Company History

About Lessards

Lessards Gutters started in Granbury, TX in 1979 with Rodger Lessard as the original owner. In the 1990s, Charles Gallagher, who lived in west Texas, decided to move and purchase Lessards Gutters. His decision was motivated by his elderly parents who needed assistance and in poor health. Charles had two sons that he started training at age 12. His eldest son Chaz, continued to work for him every summer until he graduated Texas A&M. Chaz continued to install gutters on the weekends in addition to his career as an Environmental Engineer, and eventually left his corporate job and started his own gutter company, Lessards Gutters II, LLC that services the New Braunfels and San Antonio, TX areas.

Executive Biographies

Erin Gallagher

Billing and Scheduling Coordinator

Erin Gallagher grew up in the small east Texas town of Marshall, TX. She left east Texas to attend Texas A&M in College Station and pursue a degree in Communications with a minor in Business. After graduating, Erin moved to New Braunfels, TX to begin her career at Wisenbaker Builder Services. For 7 years she worked as an account manager for Wisenbaker in the Central Texas Division. After the birth of her first son, she left Wisenbaker to pursue a part time job at Lessards Gutters. As Lessards Gutters has grown over the years, she now works full time managing the scheduling and billing department. Erin enjoys spending time with her two beautiful boys and best friend, her husband. She is a huge foodie and loves trying new restaurants around town. She and her family also love taking advantage of all the beautiful parks, rivers, and lakes that are located in the Hill Country.

Chaz Gallagher

President/ Operations Director

Chaz Gallagher was originally born in New Braunfels, but grew up in Granbury, TX where he began learning the gutter trade at 12 years of age. Working every summer for his father, he eventually began leading his own crew at age 16. After graduating high school, he left to attend Texas A&M of College Station, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Bioenvironmental Science. After graduating, Chaz began his career at Alamo Cement located in North San Antonio as their Environmental Engineer. Chaz started his family and begin to establish roots in the New Braunfels community over the years. After 10 years with Alamo Cement, Chaz begin to grow tired of the corporate life. So, he decided to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams, and with God’s help, opened up Lessard’s Gutters II in New Braunfels, TX. Chaz loves saltwater fishing, and vacationing at the coast. He also enjoys spending time with his two young boys and amazing wife. He feels blessed to live in such a wonderful part of the world.

Randy Benson

Estimating & Project Manager

A native of Chicago, Randy moved to South Texas in 2005 and has called New Braunfels his home ever since. He worked for Lessards part-time from 2014-2016 and then came on board full-time in the Spring of 2017. Having measured over 4,000 homes now, Randy proudly refers to himself as a gutter expert! Randy prioritizes his faith and his family, serving in his local church and loving his wife & three kids.

Nicole Purdum

Office Administrator

Nicole grew up right here in New Braunfels, TX. She graduated from Texas State University in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. Nicole has been with Lessards since February of 2021. Prior to that, she worked in apartment staffing for 3.5 years and restaurant management for 4 years. Nicole married her high school sweetheart, Justin, in 2017. Together they have planted their roots in New Braunfels and look forward to raising their family in the town where they grew up. In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending quality time with her husband, son, and their 3 dogs. She loves being with friends and family and won’t pass up an opportunity to soak up some fresh air!