Gehrett Plumbing Company, was founded by Homer Gehrett in 1957, as a residential plumbing company in Elmhurst, IL.
In 1971 Ray Black joined Homer as a partner in the business and their headquarters moved to Winfield where they began to do commercial, industrial and institutional work. Gehrett Plumbing was incorporated in 1972.
In 1977 Homer sold the business to Ray Black, and Frank Kennedy joined the organization. Frank brought with him much expertise in commercial and industrial plumbing, which he acquired while working for Litvin Plumbing Company, first as a journeyman, working his way up to foreman and then superintendent on several major projects in the downtown Chicago area, including the Hancock Center, Water Tower Place and the C N A building. He continued to direct many projects for Gehrett Plumbing including Argonne Labs, Amoco Oil and Central Dupage Hospital.
In 1988 Frank Kennedy became sole owner of Gehrett Plumbing and brought the company to the Chicago-Midway Airport area where it remains today.
Gehrett Plumbing, Inc., continues to provide professional plumbing services in and around the Chicagoland area. We employ 15 union plumbers, many of whom have been with us for over 10 years. In 1980, Frank’s sons, Brian and Tom joined the company.
In 1992 Mike Kennedy, joined the rest of the family and added a carpentry division to Gehrett Plumbing, which provides carpentry and general contracting for commercial and industrial buildings in the area.
We consider ourselves a medium sized company and do some sewer and water in house, depending on the scope of work. Our annual average dollar volume is $4,500,000 to $5,000,000.
Whether you are looking for a company who can handle tenant build out work, small repair and/or replacement jobs, or totally new construction, we’re the one for the job.
Just call our office and ask for our chief estimator, Mike Caputo. He will be happy to discuss your project with you.
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Gehrett Plumbing, Inc. :: 4743 South Knox Street :: Chicago, Illinois 60632 :: tel. 773-284-1141 :: fax. 773-284-0361
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