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!
This decade further establishes Elkay as an innovator in our industry. In 1970, Elkay's three compartment design escalates the popularity of stainless steel sinks. The Elkay family of companies continues to grow with the addition of Dayton-Ogden Corporation in Ogden, Utah, followed by Elkay Southern Corporation in Lumberton, North Carolina. In 1976, we expand our water cooler business by acquiring Cordley/Temprite. In 1979, we move the Corporate Offices to our current location in Oak Brook, IL.