The RootX StaffThe RootX team has over 65 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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Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 201
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.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 206
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.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 203
Western Regional Sales Manager
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.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 204
Southwest U.S./Canada Sales Manager /Qualified Pesticide Applicator
Raised in Washington State and now raising his family in Salem Oregon, Bob spends time enjoying many of the outdoor activities the Pacific Northwest has to offer. He has over 30 years’ experience in sales, training and customers service from a variety of industries. Bob has his Pesticide Qualified Applicators License in the State of California. If you are a Municipality, Plumber or Property Manager in Canada, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico or Texas, please contact Bob for purchasing needs and product technical questions.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext 216
Midwest Regional Sales Manager/ Development Manager
Born and Raised in Salem, Oregon Drew spends time enjoying many of the outdoor activities the Pacific Northwest has to offer. He attended Franciscan University of Steubenville and has been involved in various parts of the RootX business for 5 Years. If you are a Plumber or Municipality in The Midwest, OK, LA, PA, WV, KY, TN or AR contact Drew for purchasing needs and technical questions.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 205
Eastern Regional Sales Manager
Mitchell grew up in Oregon and enjoys spending time with his wife and family being active. Mitchell has many years of experience in the underground infastructure rehab field having worked in that industry in the past servicing manholes, lift stations and grease traps all over Oregon and Washington. He also holds his OSHA Confined Space Training Card and Hydrogen Sulfide and Corrosion Detection Certification.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 208