Meet the Team | Gene and Tammy Tillotson | Tillotson Enterprises
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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

Gene & Tammy Tillotson

Both of us were raised in small towns by parents 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 business for a long time now and have expanded from being specialized roofing contractors and spray foam insulators to foundation repair, basement waterproofing, egress windows, concrete lifting and concrete floor coatings.  We’ve looked at a lot of projects and have seen the good, the bad and the ugly.  Most of our competitors do a reputable job, but as a homeowner, building owner, or manager, you should be aware that work 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save money by using untrained workers, perhaps using less than superior products, skimping on the product, or by using out of date equipment. 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 too. Tillotson Enterprises strives for 100% customer satisfaction rate and has received several accolades over the years such as Master Contractor, Preferred Contractor, and Alpha Contractor. In closing, let us say that if you choose Tillotson to do your project, 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

 

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 16 years. I have two amazing kids and am very active in the community. I love college football, of course THE Ohio State University.

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, they 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!!

Storm Remmenga
Branch Assistant - Kearney
Storm Remmenga
Branch Assistant - Kearney

Hi! I am the Office Assistant at our Kearney branch. I grew up in Iowa but have moved around a lot since. This is my first year in Kearney. I have a background in marketing and office work and am currently working toward a Bachelors in English at UNK. I plan to continue my studies with a Master’s degree and to study literature in some capacity. I love meeting new people and enjoy working with customers, either in person or via telephone. Working for Tillotson is a true joy. I have never worked for a more thoughtful company than this one. When I’m not at work, I like to read, cook, bake, and go on adventures with my partner and daughter.

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 Tillotsons 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.

Eric Zimbleman
Salesman-Flooring - Kearney
Eric Zimbleman
Salesman-Flooring - Kearney

I have lived most of my life in the Kearney area. In 2020 I joined the Tillotson team as a roofing crew member. In August of 2020 I moved over and helped to start up our new flooring division. My wife Becca and I have 4 children, Alana, Carlie, Kaden, and Asher.

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.

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. I 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
Chastidy Fischer
Branch Assistant - Lincoln
Chastidy Fischer
Branch Assistant - 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.

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.

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
Tim Messenger
Production Manager - Aurora
Tim Messenger
Production Manager - Aurora

I grew up in Minnesota before making my way to Clay Center, Nebraska.  I have always worked with my hands whether it was in construction or on cars in my spare time.  I came to Tillotson’s in 2019 in a part-time capacity and now am here full-time as the Production Manager.  I am also on the local fire department and an EMT.  In my free time you can find me hunting or under the hood of a car.

Jerry Dubois
Salesman - Aurora
Jerry Dubois
Salesman - Aurora

Hello, I’m Jerry!  I joined Tillotson April 2019.  I learned hands on by starting out as a crew member on concrete lifting.  My current position is Sales for concrete lifting and have since broadened my expertise to foundation repairs or wherever I can be of assistance.  I continue to train and grow to better serve our customers.  Prior to joining the Tillotson team, I worked just about everything there is from load out at AG Processing, Local/OTR driving, heavy equipment operating and running a tire repair shop.

I graduated from Sutton High School and received my associates degree from Central Community College in Autobody.  When I’m not working, my free time is consumed with my wife, children and grandchildren.  My hobbies outside of work are taking the bike out for a ride, grilling, golfing, and hunting.

Brad Dietz
Salesman - Aurora
Brad Dietz
Salesman - Aurora

I worked in several departments of the federal and local government before following my dream of working in the construction field.  I became a member of the Tillotson’s team in February 2021 because of how they treat their employees and customers.  This is something you do not see near enough of these days in the business world, so I wanted to be a part of it.

Most recently my wife and I, bought a home outside of Hampton with plenty of yard for our 3 kids to run around in.  In my free time I enjoy landscaping, construction projects and hunting.

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