We are your Gear Experts®
Every member of our team has extensive industry know-how and our huge gear selection means we can get you exactly what you need, when and where you need it. But your experience with your Gear Expert® doesn’t stop there. We aim to build a partnership with every one of our customers. That way, you can trust us to get you the gear to not only get the job done, but keep you and your workers safe. See our entire team below. Read what makes them get out of bed every morning, and check out a picture of them doing what they love. Then, give us a ring at (800) 940-6762 and talk to your favorite - or shoot them an email using the buttons below. We look forward to hearing from you.
I grew up in central Illinois where small-town football was all that mattered. I played soccer growing up so naturally, I became a kicker for the football team which eventually paid for college. I went to Central Methodist University and Quincy University where I set numerous records in field goals, PAT’s, and touchbacks.
I then moved to Columbia, Missouri in 2010 to be close to my family. My sister went to MIZZOU and my parents visit all the time. Having a close family has always been important to me and I am blessed with an amazing one. I have always looked for companies with a great culture and a family feel. GME Supply has been everything I hoped it would and then some. The culture and community this company has are truly amazing.
I wake up every morning excited to learn new things regarding safety and how I can benefit everyone involved in the process. Being able to work with manufacturers, companies, and end users gives me a great overall understanding of what goes on in the industry and what I can do to improve every day. I look forward to the opportunity to provide you with any questions, concerns, or solutions that I can.
Growing up working on cars I learned that having the right tool for the job is everything. Here at GME we pride ourselves in making sure at-height workers have the right gear. I grew up in North Carolina and moved to Columbia Missouri with my family over a decade ago. After graduating from the University of Missouri I was fortunate enough to join the team at GME. I enjoy working on cars, spending time outdoors, and being with my loved ones in my free time.
Every day I wake up excited that I get to work with the people I do. It's an infectiously positive workplace where we can all lean on one another to accomplish our goals. We know that getting everyone home at the end of the day is what matters and we are focused on delivering solutions to the problems you face daily. The team at GME strives to be the best at keeping you safe and productive on the job. Reach out to a gear expert to see how we can help today!
I grew up on a farm near a small town in Mid-Missouri where I mostly spent my time playing baseball, baskeball, and fishing. Those activities taught me valuable lessons, and are still a large part of how I identify today.
I left the farm in 2015 to attend The University of Missouri, where I focused on business management. In search of an internship, I discovered GME Supply, where I was given the opportunity to apply what I learned at Mizzou in a practical setting.
During my internship, I became familiar with how special GME is. This is a group that is energetic and determined to be their best every day. I've always been interested in General Construction, as my family has been involved in the industry. However, since joining GME, I have developed a profound interest in infrastructure and the tower industry.
I feel extremely lucky to work every day with unique customers and challenges, a top-notch team, and in an industry that is constantly innovating and growing. I look forward to the chance to work with you to ensure the highest level of safety and productivity!
Born and raised in Denver, I grew up playing sports being driven by competition. I am devoted to my family and always looking to have fun.
I started at Custom Tool Supply in 2002, with goals to assist MSO's and contractors with the challenging supply chain needs for the industry. Since inception we've seen many industry changes in material and technology. I've learned to be nimble and creative in order to meet our customers' needs. I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve.Choose Andrew H.
Proud team member of GME Supply! I grew up in a large family in Kansas City, MO and later moved to Columbia, MO in 2010. I now consider Columbia, MO my home and GME Supply a part of my new family. My wife, son, daughter and I enjoy biking on the MKT Trail, hiking and dining at local restaurants. If the weather is nice outside, that is where we will be! Growing up competing in basketball, football and rugby, the competitive nature and tenacity here at GME Supply is contagious to say the least. With a previous career in secondary education, I value the dedication that GME Supply has on developing and training our Gear Experts! As the Sales Training Manager, I am excited to help our customer-facing employees provide outstanding customer service and gear expertise!
My wife and I moved to her hometown in Blackwater, Missouri after working in west Tennessee for over 5 years. We love serving others and building relationships everywhere we go. We also enjoy the outdoors and late-night game nights with coffee or ice cream.
I have always had a passion for recreational climbing and backpacking - constantly researching the latest and greatest gear. GME Supply has now expanded my knowledge into a whole new world of at-height safety and protection. I plan to dedicate myself to additional product training to get you the best products.
