Thomas M. Gernetzke, RBEC, FRCI is Principal Consultant for Building Envelope Professionals Group, LLC, located in Oregon, Wisconsin. BEPG provides professional building envelope services including the analysis and design of roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, and masonry/cladding systems. Tom specializes in roofing and waterproofing systems and has successfully performed roofing and waterproofing assessment, analysis, design, and construction administration for rehabilitation of roofing systems, split-slab and plaza deck assemblies, green roofing systems, below-grade structures, cladding and wall systems, and parking structures. He frequently leads and participates in multi-disciplinary design and construction teams in the completion of large and complex building-envelope related rehabilitation projects. Tom also performs hygrothermal analysis, peer review, quality assurance, and related services for new construction projects.
Tom believes in giving back to the industry and does so through ongoing involvement with RCI, Inc: The Institute of Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exterior Wall Professionals. Prior to being elected to and serving on the RCI Executive Committee, Tom served as RCI Region III director and was influential in the development of four new RCI chapters. While serving on the executive committee, Tom held the position of Secretary / Treasurer, Second Vice-President and Annual Convention Committee Chairman, First Vice-President, President, and Immediate Past-President. Tom was influential in the creation of the RCI Emerging Professionals Committee and created Operation Moonshot: RCI’s initiative to involve an RCI professional member with every public-school re-roofing project in North America. He is currently serving as the chairman of the RCI Advocacy Committee and as the RCI liaison to the National Roofing Contractors Association. Tom is a member of the RCI Jury of Fellows.
Tom has been a roofing and building envelope consultant since 2003. Prior to his consulting career, Tom managed the low-slope roofing division for a Madison-area roofing, siding, and remodeling contractor.
Tom and his wife, Marianne, live in Belleville, WI and have two children. Tom enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and shooting sporting clays.