Rope Partner is the premier provider of at height maintenance, inspection and performance enhancement services that require specialized access approaches.
Our roots are in the wind turbine operations and maintenance market where we refined our business practices and developed a reputation for uncompromising safety and high quality results. Founded in 2001, our rapid-response WindCorps® technicians have completed several thousand projects for every major manufacturer and the majority of wind farm owners. By partnering with these clients, applying safe, cost-effective, and environmentally appropriate solutions, we reduce turbine downtime, increase production based availability and ultimately the life-span of our client’s turbines.
Nice job summarizing the effort put forth and the findings. I appreciated the professionalism and the responsiveness of the team. I believe they were key to the success of the project. Thanks to all.
GE - Engineering Manager
We enjoyed having your crew on site. Both Jack and Matt were consistently hard workers with a strong professional attitude and kept safety at the forefront of their assignment. We welcome them back any time!
Tawhiri - Plant Manager
We all think your teams are above and beyond other companies in the industry. Actually, we do not want to work with anyone else if you have the teams available.
Senvion Wind Energy Solutions - Regional Service Manager
You provide the most step by step comprehensive reports in the industry.
Invenergy - Lead Engineer
To sum up the work performance, your crews had meticulous attention to detail, great workmanship and a foremost concern for safety.
Iberdrola - Plant Manager
They have on numerous occasions performed difficult blade repairs under challenging weather conditions all with outstanding results. We recommend them without hesitation.
Again, as always I appreciate your flexibility and the crews’ professionalism. Your guys are great, and it is always a pleasure working with them.
Lone Star - Senior Operations Manager
I trust you more than any other company to do complicated repairs.
Gamesa - Blade Services Manager
Rope Partner offers very professional rope access instruction. The Candidates I've worked with have been well prepared for the SPRAT evaluation.
SPRAT Level 3 Technician & Evaluator - Rhino Staging Inc.
Your techs are smart, hard working and very safety conscious.
Siemens - Sourcing Leader Americas
We provide the safest, highest value specialized access and blade repair services for the wind power industry.
We seek to create a greener planet by repairing and maintaining renewable energy sources, a competitive alternative to fossil fuels. We continue to build a team that is rooted in integrity, caring, and personal empowerment. We are a community that values safety and excellence over a low-cost solution. We are proud to successfully balance teamwork and hard work while respecting employee's lifestyles.
Sustainable success for our people, our clients, and our planet
Rope Partner’s history lies at the intersection of mountain climbing and the early “megawatt” wind energy industry.
In 1998 founder Chris Bley, an avid outdoorsman and environmentalist, was climbing in Joshua Tree National Park where he met a pair of enterprising climbers, Robert Jatkowski and Frank Seltenheim. They had started an unusual niche business in the former East Berlin, offering their climbing and access skills to churches and construction sites that needed work done at hard-to-reach heights. In 1995 they were hired by world-famous environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to execute the complicated wrapping of the Reichstag, which further pushed their experience in the evolving field of rope access. In 1999 Chris visited Berlin and found the two climbers were increasingly being courted by another industry—the wind energy sector. At the time Germany was easily five years ahead of the U.S. in wind power development and as Robert and Frank were beginning to specialize in wind energy, Chris was inspired to work with them and establish a U.S. presence in the nascent industry, giving birth to Rope Partner.
From these humble, grass roots beginnings, Rope Partner has developed rapidly. Eric Stanfield returned to the United States as Rope Partner CEO in 2007, after nine years of managerial positions across Europe. Along with his talented and deeply committed management team, Eric has steadily built Rope Partner’s reputation for integrity, trust and quality that forms the foundation of today’s market leading position. Over the years our pioneering rope access technique has become the international benchmark for efficient, cost effective and environmentally appropriate wind turbine maintenance solutions.
We are nothing without our technicians. Our highly trained at height access technicians are second to none in consistently delivering value to our clients through clear communication and ability to juggle the challenges a project may present.
Rope Partner has developed the specialized WindCorps® training and certification program for many of the services we perform in the wind energy market.Learn About Our Wind Services
Rope Partner maintains certification and membership in all governing bodies overseeing our industry and hold training certifications from many of our OEM partners.
In our business there is no fundamental value that we prize higher than the safety of our team, and yours. Being an active member in good standing of these organizations is merely the outward facing manifestation of our core beliefs. Of course, it also ensures that we stay abreast of all current industry standards and best practices.
SPRAT is based in the United States and is dedicated to promoting the safe development of industrial rope access standards in the US, Canada, Mexico and beyond – Member since 2001.
American Clean Power (formerly AWEA) is the voice of companies from across the clean power sector that are powering America’s future and providing cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis while creating jobs, spurring massive investment in the U.S. economy, and driving high-tech innovation across the nation. – Member since 2001.
The Canadian Renewable Energy Association is the voice for wind energy, solar energy and energy storage solutions that will power Canada’s energy future. – Member since 2004.