If there is one thing that I personally strive for each day it is to work hard and work efficiently. Working at GME Supply will be no different. I am here to build relationships and keep you all safely and efficiently working on the job. I look forward to every opportunity in helping others #ClimbHigher.
My name is Brandon Garner. I am a Political Science major at Kennesaw State University. Prior to attending KSU, I was a Business Management major at the University of North Georgia, located in the beautiful north Georgia mountains. While there, my love for the outdoors grew as I spent time hiking, hunting and fishing with my friends. Concurrent with my time in college, I spent six years in the Georgia Army National Guard. During this time, I learned the importance of having the right gear and equipment for the job. I look forward to coming into work every day and building on my knowledge of the products you need to keep you working safely and efficiently.
As a Missouri Native, I grew up in the Ozarks where I spent most of my free time hunting, fishing or floating down a river. My adventures led me to a career in arboricultural. I was a tree climber for about 6 years before starting at GME. This incredible journey has landed me at our Denver, CO location. Now my weekends are spent in the mountains with my Blue Heeler Clyde or somewhere on my motorcycle exploring Colorado's scenic byways. I am very thankful for the great opportunities GME has given me and the amazing friends I've made. I look forward to seeing what we do next.
My wife’s job brought me and our small family to Columbia from Springfield. Originally from Kansas City, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with family and friends, barbecuing, camping, hunting, or just spending time at the lake or the farm. One of the nice things about working for GME is that we really get to pull back as a staff and focus on one thing with our customers - Safety! I enjoy how this allows us to partner with companies to ensure that we are giving them the best gear, products, and training to keep their field crews safe. This singular focus gives us a unique opportunity to share with our commercial partners, industry governing regulations that can keep their crews safe while on site. Not just by providing gear, but also continual training from industry experts, and helping to bring forth innovations that can help ensure the safety and success of their tower crews. If I had to describe what we do here at GME in as few as words as possible, it would be: Safety, Partnerships, and Family.
The right piece of equipment can make all the difference. My favorite part of my job is working with the professionals in the field to evaluate the shortcomings of current items, and then collaborating with the full range of suppliers to create and refine innovative gear. Give me a shout if there is something you’d like to see in our catalog, whether it exists or not. You might be surprised how quickly a concept can become a reality if you have the right team behind you.
I was born and raised in Missouri, and while I’ve lived all over the state, I’ve been in Columbia for the last 10 years. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the many parks and nature areas that Columbia has to offer, as well as trying my hand at a variety of creative projects.
I joined the GME Supply team in June of 2022, and was welcomed with open arms. I truly appreciate the family atmosphere and everyone’s willingness to share their expertise with one another. I have a passion for helping others and if you ever need anything, feel free to contact me!"
Growing up on a family farm in Mid-Missouri taught me about hard work and dedication. I strive to bring this attribute to my professional career as well as my wife and children. I enjoy being outdoors with my kids doing anything recreational. We love sports, swimming, and wrestling (or “serious fight” as my three year old calls it). We also enjoy spending time on the farm riding dirt bikes and 4-wheelers.
I’m excited to bring my dedication to this industry and look forward to helping you in any way I can. I love making new friends and look forward to being here for anything you may need.
I am Missouri born and have lived here my entire life. Growing up, I played several different sports and have always been a competitive person. I am a big golfer and if I'm not at work, you can most likely find me somewhere on a golf course.
My GME experience has been awesome. This company invests in each and every employee and provides us the tools to keep our customers safe and compliant on the job, including taking both a climbing a rigging course so we can better understand the solutions we provide.
We are here to serve you!
Why do I do what I do? - To ensure that everyone I work with is safe so they go home to their families at the end of the day.
I’m a gear nut through and through. Whether it be cars, motorcycles, guns, or heavy equipment, I love anything that moves, makes noise, and allows people to get things done. I also love making time to enjoy nature and to improve myself. If you don't find me under a car, or outside soaking up the sun, then you can almost bet I'm trying to learn something new.
I’m a product of two worlds, both rural and urban. I grew up in Perry MO (a town of 693 people), moved to the University of Missouri for college, and then spent a bit of time in St. Louis, Missouri. All these different places have allowed me to gain some valuable insights into the ways we live our lives, and the problems we are all working to solve.
I look forward to learning, growing, and becoming better at serving YOU and YOUR TEAMS. If you need anything at all in regards to being safe at work, feel free to reach out to me anytime via Phone, email, or LinkedIn. Have a great day!
