The Story Behind the GutsterBy Marvin Windows
This is a great product and a wonderful story.
James and Wayne Yoson, two contractor brothers from Middlesex, N.J., created the Gutster, a demolition bar that they claim is the best demo tool on the market.
And who are we to argue — especially since the DIY Network named it “Coolest Tool of 2009″?
This is American ingenuity at its best. The brothers simply decided that the old crowbars and pry bars they were using could be improved on, and they proceeded to do just that, creating an entirely new tool. They hand-built 15 prototypes. “When somebody stole mine, I thought I might have something good,” said Wayne with a laugh.
Ten workers using Gutsters recently tore down an entire house in one hour. The Gutster stirs that old masculine desire to go out and destroy stuff!
Despite having created this great tool, the Yoson brothers haven’t sold enough of them to retire from the contracting business yet.
“We’re not sales guys, we’re carpenters,” Wayne said. “If I was a sales guy, I could sell a million.”