We Do This Every Shingle Day!

We Do This Every Shingle Day!

Meet the Team at RAW Roofing: Your Local Roof Contractors In Mentor OH

Kim Gilmore, Co-Founder

Kim is the proud owner of All Contractors Supply and Raw Roofing Solutions, two successful companies in the construction industry. With a strong belief in empowering women, she actively participate in various organizations dedicated to the advancement of women in different construction-related fields. She is a member of National Women in Construction, National Women in Roofing, and Leadership Lake County. Additionally, she is involved in the Mentor Chamber of Commerce and the Willoughby Chamber of Commerce.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Kim was a finalist for the fast Track 50 award in 2022. As a member of the Lake County Development Council and the building committee for Forbes House, she actively works towards the development of her community. Kim takes pride in owning a women/minority-owned business and has led both companies to substantial growth in 2022. All Contractors Supply experienced a remarkable 35% increase in sales, while Raw Roofing Solutions is set to finish the year with an impressive 75% growth rate.

Kim holds various certifications, including the Ohio Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and Encouraging Diversity, Growth, and Equity (EDGE) certification, among others. These certifications further highlight her commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the industry.

Kim Gilmore serves as an inspirational figure within the construction and roofing communities, demonstrating the profound impact that dedicated leadership and a strong vision can have on the success of a business.

Dan Gilmore, Co-Founder

Hailing from Euclid, Ohio, Dan has crafted a life rich in family and career achievements. Now settled in the picturesque Concord Township, he shares a home with his loving spouse and two children, Derek, aged 25, and Lexi, aged 20. With a robust career spanning over 35 years in the construction industry, Dan has experienced it all – from the foundational roles of a general laborer, ascending through the ranks to foreman, then superintendent, and finally a project manager.

From the hustle of construction sites, Dan finds joy and rejuvenation in family vacations and spending quality time with his loved ones. This blend of professional dedication and personal warmth paints the picture of a person deeply rooted in both his work and family life, making the most of every moment.

Jason Lerer, Co-Founder

Jason, a seasoned professional with 22 years of experience in the roofing industry, calls Mentor, Ohio, his home. His journey in construction began early, building homes in Cleveland for his uncle, which laid the foundation for a career that seems almost predestined. With roofing and construction in his DNA, Jason has not only mastered his craft but has also passed on a legacy of skill and dedication to the field.

Outside the demands of his profession, Jason finds balance and energy in playing golf and working out. These activities not only keep him energized but also reflect his commitment to personal growth and well-being. Family plays a central role in Jason’s life, sharing it with his three boys: Jaxon, 11, Beau, 8, and Brock, 5. Traveling with his family and exploring new experiences together are among his most cherished activities. 

Tony Tomasone, Sales Manager

Tony, born and raised in Solon, has built a dynamic career that took him from the bustling streets of New York City to the scenic landscapes of Cleveland and West Virginia. Currently residing in Lyndhurst, he boasts an impressive 8-year tenure with Lamar Advertising, a leading company in the billboard advertising industry. His journey through various cities has not only broadened his horizons but has also honed his skills in sales and sales management. In West Virginia, Tony demonstrated his leadership abilities by managing a team of seven, guiding them to achieve and surpass their goals under his direction.

Outside the office, Tony has a couple of unique hobbies that showcase his diverse interests and talents. He is an avid golfer, finding solace and challenge on the greens, a passion that complements his professional life’s dynamism. Additionally, Tony possesses an intriguing skill that sets him apart: the ability to solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than five minutes. This fun fact reveals a mind that enjoys complexity and problem-solving, qualities that undoubtedly benefit him in his professional endeavors as well.

Sebastion Nunes, Production Manager

Sebastian, a native and current resident of Euclid, Ohio, has woven a narrative of growth and determination through his career in the culinary world. Beginning his journey in 2011 as a dishwasher at Vittorio’s, Sebastian’s relentless work ethic and passion for food propelled him through the ranks, culminating in a role as a line cook. Over a decade, he honed his skills not only at Vittorio’s but also at Trader Jacks, dedicating approximately two years to each establishment. This experience has not only seasoned his culinary abilities but also deepened his appreciation for the craft of cooking.

Beyond his professional life, Sebastian carries a unique personal story: he has a twin sister, and intriguingly, his older brothers are also twins. This remarkable family dynamic adds an intriguing layer to his persona, symbolizing both unity and individuality. Sebastian’s journey from the back of the kitchen to a proficient line cook, coupled with his distinctive family background, paints a picture of a person who embraces both his work and personal life with enthusiasm and resilience.

