Rod Petrick, inspired by his parents’ dedication to quality and service, joined the family business in 1975 after graduating from St. Rita High School. Rod began as a Roofers Local #11 apprentice, worked as a journeyman, and later, as a graduate of the “School of Roofology,” took the reins from his father and became President and Owner in 2003. Rod is an expert in his field and has served leadership roles in the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) and the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA). Rod was a key industry representative working with the Roofing Industry Alliance to negotiate with the City of Chicago an amendment to the roof reflectivity requirement in new building codes. Rod carries on his father’s commitment to giving back and volunteers his time to a wide variety of committees and charity projects. Rod and his wife, Bonnie, have three children: Dan, Ryan, and Ashley.
Ryan Petrick showed an interest in the family business at an early age, cleaning the office and washing trucks while in grammar school. As a high school student, Ryan was able to work at Ridgeworth Roofing while in the Lockport High School co-op program. He washed trucks, kept up the warehouse, and loaded trucks for special jobs. This preparation served Ryan well, as he joined the company after his graduation in 2003 and became foreman in 2007. Ryan currently serves as Project Manager, handles Ridgeworth’s CAD program and take-offs, and attends pre-bid meetings. He will begin the National Roofing Contractors Association’s Future Executive Institute in Fall 2014. This three-year program will prepare Ryan to eventually take over the family business. Ryan and his wife, Christen, recently welcomed their first daughter into the world.