May 2018: Business longevity is a direct reflection of consumer satisfaction. For almost 40 years, Rain Guard of Tulsa, Inc. has been the authority on guttering for both commercial and residential needs. Rain Guard has earned a successful reputation, with over 350,000 customers singing their praise. Owner David Bootenhoff has built his company from the ground up, with a strong foundation built on honesty, integrity, and good, old-fashioned hard work.
David was “just a skinny kid” at 19 years old, when he began working in the guttering industry. He was hired on for labor at $3.50/hour. He worked his way up to sales, and then eventually management. He enjoyed his work in the industry, and was keenly aware of its opportunities and essence. It was sometime later that he decided he needed to have a gutter business of his own.
A loan from his father allowed the purchase of a used truck and gutter machine to launch his company out of his Tulsa home garage in 1982. That same year, he was approached by Gutter Helmet, seeking distribution of their revolutionary rain gutter product. David is, to this day, amazed at how well the product works. He says, “If there was a better product other than Gutter Helmet® to keep gutters clean, I would be selling it.” Rain Guard is an exclusive dealer of Gutter Helmet® in Oklahoma.
Rain Guard’s list of quality products has grown to include several styles of guttering, as well as beautiful copper architectural embellishments. Their success through the years is reflected in the business they receive from referrals and repeat customers, and they are renowned for the professional workmanship they provide. They have been in their current 8000 sq. ft. facility in West Tulsa since 2008.
A small company, David says that it’s like a family. He works hard to take care of his staff, and says that he would be nothing without them. He runs the business with the support of his wife, Marlene and their dog, Chief. His greatest credit for his success, however, goes to his father, Gene. He speaks of his father with deep admiration, and says “he is a great man. We couldn’t have done it without him.”
With so many years of experience and happy customers, it is no wonder that Rain Guard has received awards such as Angie’s List Super Service and A grade, and a five-star rating on Home Advisor. Additionally, they have been a member of Homebuilder’s Association since 1982, and a member of the BBB since 1983, with an A+ rating.
Rain Guard’s staying power is a result of David Bootenhoff’s fortitude and tenacity in building a company that people can trust. This is one of the many reasons they will be around for many more years to come. Call Rain Guard of Tulsa, Inc. today for a free estimate for your seamless gutters with Gutter Helmet®.
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