We are a family owned business and take great pride in our work we are extremely competitive in pricing while were not the biggest boys on the block. ( Although we are a close 2nd ) we use professional grade everything ! The big box stores are nice for your DIY painting projects etc. but not for something like Gutters that you want to last for years and years. The gutter material at the big box stores and some contractors out there is thin !! The material we use is a night and day difference. We use 27 & 32 gauge depending on the size of the gutters. Sometimes even thicker.
Update -as of August 2021 - we are also doing full roof replacements. We've done them for friends and family for a few years but just opened a new division - dedicated to only roofs. We can work with your insurance company to save your deductible.
Who's really doing your job ?
A lot of siding and exterior companies do not do their own Gutters or roofs - they sub it all out. As a rule - if the word gutter is not in their company name - odds are you're getting a unknown sub contractor. We get calls once a week from those companies asking if we will remove our company logos from our trucks and trailers and pretend to be them doing the job. That’s not our style - So we refuse their jobs. If they can’t be honest with their clients we don’t want to be in business with him. Honesty and integrity go along way in 3 Brothers Gutters management style and business model.
We offer an end-to-end client experience that includes seamless communication, as well as seamless Gutters. We show up as scheduled, and are available 24 hours - 7 days a week via telephone, text, or email.
A few years back the middle brother (Kyle) worked at the largest gutter company in the St. Louis region and was a member of the local 36 sheet-metal union.
The oldest brother (Chad) was off in the carpentry world building houses while the youngest brother (Bret) was off at Boot Camp.
National guard and don’t forget to ask about military discount
After basic / boot camp was over the older brother got the younger brother into the carpentry world when he was not out of town on drills.
( Still following us ? were almost done... )
The brothers dad (Don) has owned and still does a commercial contracting consulting firm for over 25 years or so. He was looking at investing into some type of company/industry other than just consulting. He wanted to actually build/create something. He also always had friends and family calling him to see if his middle son could fix repair or replace their gutters. The middle son was extremely experienced in the gutter world but he didn't have all the physical tools of the trade so to speak. Mainly a gutter machine. No one in St. Louis or the entire Midwest rents them. Sure you can rent a tractor the size of a house or a Concrete pounding jack hammer but not a gutter machine!
This got the Dad to thinking - buy a gutter machine and rent it out plus when those aforementioned friends and family call for his middle son to fix or replace their gutter - he can go take care of it
Then he got to thinking a little more and asked himself what’s the most important thing to you ? What matters more then anything... His answer was a simple "FAMILY." And then he thought who better to invest in then your own family and so he did and 3 Brothers Gutters was born.
So when the brothers show up to a job site know a few things - 1 yes they are actually brothers and 2 they will treat your home as if it’s their own.
Ps. ( Updated 2021 ) To this day we never have rented the initial gutter machine. We have since added a few more machines but still never rented one. We've been busy from day 1 and grown into the highest rated gutter company in the entire region . We are still not the biggest nor do we want to be but we are a close 2nd. We literally treat each customer they way we want to be treated - Its that simple ! Google us. Our clients can tell you more about us then we can. 3BG MGNT
Actual Pics from a customer last week. He went with another company as we were $150 higher on our bid....... but then called 3BG to fix it. He left us a 5 star review after we were done.
I wont mention the name of the company but - They missed places while sealing, They didn't crimp the end caps. They put the downspout outlet on the outside of the gutter. This is actual pictures of a job we were $150.00 higher on the bid. They didn't install any hangers correctly. The installer clearly knew zero about hanging Gutters. They were all pitched wrong, meaning the water was flowing AWAY from the downspouts.
The customer called us to "FIX" it. It was to bad of a job and we couldn't fix it. We had to redo 90% of the home. If he would've chose us to begin with - that bid that we were 150.00 higher on - would've saved him over $2,000. Again, "The Bitterness of Poor Quality Remains Long After the Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten” Do you research, google online reviews, ask around. Not all gutter companies are created equal. There are other great local companies as well - but the company that did this one - was not one of them !
Stay safe out there... 3BG Staff
The key to leaf guards is to find what will keep the debris out but let ACTUAL water into the gutter. All the Flyers you get in the mail and infomercials on tv are smoke and mirrors. Not all leaf guards are created equal.
The " NEVER CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS AGAIN" Crowd as we call them.. They do not let anything into your gutters INCLUDING water... Which is the whole point of a gutter system.
