As founder and CEO of Apple Roofing, Dustan spends most of his days planning for the future of the company and making sure the needs of both customers and employees are met.
When he’s not strategizing with his team, Dustan loves to spend time outdoors mowing and taking care of his yard.
With an off-the-wall thinking style and a straightforward personality, Marcus helps drive the team toward innovation and productivity. He spends his days in strategic planning and engaging with employees to make sure everyone is well-cared for.
In his free time, Marcus enjoys spending time with his wife and son, Celene and Breck. When he’s not with them, he’s probably golfing, fishing, or traveling for work.
Brian is passionate about sales development and growing the company. As Director of Sales, he’s a resident expert in creating efficient systems and works with branch managers to keep operations running smoothly. Brian also develops processes to ensure employees get top-of-the-line training and spends much of his time coaching team members one-on-one.
When he’s not immersed in conversations about the sales process, you’ll find him spending time with his family and dogs. Brian enjoys golfing, playing the guitar, and riding anything with two wheels.
Kenny oversees both residential and commercial new construction projects, as well as roof replacement for large commercial properties, like multifamily, HOAs, churches, and more. He brings years of leadership experience to the team as well as a movie quote for every occasion.
When he’s not overseeing a large project or referencing lines from a comedy, you’ll often find him playing or watching sports. After four years in the Air Force, he moved to Lincoln and enjoys living in the area with his wife and three children. However, he’ll always hold space in his heart for the ocean and hopes to retire near a beach.
As President of Production, Jesse collaborates with teams across all of the Apple Roofing branches and is the go-to person for guidance on the production process.
After hours or on the weekend, you’ll find Jesse enjoying time outdoors, whether he’s hunting, boating, or spending time on the golf course.
Alyssa is responsible for seeing the big picture of what’s going on in the business and managing all of its moving parts. Day to day, she touches almost every part of the company, from finance to business development and more. Alyssa oversees the office team, and helps the company develop processes to function smoothly and efficiently.
Alyssa likes to spend her free time learning new things, and is an avid reader of non-fiction. She also enjoys writing and photography and can cook you up a mean chicken stir fry.
As Apple Roofing’s Receptionist, Holly tends to all the office needs. On a typical day, she covers a variety of responsibilities, from answering the phone, to ordering supplies, to sorting the mail. Whether she’s brightening the mood with coffee or helping customers, she likes making someone’s day better and doing it with a smile.
Holly loves to spend time with her family. Together, they enjoy all sorts of games (from video games to board games), watching movies, and getting outside with their lab, Marley. Holly also likes to read, take care of her house plants, and enjoy a good, sweet glass of wine.
Chris is responsible for putting together schedules for roofing projects and making sure teams have the right materials for their jobs. As a tech pro, he’s the go-to for computer questions, tips, and tricks.
While a proactive employee, Chris likes to take an alternative route outside the office and values relaxing, and sometimes even procrastinating, during his time off.
Sam oversees production at his branch and is always ready to lend a hand when someone needs help. On a day-to-day basis, he handles a variety of tasks, from ordering materials, to bending custom metal, to scheduling jobs, and more. Sam is constantly looking to learn something new, whether from his co-workers or from personal experience.
Sam has a wide range of interests, including building and collecting Lego, solving any type of puzzle, and playing basketball and football. As a Star Wars fan, he likes watching the movies, collecting old toys, and having conversations about the galaxy far, far away. He’s also passionate about helping young men create true friendships that lead them to God, and co-founded a group called Esto Vir for this purpose.
John is a liaison with various insurance carriers and third-party administrators for whom Apple Roofing is a preferred contractor. He works with branch managers to make sure benchmarks are met and his division is seeing consistent growth. Goal-oriented and a problem-solver, he likes the challenge of building a team and working with people to stay focused on their objectives.
John loves to spend time with his wife and young son, and enjoys grilling out with friends and shooting the occasional round of golf.
Nathan is Apple Roofing’s insurance whiz. Detail-oriented and thorough, he leads the department responsible for following up on insurance claims and spends his days reviewing documents, working with insurance carriers, and communicating with the internal team. As a former beekeeper, he also provides the team with the best honey for their coffee and tea.
In his free time, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family, exploring Nebraska, and collecting and dealing in historical photography. Plus, he’s a fan of Lego (and yes, according to Nathan, that’s plural!).
My name is Rick Rushing. I grew up in the Dallas, Texas area and currently live in Fate, Texas. I am married and the father of six children. We have five sons and one daughter along with three dogs. In my free time, I enjoy riding my Harley, having fun with my family, and working out.
