Ray Guidry, owner and president of Percy Guidry Companies, has died at his home in Lafayette surrounded by his family. He was 71 years old.
The only child of its founder, Percy Guidry, Ray Guidry helped to build the small welding shop into the two major divisions it is today, Percy Guidry Manufacturing and Percy Guidry's Hearth & Patio.
Ray designed and welded the first Cajun Grill for his father, Percy Guidry, for Father's Day in 1958. Today Ray's design is manufactured at Percy Guidry Manufacturing in Lafayette and is sold all over the world.