NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)) — A California company that makes gutter guards plans to invest $5.4 million into a Tennessee expansion that is expected to create 85 new jobs.
The Department of Economic and Community Development announced that Gutterglove plans to create the jobs over five years at a new manufacturing and distribution center in La Vergne.
“Tennessee’s strength in advanced manufacturing and skilled workforce makes it the perfect location for a company like Gutterglove to expand operations. I’m pleased that Gutterglove chose Rutherford County to grow its manufacturing and distribution operations and thank the company for creating 85 new jobs in La Vergne," said Gov. Bill Lee in a press release.
Gutterglove will improve a new building to add administrative offices and team member facilities while building out manufacturing, shipping and receiving, and inventory holding spaces. The Roseville, California company began as a gutter cleaning business in 1996 and incorporated in 2000 as a gutter systems manufacturer.
”At its core, Gutterglove is about people. We operate behind this philosophy that ‘What Matters to You Matters to Us.’ It drives all of our interactions with our customers, partners, and team members, and we’re excited to bring this philosophy to Tennessee. Our new team members there will make it even easier for us to fulfill our purpose to ‘Guard What Matters Most’; keep our promise to ‘Do It Right. Do It Once’; and achieve our vision to ‘Guard Every Gutter on Every Home in North America.’” – Matt Smith, CEO, Gutterglove
Gutterglove serves consumers through major retailers and professional installers. Its DIY product is available across the country from retailers including Costco, Sam’s Club, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Amazon and Walmart. The company’s contractor-grade product can be installed by any of the professionals participating in Gutterglove’s proprietary DoneRight program, which supports a vast network of local installers around the nation and connects them with interested homeowners.
Editor's Note: The Associated Press contributed to this article.