About Gerke Excavating Inc. in Western Wisconsin
Gerke Excavating Inc. in Western Wisconsin has been operating for more than 65 years. In 1947, owner Allan Gerke purchased a dump truck and so began the family business. Allan’s sons, Richard and Paul, started working full time in 1963 and 1965. Richard and Paul took over the company in 1978 – by 1988 and 1993, Paul’s sons started working with the family as well.
Today, Gerke Excavating Inc. consists of 200+ units that include 43 dump trucks, 22 dozers, 34 backhoes, 35 loaders, and more. We have over 300 employees on our team and continue to grow as each year passes.
Why Choose Us
Why should you choose Gerke Excavating Inc.? We offer a variety of services that include excavating, site grading, gravel crushing, and trucking. No matter the size of your project, we have experience in government, residential, and commercial work.
Since we have the manpower and equipment required to fulfill even the largest of projects, Gerke Excavating Inc. is the team to rely on. From landfill construction to demolition, we have you covered. Click here to read more about our services. Contact us to schedule an appointment with a professional today.
Safety / Quality
Gerke Excavating Inc. prides itself on creating a safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly work environment for employees, customers, visitors, and the community. This is done through the alertness and personal commitment of all to a community-minded culture, creating a successful and sustainable company. This culture was started by the owners with the idea that no matter how large Gerke Excavating Inc. becomes, it will always have the personal touch and care for the employees that normally only exists in a small family owned company.
Better skilled and trained employees cannot be found anywhere else. All employees receive constant training, with four full days in the spring dedicated to training in areas such as Mine Safety and Health, OSHA, Haz/Com, confined space, traffic controls, and First Aid and CPR just to name a few. With the constant learning of skills and the honing of talents, Gerke Excavating Inc. is proud to have some of the safest and most efficient employees in the state.
Gerke Excavating Inc. likes to involve ourselves and give back to the community that has allowed us to grow as a business. We have supported many of the local youth organizations by making contributions to the development of their facilities with the donation of excavation for the baseball fields located by LaGrange Elementary School, as well as the excavation and site utilities for the indoor hockey rink at Recreation Park, and the excavation for the baseball courts at Winnebago Park. Each is used for the school and community programs. Additionally, we donated the excavation for the memorial at Tank Park. We also believe in the youth farm programs and believe in supporting their futures by investing in the livestock auctioned at the Monroe County Fair each year, and also supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Tomah by participating in the annual Chair Affair and by supporting their program financially.
Allan Gerke & Sons are proud to sponsor the Daily Pledge of Allegiance program at WKBT News 8000. Click here to watch dozens of videos of local elementary classes pledging allegiance to our flag, and to our country!