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Charles V. Poettker

Chief Executive Officer
Poettker Construction Company

How long have you lived in the Metro East?

65 years

In what metro east city do you live?

O’Fallon

What brought you here?

Birth

What do you love most about the Metro East?

I have high appreciation for the work ethic of the people of the Metro East. They treat their work with a sense of urgency, enjoyment and pride, while demonstrating comradeship and respect.

What advice would you give someone moving to the area?

I suggest taking the time to explore various Metro-East communities and generate a short-list of communities you want to know more about. Then, connect with and interview those communities’ economic development people to learn the pros and cons of their community’s assets.

What are your favorite attractions in the metro east?

There are many good restaurants to choose from in the Metro East and I like the green spaces, trails and parks.

What do you think are the metro east’s best assets?

The first thought is the work ethic of residents; the business climate; having been raised on a dairy farm, I must say the agricultural assets.

What do you like to do for fun in the metro east?

We enjoy boating, bicycling, hiking, walking and dining.

Please list charities to which you lend your time.

We support Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Community Link, the area hospitals and schools and more.

Why do you think it’s important for people to volunteer and what drives you to volunteer?

I believe that to whom much is given, much is expected. I have been blessed infinitely and want to help make others’ lives better.

Have you made any special friends or memories in your volunteer work?

Yes!