About Us

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Lannie Grages – President

Lannie has been working in the home improvement industry for over 40 years.  He founded Gutter Helmet of Minnesota in 2001 and the dealership has grown in to one of the top two dealerships the past five years.  Lannie’s high level of integrity, honesty and hard work has been the foundation for the company and its 30+ employees.  Lannie is deeply involved in the day to day operations and continues to assure that the company has that small town family feel with nearly a dozen family members involved in the day to day operations.

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Bonnie Grages – Customer Service / Accounts Receivable

Bonnie is co-officer of Gutter Helmet of Minnesota and helped start the company from its foundation.  Bonnie’s hard work and dedication laid the solid ground work that makes us the strong and service friendly company that we pride ourselves on.   Bonnie helps oversee the Accounts Receivable Department, is the Service Department Administrator and handles a multitude of other duties within the company.

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Jeff Menke – Sales Manager & Marketing Director

Jeff has been with the company since 2002. His background is business management and has also been a small business owner. Jeff oversees the entire sales team and sales office staff, and handles all the creative and advertising that goes into the marketing side of the business.

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Jodi Menke – Business Office Manager / Customer Service

Jodi has been with the company since 2002 and was once a small business owner herself. Jodi handles all the accounting, payroll, HR and bookkeeping for the company. Jodi’s communication and organizational skills have made her a great asset to the company. Her dedication to the company makes her strive for quality, happy employees as well as excellent customer service standards.

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Ryan Graf – Installation & Service Manager

Ryan has been with the company since Day 1. Ryan is the lead trainer for our installation department. His knowledge of the Gutter Helmet product is second to none. It is well known that if there is an installation or technical product question that Ryan is the Go-To Guy. His expertise has led him to be involved in product development at the corporate level.

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Jill Graczyk – Business Office Assistant / Customer Service

Jill has been working with the company since 2003. Jill handles and processes the work orders, accounts receivable and customer service. Jill’s standard of customer service is exceptional. Her friendly disposition and organizational skills make her a great asset to the company.

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Nancy Rush – Sales Office Manager / Customer Service

Nancy has been with the company since 2002. Nancy’s personality, commitment and organizational skills have made her a great asset to our sales office and call center. Her background is customer service and she has continued to excel at it. Nancy is in charge of overseeing and training our sales office call center staff.

 

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COMPANY HISTORY

Gutter Helmet of Minnesota has been servicing Minnesota homeowners since 2001. The company has now transpired into a full service gutter company to the point of five product lines including Gutter Helmet, GenGo Designer Fascia Gutters, SnapLock Gutter System, Smart-Heat Ice Reduction System, and the Clean Edge Drip Control System. These products are all available exclusively from Gutter Helmet of Minnesota. We continue to be a family operated company with over 25 staff people including our sales team, installation & service department, and our office staff, eight of which are immediate family members which we pride ourselves on.

Gutter Helmet of Minnesota has over 7000 satisfied customers. We continue to strive for excellence in all areas of our business as we continue to evolve and move into the future to become Minnesota’s #1 full service gutter company. We are pleased to have well over a 100 years of experience in the gutter industry on our staff. Although we continue to grow at a rapid pace we are proud to express ourselves as a small oriented family business appreciating every satisfied homeowner we currently have!!

In 2006, Gutter Helmet of Minnesota was featured on Hometime, the Minnesota based home improvement, remodeling & repair TV show.

Bob Demartini, Founder of GutterHelmet
Gutter Helmet® started in the early 1960s, when Bob Demartini, an alumnus of MIT, began to develop a meshless gutter cover system. Clogged gutters had concerned him for some time and Bob wanted to give homeowners an alternative to cleaning their gutters or installing flimsy gutter screens. He eventually pursued his original “nose forward design” into development and testing. He came to call his innovative product Gutter Helmet®. He applied for the first of many U.S. patents. Bob Demartini officially launched Gutter Helmet® in the fall of 1981.

On September 16, 2005, SEMCO – Southeastern Metals Mfg. Co. acquired Gutter Helmet®. Proudly Made in The USA, Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. SEMCO is a division of Gibraltar Industries, a multi-billion dollar International building industries company.

Gutter Helmet® remains the very best gutter protection system in the world today. More than one million homeowners have chosen Gutter Helmet to protect their homes and families and we hope you will too.

Gutter Helmet of Minnesota’s Customers Say It Best!

Just wanted to let everyone know our experience in dealing with your sales and installation personnel has been very positive. We definitely will refer our friends.

Loren, Maple Grove, MN

How wonderful to hear the rain gush swiftly out each gutter drain. No more cleaning gutters of debris; Gutter Helmet does the job for me!

Delores, Edina, MN

We wish to thank you very much for your kindness and excellent service we received from your sales and installation people. The installation was done on time and very professionally. You were easy to deal with and we appreciate it very much. It’s great now to see all the water flow out of the downspouts when it rains!

Brad & Jayme, Eagan, MN

Just want to tell you how much we enjoy your fine product! My wife was on an 8 foot ladder cleaning out the gutters in a rain storm and I spent time in the basement with a Shop Vacuum trying to stop the basement from being flooded before we got our Gutter Helmet. I just got out of the Veteran’s Hospital getting over Pneumonia and I am so thankful that I don’t have to worry when the leaves fall and it rains!!

John L, Apple Valley, MN

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your installer. “He did a heck of a job!” He cleaned the gutters well before installation and did a really nice job of cleaning up the debris when done. He was a really nice guy. The Gutter Helmet looks great on my house!

George L, Forest Lake, MN

Thank you for sending out such a professional sales representative. He really helped us understand how Gutter Helmet works. Your installation people were out to install our Gutter Helmet even quicker than we were told and best of all the Gutter Helmet looks great on our house!

Lou, White Bear Lake, MN

What some of our service clients are saying…..

We have been so happy with our Gutter Helmet for the past 4 years since they were installed. One of the main reasons is because of Ryan Graf, Installation Supervisor! We have had a few problems with certain sections that were installed and Ryan has been so helpful, kind, courteous and knowledgeable when he has come out to evaluate what the problems were and has fixed them correctly. Ryan is that special person and outstanding employee that always goes the extra mile and takes care of the problem and leaves the customer 100% satisfied. We hope that Ryan is always available and around if anything else develops with anymore problems, because there is no one better than him with his knowledge and customer service skills! Thank You!

Dr. James C, Edina, MN

I just wanted to thank the installer that installed my neighbors Gutter Helmet because they cleaned up so well which is so important considering we have a connecting driveway. Also thank you for coming over and fixing the leak in my gutter, they work so great now. I appreciate both the service my neighbor and I received!

Mary L, Minneapolis, MN

Gutter Helmet of Minnesota Finance Program


Gutter Helmet of Minnesota offers a variety of finance options with No Payment, No Interest plans available upon approval. Consult with a sales representative to see which plan will best suit your household needs! For special offers, click on the Specials/Promotions icon above.