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Brent Gerken, President
The Gerken Companies

Our success is rooted in a commitment to integrity, the relentless drive to earn customer trust, and an ongoing demonstration of our core values.

Since our beginning, Gerken has worked to successfully build and improve infrastructure throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Gerken companies have continuously evolved to handle advances in technology, workforce needs, and industry regulations. Our track record demonstrates a unique ability to respond to any challenge.

Our dedicated workforce includes more than 500 men and women committed to providing quality construction and responsive customer service. Working with Gerken means having access to various support companies, which makes projects more efficient and cost-effective. Not surprisingly, we build lasting partnerships with our clients.



As a multi-generation family business, acting with integrity has always been the cornerstone of our company. Doing what’s right might stall growth, but we’ll always stand by our work, our products, and our word.


We focus on safety because everyone at Gerken is family. And everyone wants to keep their families safe. We continually improve our safety programs to meet and exceed industry standards.

Shared Success

We endeavor to help others succeed by providing customers with excellent service, quality work, and technical expertise and offering rewarding and stable livelihoods to our employees and their families.

Professional Development

We believe in empowering, training, and trusting our team members. We foster an atmosphere that makes individuals feel part of something steady and stable, with plenty of room to grow.

Community Support

We do more than work in the communities our companies serve; we live here, too. We promote community involvement and environmental awareness while supporting local organizations that improve the world.


Gerken is a proud member of the following organizations. The professional development, networking, and educational opportunities these memberships provide strengthen our company, team, and ability to deliver exceptional customer service.

If you’re looking for a project partner dedicated to continuous improvement and strong relationships, contact us and request a quote today.



I came here nearly three decades ago looking for a job change. Wonderful coworkers, long-standing customer relationships, and company stability are why I’ve stayed.

Dwayne PalmerOperations Manager

At Gerken, there is always something to learn. So I can put my education to use and continue growing and learning every day.

Mallori WeigelAccounting Manager

People here have a unique willingness to tackle tough jobs—and a desire to be the market leader.

Stan RadabaughVP of Concrete Operations

I like that we have many different operations in various communities, yet we are all part of the same company.

Hannah MontanaHuman Resources Manager

We set the bar higher each time we exceed customer expectations on difficult jobs. It keeps clients coming back, asking whether we can do more.

Andrew MarihughQuality Control Manager