Gerber Construction Inc. has been a leader in the heavy concrete construction industry in Utah for 40 years. In the last four decades we have experienced solid growth in the industry establishing a soild foundation in Utah and other Intermountain States. We build with the intention of exceeding our clients’ expectations with our quality, our safety, and our ability to deliver on time - all possible because of our people we do business with.
GCI Superior Construction
Gerber Construction has a history of superior construction that is built on a solid foundation of four decades of experience and growth in the industry. Utah owned and operated since 1974, we have grown from a small residental builder into one of the most reilable heavy concrete structure buliders in the Intermoutain West. Our commitment is driven by our dedication to having our boots on the ground and going to work everyday. The success of our company comes from the people we work with, their honesty, their ingenuity, and their determination.
As one of Utah's established construction firms we have built a reputation of excellence in the industry.Our portfolio features projects of all sizes and levels of complexity — from piping for intricate water treatment plants to multi-million gallon water tanks, bridges, and open water reservoirs.
A Foundation to Build on
We work hard.
We are honest.
We have vision.
We have grit.
We get results.
We have integrity.
We are committed.
We are quality builders.
4 Decades of Inovation and Growth
Gerber Construction was incorporated on October 24, 1974 by Preston and Max Gerber. By the spring of 1975, they recruited their younger brother, Scott to the family business. At first the work was mostly residential work and some commercial projects in the early 1980s.
Torrential flooding in 1983 and 1984 damaged some of the state’s infrastructure. Bridges, roads, box culverts, and basins had been washed out and needed to be rebuilt. Mother Nature provided the opportunity Gerber Construction needed to move into engineered concrete structures and more promising projects. They were able to rebuild many of these structures and in doing so began building the company Gerber Construction is today.
In 1984, Gerber Construction rebuilt the Gunnison Bend Spillway, in Delta, Utah. This was a defining moment for Gerber as extreme weather conditions and a tight deadline complicated the already difficult work. Completing the Gunnison Bend Spillway in such difficult conditions contributed to the reputation that they were starting to build.
Gerber Construction took on larger contracts after the flood years of 1983 – 1984. It wasn’t always easy to find work in Utah so we became licensed to work in the surrounding Intermountain States. No matter the location of the work, every job is viewed as an opportunity to grow and learn. In the early 1990s, we completed a rehab of 22 bridges on I-15 from Spanish Fork to Santaquin. This project allowed our company to learn what we needed to know to get the rehab job on I-80; which was our largest contract at that time.
Gerber Construction was located in Murray on a half acre lot unitl the mid 1980s. At this time, we relocated to Draper, increasing to three acres, until 2001. Our current Lehi location operates on 12 acres. Each new location has been an opportunity for us to increase our growth and expertise.
With the move to Lehi, we were able to expand many of our operations. The expansion of the shop facility has enabled us to increase our fabrication production and streamline equipment maintenance.
In the midst of this expansion we experienced rapid growth in field crews and office personnel to keep pace with the work load. By this time, Preston and Max had retired and new ownership was taking shape.
Excellence in Building
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
2015 ACI Intermountain Chapter Excellence in Concert
for CWP-North Shore
2015 ACI Intermountain Chapter Excellence in Concrete
for Pepperwood Tank
2014 ACI Award for Excellence
for Murdock Canal Trail
2013 ACI Award for Excellence
for SLC WRF Digester Covers
2013 UC&D MOP Award Winner Most Outstanding Parks/Landscaping for Murdock Canal
2014 Sandy Summit Award
2014 AGC of Utah Award of Excellence for Pepperwood Tank Replacement Project
The Gerber Difference
Mike Ellis | Utah Department of Transportation
Structural Maintenance Coordinator
“The structures that UDOT asked [Gerber] to repair were completed ahead of schedule and met all of our required specifications. The quality of work, and the safety precautions that [Gerber] workers took while completing the project exceeded our expectations. Throughout our working relationship, our management felt confident that the work [Gerber] performed for us was being completed accurately and comprehensively and required minimal supervision.”
Bruce C. Barrett | Bureau of Reclamation
Retired Area Manager, Provo Office
“I have been involved with Gerber on a number of large construction projects over the past 10 years and have been extremely pleased with their workmanship, integrity, commitment to a quality product, commitment to cost, and willingness to work with the owner… The projects have included work on dams, spillways, canals, pipelines, and tunnels… I highly recommend them as one of the best contractors in Utah and well qualified to bid heavy construction projects.”
Jack N. Lyman | Utah Department of Transportation
"On the several projects we have worked with [Gerber], including the Project from Ballard to Jensen and the Green River Bridge on SR-88, I have been so pleased with [Gerber's] expertise and workmanship. I have been really impressed with [Gerber's] quality standards and attention to detail… [Gerber], thanks for all you do to serve the public, to provide quality products on schedule and within budget."