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French Gerleman After Hours Emergency Services

Expert Assistance, 24/7/365 When it comes to production lines and facility downtime, every minute counts. We provide our customers with after-hours emergency support to help reduce your downtime and save you money. Whether you need access to emergency parts from one of our distribution centers or the answer to a technical question, we are happy […]

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French Gerleman Again Named a Top 150 Privately Held Company

We feel blessed to again be honored by the St. Louis Business Journal as a Top 150 Privately Held Company, ranked #127! Our CEO, Bill French, was interviewed by the St. Louis Business Journal on the company’s growth, increase in sales and overall success of the company. French Gerleman finished 2016 with $137 million in […]

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French Gerleman to Open New Branch in Springfield, MO

We’re kicking off 2017 at French Gerleman with the opening of a new branch in Springfield, MO! We’re excited to continue our growth and expand into this new territory.  Located at 764 North Miller, this is our sixth branch and we expect it to open in late March of 2017. Catering to the Southwestern Missouri […]

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French Gerleman Adopts Two Military Units for the Holidays

Over the summer, our Columbia branch collected items to send to some active duty soldiers in Iraq.  We were overwhelmed with the amazing support and how many people brought in items to send overseas. Our Columbia employees reached out to family members and friends for donations and were able to send several boxes of snacks […]

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French Gerleman Helps to Light Veteran Memorials in Quincy, IL

At French Gerleman, it’s important for us to not only give back to our community, but to also support those who fought to keep us and our country safe. Rick Craven, Quincy’s Branch Administration Manager, was inspired by an email from RAB Lighting detailing a program to light up monuments and memorials for veterans. Rick […]

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St. Louis Business Journal Family Business Award Recap

This past month, we had the honor of attending the St. Louis Business Journal’s Award Dinner for the Family Business Award. This was a wonderful event honoring a few select family owned businesses. Bill French, French Gerleman CEO, accepted the award on behalf of the entire French family.   Here are a few highlights from […]

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French Gerleman Named a St. Louis Business Journal Family Business Award Winner

The St. Louis Business Journal just released their list of Family Business Award winners, and we are excited to announce that French Gerleman has made the list. This is the first year for the award, and we are thrilled to be honored alongside six other local, family owned companies. For nearly 100 years, we have […]

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French Gerleman Gives Back Through Rebuilding Together

If you’ve never heard of Rebuilding Together, it’s a great organization that we’re proud to be a part of at French Gerleman. Rebuilding Together hosts an annual Rebuilding Day – a single day in the spring where volunteers come together to lend a hand to low-income homeowners in the St. Louis area to improve the […]

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French Gerleman Columbia Branch Spotlight- Standing Together to Support our Families

You might not realize how close-knit our locations are as part of the French Gerleman family. Our Columbia, MO, branch is located in a city with attractions such as the University of Missouri and The District with unique restaurants and shops as well as many great annual festivals. The Columbia branch features 17 full time […]

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French Gerleman Named a Top 150 Privately Held Company

We are pleased to announce that French Gerleman has been named a Top 150 Privately Held Company by the St. Louis Business Journal, ranked #115. As a local, family owned and operated company, it’s exciting to see our continued growth over the years. Bill French, our CEO, was interviewed by the St. Louis Business Journal […]

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