this is us
The Root is simply more than just a place to work from. It's a community; it's home. We build inviting communities through our passion for hospitality and service oriented approach, giving each one of our members the tools to be creative, happy, and empowered throughout the workday.
When you walk in the door, the environment at The Root Coworking surround members and guests in a work space that simultaneously leaves you with a sense of belonging, inspiration, and support from everyone you encounter. It’s where you feel part of something bigger than your just your day job. It’s where you find a better version of yourself. Where you’re set up for success and where you’re seen.
At The Root Coworking, our mission is to make the workday greater by creating unique and memorable experiences for all.
our core values
Our business is built on quality service and putting our members first always.
We foster a community where everyone can express their best self. Have fun, be authentic, and celebrate one another.
Our Founder, Ben Von Drehle (BVD to most), started his career in commercial real estate in Denver, CO, working with companies of all shapes and sizes to help find the perfect office space for them. He began gravitating towards tenants in the tech and entrepreneurial scene in Denver, as they seemed to have the same creative eye for design and an equal hatred for low ceilings, fluorescent lighting and the leading killer of employee morale… cube farms. Ben immediately fell in love with the concept of coworking and knew that smaller markets like his hometown of Tulsa, OK lacked these resources. He left his job (pregnant wife and all) and they packed up and moved back to Tulsa and opened up The Root Coworking in October of 2019.
read all about it
Check out our latest stories to keep up with all that we have going on, our community at The Root Coworking, and the coworking industry as a whole.
Member of the Month: John Edwards, Enovation Controls
Have you ever met a child prodigy all grown up? Well you’re about to! Meet John Edwards, who built his first computer at 6 (yes, 6!) years old. He’s now a software architect for Enovation Controls. John likes to call himself the “biggest introvert at The Root,” but with how he participates in our community, we’re thinking he’s gotta be an extroverted introvert!
Coworking + Taxes: What You Need to Know
In certain circumstances, coworking memberships are tax-deductible. If you’re a freelancer or 1099 employee, your membership is considered a business expense deduction.
Member of the Month: Danny McClary, Waterfield Technologies
Picked up a thesaurus for myself to write about our new member of the month and resident linguist Danny McClary! You wouldn’t guess that the head of IT at Waterfield Technologies would also be the member with the biggest vocabulary, but hey! He reads a lot! Danny always meets us downstairs for Beer:30 and shares thoughts about his day. Wordle supreme champion and a lover of musicals, Danny is a big part of our community.