Meet the Team | Gene and Tammy Tillotson | Tillotson Enterprises
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Lincoln: 402-466-7038  • 
Aurora: 402-694-4770  • 
Omaha: 877-855-2944

Our Team

Our History

Tillotson Enterprises is a family-owned business operated by Gene and Tammy Tillotson. After growing up in rural Nebraska and Kansas, Gene and Tammy both earned degrees in education and began teaching careers – Tammy in Family and Consumer Science and Gene in Science. The attraction of being entrepreneurs was too strong, however, and in 1991, they began doing business under the name of Tillotson Roofing. Tillotson Enterprises has undertaken projects in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, and, at the end of 2019, had roofed over 14 million square feet of roof using spray-applied techniques. Tillotson Enterprises also offers other spray-applied services such as interior spray foam insulation and, most recently, concrete leveling using polyurethane foam. Today, Tillotson Enterprises is one of central Nebraska’s largest and most respected spray-applied roofing contractors in the Midwest.

- The Tillotson Team -

Gene & Tammy Tillotson
Letter from The Owners
Gene & Tammy Tillotson
Letter from The Owners

High Performance Coating Specialists

Both of us were raised in small towns and by people who believed in values like hard work, honesty and integrity. We approach every job we do with those same, solid Midwestern values – you have our word that we’ll do careful, quality work; we’ll meet or exceed the specifications for the job; and if something isn’t right, we’ll make it right. We’ve been in the roofing business for a long time now, and we’ve looked at a lot of roofs of every conceivable description. Most of our competitors do a reputable job, but as a building owner or manager, you should be aware that especially in spray-applied polyurethane foam (SPF), roofs done by different contractors can vary widely in quality yet still look the same to the untrained eye. It’s easy for some contractors to save money by hiring untrained workers, perhaps using a lower-solids formulation or skimping on the depth of the foam, or by using out of date equipment that doesn’t cause the required chemical reaction. Before you necessarily accept the low bidder, we would urge you to check out their references and make a call to the Better Business Bureau. Be sure to ask for proof of their general liability and workman’s compensation. Tillotson Enterprises is a Master Contractor and has a 100% customer satisfaction rate, as verified independent agency. In closing, let us say that if you choose Tillotson Enterprises to apply your roof or other coatings, we pledge to use quality materials and skilled workers; to deliver the specifications agreed to; and to do the job right or do it over. It’s how we were raised. Click here to contact us or initiate a quote.

Cordially,
Gene and Tammy Tillotson

Jenna Beckman
Production Manager - Lincoln
Jenna Beckman
Production Manager - Lincoln

Hi, my name is Jenna and I have been working for Tillotson since 2015. I originally began as a Crew Member and gained experience and certifications to become a Crew Leader and then Production Manager. I am from Elgin, Nebraska and earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. One of the things I enjoy most about my job is getting to work outside and traveling to new places. I look forward to continuing Tillotson’s reputation for quality craftsmanship and high customer satisfaction. My hobbies include camping, jet skiing and attending sporting events and concerts. I am most proud of the work we did on Wahoo Public Schools.

Jerry Dubois
Sales & Co-Production Manager - Aurora
Jerry Dubois
Sales & Co-Production Manager - Aurora

I am a father of 3 grown children, I was blessed with a daughter and 2 sons. I graduated from Sutton High school in 1989. I love to golf, hunt and work on cars and bikes. I have worked just about everything there is from AGP to CDL driving and running a tire shop. I have been with Tillotson since April 2019 and look forward to spending my future here. I specialize in concrete leveling sales but I am willing to help out wherever I can.

Chastidy Fischer
Branch Assistant & Marketing - Lincoln
Chastidy Fischer
Branch Assistant & Marketing - Lincoln

I have been working as a Branch Office Assistant for Tillotson Enterprises since 2019.  I was born in Seward, NE and currently live in Lincoln, NE. I graduated from Elgin Community College where I earned my Associates degree as a Dental Assistant. I have worked in many different office atmospheres my whole career & look forward to learning & growing at Tillotson Enterprises. I am very proud to tell everyone how well they treat their crew members & staff; it is a great honor to be a part of this team!  I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing & watching all sporting events.

Chris Langford
Salesman - Kearney
Chris Langford
Salesman - Kearney

I was born and grew up in southern Kansas and graduated from Arkansas City High School. I have been with Tillotson since 2007. I was recently promoted to full time sales from Production Manager but I still like to help the guys out on a project every now and then. am the Branch Manager of the Kearney branch as well as a Sales lead. While working for Tillotson I have gained many certifications including ABAA certification, CPR, Rough Terrain and Fixed Forklift, Aerial Lift, 10 hour and 30 hour OSHA, Neoguard Applicator, SPFA PCP Insulation Project Manager, SPFA PCP Roof Project Manager, SPFA PCP Roof Master Installer, SMI Safety Training, Conklin Training, and Everest Training. My favorite part of my job is the comradery I share with everyone I work with. My goal is to help our employees and the company grow both short and long term. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family enjoying the great outdoors.


