Our Story

Who is Pluie?

Our Brand Promise is to use innovative technology and beautiful design to create the cleanest, most comfortable and convenient baby products on the market. We are here to advocate for all parents and caregivers whether they’re at home or on-the-go. We believe in elevating public restroom design for enhanced cleanliness and convenience while providing businesses with a solution to better serve their customers. 

Our Core Values
are about family
coming first.

Our Core Values
are about family
coming first.

Cleanliness, health and safety for everyone, everywhere

Cleanliness, health and safety for everyone, everywhere

Simplicity and convenience in products and service

Simplicity and convenience in products and service

Innovation, technology, and sleek designs for the betterment of children and families

Innovation, technology, and enhanced design for the betterment of children and families

Quality, dependability, and customer satisfaction

Quality, dependability, and customer satisfaction

Addie and Brittany Story

Our Story

The idea for Pluie stemmed from a difficult diaper changing experience when Founder, Addie Gundry, was out in public with her 10-month-old son in 2018. “I was out to lunch, and he had the dreaded diaper blowout,”says Gundry. “The men’s restroom didn’t have a changing station, and the one in the women’s restroom was dirty. I wanted something different and better for my baby, so I decided to make one!”

Addie joined forces with Co-Founder, Brittany Hizer, in 2020. Together, these two moms launched Pluie with the mission to #changethetable and provide a cleaner, more comfortable and convenient diaper changing experience for all babies, parents, and caregivers on-the-go.

Fast forward to 2024, Pluie Diaper Changing Tables can now be found in the public restrooms of restaurants, theme parks, airports, stadiums, and other public spaces across 35 states nationwide. This year, Pluie also launched the Pluie Pret Changing Mat, as a portable diaper changing solution for parents who don’t have access to a suitable changing table when on-the-go. 

ADDIE GUNDRY & BRITTANY HIZER
Pluie Founder & CEO
and Co-Founder & COO

Addie Gundry

Addie Gundry

Founder and CEO

Addie spent most of her career in the kitchen. She studied with Christian Etienne in a Michelin starred restaurant and honed her skills in kitchens in California and New York. She appeared on The Food Network, wrote for Martha Stewart Living, and designed food and beverage products at a Chicago innovation agency. Addie is the author of several cookbooks, making elegant recipes easy and approachable for any cook.

Three years ago, she had a son, and after that, a daughter. As a mom, Addie quickly realized how horrific public changing tables are so she put down her knives and left the kitchen! She founded Pluie and with the help of a talented team Addie set out to change the table.

Brittany Hizer

Brittany Hizer

Co-Founder and COO

Brittany designed premium treadmills, cross-trainers and exercise bikes found in health clubs and fitness centers around the world. After graduating from the renowned Kellogg School of Management, she pivoted from fitness to fishing and was the president of Crestliner.

She too never had a great public diaper changing experience while on-the-go with her young son. After leaving her successful career in the corporate world Brittany was introduced to Pluie founder Addie Gundry. The pair set out to change the table and make the public changing experience better for both children and caretakers.

Addie Gundry
Brittany Hizer

Addie Gundry

Founder and CEO

Addie spent most of her career in the kitchen. She studied with Christian Etienne in a Michelin starred restaurant and honed her skills in kitchens in California and New York. She appeared on The Food Network, wrote for Martha Stewart Living, and designed food and beverage products at a Chicago innovation agency. Addie is the author of several cookbooks, making elegant recipes easy and approachable for any cook.

Three years ago, she had a son, and after that, a daughter. As a mom, Addie quickly realized how horrific public changing tables are so she put down her knives and left the kitchen! She founded Pluie and with the help of a talented team Addie set out to change the table.

Brittany Hizer

Co-Founder and COO

Brittany designed premium treadmills, cross-trainers and exercise bikes found in health clubs and fitness centers around the world. After graduating from the Kellogg School of Management, she pivoted from fitness to fishing and was the president of Crestliner Boats.

She too never had a great public diaper changing experience while on-the-go with her young son. After leaving her successful career in the corporate world Brittany was introduced to Pluie founder Addie Gundry. The pair set out to change the table and make the public changing experience better for both children and caregivers.

THE IDEA

Addie had the idea for Pluie in 2018 while attempting to change her son’s diaper in a public restroom.

Design & Patent

Addie began designing and engineering, filed first utility patent and raised first round of funding.

Prototyping

Addie and Brittany met in early 2020 and began prototyping and commercialization efforts.

Research & testing

Performed consumer research and market validation while testing and finalizing certifications.

First installs

Installed pilot locations in 2021. Implemented design changes and transitioned manufacturing in 2022.

Today

Today, Pluie can be found in 32 states across various market segments, with numerous awards and recognitions.

Idea

Design
& Patent

Prototyping

Research
& testing

First installs

Today

The Pluie Beginning

Social Impact

“1 in 2 U.S families need diapers. For every Pluie sold we will donate diapers to those in need. Every baby deserves a clean place to be changed and a clean bottom.”  

ADDIE GUNDRY – FOUNDER & CEO

Pluie UV product

Babies Deserve Better

We are on a mission to #changethetable.

All babies deserve a comfortable and hygienic experience when being changed in a public setting. Let’s start this meaningful conversation, and together we can change the way we change our babies.

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