WHY GERBER

 

ABOUT US

Founded in 1932, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Globe Union Group Inc. and is based just outside Chicago, IL.   Gerber is a leading manufacturer of high performance plumbing fixtures, faucets and fittings sold exclusively through professional wholesalers throughout the United States and Canada.

Gerber has a comprehensive residential product offering of vitreous china fixtures including toilets, lavatories and bidets; a full range of faucets for the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room; and is a leading supplier of bathtub drains.  Its complete commercial product line includes toilets, lavatories, urinals and service sinks as well as mechanical and electronic faucets and flush valves.  Commercial market segments served include hospitality, education, health care and entertainment.

There is a complete line of high efficiency products including HET toilets, HEU urinals and low flow faucets that are WaterSense certified.  And virtually all bathroom faucets exceed California’s strict requirements for low lead content.

Products are designed and manufactured in our own facilities in the U.S., Canada and Asia and are sold through wholesale distributors in all 50 U.S. states and Canada through our four distribution centers in North America.

Gerber is a proud member of the U.S Green Building Council, and an active partner with the U.S. EPA’s successful WaterSense program.


 

OUR HERITAGE

In 1932, Polish immigrant Max Gerber established a plumbing fixture company dedicated to quality, style, performance and durability that has earned the respect of homeowners, plumbing contractors, builders and designers ever since. The Gerber family successfully grew the company for 75 years and through three generations of leadership that all placed high value on family, employees and customer relationships.

An example of the family’s commitment to its employees is during World War II when the demand for products was very low, management extended generous credit to customers whose businesses were struggling. They also retooled the factories to produce porcelain figurines and other household items to keep the factory operating through the tough times. That loyalty was rewarded with strong growth and prosperity for the next several decades.

All products were made in three vitreous china potteries in Indiana, Alabama and New Jersey and one brass foundry and assembly operation in Indiana.

Globe Union Group Inc acquired the company in 2003, and with access to 10,000 associates and 5 million sq ft of vertically integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing, Gerber has revitalized its product development and refocused its strategy on exceeding customers expectations. And through it all, the foundations of Gerber remain - top performing products sold only through professional distribution.

 
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