Accomplishments

  • Neogard
    • Waterproofing
    • Roofing
  • First Aid
  • ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America)
  • 30 Hour OSHA
  • Powered Mobile Equipment (Fork Lift)
  • CPR
  • Respiratory Protection training
  • Annual Safety Training
  • SPFA (Classes)
    • Fundamentals of Spray Polyurethane Foam
    • Fundamentals of Spray Polyurethane Foam & Covering
    • 301 Selling and Marketing Principle
    • Roofing prerequisites for the SPF industry
    • Foam Mechanics Course
    • Conklin Warranty Training
Josh Lees
General Manager - Aurora, Kearney and Lincoln
Josh Lees
General Manager - Aurora, Kearney and Lincoln

Hi, I work with all Tillotson locations as our General Manager. I grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska and graduated from Northwest High School in Grand Island. I have been working as General Manager since 2017. Whether the project is 10 square feet or 2 million square feet, I am excited to work and each one and be part of the customers experience. One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to educate potential customers, regardless of being awarded the project. In my free time I enjoy camping with my family, playing golf and occasionally slinging a little paint while playing paintball. My personal motto is “Do what you love, and the rest will come”.

Jackie Minnis
Human Resources & Branch Assistant - Kearney
Jackie Minnis
Human Resources & Branch Assistant - Kearney

Hi, I have been working as an administrative assistant for Tillotson since 2016 and just recently moved to HR Assistant.  I have worked on many projects such as the website design and social media outreach. I also lead the Kearney branch Caring Team. I recently graduated from Central Community College with a Business Technology degree. In the future I am looking forward to becoming more involved in the human resources and advertising aspects of the business. Outside of work, I enjoy many hobbies including, camping, reading and kayaking.

Antonio Najarro Guardado
FWC Crew Leader - Aurora
Antonio Najarro Guardado
FWC Crew Leader - Aurora

Currently I am the crew leader of the foundation and waterproofing division. I have been working with the Tillotson team since August of 2019 but I have had many years of experience prior to this in Omaha. Outside of work I enjoy playing soccer and spending time with family and friends.

Austin Nuss
FWC Crew Leader - Aurora
Austin Nuss
FWC Crew Leader - Aurora

I was born in Hastings, NE but raised in Sutton, NE. Before I started at TEI I was a full-time student at Sutton High School. I have been with TEI since July 2018, where I started as a crew member with concrete leveling. With perseverance I have been since promoted to Concrete Level Crew Leader. The best part about being a Crew Leader is the traveling, you’re not just at one place all day you get to go to multiple locations and talk with new people. I like working at Tillotson because of the people and mentality of the company. When I am not working I enjoy mechanics, motorcycling, running and videography.

David Nuss
Sales & Co-Production Manager - Aurora
David Nuss
Sales & Co-Production Manager - Aurora

David is from Sutton, NE. He graduated from Sutton High School and then attended Highland Community College in Highland, KS in Pre-Education. He then went to Missouri Western to finish his degree. After college, David worked for 16 years as a Schwan representative. He then went to work for a foundation & concrete repair company for 5 years before he came aboard Tillotson. David has been with Tillotson since 2018 and he works as our Basement and Foundation Repair Salesman. David loves to golf, play basketball, run, travel, and go to the lake. David also has 4 children that he loves to spend his free time with. If you have a problem with your basement or foundation David is the guy you want to call.

Brandon Jacques
Salesman - Kearney
Brandon Jacques
Salesman - Kearney

Hi I am Brandon J.! I was born and raised in Norton, KS and graduated from Norton Community High School. Before I started at TEI, I worked for 17 years at Baldwin Filters & 3 years at Rich & Sons. I have acquired numerous certifications pertaining to manufacturing, safety and quality. My opportunity with TEI started in 2019 where I became the Salesman extraordinaire for our Kearney branch. I continue to train in sales to better serve our Tillotson customers. I married my beautiful wife, Betty in 2008. In my spare time I help build demolition derby cars and of course watch! I also enjoy participating in BBQ competitions.

