Roper washing machines are manufactured and produced by Whirlpool. The Whirlpool Corporation has a number of brand names under which it produces products.
Whirlpool advertises its Roper brand of appliances as its "workhorse" machines. These are meant to be machines that operate efficiently, with little maintenance and high durability. Other brands owned by the company have different brandings and are presented to appeal to different sets of customers than the Roper brand is. Whirlpool also produces items under the KitchenAid, Maytag and Amana names. Maytag was a separate company until 2006 when Whirlpool completed the acquisition of the company, along with all of its brands, such as Jenn-Air.