Our founder Bud Shutts, invented and patented the “Original SNO-RAKE” over 30 years ago! As a Northern Indiana car salesman, Bud spent more time cleaning the snow off cars than selling them. Over the years he spent summers figuring out the easiest and quickest way to remove the snow without scratching his vehicles. Little did he know his efforts would end up creating a family enterprise now managed by his children. The SNORAKE is still a “One of a Kind “ design making it the Ultimate Snow Removal Tool. Shuttsco’s specially developed Orange Foam will not scratch your vehicles finish and with our commercial/heavy duty design, will last practically forever! Shuttsco tested every material imaginable for the rake head, multiple wood and aluminum types of handles and numerous types of cores until we found the best. Our competitors versions consist of a hallow plastic core and plastic tipped poles making them prone to stripping and breaking. All of our handles are finished wood or telescoping aluminum to prevent blistering and slivers, then tipped with metal threads that screw into the solid oak core; allowing it to hold up to the heaviest of snow loads. All of SHUTTSCO, INC., materials are Made in the U.S.A. Our company is an E.O.E. and supports the hiring of disabled and military veterans.