My name is Cory Collins. I live in Wrens, Georgia with my beautiful wife Jenny Kay. She and I were high school sweethearts and have been married for almost 12 years now.
We welcomed Kate, our first child, into the world in January 2021 and have been over the moon since. We are very active with Holding Forth the Word of Life Ministries. It is a local church that we both love and have been employed by in various roles since we started there 15 years ago.
My first experience with gutters came back in 2002 when my dad purchased an old 6″ Knudson machine and he started hanging gutters. I worked with him throughout high school until I went to college. I was a junior in college (2010) when I read the writing on the wall and decided that I didn’t want a degree. I just wanted to join the workforce and start working. I began working with my dad building homes. At that time, he had faded from the gutter business and the machine was sitting unused. In 2011, I pulled it out of storage and started installing gutters on the weekends with the referrals he would receive. In 2016, I started full-time and have been moving forward ever since. It has been a blessing to us and I couldn’t be happier with how everything has gone.
I first became aware of The Brothers that just do Gutters franchise back in 2018 and was intrigued. At that time, it was still me and a part-time helper installing daily, with me being the lead worker. I began following some of The Brothers that just do Gutters franchisees on Instagram. I have learned a lot over the last couple of years just by observing online and seeing the new (The Brothers that just do Gutters) franchisees start-up and grow. I now have 5 employees. I finally decided to at least reach out explore what it would look like if I were to join the Franchise. My business had grown to a certain level, but became stuck where it was. I feel like The Brothers really have it figured out. I spoke with Nathan, Ken, and Luke and began to seriously pursue joining the team. After visiting The Brothers that just do Gutters headquarters in upstate New York and meeting the rest of the team, I am pumped to open a franchise location in the Augusta market. We now have the tools and systems in place to help me and my growing team to scale up and provide five-star service to even more clients.
In 1999 Ken Parsons had just left the teaching industry and started his own gutter contractor company under the name Waterfall Seamless Gutters. In 2002 Ken’s younger brother, Ryan Parsons, accepted a job on the truck with Ken after the Graphic Design company he was working for crashed. In 2006 the Brothers briefly changed their name to Water-flow Gutter Solutions before finally becoming “The Brothers that just do Gutters” in 2009. The name we all know and love came from a radio ad the Brothers ran just a couple years prior to the change. Everyone who heard it liked it so much they thought it was the company name so Ken and Ryan stopped fighting it and adopted the name. With the name change came a few title changes as well. We decided we no longer wanted to be salesman, presidents or owners but rather Solutionists©, which embodied what we represent to our clients. Ken Parsons was re-entitled Senior Solutionist©, and Ryan Parsons became Chief Solutionist©.
Being in the gutter contractor business for over 15 years was an effort of adaptation and determination. We have been able to be successful for so long because we made our main focus the customer. The Brothers that just do Gutters offer a wide variety of installations, cleaning and repairs in a small niche industry of seamless rain gutters and leaf guards. We have been able to grow the reliability of our services and offer only the best products by focusing all our effort on gutter systems and guards.
Our mantra, “Reinventing Contractor Service™” is the phrase we live by in all areas of our business, every day. The story of The Brothers that just do Gutters began with hard work and a dream to be a community-loved contractor. We wanted to reinvent how clients experience contractor services and provide a level of customer service and reliability that was lacking in our industry.
Along the way, we had to learn to move at the speed of business and invent many new methods never before implemented in the contractor field. Meeting our goal of being a five-star contractor and reinventing contractor service meant focusing on every detail of the job. By creating a unique experience with the homeowner, investing in our employees, sourcing the best products, and creating training methods for publishing every review a homeowner made on our independent review services, we started to rise above the rest.