2002 - Volume #26, Issue #5, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"No Clog" Gutter Hood System
Zondlak contacted FARM SHOW because he thinks his system is a great money-making opportunity for farmers looking to get into a sideline business. "We went national with our machine and bracket system last year and since that time we have signed up several farmers who have set up their own successful businesses. It goes well with farming because you can work on gutter business when farming is slow. And farmers are generally handy so they quickly learn how to handle the equipment."
There are many gutter covers on the market designed to keep leaves and other debris out. What makes Zondlak's system different is that he makes gutter hoods out of standard gutter material so you don't need special steel. And his machine is low-cost, compared to other specialty machines. You can buy a new one for $4,500.
"We make hoods for half the cost of our competitors and they fit better and will stay looking good longer," says Zondlak. "From a business point of view, this system gives you a much bigger market than other covered gutter systems because you can make gutter hoods to fit existing gutters or just make conventional gutters, or you can do both. You're not limited."
Zondlak says the business is easy to learn. He sells the equipment for both the trough and hood and also provides the special brackets needed to attach the hood. Those brackets are the key to the system. There are no franchise or other fees to pay.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Paul Zondlak, Solution Company, Inc., 3577 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, Mich. 48642 (ph 800 727-2747 or 989 839-4203; Website: www.buildingsolution.com).
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