President and Owner of G3 Quality Chris Gerber started his journey in the industry when he was 17 years old. He began by learning the ins and outs of training, test methods, specifications, and all things Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QC/QA). Gerber developed a QC/QA manual and provided field QC/QA services on some of Caltrans first highway pavement rehabilitation AC Pay projects. He built relationships through everything he did and surrounded himself with individuals that he recognizes as mentors.
After working for reputable construction engineering, testing and inspection labs for 16 years, Gerber decided that he was ready to go at it on his own, prepared by his years of experience and a burning desire to succeed. Together with his founding partner, Susan Pierce, G3 Quality, Inc. was formed in 2013, with the G standing for Gerber and the “3” representing the guiding principles: grow, guide, and give.
G3 Quality currently has over 80 employees with a corporate office in Cerritos and additional laboratories and offices in Bakersfield and Redlands. G3 Quality’s laboratories are Caltrans qualified and certified by AASHTO, CCRL and the Army Corps of Engineers. We serve California through these conveniently located regional locations and a fleet of mobile laboratories. G3 Quality is a California Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Metro Qualified SBE, and City of LA SBE.
In 2019, G3 Quality was recognized as “Best Firms To Work For” and the top 100 fastest growing “Hot Firm” by Zweig Group.
The G3 Quality Team and Partners
G3 Quality is an elite team of professionals that provides world-class quality management, materials design, inspection, materials testing, and engineering services to the infrastructure construction industry. We partner on projects such as highway, airport, port, transit and water/wastewater. G3 Quality collaborates with contractors, both large and small, design firms, construction managers, as well as a long list of local, state, and government agencies.
We partner with each client to develop project-specific quality programs and offer services specifically focused on value. As project dynamics change through the phases of construction, so does our approach to each quality program. We develop our quality program to meet the needs of a project’s delivery method, phase, specification, client needs, community needs, and any other intricacies. G3 Quality employs some of the most experienced and seasoned Caltrans, ICC, and ACI certified infrastructure inspectors and testers. We are signatory to the Operating Engineers Local 12, and our employees are provided continually growth through G3 academy.
We guide our clients through the entire construction process, including materials consulting, pavement evaluations and design, and managing entire complex quality programs. We also share our knowledge and expertise with clients by offering seminars for everything from proper paving practices to changes in current specifications, materials, and sustainable designs.
The G3 Way
The G3 Way is our Code of Conduct. It is the culture, heart, and soul of our company. It supports and reinforces our values of Partnership, Pride, Ownership, and Effectiveness. Our first responsibility is to honor our commitment to client partnerships and the communities in which we serve. Our second responsibility is to our people and employees whom we consider to be our most significant asset. Our final responsibility is to the legacy, performance, and health of G3 Quality.