About Us

Jill and Bob have over 60 years of professional experience and are dedicated to superior customer service to complement our Seamless Gutter, Gutter Helmet®, Heat Cable, and Snow Retention product offerings. Our service level is expected to complement our superior products in all facets of the transaction; from consumer education, sale, installation and any required support. We know quality service when we see it and will leverage our collective professional experience to bring our very best to you and your home.


While at first glance it may seem all gutter is the same, we believe that Southwest Water & Ice Solutions combines the best materials, installation experience in our area and best in class service (before, during and after installation) that provide the best gutter value here in our neck of the woods. For nearly 20 years, Southwest Water & Ice Solutions has been the trusted installer of gutter systems and related products in Southwestern Colorado. We proudly serve homeowners in the following areas:



Offering the best time tested materials, selected carefully to perform optimally in the climate we experience in Durango and the 4 Corners region. Be sure to ask about our gutter coil, brackets and other design elements that make us the choice of many leading Durango builders.


Leveraging nearly 20 years of installation experience in the 4 Corners and Durango with knowledge of how our unique weather impacts gutter systems.


Being a stable part of our community. We’ll be here when you need us. No here today, gone tomorrow for Southwest Water & Ice Solutions.



Being fully insured with General Liability, Auto Liability and Workers Compensation coverages to protect our clients and team members. Our insurance certification page is available upon request.


Being fully licensed and registered by the City of Durango and State of Colorado as recognized businesses in these jurisdictions.


No matter what products you choose from Southwest Water & Ice Solutions, they will be installed by time tested professionals boasting years of experience. As the recipient of a stellar A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, we always strive to provide exemplary customer service.


Our Team




Bob was a corporate CPA for 30 years who desired to run a high performing business of his own in “retirement”. Bob has owned and operated Southwest Gutter, and now SWIS, since 2017 and is proud of the team we’ve built to solve your water and ice issues at your roofline.



Katie manages our office and does an outstanding job offering our clients quality service from the first connection to completed project and beyond! As our SWIS quarterback for several years, she keeps us in line and focused on the tasks at hand and even knows the right time to call an audible! Katie loves riding ATV’s and being active while exploring our area. Katie is a focused mom and wife for the men in her life and loves spending time with her extended family!



Cam is a versatile member of our team who installs all products we offer and currently performs much of our service work. As a result, he excels at being resourceful as he solves some of our most challenging issues. Cam is a former wildland firefighter and electrician’s apprentice. Cam loves spending time with his family and their two dogs!




Britton is one of our leading Sales Representatives. He has a strong background in sales and customer service, among many other skills. He is an integral part of our sales force, and we are glad to have him be a part of the SWIS family. Britton grew up in Pagosa springs and moved to Durango about 8 years ago. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, disc golf and camping when his time allows.



Kee is our lead Gutter Helmet installer. He has worked in the construction field for 20+ years. With his ray of knowledge and friendly demeanor, our clients are in good hands when Kee is on the job. When not representing SWIS, Kee enjoys hiking, camping, tubing the river, and all and everything this natural preserve we call home has to offer. He is happily married and a father to his son.



Don is our dedicated shop and fleet manager. In addition, he plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations at SWIS, even dabbling in IT support. He also oversees the safety of our team. Needless to say, he has many talents and this growing business plans to leverage them all! Prior to joining the team, Don worked with various construction contractors, with key knowledge of the roofing industry. Don spends his spare time hiking, climbing, traveling and other activities which nurture his yearning for challenge and enjoyment of the area we get to call home.



Ethan is a proud technician of the SWIS installation crew. He has an exceptional work ethic, excellent critical thinking skills, and a mechanically inclined mindset. When not playing an important role of the SWIS life, he enjoys studying theology, health and nutrition, and personal finance. Ethan grew up in the 4 corners region and is happy to call this delightful place his home.



Ashley is our friendly voice on the phone when you call SWIS. As a life-long resident of our service area, she can efficiently help you book your onsite estimate or facilitate resolution of issues that may arise. Our customers love her positive, can-do personality and we are blessed to have her on the SWIS Team. Ashley also performs various administrative tasks to ensure our client experience is top notch.  Ashley resides in Bayfield with her husband and is a loving mom of two children.  She enjoys crafting, working on home projects, and tending to her many house plants.”



Ty is a knowledgeable part-time technician of the SWIS installation crew. He is a firefighter and EMT at Los Pinos FD, therefore we are grateful that he allocates part of this time to the SWIS vision. Serving the public in more ways than one, we are proud of all he does for our community and our home. When not working, Ty enjoys skiing, camping, and spending time with his dog in the great outdoors.


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“We are very pleased with our new gutters and Gutter Helmet®. The estimation process was very easy and fast. We received an estimate quickly after Bob looked at our space. Install happened very soon after we accepted Bob's proposal. Aaron and Hunter, the installers, were fantastic! They were on time, very polite, helpful, efficient, clean and knowledgeable. Highly recommend Southwest Water & Ice Solutions and we are so grateful for a wonderful install team. ”

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