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!
Following one of our biggest decades of growth, we look to the future while continuing to provide first-rate quality and service to our customers. In 2001, Elkay's pressure cooler plant, formerly part of the CORDLEY / Temprite Division, fully integrates into the Elkay Division - creating the Dispensed Water Division. In 2004, Elkay restructures to support leadership and growth. Under the new product management structure, each major product line is managed as business unit under a Product General Manager and a cross functional team. In 2004, Elkay expands its faucet offering by acquiring Phylrich International. Based in Burbank, California, Phylrich is known for producing high style faucets and other fixtures used primarily in powder rooms and bathrooms. In 2005, Elkay solidifies its international presence through the strategic acquisition of Zhuhai Daya S.E.Z. K&B products based in Zhuhai, China. Daya is a manufacturer of high quality sinks to select world markets. In 2006, three new cabinet manufacturing facilities are brought on line. Yorktowne in Danville, Virginia and Medallion in Culver, Indiana and Lanark, Illinois.