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We’re involved in supporting and strengthening our local communities.

At The Gerken Companies, we do more than work in the communities we serve. We live here, too. That’s why we’re passionate about supporting local organizations that help make our region a better place.

Our recent partnerships include Henry County Hospital, Ohio Contractors Association, Hopfinger Zimmerman Memorial Park & Dog Park, Toledo’s Historic South Initiative, and 4-H.


Constructor for a Day 2024

Constructor for a Day 2024

Annual event helps strengthen ties between area contractors and the future construction workers they hope to recruit.
Wauseon High School’s agriculture students

Wauseon High School Students Visit M&R Ready Mix

Wauseon High School’s agriculture students visited M&R Ready Mix, Inc. in Pettisville, Ohio.
Pettisville High School Presentation

Day of Learning For Pettisville High

M&R Ready Mix, Inc.’s Pettisville location hosts juniors and seniors from Pettisville High School.
Liberty Center High School Leadership Class students visiting The Gerken Companies

Liberty Center Leadership Class Visits Gerken

Liberty Center High School Leadership Class students visit The Gerken Companies for a tour and panel discussion.
Engineer for a Day 2024

Engineer for a Day at UT

Introducing high school students to the world of engineering.
Project Playhouse Mini Blitz

Project Playhouse Mini Blitz

Event benefits kids from Lucas County Children Services.
Hopfinger Zimmerman Memorial Park

Hopfinger Zimmerman Memorial Park

Area attraction is a popular destination for Port Clinton families.
Construction Road Crew

Revitalizing Toledo’s Historic South End

Gerken joins area OCA members in assisting Toledo’s Historic South Initiative.
Elevate and Explore Career Fair

Elevate and Explore Career Fair

Gerken attended the inaugural Elevate and Explore Career Fair held by Bryan City Schools and the Williams County Economic Development Corporation.
HBA Build My Future Day

Build My Future 2023

Gerken was on hand at HBA of Greater Toledo’s Build My Future at the Wood County Fairgrounds, speaking with students and providing an up-close look at our trucks.
Vantage Career Center Tour

Vantage Career Center Tour

Gerken and The Shelly Company partnered to provide Vantage Career Center high school students with facility tours.
Rich DiGeronimo Constructor for a Day

Constructor for a Day 2023

Gerken attended the 2023 Toledo Chapter of the Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) annual “Rich DiGeronimo Constructor for a Day” program.
SheDig 2023

SheDig 2023

Young women experience a day in the life of an Operating Engineer.
Kelly Aldrich, Superintendent with Hope Services (left), accepting the $6,600 donation from Brad Rittenhouse of M&R Ready Mix

M&R’s Brad Rittenhouse Raises $6,600 For Charity

Brad Rittenhouse rallied the contractors he works with to support his Dunk Tank efforts, and they loved the idea of soaking him for charity.
Mike Ward, a mixer truck driver from M&R, shares his firsthand experience about what mixer trucks.

Partnering With Liberty Center Local Schools

The Gerken Companies collaborated with Liberty Center Local Schools to curate a six-part interactive learning course highlighting critical areas of our industry.