Our Team | Roofing Contractor | Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney - Tillotson Enterprises

The Tillotson Team

Gene and TammyGene & Tammy Tillotson

Owners

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save money by using untrained workers, perhaps using less than superior products, skimping on the product, or by using out of date equipment.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.



Justin RanslemJustin Ranslem

Director of Operations

Hello, I am Justin Ranslem. I was born and raised in Fremont, NE and graduated from Fremont High School and eventually Midland Lutheran College. I am married with a son (Elementary teacher in Columbus) and daughter (college student at UNL).

I come from 15 years in the Ag industry managing multiple locations for a large retail company. I joined Tillotson Enterprises in May of 2022 as the Director of Operations and look forward to helping this company continue to grow and offer excellent service as they have for the last 20+ years.



Brandon JacquesBrandon Jacques

Sales Manager

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.



Ginger SchmidtGinger Schmidt

Finance/Marketing Manager

Hello there! I am Ginger and I come to Tillotson Enterprises with a diverse background in marketing, management and sales. I am born and raised in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Marketing and Management emphasis.

My husband and I have two boys who are grown and on their own and we enjoy continuing to do activities with them in our spare time. I am excited about the opportunity to work with the team and customers at Tillotson’s Enterprises and look forward to the experience!



Storm MasonStorm Mason

Kearney Office Manager

Hi! I’m Storm. I became the Kearney Office Manager in June of 2020. I joined Tillotson with a background in Marketing and Customer Service. Throughout my years here I have studied English at UNK on the side, working (slowly) toward a Bachelor’s Degree. I love to create and engage with people.

When I’m not at work I enjoy reading, writing, long summer walks, and laughing with my husband and our two daughters.



Kurt WesterbuhrKurt 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 ZimblemanEric 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.



Chris LangfordChris 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.


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    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


Brian EdwardsBrian Edwards

Salesman - Kearney

Hi, I am Brian Edwards and I was born and raised in Wood River and live in Grand Island. I am excited to have rejoined Tillotson Enterprises as a roofing and insulation salesman this year. I previously worked for Tillotson in production for 3 years. My wife and I have a blended family of 7 that keeps us on the go. I am a captain on the Alda Volunteer Fire Department and enjoy serving my community.

In my free time, I enjoy coaching wrestling and baseball, hunting, fishing, and camping with my family. I also enjoy ranching and rodeos.



Ricky MesaEnrique Meza

Salesman - Kearney

Hello, my name is Enrique Meza; but am commonly known as Ricky. I was born and raised in Gibbon, Nebraska, where I graduated from Gibbon High School in 2014. I then moved to Kearney and have been here ever since. I've been with Tillotson Enterprises since 2018. I started as a general labor crew member. Shortly thereafter, I became a crew leader, and have now transitioned to the position of a roofing salesman within the company.

I live with my girlfriend Amber, and we have 3 dogs together. I'm an avid hockey fan, cheering for the Colorado Avalanche, and a lover of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.



Chastidy FischerChastidy Fischer

Lincoln Office Manager

I have been working as a Office Manager 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 BeckmanJenna 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 ZyssetDan 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.

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    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 ZyssetJustin 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.

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    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


Andrew ZyssetAndrew Zysset

Salesman - Omaha

Hi my name is Andrew. I started working for Tillotson Enterprises in 2017 as a seasonal worker and became a full time employee in 2020. I was able to gain experience and leadership skills to move up to Crew Leader and now Sales.

My favorite part about Tillotson Enterprises is the trust they have in their employees to get the job done properly and efficiently. Teamwork is a core value of Tillotson Enterprises and it really reflects through the employees.

When I’m not at work you can find me watching sports with friends, hunting, and reading.



Dylan AllenDylan Allen

Salesman - Aurora

Hello, I am Dylan Allen. I was born and raised in Grand Island, NE and graduated from Northwest high school. I have a son that is two years old and his name is William. I joined Tillotson Enterprises in June of 2022. I enjoy working with clients to figure out the right solution for their foundation issues or the settlement of their concrete.



Blair ShearerBlair Shearer

Aurora Office Manager

Hello there! I have been in Office Administration for 15+ years working in many different atmospheres, from medical offices to trucking companies to local foundations-I have done it all!

I was born and raised in Grand Island and moved to Hamilton County in 2011. I have 2 kids and 3 dogs that all keep me extremely busy.

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    Both my kids are busy with extracurricular activities including school sports and clubs. If, and when, I get spare time, I enjoy going to the lake to relax and going to concerts with friends. I am of course a Husker fan - GBR!!! We love going to games as well.

    I am excited about my journey with Tillotson and can’t wait to continue to meet new people and learn more on what they have to offer.