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. 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 at the Lake of the Ozarks, there was never a shortage of outdoor activities to take part in. I spent much of my youth playing sports, camping, and hiking with family and friends. I moved to Columbia to further my education and decided to stick around after my college career ended. These days, I enjoy playing softball, chasing my corgi around dog parks, and spending as much time as I can with my nephew.
At GME Supply, I really appreciate the enthusiasm everyone arrives with every day. We work together as a team and find new ways to keep our customers happy on a daily basis. As my knowledge of the industry increases, I hope the relationships I’ve developed with coworkers and customers continues to grow.
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.
While I'm not necessarily big on talking about myself, I can say I'm a Veteran of the US Navy, a former Police Officer, and the product of a retired fire fighter and a former detective. Doing the right thing always came naturally to me because of the values my parents instilled in me while I was growing up. I've always been a geek, not really big into sports or outdoors. Comics, Video games, and mostly anything associated with that is in my wheel house.
Working in Safety comes natural to me; it falls right in line with wanting to help people maintain safety and security. I’m here to find the right solutions for you and your team, making sure your gear gets to your door when you need it. The goal at the end of the day is to get everyone home safely.
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.
My wife’s job brought me and our small family to Columbia from Springfield this last summer. 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 grew up in Wisconsin. I love God, family, good food, and the Green Bay Packers. I like cheese and I drink my iced tea un-sweet. I married young and way out of my league, to the greatest woman I ever met. We have three kids, 2 girls, and a boy. We love going on adventures as a family and serving together with our local church. GME operates in a way that just seemed natural to who I am at my core. Not only are we a cutting-edge company, but we are also a big family who works together with integrity, always striving to be the best. I try and live my life the same way and I would love to help you find the perfect gear that will keep you safe and allow you to keep living the dream as well.
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.
Before I started this job I remember thinking, I really would like to work at a place that I can make a difference in someone’s life, a place where I can give back to the community. GME Supply is just that place! My job is to keep people safe all over the world by educating them with products that can save their life, as well as help them work more efficiently. I get the pleasure of working with Government agencies to keep those workers safe as well as International businesses. As a kid growing up I was always trying to find a way to help the kids around me feel safe and now I have the same mission in this role. GME Supply is a company that values family, and I’d be pleased to help you find the right solutions so you can go home to enjoy your life and family each day.
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.
Travel is one of my greatest passions. I've been lucky enough to travel everywhere from Paris, France to Tokyo, Japan. I have a love for people and helping others which brings me to why I chose GME Supply. GME has a great family oriented environment. I enjoy coming to work every day and every day is a blast at GME. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask. I will always be happy to take care of you.
I’m just a mid-Missouri gal married to a small town mid-Missouri boy, living the American dream! We hope to teach our son the meaning of work hard, play harder! When not at work, you can find us outside on some sort of powered vehicle, barbecuing or spending time with family, friends and our two rambunctious dogs. We also love to travel and experience new things, especially if it involves food and drinks. I love a good cup of coffee in the morning as the sun is coming up, hanging out with family and friends and jumping in on some sand volleyball every now and then.
The crew at GME is like none I’ve seen before and it was instantly a team I wanted to be a part of. Before joining the GME family, I spent a decade in the work comp insurance industry. I am no stranger to the importance of safety and it is something that I’m very passionate about. At the end of the day, we all want to make it home safely and that’s exactly what I want for you and your team. I look forward to the opportunity to help find solutions that keep you and your team safe and productive on the job!
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.
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.
Growing up in the north Georgia mountains, I spent much of my childhood outdoors hiking, playing football or wrestling. I was able to take the work ethic and competitive drive from my high-school days into college where I wrestled at the collegiate level. During college, I was introduced to sport rock climbing. I was fortunate enough to compete at the Nationals level in California. As I grew to love the sport, I put a lot of concentration on understanding the different types of gear that are used for different climbs.
You can find my fiancée and I at a Braves baseball game, hiking or taking our two dogs to any park close by!
At GME Supply, I thoroughly enjoy being able to help you and your team maintain safety and security while building professional relationships. CLIMB HIGHER!
A small town farm girl at heart, I take any chance I can get to travel. My favorite city is Chicago, but Dallas is home to my nephew so it takes first place. I've lived in Mid-MO the majority of my life, but other addresses I've held include Dallas, Kansas City, and Manchester, England. Some of my favorite things to do include pizza & wine nights with girlfriends and catching CrossFit classes with my boyfriend. It's all about balance!
