In the construction industry, companies come and go with the ebb and flow of the business cycle. In such a volatile industry, longevity is a rare and honored commodity. Bruns-Gutzwiller Incorporated has exhibited this quality since 1920. William A. Gutzwiller returned from World War I to his hometown of Batesville.
In this small town in southeastern Indiana, he had started a small residential construction company before the war. After returning from the battlefields, he was determined to expand the business into something more. In those early years he received several strategic bids and continued to survive the Great Depression and World War II. In addition to construction, William held various community positions of leadership and was eventually a representative to the Indiana House.
Our company was formed as a result of the merger between Bruns Brothers Masonry and the W.A. Gutzwiller Company in 1970.