Rod Petrick, president and owner of the Frankfort-based Ridgeworth Roofing, was one of several honorees honored during the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. The virtual ceremony was held on Sept. 24.

The Ledger’s awards recognize and build entrepreneurship in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County and Will County. Honorees demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship, including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance and business creativity.

The publication recognized Petrick in the Regional Spirit Category. Honorees in this category demonstrate commitment to the growth and well being of the region through outstanding corporate citizenship and promotion of regional ties. Honorees should also be active in local and regional business group, promote charitable and civic causes and work to build the region's work force and enhance its quality of life.

For many years, Ridgeworth, a family-owned business specializing in commercial, institutional, condominium and industrial roofing, has been involved in professional roofing associations such as the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association and the National Roofing Contractors Association promoting the trade and supporting roofers. The company has also participated in charitable causes such as donating the cost of a roof to St. Rita of Cascia High School in Chicago, making a donation to The Cancer Support Center in Mokena and doing a special reroofing project for the Ronald McDonald House in Hines.

“On behalf of myself and the Ridgeworth Roofing team I want to say thank you to the Daily Herald Business Ledger for this recognition. I could not have done it without the support of our Ridgeworth roofing team, employees, friends, family, colleagues, and most importantly, our outstanding clients who believe in the hard work that we do every day,” Petrick said. “It is an honor to be involved in the regional spirit of the roofing industry.”