I attended and graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA in Business Management. I’m excited to apply my skills and knowledge to my role as a Regional Branch Manager at Apple Roofing. My responsibilities include building teams in new markets and being the support they need to be successful. I look forward to being a great leader and ally with our current and future customers!
My name is Ashley and I grew up in Lee’s Summit, MO area and I currently live in Lincoln. I have two cats, Thomas and Geoffrey both have unique personalities. My background is in insurance and facilities. I have a Bachelor’s in Public Relations and a Master’s in Mass Communication. I am the receptionist at Apple Roofing. I greet the clients and answer the phones to assist the clients as needed. When I am not at work I enjoy cooking, working out, swimming (anything to do with water), and hanging out with my cats.
I look forward to working with everyone and helping Apple Roofing clients!
Dependable and positive, Todd is up for any roofing repair challenge. He spends his days examining damage and making roofs like new.
An accomplished pitmaster, Todd is heavily involved in the barbecue community. During his time off you will normally find him running a pit or collecting Weber grills. Todd also has a passion for the pit bull breed and actively works to repair the poor reputation that they have been given.
John’s days are spent making sure customers’ roofs are carefully repaired. He values working to bring a high level of craftsmanship and quality to the projects he works on.
When he’s not restoring roofs, he enjoys hiking and traveling.
Kevin Garcia – Mendez
I am from a one-light stoplight town called Tipton, Missouri. My wife and three boys keep me motivated, and nothing is more important to me than making sure they are all proud of me. At my previous position, I started from the bottom and took the necessary steps to move up. I’m excited to take on new challenges at Apple Roofing and build relationships with everyone that crosses my path.
As the Omaha Branch Manager, Josh focuses on building a well-trained, successful sales team and making sure that each customer is happy. Formerly a claims adjuster, Josh serves as the team’s go-to for insurance-related questions. He’s also a problem-solver and enjoys providing practical solutions to tough issues in the field.
Josh loves to spend time with his best friend of 21 years — his wife and high school sweetheart, Jen. His favorite hobby is hunting pheasants with the men in his family in Southwest Nebraska. In his free time, he also enjoys fun activities with his four kids, like fishing or launching them (and all their friends!) into flips at the pool.
Aaron enjoys working hard and managing multiple jobs at once, while still giving each one the quality attention it deserves. He spends his days overseeing various aspects of those projects, and has completed jobs across 12 states.
Aaron enjoys spending time with his daughter, as well as attending her sporting events and other activities. When he’s not with her, he’s probably golfing, fishing, or finding other ways to spend time outdoors. Aaron also bleeds Husker red, and enjoys watching any Husker-related sports.
Tim manages a team of salespeople in the Kearney area. He enjoys organization and values being a dependable leader for his team.
Outside of work, Tim likes to spend his free time with his family enjoying the outdoors.
From day to day, Adam’s job varies, but one thing remains consistent: he loves it all. One day he may be meeting with homeowners and doing inspections. Another day he might be at his computer scheduling projects and building orders. Regardless of what happens each day, Adam always loves to bring a good laugh to the team as well as a glass-half-full mentality.
In his free time, Adam likes to stay active at the gym and to play any competitive recreational sport. He also enjoys being a unified partner in a bowling team in the Special Olympics. When he’s not playing sports, he enjoys movies with friends, hanging out with his mini Pomeranian, and eating Oreo Blizzards (or really any kind of food).
Chris works with current and future customers to make sure they get the best service and the highest quality roofs. He enjoys infusing situations with humor and always being available to help out a coworker when they need it.
Chris formerly served in law enforcement for almost 20 years and has a passion for working with integrity and making sure people are well-taken care of. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and social gatherings with his friends.
Whether he’s meeting with homeowners or supervising projects, Josh is highly motivated to bring the best experience to every single customer. He brings over twelve years of on-site construction experience to the team.
Josh enjoys spending his free time golfing, playing games with his family, and working on a variety of small hobbies, crafts, and projects. Rumor is, he makes the world’s best chili.
As a Project Manager, Justin’s role includes everything from checking in on production to meeting with insurance adjusters. He brings an optimistic perspective to the team, with just the right amount of realism to get the job done well.
While Justin loves to read old thinkers and true crime, right now, roofing is the only hobby time allows. But surrounded by loving teen and adult children, a just-dangerous-enough girlfriend, and an adorable Chiweenie, he’s on track to die a happy man.
