Toledo native Ron Gabel joined two former business associates who founded VM Systems in 1973. In a short five years Ron bought out these partners and took over the business. VM Systems has grown from its fifteen employees to average around one hundred and has expanded it’s shop several times over the years. Ron’s basic principle: “Keep good workers working.” Since his retirement in 2012, Ron’s sons Ken and Craig actively run the business acting as Operations Manager and President respectfully.

Our mission statement: “As a sheet metal contractor, VM Systems is committed to providing our customers with timely service and exceptional quality in all aspects of the industry. This is accomplished by continually investing in the latest technology and through the employment of trained union mechanics. By utilizing these methods we hope to expand our business and continue the sheet metal tradition.” This mission statement rings true throughout our divisions, HVAC, Architectural, Industrial, Duct Services, and Custom Fabrication.

Our Leadership

  • Craig Gabel
    Craig Gabel  President

    Craig began his construction career just after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Construction Management. He spent years learning the business while working as a field foreman and project management. In 2009 he took his role as President and since then the company has doubled in sales volume yearly and continually outperforms the competition in man hours.

    Education and Associations:

    Michigan State University; Construction Management

    Sheet Metal Workers Pension Trustee

    Young Presidents Organization



  • Ken Gabel
    Ken Gabel  Operations Manager

    Ken has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He has extensive experience in mechanical project estimating and management. Ken also possesses great knowledge of CAD/BIM detailing. He too has learned the business through hands on field experience and project management.

    Education and Associations:

    Toledo Area JATC Trustee

    Union Construction Workers Health Plan Trustee

    Sheet Metal LMCC Trustee

    AGC Board of Directors

Our Team

  • Craig White Lead Estimator
  • Kevin Connors Superintendent
  • Jeff King Director of Safety and Health
  • Rob Harris Field Safety Manager
  • Nicole Snyder Controller, Accounts Payables
  • Adrienne Schwab Lead Admin, Accounts Receivables
  • Staci Large Payroll Administrator
  • Jim Litten Facility Manager
  • Tony Smith Project Manager, Industrial & HVAC
  • Matt Hoobler Project Manager, HVAC
  • D. Bryan Parker Project Manager, HVAC
  • Ron Snyder Project Manager, Industrial
  • Lee Raible Project Manager, HVAC
  • Josh Jablonski Project Manager, Duct Services
  • Mike Dawe Custom Fabrication Division Manager
  • Cory Kralovic Front Shop Foreman/Data Input/Scheduler
  • Mike Nicholson Commercial Glass Estimator, TMG
  • Tim Glancey Architectural Estimator, TMG
  • David Mueller Architectural Division Manager, TMG
  • Sandy Daly Project Manager, LEED AP, TMG
  • Jim Wood CAD Manager
  • Steve Berman CAD Detailer
  • Jason Jenkins Project Engineer
  • CJ Gabel Project Engineer, TMG
  • Rusty Drennan Weld Shop Foreman
  • Dillan Snyder Warehouse Manager

Our Companies

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