Matt Kaulig Wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year

EY has announced Matt Kaulig a winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Kaulig is the owner and president of LeafFilter North, LLC, an international home improvement company. The company has received recognition for its superior product, great work environment, and its outstanding leader.

Kaulig has propelled the company from one small office in Hudson, OH to the largest gutter protection company in North America over the last 12 years. He’s had such confidence in the potential of gutter protection, alone, that it’s remained his sole focus, despite other brands in the industry branching off into other areas of home improvement. This hard work and dedication has laid the foundation for success.

“I am so humbled to have received this award,” says Kaulig. “I’m so proud of all we’ve achieved as a company; it’s truly a team effort. I consider it a privilege to be able to lead our team to success. We’ve worked together to meet the needs of homeowners and keep them safe, which is incredibly satisfying.”

The individuals who were candidates for the accolade are leaders in talent, innovation, and discipline. They all have an eye for talent, and know how to lead their team to new heights. So what sets Kaulig apart from the rest? Countless traits made Kaulig the outstanding candidate for the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Determination, adaptation, passion, and vision, among others.

“We have big things planned for LeafFilter, and this truly inspires me to continue down our path of growing this company and redefining the industry as a whole,” Kaulig says of his plans for the future. “It is such an honor to be recognized by this award, but it certainly doesn’t mean I’ve reached my limits as a leader. We’re aiming for unimaginable success, and I’m confident that we have the talent, drive, and following to get us there. I’m looking forward to rising to the challenge!”

The entire LeafFilter team is proud to work with Kaulig, and is thrilled that entities outside of the company have recognized him for what they’ve known all along. The LeafFilter team is behind his vision 100% because, with an exceptional leader, the sky really is the limit.

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Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Northeast Ohio, sponsors also include PNC Bank, Smart Business, Howard & O’Brien Executive Search, Oswald Companies and Alliance Solutions Group.

About LeafFilter and LeafFilter North, LLC

Headquartered in Hudson, OH, LeafFilter™ has been rated the #1 professionally installed gutter protection system on the market. LeafFilter’s™ patented, branded system protects homes from the damages of clogged gutters, including foundation damage, structural issues, and other water-related problems. LeafFilter™ is the leading gutter protection company in North America, providing customer support throughout the entire sales and installation process. LeafFilter™ currently serves regions in 35 states through 40 office locations across the United States and Canada and has installed over 27 million feet of gutter protection product to date. Learn more about LeafFilter™ and its solutions at

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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