Not to mention they are the highest price guard on the market yet the least effective. Yes you read that right.... HIGHEST PRICE LEAFGUARDS = LOWEST QUALITY LEAFGUARDS... ask any gutter install company and they will tell you the same thing.
These companies employee high pressure sales teams but the truth is - you can get cost effective leaf guard installed at a fraction their cost. ( granted i'm not talking about the big box store plastics ones - these tend to do more damage then good )
Every home is different and the roof and trees surrounding your home will determine what style will work best for your home. Consult a professional gutter company that offers SEVERAL STYLES - not a leaf guard manufacturer... they will tell you their product is the best etc. because they want to sell you overpriced garbage.
There is not 1 product that fits all in the leaf guard market - if someone tells you otherwise - RUN... If a salesperson pressures you to Sign today or the price goes up - Run... Never be pressured into any home improvement project.
Also prior to any home improvement project -including LEAF GUARD - do some research ! If the company or product does not have an online presence -pick another firm/product.
Its 2021 - someone somewhere has used the product or company in the past. In closing - leaf guards do work when its the right leaf guard for your home and installed properly by the right honest company. 3BG Staff
Do you do your research before hiring a contractor ? ( be it gutters , roofing , plumbing , concrete , decks etc ) Online , references etc.
I’m blown away by how many people give large deposits to companies - only to get burned.
I own a gutter / roofing company in stl. I also just finished a full make over on my own house for all trades. So even though I’m in the Gutter& Roofing business I’m still experienced with dealing with all the trades.
1. Google them - if they don’t have a online presence somewhere - then “Find another company”
Granted some old school companies won’t - but a old school company will have plenty of references and someone they did work for will usually of said something about them online somewhere.
Also just because somebody has a five star rating check the number of reviews if they only have two it could be a husband or wife or friend that left them the two reviews. Generally speaking once a company reaches 25 or more reviews online they’re going to be legit past customer real reviews. ( WE HAVE OVER 200 )
If you’ve had a positive experience with a contractor in a different trade and you trust them you can call them and ask who do they know for whatever other project you need. We refer companies all the time and I would never refer a company that wouldn’t do a great job for someone.
2 Deposits - deposits are to offset start up material cost - not pay for the whole job. If a contractor isn’t financially stable enough to cover at least some of their cost - “Find another company “. Certain Types of projects will require larger deposits then other ones/most of them will not require a large excessive deposit.
3. Price - If they are 3k cheaper then anyone else - roll the dice or “Find another company”. If they are that much cheaper there’s a reason they are either not insured using a subpar material or something is different. Wait, let me re word that - DONT ROLL THE DICE- DO FIND ANOTHER COMPANY.
Also just because somebody says they’re insured does not mean they actually are. A lot of shady contractors will buy a policy and then cancel it after one month so they still have their certificate of insurance which looks like it’s valid for a year but if you were to call the actual insurance company they will say / no - not insured. Insurance is extremely expensive if somebody’s $3000 less on a project that might be the reason because they’re not having to pay for insurance.
The majority of reputable professional firms are going to be within reason - pretty close in price. If someone is extremely high or extremely low there’s a reason. And if they’re on the high side you could always ask them while why are you so high maybe there is a legitimate reason.
4 Call the right type - you would never call A1 plumbing to fix your furnace. What I mean by that is generally speaking if the trade they do is not in their company name they probably don’t actually do it they just sub contract it out. For example A1 plumbing I’m pretty sure they do plumbing. A1 HVAC pretty sure they work on furnaces. 3 Brothers Gutters obviously we do gutters. Have you ever seen a fancy jacked up pick up truck that’s wrapped in about a $5000 decal - Sure they have a fancy truck but sometimes they don’t even actually own a toolbelt because they just sub contract 100% of everything out. ( Go direct and save ) That’s not always the case but generally speaking if the word of the service you need is not in their company name find another company that it is.
5 Customer Service - if there is a problem - how do they handle it. How a company handles a project that has a problem after the fact says a lot about the company also. Again check the reviews - a good company can have a few bad reviews - see how the company replies to the bad review - sometimes - its a good company and a bad customer. Usually you can tell buy reading it.
If youre like me - i read the bad reviews 1st....
Check out a Group on Facebook called "Deals Gone Bad" - Some of the stories will floor you...
I know people will still get scammed / burned out of alot of money from time to time - but these simple pre job rules - will eliminate a lot of them !! Do your home work - there are Unfortunately - a lot of shady contractors out there. In closing - Google, Facebook, etc... is your friend when looking for a good contractor.
Stay safe !
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