Faces of Thompson

John Thompson

John Thompson, III, Owner

John Thompson started roofing as a laborer in Ames Iowa in 2010. John worked his way up from ground clean up to installer/equipment operator. In 2013 John founded Thompson Roofing & Reconstruction in the Lake of the Ozarks area after attending business classes at Des Moines Area Community College. John is a 3rd generation business owner in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Having a passion for business and helping others John has launched his re-build Missouri Campaign geared and focused on reconstructing homes and businesses in the state of Missouri after storm events.

Certifications:

  • HAAG Engineering Certified Roof Inspector
  • Licensed General Contractor in Missouri
  • Owens Corning Roofing University Certificate holder
Jerad Drew

Jerad Drew -Project Manager

Jerad works as a Project Manager. He loves nature and outdoor activities. He enjoys hiking and photography of nature and his surroundings. If Jerad is not working or hiking, he is enjoying time well spent with his 2 girls.

Certifications:

  • Owen Corning Roofing University Certificate Holder
Kristin Akers

Kristin Akers, Office Assistant

Kristin works in coordination with Cyndi. She works with homeowners and project managers.

Her previous experience is customer service working retail and bartending through school.

Kristin is currently enrolled in the Nursing Program at Columbia College earning her Associates degree. She is also working on her CNA with future plans to become a phlebotomist and a RN. She enjoys camping, shopping, and spending time with her boyfriend, friends and family.

Certifications:

  • Owen Corning Roofing University Certificate Holder
Lance Kemper

Lance Kemp, Project Manager

Lance enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is avid about cars and riding motorcycles with free time he has available. Lance came from the oil industry before being hired on as a project manager with Thompson Roofing & Reconstruction.   

Certifications:

  • Owen Corning Roofing University Certificate Holder
Richard Stringham

Richard Stringham, Field Supervisor

Richard is our field supervisor which means he spends a lot of his time going from job site to job site. He is responsible for running materials to the crew, inspecting repairs and removing materials from the properties.

In Richard’s down time, he enjoys motorsports, fishing, hiking and spending time with his son Jayden.

Certifications:

  • Owen Corning Roofing University Certificate Holder
Andrew Vinson

Andrew Vinson Project Manager, Team Leader

Andrew enjoys concerts, comedy and kayaking. When not working, you can find Andrew on his farm spending time with his family.

Certifications:

  • HAAG Engineering Certified Roof inspector
  • Owen Corning Roofing University Certificate Holder

Colby McGarrah, Project Manager

Colby enjoys psychology, strategy games, spending time with family and friends. Hard worker and organized project manager. Colby came from the insurance sales sector before becoming a project manager at Thompson Roofing & Reconstruction.

Certifications:

  • OSHA Certified
  • Scaffolding Certified
  • Comptia A + (Intro level Computer Certification)
  • Electrical Certifications
  • Cyber Security Certifications
  • Licensed Life insurance Salesperson
Cyndi Akers

Cyndi Akers- General Manager

Cyndi brings to the company, office experience with organization with an accounting background. Originally from Atlanta, Cyndi and her family moved to Lake of the Ozarks in 2004. With her she brings account payables, receivables and payroll experience. She multi-tasks keeping the whole circle moving forward from the office, homeowners, employees and crews. Although the construction experience began with Thompson Roofing and Reconstruction, she flourishes with her thirst for knowledge and willingness to provide the best customer service.

In her down time, Cyndi enjoys reading, retail therapy, spa treatments and spending time with friends and family. She loves to visit new and exciting places. Autumn is her favorite time of year, so you can find her touring the areas for fall foliage, wine tours and fall festivals.

Certifications:

  • Owen Corning Roofing University Certificate Holder
Jacob Vorhees

Jacob Vorhees, Project Manager

Jacob enjoys staying in shape so you can typically find him at the gym if not working. Outside of the gym, Jacob enjoys hiking, sightseeing, nature photography, traveling and visiting Texas for family.

Certifications:

  • Owen Corning Roofing University Certificate Holder