Millennium_12th Edition_Arnie Creinin

12 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Drawing upon more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Matthew H. Gehrke has excelled as the owner of Gehrke Construction since 2020. In business for nearly 100 years, Gehrke Construction was formerly known as Swedberg and Associates. Mr. Gehrke joined Swedberg and Associates as a carpenter in 2005 and, in 2011, he was promoted to the position of vice president. As owner, he maintains responsibility for contracting services, providing estimates to customers and serving as a project manager. Notably, Gehrke Construction is based in Dekalb, Illinois, and has several clients, including a myriad of Fortune 500 companies such as Hy-Vee, Ideal Industries and Monsanto/Bayer. Outside of his primary vocation, Mr. Gehrke is a cattle farmer alongside his wife, Christa, and their three children. He and his wife built and designed their very own farm and, since the farm’s inception, they have sustainably raised grass-fed beef on his land. Through his cattle farm, Mr. Gehrke also sells grass-fed beef to businesses and individuals across Northern Illinois. Prior to commencing his career, Mr. Gehrke completed an apprenticeship program at Carpenters and Joiners Training Center in 2000. Shortly thereafter, he received a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology with a concentration in supervision from Northern Illinois University in 1998. To remain abreast of trends in the field of construction and in his community, Mr. Gehrke is a member of his local Chamber of Commerce and the Carpenters Union. As a testament to their success, Gehrke Construction won an accolade for Building of the Year from EPS Buildings in 2010. Mr. Gehrke attributes his success to his diligent work ethic and ability to persevere in the face of struggle. In five years’ time, he intends to double the size of his company. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee MATTHEW H. GEHRKE OWNER Gehrke Construction Dekalb, IL