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Beno J. Gundlach Company, named after its founder, was established in Belleville, Illinois in 1927. Beno's brother, Bill, worked as a sales representative for the Johns Manville Corporation, a company responsible for introducing a new type of roofing shingle to the U.S. market. At the request of his brother, Beno designed a manually operated cutter for roofing shingles. The cutter received a U.S. Patent and was produced in a small building located in Belleville until the early 1930's.

Also in the early 1930's asphalt floor tiles were introduced to the U.S. market. Several asphalt tile manufacturers asked Beno to modify his shingle cutter to accommodate this new tile format. This event marked Beno J. Gundlach Company’s emergence as a manufacturer of floor covering installation tools.

Since 1927, Beno J. Gundlach Company has been committed to providing quality flooring installation products. In addition to the products we manufacture, we have strategically partnered with companies whose philosophy and quality is consistent with ours. We seek out and develop products that are innovative and add value to the industries we serve.

Beno J. Gundlach Company remains a closely held family business. Our products are marketed globally to the tile, stone, floor covering and plastic laminate industries through our distributor network. We are committed to our distribution partners and floor covering installers who realize quality work begins with quality tools.