Born and raised in southern sunny California where I spent most of my life playing soccer and although I couldn't quite race for a sport, I have a deep passion for Formula 1. During my course of serving for the United States Army, I was gifted with a few trials and found myself a balance with being able to serve and play semi-pro in Germany. There, I was able to travel to many countries and see the world as the beautiful place it is. I absolutely love spending time with friends and family and just being out and doing new things together!
Being a part of GME brings me joy and excitement to new endeavors in the field! I am very grateful to have such a wonderful team to work with and to help provide the necessary safety measures to our hard workers at risk. My goal is to assure you of the importance and necessities of safety while being your provider!
Many years ago I recognized if you do your best at every task each day you can sleep a lot better at night. At GME Supply it is immediately evident that we require the best out of everyone each day. The first time I walked through the doors, I knew this would be the place for me. At GME Supply we are dedicated to keeping workers safe and get them home to their families safe every night. When I am not at work, chances are you will find me at one of the many practices or games my kids are involved in. I cherish time with my wife and kids, lots of laughs, and family dinners. I am dedicated to helping my customers stay safe and work as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. When you call GME, you are not just getting the expertise of one person, you have the entire team working on your project to get you what you need when you need it.
?Born and raised in Southern California. I grew up in what was considered a small beach town with a love of the beach, outdoors, music, playing guitar, thrift stores, swap meets, old cars, mid-century design, architecture, friends and my family.
I have been with Custom Tool Supply since 2008 and love being a part of the CTS team! One of my favorite aspects of working at CTS is working with the customers. I enjoy helping them become successful and finding solutions to their needs. I look forward to hearing from you.Choose Erik L.
As a Columbia, Missouri native, I get the best of both worlds. I get the luxury of having Mizzou Football in my back yard as well as being right down the road from my favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals. I’ve been blessed with my beautiful wife and four gorgeous daughters. My passions are traveling, eating great food and spending time with family and friends, all with God in the middle.
Being from Mid-Missouri, I’m no stranger to hard work. I believe that when you put in work and effort you will receive a better outcome. Before working at GME, I worked within a retail setting for twelve years and I learned skills that have helped me put the customer first. Working here at GME, I see the focus and dedication to excellence in everyone. I’m excited to bring my drive to the team and help my customers find all the solutions to their safety needs.
Molded by my experiences in life, I have grown to appreciate a hard week on the job and cherish my weekends! I take pleasure in many things, but the most important to me is my family and making sure that everything I accomplish is with them in mind. When I am not helping coach my wife’s gymnastics team, I like working on and riding motorcycles, woodworking and pretty much anything outside (unless it’s cold). Sometimes the best thing in life is a cold beer and grilled steak, while chasing my boy around the yard. I have been at GME Supply for 5 years and have grown to love the sweet gear I get to play with. I can’t drive past a tower without looking for ropes hanging and people working up high. The best part of my job at GME is when I can help my clients get what they need and help educate them. I want to make sure the equipment they are using is the right tool to help get the job done safely and efficiently.
I spent most of my time right out of college attending every sporting event and concert possible. I do the same thing now… just with my wife and two kids in tow. They don’t seem to mind. When I’m not working or with the family, you can probably find me playing ice hockey or golfing, depending on the season. I’m determined to skate until they don’t let me play anymore.
We are a young, cutting edge company and while I may be “the old guy” with the funny accent, this office keeps me energized every day. My goal is to keep you safe and do it the smartest and most cost effective way possible. We take it upon ourselves to understand your needs and provide solutions.
I’m excited to work with you and make your GME experience even better.
I also really like pizza. And good whiskey.
My name is Jonathan Bona and I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. I am the middle child, book-ended by two incredible sisters, and the only son to two wonderful parents, who moved to Dallas in 1974 from the east coast. I have an amazing 6 year old daughter, Ryan, and she is the light of my world. I recently rekindled my love for, and my journey to see, all of the National Parks in the US. There are approximately 62, and I am about 1/3rd of the way there. One commitment I have made to myself is never stop learning, and one thing I cannot live without is music. I am extremely excited to be a part of this team, and I will leave no stone unturned when working for the opportunity to earn your business.
Growing up in Chicago, there was always something to keep me busy; whether it be concerts, sports, the beach or just wondering around the city. I came to Columbia to further my education at Mizzou and in the process grew my passion for hunting and the outdoors. Now days you can find me at a concert around town, out in the marsh during duck season, or in the gym getting in a good workout.
