What to Expect at Gutter-Con 2024

Industry News & Information
Rick Zand|February 7, 2024

The third annual Gutter-Con runs from February 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida.  The event includes speakers, special events, panel discussions, and more, ranging from managing employees to sales and marketing and overcoming obstacles. Learn everything you need to know to build a successful gutter business or bring yours to the next level! It’s also an opportunity to socialize and network with other contractors, business owners, and industry leaders.  In addition, Gutter-Con offers special paid events like Top Golf and axe throwing!

New Tech Machinery  (NTM) will exhibit at the event as at the first Gutter-Con in 2022. For over 30 years, NTM has been building the highest quality rollforming machines on the market. Visitors can learn more about NTM’s Mach II Seamless Gutter and BG7 Box Gutter Machines, and find out what’s in store in 2024.

“NTM is very excited about going to Gutter-Con this year and getting the opportunity to meeting lots of new people,” says Thomas Campbell, NTM’s Gutter Machine representative who will be attending the event as an exhibitor.  “We are expecting a great and successful year, especially in regard to our awesome NTM Mach II Gutter Machines. I invite everyone to stop by our booth and meet us during the show.”

Gutter Con 2022 sign
The first Gutter-Con in Denver, Colorado

How Gutter-Con Started

Gutter-Con started out during the pandemic, when gutter business owner Bren VanderZwaag, owner of Metro Gutter & Home Services in Nova Scotia, made an internet search for gutter conferences. While finding plenty of roofing expos and events around the country, nothing came up for gutter businesses.

VanderZwaag decided to start his own, and his first call was to New Tech Machinery. Following the initial contact with New Tech, VanderZwaag travelled to Denver and met with NTM Vice President Terry McGuire. The first conference took place in Colorado, where participants also toured the NTM plant.

“Gutter-Con has brought gutter contractors together from all over North America,” says VanderZwaag. “It’s a great opportunity for gutter businesses, whether they’re just starting out or looking to make their operations run more efficiently.”

The conference has grown from just under 100 participants in the inaugural year, 2022, to around 300 in 2024. While most participants are small gutter business owners running 1-3 trucks, those with large operations generating well over $1 million per year in revenue also attend.

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Gutter-Con Event Highlights

Below are a few highlighted events. A full schedule can be viewed here.

Thursday, February 15

Gutter Launch (paid event)

Description: “This is a full-day event where Colin will be giving away many of the exact gutter frame-works that he uses in his nationwide company every day. Along with Colin there will be other guest speakers and a lunch provided.”

Friday, February 16

The 3 Keys to Top Performance

Presenter: Howard Partridge, Zig Ziglar’s exclusive small business coach

Description: “Ziglar impacted a quarter of a billion lives on the planet. His philosophy changed lives. In this presentation Howard will share 3 keys of top performance according to the legend Zig Ziglar.”

Overdelivering Without Overwhelming

Presenter: Colin DeHaan

Description: “All the minute changes that lead to making millions of raving fans for your company. Learn how the majority are simple automations or take less than 5 minutes from the time a contract is signed to final payment made.”

Admin Bootcamp (paid event)

Presenter: Tina Hart, CFO of Idaho Custom Rain Gutters

Description: “In this workshop we will discuss the key pillars to success and how to climb that (gutter) ladder to get there. This workshop is specifically designed to help propel your business in 2024. We will discuss tangible action items that you can implement easily and immediately when you return to your business!”

Gutter con exhibit for New Tech Machinery showing a gutter machine.

Saturday, February 17

Keeping it Simple

Presenter: Scott Milashus, Owner, Elite Gutters

Description: “Join in as Scott discusses his journey from being a Leaf Filter installer to a gutter company owner. He’ll discuss the systems he’s adopted in his business from the network of people he has met at past Gutter-Con events. He’ll cover everything from hiring to marketing and sales, and give real advice on what has worked for him and his team.”

Make YOU Famous—How to Stand Out from Your Competition

Presenter: Frank Heneghan, CEO, GutterApp

Description: “Frank Heneghan discusses branding and how to make your business stand out among seemingly endless competitors. Learn the tips and strategies to build a “FAMOUS” brand that is recognizable and memorable in your marketplace. Frank will use real-life examples and visual aids to bring this valuable lesson to life.”

Keynote Speaker: Michael E. Gerber, Author of The E Myth Revisited

Description: Inc. Magazine calls him “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru” – the entrepreneurial and small business thought leader who has impacted the lives of millions of small business owners and hundreds of thousands of companies worldwide over 40 years. Michael E Gerber is the author of the NY Times mega-bestseller, for two consecutive decades, “The E Myth Revisited,” and nine other worldwide best-selling E-Myth books concerning small business entrepreneurship, leadership, and management.”

Gutter-Con Registration

Advanced tickets are $749 each. Register here.

Paid events:

Gutter Launch Live Event

Description: “This is a full-day event where Colin will be giving away many of the exact gutter frame-works that he uses in his nationwide company every day. Along with other guest speakers and lunch provided.”

Cost: $149

Howard Partridge Full Day System Training

Description: “Howard will be teaching his Phenomenal Business Systems Course – the same system he used to build his company from the trunk of my car into a multi-million dollar company.”

Cost: $199

Tina Hart’s Admin Bootcamp

Description: “Tina will be going over the basics of what a company needs in place to grow to $1 million in revenue…and beyond! Walk away and put her forms & advice into action as soon as you get home.”
Cost: $99

VIP Top Golf

Description: “Top Golf Event Friday Evening from 7:00 – 10:00 – 2 drink tickets and BBQ Buffet included.”

Cost: $250

VIP Axe Throwing & Dinner Out

Description: “Shuttle bus (included) wil be taking us to Disney Springs where you will be treated to a fabulous dinner at The House of Blues. Dinner & drinks are included.”

Cost: $250

NTM is excited to participate again this year in Gutter-Con,” says NTM VP Terry McGuire, “We’ve been part of Gutter-Con since its inception. It’s an exciting time for the portable gutter machine industry, and the Gutter-Con event brings everyone together to learn more about the industry, ways to boost their businesses, and what’s new in gutter machines and products.”

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