Elkay Named Illinois Family Business of the Year

OAK BROOK, Ill. (November 16, 2018) – Elkay Manufacturing Company today announced they have received the prestigious Illinois Family Business of the Year Award in the Large Business Category. The awards, which are presented annually by Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business, recognizes companies from across the state of Illinois with a proven commitment to their community, their employees, and to maintaining a sustainable family-owned business enterprise.

"We are honored to have been selected for this award from among so many distinguished Illinois businesses," said Laura Gicela, Family Engagement Liaison at Elkay. "This recognition is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our over four thousand employees – we would not be here as a company today without their daily commitment to quality and delivering an exceptional customer experience."


The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business has recognized family-owned businesses for twenty-five years. The awards celebrate community involvement, sustained business growth, and involvement from multi-generational family members. Finalists in the Large Business Category included Carl Buddig and Company, Ed Napleton Dealership Group, and Handi-Foil Corporation.


In addition to receiving the Family Business of the Year Award for a Large Business, Elkay was also recognized as a Finalist in the Community Service Category, along with Devon Bank, Fellowes Brands, Rabine Group and Two Brothers Brewing. The Award Winner in this category was Stenstrom Companies.


The Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards program gives Loyola the opportunity to celebrate the incredible contributions of family business to Illinois communities and our economy. Award Winners represent the best of the best that the business community has to offer, balancing enterprise sustainability with innovation and a commitment to employees and the communities where they work and live.


Elkay received the award on Thursday, November 15, during a celebratory gala at the Four Seasons Chicago. The event provides a unique event for industry professionals to network, build relationships and celebrate family businesses. Follow the link for more information.


About Elkay

Elkay is 98-year-old family-owned and operated manufacturer of products for the building industry. Family-owned and professionally managed, Elkay has been making innovative products and delivering excellent customer care since 1920. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Elkay today delivers world-class sinks, faucets, foodservice fixtures, water coolers, drinking fountains and award-winning rapid bottle filling stations. Elkay Wood Products is one of America's leading cabinetmakers in the marketplace, and Elkay Interior Systems is an international leader in the design and build of branded retail environments for some of the world's most fast growing and beloved restaurant and hospitality brands. To learn more about Elkay, visit www.corporate.elkay.com.