AT MAVEN, WE ARE COMMITTED TO EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Maven carefully screens all of our contractors, management professionals & support staff to ensure they meet our standards for excellence. As a leading residential & commercial roofing contractor, we’ve built a cohesive team that prides itself on its integrity, respect for our clients & dedication to quality workmanship.
Jonathan T. "JT" Ulyatt
Owner • CEO • President
JT is the founder of Maven Advantage, Inc., a roofing and storm restoration firm that helps homeowners successfully navigate the insurance claim process for one of the most important aspects in life: having a sound and solid roof over one’s head. The apex of JT’s passion and vision is helping others while transforming some of the negative stereotypes associated with the roofing industry--all while creating strong, reliable “Mavens.” A Maven is defined as: One Who Is Experienced Or Knowledgeable.
Before devoting himself fulltime to Maven, JT graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Aviation and became a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. During this period, JT attended flight school, became an F-18 fighter pilot, went on to become a Company Commander, and served on the strategic level as an Operations Officer in the Afghanistan area of operations. This background has proven invaluable to Maven’s core value system and subsequent existing company culture.
In addition to guiding and leading this rapidly growing start-up company, JT is a world class competitor in living room wrassling - honing and developing this skill set within this arena on a daily basis with his 18-month-old sparring partner and son, Axel. Welcome to the jungle. He is happiest spending time with his wife, ToniRae, and his son, Axel.
Brand Ambassador & Marketing Director
Loren is a University of Missouri Alum, and mother of 3 very active boys. She is a Texas native, who relocated to North Carolina 4 years ago. Loren is the Brand Ambassador and Marketing Director here at Maven. “Working for Maven has been a wonderful opportunity for not only my career goals, but for my life. I look forward to going to work every day, and pushing myself for the better.
I have been given unlimited tools and creative freedom with my job, and I strive every day to give back to not only, Maven, but to our community.” In her free time, Loren enjoys podcasting, writing, and any day at the beach with her sons. She is also a yoga instructor, and with 3 boys, “zen” is kind of a big deal.
Megean is a native from Jacksonville, NC. She is a Production Administrator here at Maven. Megean says that her time with Maven has provided her with the opportunity to step out of her element. It tests her abilities and pushed her to really reach for her dreams with unlimited tools, help and resources provided by ALL the Maven Team. The culture and attitudes here from the Maven Team has really made an impact on Megean and she hopes to grow not only into a better person, but a better Maven.
David is our Production Manager and oversees builds and crews! He enjoys having two hands and a neck tattoo, for fun he knits sweaters and drives a big truck.
The Maven crew thinks he's "cool cool cool!"
Kent Panovec serves as Vice President and Operating Partner at Maven. Kent has a Bachelors in Marketing and Project Management and spent 15 years leading sales teams in the IT industry before transitioning to Maven. Kent joined Maven because of the higher purpose and mission that Maven was founded on.
Kent has a passion for mentoring and coaching individuals, and pushing them to attain goals they never thought possible. This often includes pushing folks out of their comfort zone, which he does often.
Kent is married and has a 3 year old son, and twins on the way. When not working to scale and grow Maven, he can typically be found trying to (usually failing) wrangle his 3 year old son.
ToniRae is The Overseer of ALL of Maven. She is 5 feet of terror. She is married to JT, and is also Axel's Mom.
Bo Miller & Ringo
Bo Miller is a retired Gunnery Sergeant that served in the Marine Corps for twenty years. He is married and has three teenage daughters, and an English Black Lab service dog named Ringo. "I love working for Maven because the company culture is top-notch and I thoroughly enjoy recruiting and training Mavens; I have a direct fingerprint on the future of this company and that is extremely fulfilling!" Bo is an avid golfer and writer.
Kim is an Eastern, NC native; brought here shortly after birth by her parents who both served in the Marine Corp. She is the accountant for Maven and is in charge of making the billing process quick and efficient for our customers. "I came to Maven looking for a company that supports their employees and that's exactly what I found. Not only do they want me to excel for the betterment of the business, but also for myself.
The genuine happiness and camaraderie of everyone in the company makes everyday a joy & I like being able to share that mentality with our customers." In her free time, she enjoys the ENC beaches and competitive axe throwing.
Ian participates in show dog competitions with Poodles nationwide and enjoys a Cajun Filet Biscuit from Bojangles.
Mary Vianca De Leon
Virtual Administrative Assistant
A communications major, Mary is a skillful administrative professional with over 10 years of experience in optimizing efficiency, productivity, and service quality across various environments. “I’m so proud to be part of such a wonderful team of go-getters! Being a Maven inspires me to keep pushing and learning, and I’m grateful to have been given all the right tools I need to excel.” If she’s not on remote work, you’ll find Mary with her beloved cup of coffee while she reads, writes, or paints.
Pedro is the Site Manager, who has recently found his way back to the Jacksonville area. Pedro and his crews have installed hundreds of roofs, so you can rest easy and trust that he will work extra hard to protect your home and valuables.
"My name is Pedro and I love to fish and work."
Kayla is the voice and ears of Maven. When contacting Maven, she is first on our frontline!
She is originally from Cali, but recently decided that the East Coast has better beaches.
She loves to spend time with her family, including her 4 yr old little brother and Fiancé.