Heartland Roofing and Exteriors brings a unique perspective to an industry in need of innovative new ways to provide value to its custom.

In 2018, Joel Gargus purchased the assets of the business Heartland Roofing, LLC and started doing business as Heartland Roofing and Exteriors under his company, Blue-Chip Roofing and Exteriors, LLC. Joel’s combination of experience in engineering, business management, and project management brings a unique perspective to an industry in need of innovative new ways to provide value to its customers. Joel is fueled by his passion for trailblazing within an industry. Having worked for several contracting companies, he’s had opportunities to learn both why successful companies flourish and why failing companies struggle. Here are a few facts that will help you get to know Joel:


Joel Gargus

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  • Graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Arkansas

  • Worked as a Control Systems and Project Engineer from 2013 to 2018.

  • Has been a real estate licensee in Oklahoma since 2016.

  • Enjoys playing outdoor sports such as golf, baseball, and softball.

  • In 2007, won the High School Senior division of the Oklahoma State Grade Chess Championship.

  • From 2008 to 2018, Joel served in various tournament directing roles for chess clubs in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas, and as club President of the Westark Chess Club from 2013 – 2015.

  • He owns a control system design and manufacturing company called Blue-Chip Electrical Services which he currently operates as a side/hobby business.

  • Served in various leadership roles, including President, of the University Student Ambassadors at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith from 2009 to 2012.

Kenny Thornhill

Production Manager


“I am an Oklahoma Native born and raised in the Norman area. I graduated high school in 1990 and I am a father of 3 amazing young gentlemen. I have been in sales for the last 25 years, and in the roofing industry for the past 9 years and with Heartland since 2012. I enjoy working with my customers and helping them work through the insurance claim process as well as the challenges that sometimes brings. One of my main goals is to treat my customers like family and make sure they have the best experience possible when trusting us to be your contractor of choice.”

Shea Bartlett


I was born and raised in Texas, and after moving around here, there and everywhere, I finally found a home in Oklahoma. I’ve done administrative and clerical work for most of my young adult life and just recently joined the roofing business in hopes of better opportunities. I’m the mother of a beautiful little girl, and she definitely keeps the excitement going in life. My main goal here at Heartland is to make sure that each individual customer feels comfortable and secure by lending an ear and understanding your needs to make sure that we’re going to give you the best service possible.

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