Color Guard Inc. was founded in 1989 in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin by three brothers - Tom, Jim and Robert Schnettler - who owned the Poly Vinyl Co., Inc., a custom extrusion company in business since 1962. Poly Vinyl Co. produces OEM extrusions for a variety of industries throughout the United States and abroad.
During its inception, Color Guard extruded post and rail fencing and distributed its products throughout various channels of distribution. As the business grew, Color Guard added several designs of residential fencing along with vinyl lawn and garden products.
In the late 1990's, vinyl porch and deck railing was added to enhance the product offering. Distributed through building material wholesalers, Color Guard grew to servicing more than 25 states, primarily east of the Mississippi River. Over time, both the post and rail fence, and lawn and garden product lines, were discontinued as distribution channels changed.
Today, Color Guard Inc. is a premier, vertically integrated supplier of porch and deck rail systems sold through various distribution channels. The addition of PVC load bearing porch posts and post wrap has completed the breadth of the product line.
Color Guard manufactures all of its own products from start to finish. We extrude our own component parts, machine and package them, in our ISO-9002 certified facility. We have total control in making quality, code tested and certified porch and deck railing, and are proud to say we are Made in the USA.
Excellent delivery combined with product testing to meet the most stringent industry demands (AC-174), have propelled Color Guard into one of the leading suppliers of vinyl railing products in the United States.