About Us

About KWM Gutterman

KWM’s Founder

In the early 1960s Karl W. Minor, Sr. was a self-employed roofing, siding, and gutter contractor. He purchased the first continuous gutter forming machine in his area and became very skilled in adjusting and repairing the machines. With an unparalleled reputation, he traveled across the country servicing all types of roll forming equipment. By the late 1970s, Karl chose to use his expansive knowledge to manufacture his own line of gutter machines. KWM Gutterman, Inc. was established in 1983, and the company has consistently grown and expanded since that time. Karl passed away in December 2012. His expertise, spirit, and work ethic will continue to live on at KWM, and in the minds and hearts of all who knew him.

The Tradition Continues

Building the highest quality gutter machines is in the DNA of the Minor family! Karl has passed down his knowledge to sons, Keith and Ken, who oversee the company’s daily operations. They are masterful in manufacturing KWM’s Ironman and Panther gutter machines, and nationally recognized as experts in adjusting and repairing all types of roll forming equipment. KWM’s entire product line is manufactured at its 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, 45-miles southwest of Chicago. Adhering to its family values, integrity, and a particularly home-grown way of doing business has made KWM the largest manufacturer and #1 seller of gutter machines in the USA. But the company’s reach is quite global. KWM gutter machines are sold in five continents—North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

KWM Staff

Keith Minor, Sr

Chief Operating Officer

Kenneth W. Minor, Sr

Chief Financial Officer

Keith Minor, Jr

Vice President

Kenneth W. Minor, Jr

Director of Human Resources

Nathan Minor

Service Technician

Kendyl Lincoln

Director of Finance

Jeff Gallup

Sales Manager

Jeff Graham

Lead Designer

Larry Lucas

Plant Manager / Service Technician

Jon Mahoney

Production Supervisor / Service Technician

Mike Marquez

MRP Operations / CNC

Dan Polito

Procurement Manager

Brandon S

Brandon Schlegel

MRP Operations / Weld and Fab

Max Tucker

Mechanical Engineer

Mike P

Mike Pullman

Sales Representative

Liam F

Liam Flanigan

Logistics Coordinator


Take A Look Around Our Plant

KWM’s entire product line is manufactured at its 80,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, 45-miles southwest of Chicago