Poettker Construction Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently announced the passing of its Founder, Chairman and CEO Charles “Chuck” Poettker in a tragic accident earlier in July.
“It is with great sadness and the heaviest of heart that I announce the passing of my father and role model, Chuck Poettker,” said Keith Poettker, president of Poettker Construction. “Under his outstanding leadership, Poettker Construction has built millions of quality relationships and buildings and has grown to be recognized as a premier construction firm and best place to work.”
He served as a Specialist 4th Class in the U.S. Army, assigned to Alpha Company, 3-187th Infantry Battalion, 101st Airborne Division stationed at Camp Evans, South Vietnam. In April 1971, Poettker and his unit were given orders into Laos to rescue two door gunners and recover the bodies of the pilot and co-pilot of a downed helicopter. This grueling journey back to safety earned him a U.S. Army Bronze Star for heroic service in a combat zone. He prayed that if he made it out alive, he would dedicate his life to building something of value. Celebrating 41 years of quality work, Poettker Construction is just that today, employing nearly 200 families and operating in 26 states.
Poettker Construction will be moving forward in its current succession plan established in 2016, which named Keith Poettker as president. “It is from my father’s grit, determination, and leadership that we have the privilege to continue his legacy of building relationships founded on unparalleled service, quality of work, and safety for our people and business partners,” Keith Poettker said.
The Constructor team sends its condolences to the entire Poettker family, personal and professional.