Marine Veteran, John Rothenberger, had been trained by a large restoration company but didn’t agree with their “one way fits all” philosophy. John knew that not only is each stone unique, but each person’s wants are unique as well. It was clear that there had to be more than just one way to do the work. In 2002, John ventured out on his own, creating DeRoth, Inc., in hopes to create a more personalized way of restoring natural stone and succeeded.
Over the years, John expanded the company along side his beautiful wife and CFO, Kelly Rothenberger, and his daughter and COO, Lisa Wilde and continues to keep his staff small. “The bigger a company gets, the more things seem to fall through the cracks; the biggest being quality of work. That’s not how I want to run my business” – John Rothenberger. Although now retired, John is still active in the company and available when needed.