Hi, I’m Andy!
...a retired naval officer and engineer.
I’m the creator of Gutterpy. I’m also an entrepreneur and a guy who couldn’t hack it as a retired naval officer.
I used to own a tailgate equipment rental company and got tired of fixing cheap retail canopies damaged by wind and rain. I had witnessed so many canopies collapse on people I felt it was time to fix the problem, so I created Gutterpy.
I believed I could solve this frustrating problem by building a better canopy but it had to be made of stronger fabric and the frame had to be well-designed and made of sturdier material. Finally, I would have to integrate a built-in gutter system into the canopy just like gutters on a house.
I’m a serious tinker-er.
So, I got to tinkering! After watching a few YouTube videos, teaching myself to sew, experimenting with different fabrics, and testing countless versions, I finally settled on a design. Months later with a soaring water bill and cracked hands I finally completed Gutterpy.
The Gutterpy was born.