Erb Equipment Celebrates 70 Years With Open House

Fri November 21, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Matt Heisel, used equipment manager of Erb Equipment; Pit Miller, Pits Dozing; and Dave Heisel, retired vice president of Erb Equipment, enjoy the open house.
(L-R): Matt Heisel, used equipment manager of Erb Equipment; Pit Miller, Pits Dozing; and Dave Heisel, retired vice president of Erb Equipment, enjoy the open house.
(L-R): Matt Heisel, used equipment manager of Erb Equipment; Pit Miller, Pits Dozing; and Dave Heisel, retired vice president of Erb Equipment, enjoy the open house. Steve Ruck (L), Erb Equipment, gives a tour of the shop to Steve Unnerstall of Unnerstall Contracting. (L-R): Susy and Orville Althoff of Althoff Lawncare spend some time with Eric Eichner, Erb Equipment, and Gregg Erb, vice president of Erb Equipment. Randy Casey (L), Festus Special Road District, meets with Bill Bethards of Roadhog Inc. (L-R): Doug Mehling of Mehling Contracting; Larry Stemaly, Stemaly Excavating; and JB Foster, Erb Equipment Co., look over the John Deere iron on display at the 70th anniversary celebration. (L-R): Chris Drury, Central Fleet Inc.; David Mehrtens, used equipment manager of Road Builders Machinery and Supply Co. Inc.; Larry Drury, CE Contractors; and Derek Drury,  CE Contractors, exchange stories during the 70th anniversary open house. Heading in to get some barbecue lunch are Scott (L) and Tom Drury, Bloomsdale Excavating. Ron Nichols (C), Erb Equipment, shows the equipment yard to Greg Oberle (L), and Eric Schweigert, both of Semco. (L-R) are Keith Kennedy, Hillermann Nursery; Scott Hillermann, president of Hillermann Nursery; and Steve Ruck, Erb Equipment. Carrie Roider, CEO and CFO, Erb Equipment, welcomes Shane Barbagallo, Sak Construction, to the 70th anniversary open house. Ted Haertling (L), Earthworks, looks over some of the used iron with Erb Equipment’s Kevin Trader. (L-R): Bob Balsat, Clayton Costello and John Costello, all of CK Power, catch up with business partners Gregg Erb, vice president of sales, and Bob Erb, Erb Equipment chairman. As the John Deere engine distributor of the Saint Louis area, CK Power has had NPK Construction Equipment Inc. had some of its hammers on display at the 70th anniversary celebration. (L-R) are Kevin Thieret, Earthworks; Brad Bauman, Vern Bauman Contracting; Gary Uding, Earthworks; John Moore, NPK; and Chris Bauman, Vern Bauman Contr Displaying the Construction Equipment Company product line is Dan Smith. Ed McCaffery (L), Positioning Solutions, shows the eBee senseFLY mini–drone to Josh Burkholder of Oak Hill Contractors. Showing the Esco sifter buckets is Rick Merrill, Esco Corp. (L-R): Getting ready to cut the 70th anniversary cake are Bob Erb, chairman; Carrie Roider, CEO and CFO; and Gregg Erb, vice president of sales. (L-R): Bob Erb, chairman; Carrie Roider, CEO and CFO; Gregg Erb, vice president; and Juan Raya of John Deere stand in front of the 1951 John Deere MC crawler tractor that was on display for the company’s 70th anniversary. (L-R): Tom Schilly, Pace Construction; Fred Deveydt, Erb Equipment Co.; and Johnny Mills, Cross-Midwest Tire Co., catch up during the open house. Enjoying some of the 70th anniversary cake (L-R) are Linda and Larry Phillips of Phillips Brothers and Bryan Hedges of Erb Equipment. (L-R): Mike Lamp, Erb Equipment, shows a John Deere 320E skid steer to Dean McDonald and Steve Jenkins, both of Geeding Construction. The guys from Falling Spring Quarry take a tour of Erb Equipment’s Fenton, Mo., facility. (L to R) are Dan Doer, Thomas Cramer and Phillip Timmermann.


Erb Equipment company, a family-owned John Deere construction equipment business, celebrated its 70 years of business on Nov. 7 with an open house at its headquarters in Fenton, Mo.

The open house featured Erb’s longstanding history, as well as great food and prizes for its customers.

Erb sells, services and rents construction and forestry equipment and has four locations in Missouri, one in Illinois, two in Kentucky and one in Indiana.