this is us

our mission

Our mission at The Root Coworking is simple, to deliver the highest quality workplace experience through community & culture, while providing first-class service to our members.

our core values

Service

Our business is built on quality service and putting our members first in everything we do.

Community

Our community is what makes us who we are. We want to help foster and grow relationships & provide our members with the resources they need to be successful.

Design

We design our space to exceed expectations and wow our members. The perfect mix of private & open collaborative areas to work for everyone.

our story

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 office build outs 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.

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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.

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Community

Member of the Month: Jenna Giesow, VAST Media

Give it up for our last, but certainly not least, 2022 member of the month, Jenna Giesow! Jenna is the co-owner and CEO of VAST Media. She was one of the top 10 seniors her year at OSU and a competitive runner post-grad. Speaking of OSU, Jenna is the biggest college football fan in the space; you can bet on it. Now, she’s on her next trip around the sun leading VAST Media and expecting another sweet baby. She really does it all!

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News

The Root Teams Up with Local Tulsa Coffee Shop, Notion Espresso to Create Notion Market Café

It’s official! The Root is joining forces with the very popular local Tulsa coffee shop, Notion Espresso to create a new concept called Notion Market Café. Notion Market Café will make its initial debut at our new location, Market Station, set to open in early 2023, and will be added to our current location at East Village shortly after. Coffee and lunch meetings just got a whole lot better!

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Community

Member of the Month: Robin Walters, Rogue Recruitment

Business Owner, Managing Partner, Feminist, Mother, Military Wife, Dog-lover, Non-profit Starter, Craft Beer Queen of The Root. Robin Walters is now adding another title to her ever-growing list: November Member of the Month! Robin started her own staffing company in 2018 called Rogue Recruitment. One of the cool things about Robin is that you can talk to her about almost any subject because she just knows a little bit about a lot of different things. We love having Robin and her team here at The Root—if you wanna meet her, you can just stop by the front desk on pastry-delivery day (Tuesday mornings). 

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