Steve believes in the importance of listening to customers so he can understand their perspective and meet their needs. On a day-to-day basis, he works with homeowners to create implementation plans and see their projects through completion.
Steve likes to get exercise with his two dogs, play tennis, and go on family trips. He also enjoys listening to music on vinyl records and watching old movies. One of his favorite things to do is to relax with his wife Jennifer while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee.
Thomas loves to identify better ways to engineer every aspect of the roofing process. His ultimate goal is to make each project he touches the best possible experience for that individual homeowner.
In his free time, Thomas loves to experience nature. Whether he’s hiking, skiing, or fly fishing a cold mountain stream, he’s always finding ways to stay outside. Thomas also enjoys being the pitcher for the Apple Roofing softball team, golfing with family and friends, and actively giving back to the community by helping those who need it.
Chris works with large property management companies to install new roofs on their apartment buildings, banks, churches, and homes. Driven and people-oriented, he likes helping his customers and seeing them happy with the final project.
Both at work and outside of work, Chris enjoys a good conversation. He loves going on dates with his wife, playing with his two children, and coaching his son’s basketball team. You also may find him fishing, hunting, or golfing in his spare time.
Cory works closely with clients in multi-family, senior living, churches, and HOAs, making sure everyone involved is happy and satisfied. As an Account Manager, Cory’s goal is to always be actively helping others, whether he’s supporting his team or serving clients.
When he’s not at work, you’ll probably find him outdoors or spending time with his family.
Dustin oversees property management and new construction projects. From estimating to checking in on the build process, he is committed to getting things done right the first time and making sure his clients are well-cared for. Dustin loves being part of a team, whether he’s sharing a laugh with co-workers or helping out around the office.
On the evenings and weekends, Dustin loves to hang out with his wife and kids. He gets to share his love of teamwork through coaching his son’s football and baseball teams, and enjoys helping kids work hard and seeing them succeed. Dustin is also a member of the Malcolm Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department.
In Jason’s role, every day brings new challenges. He values versatility and brings a strong foundation of organization to each project he leads.
When he’s not at work, Jason likes to golf and spend time with his family. In his free time, you may also find him listening to vinyl records or brewing his own beer.
Bobby enjoys meeting with new people and helping them restore the roofs on their homes. Around the office, he’s well-known for his facial hair, and was once voted “Most Dapper Mustache.”
When he’s not enjoying a leisurely ride on the beautiful trails of Lincoln, you can find Bobby skydiving, climbing perilous cliffs, or floating down white water rapids. His pup Lily also loves the outdoors and meeting new people, and enjoys tagging along on project visits when invited.
As a Project Manager, Danny spends much of his day checking in on current and future customers to make sure they get quality-to-the-core service. Whether he’s touching base with the crew or dealing with paperwork, he’s always looking for ways to help the team provide a better experience.
Danny loves being a husband, father, and an active member of his community. As a Scout Master, YMCA soccer coach, and board member of the Hastings Public School Foundation, he keeps busy. When he does have free time, he likes to spend it on the water or at the golf course.
John Paul St. Hilaire
From creating meticulously accurate estimates to inspecting the final product, J.P. knows the roofing process inside out. He has a keen eye for everything roofing, and can identify hail damage and shingle brands from a mile away.
Aside from roofing, his passions include his family, sports, and cars. In his free time, you may find him watching Husker and Yankees games or watching movies—especially action, fantasy, or sci-fi.
Michael manages roofing projects from start to finish, from estimates, to production, to inspection. With nine years of experience as an insurance agent, he is well-versed in all aspects of the roofing and insurance claims business. Two of his favorite things about Apple Roofing are the people he works with and the new challenges each day brings.
Even in his free time, Michael loves seeing projects through completion, and is always working with his wife to remodel something in their home or yard. They live in Kearney with their two children and three dogs, and enjoy family activities like camping and training in self-defense martial arts.
In his busy role, Russell likes to bring level-headedness and order to chaos. He enjoys working hard, solving problems, and testing his memory.
When Russell is not working with new or potential customers, he enjoys golfing and hanging out with his son.
In his role as Sales Consultant, Bryan provides customers with hail and wind inspections, manages roofing installation, and provides customer support. He loves getting to know his customers and making sure lines of communication are clear and open.
When he’s not at work, Bryan enjoys outdoor sports like golfing, hunting, and fishing, and likes to attend sporting events and concerts. As a former NCAA collegiate wrestler, he shares his experience and passion with the next generation as a youth wrestling coach.
