By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2016
The service and management team of Rain Guard of Tulsa, Inc.
Seasons may change, but Oklahoma weather is hardly predictable. The summer heat will fade and fall will roll in before you know it, bringing back school, football and of course rain. Rain Guard of Tulsa, Inc. provides all of your guttering needs and then some. The company is an exclusive dealer, the only ones in Oklahoma that provide maintenance-free gutters with their various products such as the Gutter Helmet®. You’ll never have to clean your gutter again.
Owner David Bootenhoff entered into the guttering business in Oklahoma City over 35 years ago.
“I really enjoyed it because you were outside all the time, every house was different and it was challenging. I had pride in the workmanship. I just liked it,” he said.
The Colorado native worked for another guttering company for five years before his father lent him and his brother the money they needed to start Rain Guard out of a Tulsa garage with one used truck and one used machine. With over 500,000 satisfied customers and counting, Rain Guard of Tulsa, Inc. has become one of Oklahoma’s largest gutter companies, specializing in seamless gutters of all kinds.
Bootenhoff believes in the value of quality work and quality employees. He only wants the best for his clients and that starts with the employment process.
“It’s a feast or famine business,” he said. “We’re way up this time of year and then when it gets hot we drop a little, it goes up and down with the weather and seasons. It’s hard to find people who want to do physical labor nowadays.”
Rain Guard doesn’t just do gutters. They are a full service company that also produces copper work from their own metal shop. They have been designing, fabricating, and installing beautiful copper accessories such as cupolas, finials and chimney caps since 1982. They can take one of their own designs or a client original from concept to completion, making dreams a reality.
“It’s the satisfaction in doing some of Tulsa’s future historic homes,” David said. “And the fact that I haven’t had to work for somebody for over 35 years now. I’ve been my own boss.”
Rain Guard has been in the Tulsa area for 35 years now and their core values are as strong as ever. From reputation to stability to workmanship to convenience, quality is their goal.
“It’s just like any craft, whether you’re a homebuilder or you’re doing something like this, people are the core,” said David. “Have good employees in every part of the job. The key to any business is your employees. Take pride in your workmanship. That’s going away too fast. People are the key to success in any business.”
Rain Guard’s number one goal is to provide customers with the highest quality products while maintaining a highly professional level of service at an affordable price. The company has won multiple Super Service awards with Angie’s List. They are dedicated to providing customers with quality products and services to ensure that every customer is 100% satisfied. When raindrops fall remember to call.
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