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Insured Professionals

Walter Construction Owners

Managing Partners

Shelease & Jesse Rittenhouse

Jesse and Shelease started Walter Roofing + Solar because they truly care about people and wanted to put a stop to insurance companies taking advantage of people. They have worked together in the construction industry for 5 years, and are very grateful to be in their current position. Jesse has lived in Iowa his whole life, while Shelease moved here from New Jersey in 2015 when they met. They have two children. How could we forget, they are HUGE DOG LOVERS, hence the backstory behind the Walter Construction name. Outside of work, they like to exercise and eat good food.


"Living the sober life since 6/21/2016" 

Klay Williams - Walter Roofing + Solar

Project Manager

Klay Williams

Klay grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. He has always been an active individual playing sports and getting involved in the gym. He currently lives in Ankeny. In his free time, he loves spending time with family and in the gym.

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Project Manager

Devon Skatvold

Devon is a project manager for the Walter Roofing + Solar team. He is also a registered drone pilot and the backbone of our Walter Protection Program. Devon lives in the Des Moines area with his wife, stepson, and their new baby Bowen.

"I am very excited to help you and your family. Thank you for trusting Walter Roofing + Solar with all your roofing needs"

Matt Ferriss - Walter Roofing + Solar

Project Manager

Matt Ferriss

Matt comes with a background full of leadership which is why he's a great fit for Walter Roofing + Solar.  He is a medically retired Army Vet. In his free time, you can catch him in the gym training as a competitive powerlifter. He's a sober family man that looks forward to helping your and your family.

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Roofing Foreman

Alex Velasco

Bio coming soon.

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Project Manager

Kay Dell Williams

Bio coming soon.

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Project Manager

Cuong Le

Bio coming soon.

Payton Pryor - Walter Roofing + Solar

Project Manager

Payton Pryor

Payton lives in Creston, Iowa with his girlfriend and his dog, Roxy. He has grown up around construction and has been in the field for 4 years. He strives to step up and help others when they’re in need. In his free time he likes to coach soccer, travel with his girlfriend, and go on walks with his pup.

Jermey Willis - Walter Roofing + Solar

Sales Manager

Jeremy Willis

Jeremy lives in Ankeny, Iowa with his wife Shay, daughter Keagan and 4-legged friend Madi.  He has a passion for helping people and strives to bring out the best in everyone.  In his free time, you can find him on the golf course, attending sporting events and enjoying time with family and friends.  GO HAWKS!!!

Noel - Walter Roofing + Solar

Project Manager

Noel Medina

Noel aka (Cuban), was born in Cuba and came to America when he was eight. He’s a social butterfly who loves helping anyone he can. In his free time he enjoys any sport and loves a guys night of Call of Duty Warzone. He played competitive soccer and graduated from Grand View University in 2013. He’s got his hands full with his five year old Giovanni and his twins Joandi and Aliana. He speaks Spanish so don’t be afraid to reach out to us even if you don’t speak English.  

Alex Martinez - Walter Roofing + Solar

Production Manager

Alex Martinez

When Alex isn't managing the project sites for Walter, you can catch him on his longboard during the warm summer months. He enjoys playing soccer and going on hikes with his dog. Alex also enjoys watching football.


Solar Advisor

Brad Harbert

Brad is an Ankeny native and a “Jack of All Trades.”  When he’s not helping iowa families, you can usually catch him outside with his dog, Roxy and playing with his son, “Action” Jaxon.  Brad enjoys anything outdoors from boating at Saylorville, playing golf, fishing up in Minnesota, live concerts and watching sports.


President of Solar

Bryan La Rue

Bryan works in Solar simply because he wants his grandkids to have a planet to live on. He started his Solar journey in California and has since migrated back to working in Iowa. His goal is to make sure the Solar industry does right by Iowans. Bryan has been in a wheelchair since he was four and believes the core value of growing a company successfully is overcoming obstacles. He enjoys spending time with his dogs, woodworking, nature, bonsai trees, and gardening. 

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