Our Staff

Our Staff

Honest Roofers in Kansas and Texas

The People Who Make A-R Roofing & Exteriors Great

Our staff takes great pride in our workmanship, integrity, and dedication to customer service. We work together seamlessly, bringing individual talents together to form a cohesive, successful company.
Friendliness • Professionalism • Honesty • Integrity

Our employees are comprehensively trained in not only the technical components of roofing and construction, but in customer service as well, which we believe is one of the most important aspects of a quality roofing company.

Our thousands of customers over the years can attest to the sense of integrity that we instill in every job that we are hired to complete. Honesty in the way that we conduct our business is the core of A-R Roofing & Exteriors.

Meet Our Staff

Buz and Kathie Walker, Managing Partners
Buz and Kathie started A-R Roofing & Exteriors two decades ago with their sons, Aaron and Andy. Prior to A-R, they started several other companies. Buz and Kathie have been married for more than 40 years and have four children and seven grandchildren. They have recently retired and now enjoy spending time with their family.

They are very grateful to A-R Roofing & Exteriors’ customers who have allowed A-R to serve their needs for the past twenty-plus years.
Aaron Walker, Managing Partner
Aaron was born and raised in Pratt, KS, where he graduated from Pratt High School in 1995. Upon graduating from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS with a degree in business with concentrations in marketing, finance, and economics, Aaron became a partner in A-R Roofing & Exteriors.

Aaron has helped to guide A-R to become a National Top 100 Roofing Company with offices in three states. He currently resides in Pratt, KS with his wife, Kori, and two children, Peyton and Parker. In his time off, Aaron enjoys golfing, playing tennis, and spending time with his kids.
Brian Palser, Area Manager
Brian has been working for A-R Roofing & Exteriors since 2009 as a salesman and area manager. He enjoys spending time with his family and cycling while promoting and selling A-R roofs.

Brian grew up in Western Nebraska (Scottsbluff), and met his wife, Amy, while attending Hastings College. Brian and Amy reside in Hastings with their three children, Jude, Ruby, and Max.
Mike Warrington, Territory Manager – Wichita Metro Area
Mike grew up on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Alabama. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Lacrosse University, an A.D. in engineering technology from Bishop State College, and has attended engineering management graduate courses at Southern Methodist University.

Upon marrying his wife, Anna, they moved to Alabama to be close to family, where Mike worked as a civil engineer for 15 years. Mike joined our A-R sales and leadership team in 2011, and is now our territory manager for the Wichita Kansas Metro Area.

Mike works closely with insurance agents and companies to assist our customers with homeowner’s insurance claims. He also represents A-R in Wichita’s Chamber of Commerce and the Wichita Area Builders Association.

Mike and Anna are very active members of the Wichita community with their three children, Audrey, Bridger, and Janie, who participate in a variety of school activities.

The Warrington family belongs to the East Heights United Methodist Church, where Anna is the director of children’s ministries, Mike helps to lead Sunday school, and their children are actively involved in youth groups. As a family, they enjoy spending time together traveling and being outdoors. They enjoy cheering on their favorite football team (Alabama, of course!) together, and Anna continues to be a Cornhusker. Roll Tide!
Ed and Brenda Jones, Sales and Support
Ed and Brenda have been with A-R Roofing & Exteriors for more than a decade, working as a team. Ed handles the sales and Brenda takes care of the support work. To best serve our customers, Ed and Brenda have both been trained as insurance agents and adjusters. They take pride in assisting homeowners through the insurance paperwork involved in the roof replacement process.
Shaphan Staats
Shaphan grew up in Greensburg and is a lifelong resident of Kansas. His father owned a roofing company, and Shaphan gained a wealth of knowledge from his father, which he brings to A-R Roofing & Exteriors. Shaphan has worked for A-R for nearly a decade.

Shaphan is a Sterling College graduate and is married with four children. He spends most of his spare time with his family and attending his kids’ ball games and track meets. He loves to hunt, fish, and camp with his family, and occasionally storm chase. Shaphan has been on several mission trips in the U.S., Chile, and South America.
Ivonne Carrasco
Ivonne was born and raised in Mexico, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Upon marrying her husband, Jose, and having two sons together, Ivonne and her family moved to Pratt in 2010.

Ivonne has worked with us at A-R Roofing & Exteriors since 2012. In her free time, she enjoys following her children’s sports teams, church activities, and spending time with her family. 
Arlene Garland
Arlene has been a member of our A-R Roofing & Exteriors team since 2002. She was raised in Belleville, KS, and now resides in Pratt with her husband, Tom. They have four children together.

In her free time, Arlene enjoys spending time with her family and following her grandchildren’s sports teams. 
Kori Walker
Born and raised in Tribune, KS, Kori graduated from Greenly High School in 1995 and graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. While attending college, Kori was a three-year letterman and a member of the tennis team. Upon graduating in 1999, she worked as a chemist for Abbott Laboratories in McPherson, KS.

She joined the A-R Roofing & Exteriors team in 2003, working with her husband, Aaron, who is a managing partner. Aaron and Kori currently reside in Pratt, KS with their two children, Peyton and Parker.
April Koehler, Exterior Division Operations Manager
April was born in Concord, MA and moved a lot as a child due to her father’s status in the Army National Guard. She spent much of her childhood in Nebraska, where her family still resides. April graduated from Central City, Nebraska High School and has four children. She has recently taken in another child whom she hopes to adopt.

April has been self-employed for many years, and worked as a window and siding installer for Trevor Gorton in 2011. She is now the operations manager for the exteriors division of A-R Roofing & Exteriors. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, outdoor activities such as spending time on the lake, theme parks, 4-wheeling, and most of all – photography! 
Griselda Castillo, Office Manager
Griselda grew up in Pratt and attended Skyline Schools. After Skyline, Griselda attended Pratt Community College, where she earned her associate’s degree. She joined A-R Roofing & Exteriors in 2002. Griselda is married to Juan, also a Pratt native, and they have a beautiful daughter together.
Matt Branaman
Matt is a Pratt native, residing in Hays with his wife and three children. They are active members of Celebration Community Church, the Crossfit community, Hays Recreation, wrestling club, gymnastics, and numerous school activities.

Matt has an educational background with a B.S. in chemistry from FHSU and a B.S. in chemical engineering from UND. He started with A-R Roofing & Exteriors in 2002, and he has grown with the company in roofing knowledge and experience through the years. 
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