I was excited to join the team at GME and have enjoyed the work ethic and family atmosphere that everyone brings to the office each day. I look forward to providing exceptional customer service and making every purchase better than the previous.
I was born and raised in a small town in north central Missouri. After high school, I traveled to Columbia, Missouri to attend the University of Missouri for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I am very lucky to have three brothers that mean very much to me as well as some awesome friends that keep life interesting and keep me laughing. Some of my favorite activities include spending the day on the golf course on a nice day or attending nearly any country concert.
I am so proud to be a part of the GME crew! I have gained so many friendships and learned so much since joining this close-knit company.
I was born and raised in St. Louis County as a part of the Affton School District family. After high school, I moved to Fulton, MO to attend Westminster College on a full academic scholarship. I graduated in May of 2021 with a Bachelor's in Business Communication and a minor in Psychology.
As far as work goes, I spent many years working hard in manual labor jobs until I graciously accepted an opportunity to join the GME family. I was immediately welcomed with open arms by a group that was more than happy to show me the ropes.
My greatest passions involve helping people, learning about different cultures, and playing basketball. I'm more than happy to assist you with anything you might need. Please feel free to reach out anytime!
Originally from a small town in Vermont, I moved to Missouri in 2009 after finishing college in South Carolina.
I have been at GME since 2016 and working here is like no other place that I have worked at before. I enjoy the fact that every day I come to work, I can expect to be challenged and learn something new. It can be from learning a new piece of safety equipment to better serve our customers, to learning something new about the many different industries we serve. I want to be an asset for you and help you keep yourself and your employees safe and productive.
I was born and primarily raised in the Central Missouri area. Currently I live in Fulton, MO with my fiance and our dog.
I have always had a passion and love for the outdoors. I enjoy camping, kayaking, and spending as much time around water as possible. Also, I love playing competitive sports such as tennis, softball, volleyball, and pickleball.
Working for GME Supply gives me the opportunity to help serve others and ensure that their safety needs are being met. The family-like atmosphere and the desire to help is evident.
Originally from Russia, I moved to the Columbia, MO with my parents when I was six years old. Though I did not speak English well, I bonded quickly with kids my age over our love for soccer. My passion for the game paved my way throughout high school, and into college where I was given a full-ride scholarship to play for Columbia College. There, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, International Business, and Marketing.
After my college career, I moved to Switzerland to spend time with family and work as a Ski and Snowboard Instructor. This experience allowed me the opportunity to explore different cultures and learn more languages. After several years, I decided to move back to the place I call home to start a new chapter in my professional career. I am a pretty active guy, who strives to keep my mind and body busy as often as possible. In my free time I enjoy doing anything I can with my twin boys, working out, biking, climbing, and of course, playing soccer.
I have been with GME Supply since 2013 and love coming in to work, helping people out and learning along the way.
Thanks & Stay Safe.
Being born and raised in Columbia, MO I'm a die-hard Missouri Tigers fan. In 2013, after my wife and I got married, I moved to Atlanta, GA for a career opportunity but decided to move back to Missouri in 2016 after my son was born. I now have a 2 year old daughter as well and between the two of them, my time is pretty well spent. When I'm not working with you for all of your equipment needs, I'm usually doing something with my kids outside, weather permitting, or working on the house. I enjoy being outside as much as possible and try to stay active through sports, working out, and an annual ski trip to Colorado...if I'm lucky.
Being a gear expert with GME Supply is more than a job, it's an opportunity to partner with my customers, get to know them on a personal level, and provide options that meet all possible needs relating to gear or climbing equipment. I take a lot of pride in being your one-stop shop for all of your needs and always take the extra minute to ensure everything is being done to ensure you and your teams are working safely and efficiently. Together we can ensure you have the tools you need so you and your team can CLIMB HIGHER safely."
Growing up in a small town in Missouri I spent a lot of time fishing and playing sports. In college I played a lot of baseball and made some great memories. I’m now married and have a beautiful wife and baby girl. I still enjoy getting out and going to concerts, golfing, umpiring, coaching and fishing. I just have a lot more diapers to change now. I’m sure once my child gets older I will have time for all of that once again. For now I will settle for grilling on the weekend and golfing when I can.
I have been with GME for 4 years and couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with. I take a lot of pride in working hard for my customers to make sure we are staying knowledgeable and competitive. I look forward to serving my customers and learning more about the industry each day.