Rich in history, our strength lies in our innovation and concern for our customers.
As a family-owned business, Elkay has a history of manufacturing innovative products and delivering excellent customer service. From our simple beginnings on Chicago’s north side to our present position as a supplier of complete kitchen products, we have always remained focused on key objectives--designing our products and adapting our businesses to serve the changing needs of our customers.
Please take a few moments to journey back with us to our beginnings and see how we have grown from a three person shop to an international company with over 3,800 employees!
Elkay Manufacturing Company is founded on January 26, 1920 in 2100 square feet of rented space on Chicago's Near North Side. Founded by Leopold Katz and his son, Louis, Elkay strives to make the best quality sinks and provide the best customer service. Elkay increases the number of employees from 3 to 7 in the first year and by 1927, our residential butler and pantry sinks become best sellers.