The RootX StaffThe RootX team has over 40 years of combined experience with municipalities and plumbing contractors in nearly every type of chemical root application. We strive to offer you the best customer service instead of just another 1-800 number. Take a look at the team that makes RootX the best root intrusion solution for municipalities, plumbers and homeowners.
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President/GM, Corporate & Intl. Accts
Parke Raffensperger has led the RootX division of Gelco, Inc. since 1994. For more than 40 years, Gelco has been in the pipeline maintenance rehabilitation, and Parke was eager to help build the RootX brand with a cutting edge chemical root control product.
Parke has more than 15 years experience working with municipalities and plumbing contractors in nearly every type of chemical root application. He holds his pesticide applicator’s license, and is a frequent speaker on the topic of root control at maintenance and plumbing industry events.
In his spare time, Parke enjoys hiking and mountain biking and attending sporting events. He holds a degree from Oregon State University and lives in Salem, Oregon with his wife and five children.
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Jarrett Jackson serves customers everywhere from the Rocky Mountains to the West Coast. He enjoys traveling and getting to know his customers whenever possible.
When he's not working, Jarrett likes to spend time with his wife and three children enjoying the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Out in Central Oregon and the Oregon Coast, they enjoy golfing, biking, boating and ocean fishing for salmon, halibut and tuna. Jarrett attended the University of Idaho and Chemeketa Community College, and lives in Salem, Oregon.
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Chad was born and raised in Salem, Or. He attended McNary Highschool where he played Football, Basketball and Baseball.
He continued his education and played baseball at Chemeketa Community College. After two years he transferred to Pacific University in Forest Grove where he finished his degree and was able to continue playing baseball. He graduated in 2013 with a Business Administration degree. In his spare time Chad enjoys being outdoors and working on racecars.
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Dan Lawrence serves RootX customers across North America, and has more than nine years in the pipeline maintenance and treatment industry.
Raised in Oregon, Dan started working with his father in the sewer and pipeline service business at the age of 12. Today, he enjoys combining his industry knowledge with a background in customer service to help RootX customers.
When he’s not working, Dan enjoys hunting and steelhead fishing near the Oregon Coast. He also enjoys woodworking and crafting furniture in his spare time. He lives in Salem, Oregon with his family.
Pipe Flow Specialist
He was Born in Salem OR, raised in a small town called Aumsville. He comes from a big family, 1 of 6 children. He attended Cascade High School where he leaned agriculture, played football and graduated 1 year early to get ahead in life. Then went on and attended Chemeketa Community College right after high school not really knowing what to do. He received an Associates degree in general studies, then transfered to IOT where he received a degree in Nursing within a short period of time. He is a very knowledgeable well rounded person. He spend his free time going on hikes and spend time with his family. His goal is love his job and what he does. He enjoys serving and helping each and every one of his customers.