Before coming to GME, I was a high school English teacher at a small school in Mid-Missouri. I have a heart for helping, educating, and serving - which is at the core of GME - so it just made sense to begin my new career here. I look forward to coming to work each day to learn more about our ever-growing industries and how I can help be a part of helping you and your business grow, too.
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 service. I want to be an asset for you and help you keep yourself and your employees safe and productive.
Born and raised in Illinois, I grew up spending all my free time playing on competitive sports teams. This instilled in me my most favorite part of GME… we are a team. I've been lucky enough to “work” with Team GME since 2013. From customer service, to marketing, to sales, I've enjoyed and appreciated learning all the different aspects of our business. My experience in these different areas allows me to really understand your needs.
My favorite part about being a Gear Expert is helping you stay safe. No matter what the application is, I can help you find innovative solutions for your at-height safety needs.
Outside of the office, you can find me playing basketball with my son in the driveway, watching Cardinals baseball, and eating spicy foods.
After a full career in law enforcement and law enforcement education, I had been working in security and risk mitigation. What better place to "work" than GME? Safety was always my first rule. "Go home at the end of your shift" is more than a movie line or mantra. It's what we provide here at GME. I know how important it is to get the right gear at the best price. When I am not making sure you're safe, you can find me fishing or hiking.
It’s been a little over a year since I first walked in the door at GME, and I’ll tell you, it’s pretty easy to find a smile in this place. I grew up in Northeast Missouri working for my family’s construction company, attended the University of Missouri where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and Psychology, and then found myself lucky enough to find a second home at GME Supply.
My passions lie with the outdoors and everything nature has to offer. Any given weekend you can find me kayaking down a stream to catch dinner for the night, taking in the sounds and smells of a Missouri fall behind a knocked arrow, or climbing a river bluff just to set up a hammock and watch the sun go down. If you do run into me on a weekend, you’re most likely lost.
During the week you know right where to find me. Our OSHA Certified family here at GME is filled with good spirit and a dedication to get you exactly what you’re looking for. Give us a call or if you’re in the area swing by and check out the Safety Experience. You might just find yourself strapped to the mini tower testing out some new gear.
Climb Higher Friends
I am currently a Business Management major at Columbia College in hopes to graduate in 2021. I have two beautiful girls Mia and Ellie, and a soon-to-be wife, Barbara. We live in the small town of Hallsville, MO, just north of Columbia. In my spare time I enjoy working on cars/trucks, doing remodeling projects in our home, cooking, and making memories with my girls. Sundays are for football and beer. Go Chargers! Before joining the GME team in October of 2018 I dreaded getting up to go to work. Working for GME has proven that it's possible to love what you do and who you work with. And that it's possible to be excited to come to work everyday. I am very thankful to have joined such an amazing team here at GME.
I worked at GME Supply from 2005-2010 and then decided to take a break to be with my family. Late 2016, when my all children were enrolled in school, I was offered a position with GME. Why would I return? If a company could be as dedicated to me, as we are to our customers, it made my decision very easy.
When I’m not working, you can most likely find me doing community services. I am a huge believer of giving back to the area I call home and teaching our youth to do the same. I am also an avid camper and take on many volunteer roles in the local Cub and Boy Scout organizations.
Working to keep our customers safe at-height has been a rewarding journey and I strive to grow daily so that I can provide superior customer service. It has been a wonderful experience to be part of something that is so much a part of me.
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.
Raised in St. Louis, I married a country girl that completed me. We now have two perfect girls that I could not be more thankful for. I try to be the best dad, husband, employee, and person that I can every day. I know I can always be better, but I try to have fun as much as I possibly can. My life goal is to die happy and to know I got the most out of life.
I have always loved playing sports and being out in the wild. I try to hunt and fish, but always seem to only catch a buzz or tree-bass. I'm not good at instruments, but I need good music to be happy. I'll never sing karaoke again, but I'll bust out some silly dance moves every now and again. My wife will tell you otherwise, but I try to eat healthy and exercise. At this point in my life, I consider chasing my kids around the store and mowing the lawn exercise.
GME Supply is the perfect company for my personality and values. This is an innovative company, filled with down-to-earth, caring people that take pride in their work and their word. We are very diverse people, but everybody is awesome at what they do and strive to be even better. I am excited for our future here at GME, and to help your company succeed.