Jody Mertzke started D. W. Mertzke General Contractors in July of 2000 out of her home and eventually buying a shop and building as her business had grown.  Ms. Mertzke has owned and operated her company for the last 14 years.  Using her experience in the industry, she began her business with two trucks and now presently owns 32 trucks, which includes Tractors and Tandems, and a variety of other well-maintained equipment.

As the business has developed, Jody has moved her company from simple dirt and aggregate hauling to Remediation, Demolition, and Excavation.  We service private, commercial, and government sector customers.  

D. W. Mertzke General Contractors is DBE Certified through the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT), Illinois Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), and U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).  It is a WBE through Lambert St. Louis International Airport and the MBE/WBE Program.  It also possesses a Contractor’s License with the City of East St. Louis, Illinois, and Chicago, Illinois.  Through the SBA, D. W. Mertzke General Contractors is certified as an Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), 8(a) Certified, and also is presently in the process of other Certifications.

D. W. Mertzke trucking provides services within a 200-mile radius of East St Louis IL,  

Our drivers have, on average, 8-10 years of experience in the construction industry and 5 or more years of experience with D.W. Mertzke General Contractors.  Our drivers’/operators’ standard operating procedure (SOP) is to dress and act professionally at all times while on our near your site.

At D. W. Mertzke General Contractors we believe that success is achieved through quality, consistency, dedication, and integrity.  Our Mission Statement is simple: “Doing It Right The First Time”. We will relentlessly pursue this goal and be known to our customers as the only choice.