productivity. These tools have saved unmeasurable hours and costs. Trish brings this innovating approach to processes and problem solving to the WRS Management Team.

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