Connie Slack
Corporate Office Assistant
Connie Slack
Corporate Office Assistant

Hi all, I am Connie Slack and I have been the Corporate Office Assistant since April of 2019. Before Tillotson, I worked as a Metrology Lab Tech/Auditor/Maintenance Coordinator at Eaton and then as a Patient Accounts Representative at Kearney Regional Medical Central. I have 2 beautiful children, 1 son & 1 daughter, you have blessed me with 2 granddaughters & 3 grandsons. I was born in Odessa, NE where I grew up with 10 brothers & sisters. I love to sew, go for long walks & paddle boating. The best thing about working at TEI, is it is something different every day & the people I work with are great!!

Tanya Wegner
Office Manager
Tanya Wegner
Office Manager

Hello, I am the Office Manager for Tillotson Enterprises. My accounting and tax background spans 25 years. I enjoy each day I am here. Not just the job I am doing, but the people I work with. Tillotson is a company that cares about their customers and their employees. Tillotson takes pride in their work and makes sure each customer is not just satisfied but would hire us again. Here at Tillotson we are a family. On a personal note, I grew up in Ohio, but have been in Kearney almost 14 years. I have two amazing kids and am very active in the community. I love college football, of course THE Ohio State University.

Kurt Westerbuhr
Production Manager - Kearney
Kurt Westerbuhr
Production Manager - Kearney

Hi, I am currently the Production Manager at the Kearney branch. I have been working for Tillotson since 2012. Since working with Tillotson’s I have gained certifications including, SPFA, PCP Certified, First Aid & CPR, 30 Hour OSHA, Forklift and Aerial boom lift Certified, Respiratory Protection, and Air Barrier Association Certified. I am from Kearney, Nebraska and have my degree in Construction Management from UNK. I enjoy the variety my job offers; I get to enjoy working outside at different locations. It’s definitely not like showing up to an office every day. Outside of work I enjoy golfing, fishing and sporting events.

Dan Zysset
Salesman - Lincoln
Dan Zysset
Salesman - Lincoln

Hello, my name is Dan. Prior to working for Tillotson Enterprises, I had spent 25 years in machine and building maintenance and 17 years as the facility maintenance supervisor for a window manufacturing company. I was a customer of Tillotson Enterprises before I became an employee. I spent a lot of time researching and learning about many different types of roofing systems for the company I worked for, and finally chose Tillotson Enterprises as the contractor to install a new roof on our building. Through that research, and with the additional training I have received since joining Tillotson Enterprises, I have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience about roofing and insulation systems and repair. I was able to observe first-hand the quality of the products, the attention to detail, and the desire to satisfy the customer that Tillotson Enterprises is known for. Several years later, I was given the opportunity to join the company to start the Lincoln branch office. I enjoy working for a company that sees you as an important part of their success and is willing to give you the training and tools you need to succeed both personally and professionally.


Accomplishments

  • 30 Hour OSHA
  • CPR
  • SPFA (Classes)
    • Fundamentals of Spray Polyurethane Foam
    • Fundamentals of Spray Polyurethane Foam & Covering
    • Roofing prerequisites for the SPF industry
    • Foam Mechanics Course
  • First Aid
  • Respiratory Protection training
  • Annual Safety Training
  • Powered Mobile Equipment (Forklift)
  • Foam Enterprises, Inc Technology Training Center Foam Mechanic Class
  • Conklin Warranty Training
Justin Zysset
Service/Maintenance & Sales - Lincoln
Justin Zysset
Service/Maintenance & Sales - Lincoln

I have been working for Tillotson since 2009. I grew up in Brainard, NE and received my bachelor’s degree from Doane College. Some things that I love about my job are getting to work with a variety of people on a daily basis and the challenge that now two days are the same. Tillotson has helped me gain certifications that allow me to be more effective in my career, including, SPFA certifications for roofing and insulation, and ABAA certification. My hobbies outside of work include Trap shooting, hunting and gardening.


Accomplishments

  • First Aid
  • ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America)
  • 30 Hour OSHA
  • Powered Mobile Equipment (Forklift)
  • CPR
  • Respiratory Protection training
  • Annual Safety Training
  • SPFA (Classes)
    • Fundamentals of Spray Polyurethane Foam
    • Fundamentals of Spray Polyurethane Foam & Covering
    • Roofing prerequisites for the SPF industry
    • Foam Mechanics Course

Kearney Office
715 Huron Drive
Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: 308-234-6685
Fax: 308-237-1006

Lincoln Office
8000 Fletcher Ave, Ste 100
Lincoln, NE 68507
Phone: 402-466-7038
Fax: 402-466-0305

Aurora Office
1311 Wilson Street
Aurora, NE 68818
Phone: 402-694-4770

Omaha Sales Office
Phone: 877-855-2944

Toll Free
Phone: 800-643-5731