While Fratco’s sales team consists of people of all ages, Alan Kruszka is notably the oldest of the bunch, and he is not shy about pointing that out. The western sales rep is coming up on his ten-year work anniversary with Fratco, though his adventures in the drainage industry began 23 years ago.
Promising high-quality products and an unwavering commitment to customers seems like it should be the bare minimum for companies to uphold. Unfortunately, that promise is not one that is always kept—especially as companies expand and grow. They may lose sight of what has brought them success in the first place.
Driving through the streets of Monticello, Indiana, you may stumble upon Woodlawn Elementary School—a seemingly unsuspecting building that is bursting with soul. While it no longer functions as an elementary school, that has not stopped little feet from galloping through the halls. The space is used as a local food pantry, but more prominently, serves as a home to the Boys and Girls Club of White County.
As a family-owned company, Fratco strives to make employees, customers and other contacts feel like a part of the family. And while family members play many roles throughout a person’s life, Fratco feels one of the most important responsibilities comes in the form of supporting your brothers and sisters during times of need. This very idea was the basis of how Fratco’s Employee Support Fund came to be.
If there is one thing that every person who grew up in Francesville, Indiana has in common, it is that they know Fratco. At least that is what Dan Koebcke, a yard supervisor at Fratco says. Koebcke, a Francesville native himself, has worked at Fratco for over 30 years. While he grew up with Steve Overmyer, the former CEO of Fratco, the opportunity to work there unexpectedly fell into his lap.
Few people are fortunate enough to find success in a self-made business right out of high school and still genuinely enjoy what they do decades later, but Phil Tribby has managed to do just that. Phil Tribby and his wife, Sue Tribby, run Tribby Inc., a drainage and excavation company in Kansas, Illinois. Phil Tribby and his brother first founded Tribby Brothers Tiling in 1979. The two grew up gaining experience in the industry through their father’s bulldozing and excavation business and saw a chance to rectify a shortcoming in the area.
We’re thrilled to be bringing aboard Kiley Miller to our sales team. Kiley is a Mt. Pleasant native and an Iowa Wesleyan University graduate. He will be based out of our Mt. Pleasant location to meet the needs of customers located along I-80 South in Iowa. We’re excited to see how he’ll help Fratco grow.
Meet Brendan Noggle. Our newest Sales Representative covering our Southern Indiana territory.