David’s role is to support and manage a great team. From helping with projects to sharing his industry experience, David values being dependable, supportive, and always willing to learn. The most rewarding part of his role is hearing stories about wonderful customer experiences.
In his free time, David enjoys carpentry and builds things from farm tables to cabinetry. David is also an adept cook—the fire-up-the-smoker, Carolina barbecue kind. While he enjoys these hobbies, his favorite time is spent with his family. With two sons, two daughters, and multiple baseball games and dance recitals, his life is busy, but happy. Despite having lived in Iowa for 27 years, David is a Cornhuskers fan. He’s also a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
As manager of the Arizona branch, Kevin values a culture of listening and is committed to being there for each of his team members.
While life as a Branch Manager is busy, Kevin enjoys making time to stay active, whether he’s working out, hiking, riding dirt bikes, or going to sporting events.
Jeremy loves the varied and fast-paced nature of his role and is fueled by coffee! His attitude and energy is infectious and he can make a friend with anyone.
Jeremy’s energy doesn’t stop after work. He coaches youth sports, is an ultra-runner (he wants to be clear: he’s an ultra-runner, not a fast one), and an avid reader. He has two sons and a spaz of a dog named, Toby, and loves spending time with all of them.
My name is Jami Salter, I grew up on a ranch just outside of Oconto, Nebraska but have lived in the Kearney area for 15+ years. I have been married to my husband for the past 12 years and we have two boys Austin and Weston. I attended the University of Kearney and finished my degree in Kansas, where I returned to Kearney and worked 11 years with the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office as a 911 dispatcher.
I got to discover my passion for networking when I started my own company in 2018, I absolutely loved meeting new people and creating lasting relationships, and that led me right into the perfect position with Apple Roofing as the new Business Relations. With this position, I will be meeting with clients and building a strong relationship between them and Apple Roofing that will last for years.
When I am not at work, I love being with my family, and if that can be outdoors- even better. We love to hike, camp, and be out on the boat every chance we can. I also run a non-profit horse rescue called Double R so anything horse-related, I’m in! I look forward to working with each and every one of you!
I’m from Des Moines, IA, and I love my city! I have an extensive background in carpentry, concrete finishing, and construction, and I’m excited to expand my background in the roofing and home restoration industry. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my two dogs and fiancé, being outdoors, and watching sports.
My name is Tyler Brown I’ve spent most of my younger years in southern Idaho. In 2016, relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska to be closer to my parents. I have two children, 6 and 8 years old, and I wouldn’t trade them for the world! I bought a home and met my life partner, and she’s absolutely amazing! She’s arguably the biggest impact and supporter in our lives.
I’ve always excelled in construction processes- working with my hands, dirt excavation, oilfield to structural welding, leading me to start a home repair company in 2019. From flooring to roofing, I did it all. At this point in my life journey, I realized I really care about people and customer interactions. This realization directed me to become a Roofing Consultant at Apple Roofing. A home is most times the biggest investment we make in our lives, so I’m here to share knowledge, service, and transparency for a company I wholeheartedly believe in. I want to help clients make informed, confident decisions on their roofing investments. Outside of work I’m generally doing something with cars, hanging with the kids, or traveling.
I appreciate your time and look forward to serving you!
Hi (insert rural single hand steering wheel waive here), I’m Justin Thorman! My love and passion for my “fly over” state, coupled with the farm and ranch communities, runs deep. I grew up in Gothenburg Nebraska and have spent the majority of my life living and working in Kearney and rural Buffalo County, yet I often refer to many places in central Nebraska as “home.” My admiration for my neighbors, love of communities, and past life experiences have all led me to my deep sense of serving people with pride, integrity, and being the calm in the storm. When I’m not working, I love traveling with my wife, visiting the healing waters of Harlan Co. Reservoir, hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, and helping with the Special Olympics. I look forward to working with all of my future customers; until then, be the light in someone’s darkness!
My name is Jake and I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. I am a Phoenix transplant as of late 2020 and have loved living in a larger city with my wife, Caroline, and our three pets, Echo, Maya, and Dinah! All my years of working have one thing in common- helping others. From the time I started my first job at GameStop to this point in my career. I’m confident to say that I’m eager to help those in need of a new roof.
When I’m not working and helping others, I love to hang out with my wife, and I love to get onto my PC, play games, and unwind. I find them to be a fantastic way to keep my mind not only active but sharp. I look forward to helping our clients overcome all their roofing problems!