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 on the increase in sales and overall success of the company. In 2015, French Gerleman saw sales grow nearly 12%. He attributes the company’s success to our investments in products, sales personnel and upgrades to software.
French Gerleman was founded in 1923 by the French family. With more than 90 years in the industry, French Gerleman is a leader in the distribution of automation, electrical, datacom, power transmission and safety products and services. We currently have 197 local employees, and a total of 258 employees across our branches. In 2016, we plan to add five to seven new jobs.
We would like to thank our customers for supporting us over the years, as well as our outstanding employees who constantly strive to do their best and help us succeed as a company. We are fortunate to have such a great team and customers who have been with our company for a number of years.
To see the full article and list of Top 150 Privately Held Companies, check out the St. Louis Business Journal article HERE.