Del Thebaud Sr. of Gutter Helmet® by Harry Helmet™ Wins Baltimore SmartCEO’s Family Business Award

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Del Thebaud Sr. of Gutter Helmet® by Harry Helmet™ wins Baltimore SmartCEO’s Circle of Excellence Family Award

Our employees understand that if one suffers, the entire system suffers.

Del Thebaud Sr., owner and President of Gutter Helmet® by Harry Helmet™, recently won the Family Business award from Baltimore SmartCEO. Thebaud was selected among 4 finalists in the Family Business category, all of whom are individuals that have demonstrated excellence in their respective industries. Across all categories there were 29 finalists who collectively generate more than $1 billion in annual revenue and employ 6,129 individuals in Greater Baltimore.

Thebaud founded Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet in 1981 in Millersville, MD with a staff of five and has since grown to a staff of more than 70 full-time employees, serving over 100,000 residents in nine states. Before Thebaud brings on family members, he insists that they must meet two initial qualifications: First, they must have a strong desire to work for Gutter Helmet, and second, it’s essential that they have outside experience and expertise so they can bring value to the business. Family member or not, he teaches all of his employees how to handle the delicate balance between quality and service: “Our employees understand that if one suffers, the entire system suffers,” Thebaud says. He puts a premium value on customer service and is proud to display the company’s A rating from the Better Business Bureau. View Del Thebaud’s SmartCEO profile:

Thebaud was selected as a winner from an independent committee of local business leaders who selects 30 finalists on average each year, from which 10 winners are chosen based on the quality of nominations submitted in their respective category including: Construction, Family Business, Food/Beverage, Government Contracting, Healthcare, Marketing/PR, Minority-owned, Nonprofit, Real Estate and Technology. Finalists were profiled in the November/December issue ( of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards reception in November. “The Circle of Excellence finalists are shaping the future of Baltimore’s business community, and ensuring the sustainability, safety and efficiency of our community for years to come,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events. “We proudly recognize their success and contributions, and believe that their impacts will make a difference for customers and clients across the nation.”

About SmartCEO
SmartCEO’s Circle of Excellence honors leaders who have successfully taken their companies to the forefront of their industries. SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources.

About Gutter Helmet® by Harry Helmet™
Established in 1981 and headquartered in Millersville, MD, Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet is the largest manufacturer certified installer of the revolutionary Gutter Helmet gutter protection system. Family-owned and operated, Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet also offers Helmet Heat®, seamless gutter installation, replacement roofing, retractable awnings, and other related exterior home improvement products. Harry Helmet serves over 100,000 customers located in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Western Washington, and the District of Columbia. Visit for more information on our products.

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1121 Benfield Blvd., Suite S., Millersville, MD 21108

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