Jerry and his son Jeff are the second and third generation owners of Gunn Construction, based out of Camp Point, IL., near the Mississippi River community of Quincy. Our company performs site grading, parking lots, culverts, lakes, roads, and crane service for customers in and around Camp Point and Quincy.
We offer a wide range of work, almost all of it within one-hour radius of home. My father, James Gunn, started the business almost by accident. A happy accident as it turns out. Shortly after World War II, he bought 60 acres of ground and needed to clear some brush off of it, so he bought a little dozer. That’s when his farming neighbors started coming around to see if he’d be willing to do some dozer work for them. It just grew from there.
Jerry joined his dad in 1957, and Jeff joined Jerry in the business in 1978.
The key to being in business for half a century is doing quality work for a fair price and treating people honestly. When we leave the customer’s happy. That’s especially important in a small community like ours. If you don’t do quality work or don’t treat people right, word gets around and your reputation suffers. At Gunn Construction, our name is on the business, and our reputation as a quality contractor is import to us.