Frank Rothermel, President

FRIndustry Experience: 43 Years

Frank Rothermel is President and 50% stockholder of the company. Frank joined forces with Denark in 1996, after over 20 years of experience founding and leading his own construction company. From his early experience as a craftsman and his BS degree in Economics, Frank has always put quality construction and customer care first.

Beyond his general contracting accomplishments, he has made a point of “giving back to the community” through work with many local non-profit organizations.

Education: Bachelor Degree in Economics from Ohio University

Mr. Rothermel brings to the team a wealth of construction experience and a deep understanding of a client’s expectations. As President, Frank focuses his attention primarily on Operations, Office Management, and Finance & Administration. Through this participation, he is able to guarantee Denark’s continued strong and stable growth.

Frank has dedicated a great deal of his time and energy toward the advancement of non-profit and community organizations that are focused on the care and enrichment of people’s lives. This list represents Frank’s current and past involvement in non-profit and community organizations.


Current Involvement:

  • Member of 2016-17 Leadership Tennessee
  • Member of Junior Achievement of East Tennessee Board of Directors
  • Chairman and Founding Member of the Volunteer Knoxville Board of Directors
  • Member of the Alliance For Better Nonprofits Board of Directors
  • Member of the Metro YMCA Advisory Board
  • Member of the 2015 Leadership Knoxville Strategic Planning Committee
  • Member of Leadership Knoxville Class of 1999
  • Chair-Elect of the Medic Regional Blood Center Board of Directors
  • Member of the Board of Visitors, The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
  • Member of the Knoxville/Knox County Homeless Coalition Board of Directors
  • Member of the Tennessee Valley Fair Board of Directors
  • Member of the Senior Citizens Home Assistance Services (SCHAS) Advisory Board
  • Member of the Knoxville Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board of Directors
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Knoxville
  • Chairman of the Rotary District 6780 Water and Sanitation Committee
  • Chairman of the Rotary District 6780 Stewardship Committee
  • Chairman of the Rotary District 6780 Finance Committee
  • Endowment/Major Gifts Advisor Zone 30 Rotary International
  • Member of the Rotary Arch C. Klumph Society

Past Involvement:

  • Chairman of the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Senior Citizens Home Assistance Services (SCHAS) Board of Directors
  • Member of the United Way of Greater Knoxville Campaign Cabinet
  • Member of  the Leadership Knoxville Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Ten Year Homelessness Plan Advisory Board
  • President of the Mental Health Association Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Knoxville Tree Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the YMCA Camp Montvale Board of Directors
  • Chairman of The University of Tennessee Chancellors Associates Board of Directors
  • President of the Tennessee Valley Fair Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Knoxville Association of General Contractors Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Knoxville/Knox County Homeless Coalition Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Monday Family Foundation Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board of Directors
  • 2011-12 Rotary International District Governor 6780
  • 2006-07 President of the Rotary Club of Knoxville Board of Directors
  • Treasurer of the Knoxville Area Urban League Board of Directors

Honors and Awards:

  • 2016 Presidential Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2014 Rotary International Service Above Self Award
  • 2008 Rotary Four Avenues of Service Award
  • 2001 National Philanthropy Award
  • 2000 YMCA Distinguished Service Award
  • 1999 The Rotarian of the Year Award
  • 1993 YMCA Red Triangle Award