About Us

Gerber Plumbing Fixtures was founded in 1932 by Max Gerber, a Polish immigrant, who built his company on a foundation of strong customer relationships and unrelenting dedication to the professionals he serviced. 84 years later, Max Gerber’s spirit lives on in our commitment to providing dependable products and service to our partners throughout North America, making their day-to-day job easier, more enjoyable, and profitable.

Today we continue to build on Gerber’s rich history with our commitment to being a trusted partner to our customers and providing products that constantly re-define the possibilities in our industry.

 
SUSTAINABILITY

From ecological manufacturing processes to the efficiencies and streamlined function of our products after installation, Gerber has been at the forefront of bringing sustainability into our homes and businesses.

A longtime EPA WaterSense® partner, we were among the first in the industry to convert our entire line of toilets to include high-efficiency options – before it was mandated throughout North America – and are honored to have worked closely with the WaterSense program to create the performance guidelines required for fixture certification. Together with our customers, these changes have saved millions of gallons of water, conserving one of our most precious resources.

Through ongoing research and our steadfast green commitment, Gerber continues to offer advanced plumbing solutions our customers can take pride in using. This sustainable approach leads to exceptional products that meet both our high standards for quality and performance and the higher standards of environmental leadership our future generations are counting on.

CULTURE OF COMMITMENT

At Gerber, we measure our success by how well we achieve our goal of being a positive force in the industry and community.

Gerber is proud to support:

  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Courage Classic – Colorado Children’s Hospital
  • Dare2Tri, Operation Rise and Conquer
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Storehouse of World Vision
  • West Suburban Community Pantry

 

GERBER HISTORY


1932-1959

  • Max Gerber founds Gerber Plumbing Fixtures Corporation, manufacturing vitreous china products in Kokomo, Indiana.
  • Traveling constantly, Max builds his company on a foundation of strong customer relationships sealed with a handshake.
  • During WWII, demand for plumbing fixtures declines, and Gerber briefly manufactures “IIa Ware” and “Nancy China.
  • Max Gerber extends generous credit to customers whose businesses are struggling due to the war effort.

1960-1979

  • Capacity expands again through the acquisition of AAA Plumbing Pottery of Attalla, Alabama.
  • Gerber gets new colors and patterns, and ornate decorator faucets and fixtures for the 60’s and 70’s.
  • Gerber products are specified for Chicago’s Executive House, reflecting the company’s growing reputation in the commercial market.

1980-2000

  • In 1983, Harriet Gerber Lewis becomes the first woman to be named president of a major plumbing manufacturer.
  • Ultra Flush® toilets are specified for the Luxor, MGM Grand, Bellagio and other hotels, as Gerber becomes a major presence in Las Vegas.
  • In a rapidly changing marketplace, Gerber remains firm in its commitment to sell exclusively through plumbing professionals.
  • Gerber Plumbing Fixtures Corp. acquired by Globe Union Group, Inc.

Today

  • Gerber Avalanche toilets rated “Best Buy” in 2009 from a leading consumer magazine for offering the best combination of performance and price.
  • In January, 2012 Gerber introduced the Viper Compact Elongated 1.28 gpf toilet that comes with a space saving design and is ADA compliant.
  • The HomeBuilder Executive honored Gerber with the 2012 Gold Innovation Award for on-trend suite designs.
  • The Gerber Avalanche toilet was recognized as the 2015 Top Pick by a leading consumer magazine.

 

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