Louis J. Orabka (Louie)

Louis Orabka’s education ended in grammar school and he frequently mentioned how he never had training in art or architecture, but still found himself to be successful.  This may have been in part to his being a cousin of Joseph B. Gander, President of Bank Building & Equipment Corporation, but also his position as a co-founder for the company.  Since it’s founding in 1913, Orabka was charged with the operation and management of the cabinet shop that eventually became Loughman Cabinet Division. Orabka spent over fifty years with the Bank Building & Equipment Corporation, becoming President by 1962 (as Gander fell into poor health) and then serving as Chair of the Board by 1969.