Jeff Nemecek, Professional Roofing Expert

Jeff, a seasoned sales professional hailing originally from Port Clinton, Ohio, has carved a niche for himself in the sales industry, currently residing in Concord Township, Ohio. His career journey is a testament to his versatility and ambition, having transitioned from a GIS Coordinator at the Ottawa County Auditor’s Office between 2011 and 2015, to a Regional Technical Manager and Sales Engineer for Eagleview (formerly Pictometry) between 2015 and 2018, and now thriving as an Herbalife Independent Distributor since 2018. Jeff’s trajectory through varied roles highlights his adaptability and expertise in navigating different sectors successfully.

Family is a cornerstone of Jeff’s life, sharing his journey with his wife, Mary Nemecek, and their five children: Bella (17), Peyton (16), Easton (7), Maverick (6), and Hunter (4), all of whom attend Riverside Schools, enriching their lives with a strong sense of community and belonging. Jeff’s personal interests paint the picture of a man who not only excels professionally but also embraces life’s adventures. A Port Clinton High School graduate of 2002 who furthered his education at Ohio University, Athens, graduating in 2007, Jeff’s zest for life extends to outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, hiking, and swimming. His passion for travel is noteworthy, having visited 33 out of the 50 states, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Singapore. With ambitious plans to explore all 50 states and continents such as Europe, Africa, Central and South America, and more of Asia, Jeff’s love for travel mirrors his approach to life: adventurous, boundless, and always eager for the next journey.

Nick Cleer, Professional Roofing Expert

Nick, originally from Warren, Ohio, has crafted a vibrant path that led him to his current home in Cuyahoga Falls. A proud alumnus of Kent State University, he delved into the world of Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications, setting the stage for a diverse and engaging career. Nick’s journey in the professional realm is marked by a significant tenure in automotive sales at Ken Ganley Kia, where he has demonstrated expertise and dedication for the past five years. His background is further enriched by earlier experiences as a Lab Tech for Summit Environmental Technologies and bartending during his college years, showcasing a versatile skill set that adapts across industries.

At home, Nick’s life is filled with warmth and joy, shared with his partner Despina and their two children, Ariella Maria and Aidan Nicholas. His passion extends beyond his work; Nick is an enthusiastic cook, always eager to explore new recipes and culinary delights for his family. A lover of golf, he enjoys spending his free time on the greens, and as a massive sports fan, Nick is often found cheering for his favorite Ohio teams, embodying the spirit of O-H-I-O! His love for sports, cooking, and his commitment to his family and career makes Nick a valued addition to our team. With his extensive experience in automotive sales, we are excited about the seamless transition and contributions Nick will bring to his new role at Raw, where his talents will undoubtedly shine.

Zack Piotrowski, Professional Roofing Expert

Zach’s entrepreneurial spirit was ignited during his sophomore to senior years of high school when he started and operated multiple entertainment businesses focused on summer and Halloween events. His knack for management and passion for cars led him to co-found CPlum Crazy Classics, a classic and pre-owned auto dealership with his dad after graduating. This venture into the classic car world was not just a business endeavor but a journey fueled by a deep love for automobiles. His time in the auto industry was marked by the achievement of purchasing his dream muscle car, a Dodge Challenger RT, a testament to his hard work and dedication at Avery Dennison as a machine operator on the night shift. However, the allure of the auto world remained strong, prompting Zach to transition to Mentor Kia as a service advisor, where he delved deep into the dynamics of the franchise dealership environment, enhancing his customer service and interpersonal skills.

Today, Zach is on a new path, aiming to break into the real estate, home improvement, and roofing sector with Raw Roofing Solutions. As the youngest of four siblings, with a family spread across the United States, he values his close relationships, especially with his girlfriend Joan and their cat Harper. Living in Geneva, he spends his leisure time enjoying the water and boating, a fun fact that highlights his love for outdoor activities. Zach’s journey from running seasonal entertainment businesses to venturing into the automotive and now the real estate and roofing industries showcases his adaptive nature and relentless pursuit of personal and professional growth.

Mike Soeder, Professional Roofing Expert

With a career that began at the tender age of 13, Michael has amassed over 20 years of experience in the field. His journey started with working summers for a prominent roofing contractor in Cleveland, an endeavor that not only supported his education through high school and college but also laid the groundwork for his future. Michael’s extensive background includes eight years of advising local contractors while working for one of Ohio’s largest roofing supply companies, followed by a decade in the financial services and group benefits industry. Today, he returns to his roots in the roofing sector, bringing a renewed enthusiasm for assisting homeowners in making informed decisions about their properties.

Michael’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cleveland State University, underpinning his professional endeavors with a solid educational foundation. Outside of his professional life, Michael is a devoted family man, married to his wife, Megan, and a proud father to two daughters and a son. Residing in Mentor, OH, his personal life is as fulfilling as his career, with hobbies that include golfing, following Cleveland’s sports teams, and enjoying his children’s activities. An avid cook and sports enthusiast, Michael’s love for the Cleveland Browns and Guardians showcases his deep-rooted connection to his hometown. His passion for golf and bocce further highlights the balance he maintains between a demanding career and a rich, personal life.