Service Is Our Most Important Product
Bruce Dykstra, Dave Van Cura, Bill Cravens and Tom Gleason
(left to right) from ELFCO at JPW Industries Training in La Vergne,Tennessee.Training agenda included hands on training on JET Hoist and Pullers,JET Air Tools and JET Metalworking.As always ELFCO thrives on providing greater depth of knowledge of products it provides to its customers.
On Saturday, September 19,2015, ELFCO hosted a large number of Mechanical Contractors in their annual Tinners vs Fitters Golf Outing at Tamarack Golf Club in Naperville. Pride and Bragging rights were at stake for the two trades as they battled it out in the wet conditions but at the end of the day the Pipefitters took home the ELFCO Cup for the second straight year. Congratulations to the members of Local 597.
Earlier this month, David Weinert of Advance Mechanical System. Inc. was drawn as the winner of the DeWalt/Powers custom Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle. Entries for the drawing were received for every $500 in Powers fasteners or select Dewalt tools and accessories purchased through ELFCO. Congratulations to David and Advance Mechanical Systems, Inc.!
Bill Cravens,VP of Mechanical Division, trains customers on Seismic Bracing as well as code approved anchors in the market.
During the week of February 24th we participated in the Pipefitters Local 597 Training Center's vendor week. During the event we had over 500 apprentices visit our booth to talk about our standard and new products, and how we can best service them. It was a wonderful event that allowed us to meet a lot of new people. We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this event and our ongoing relationship with the Local 597 Training Center.
ELFCO had the privilege of meeting and listening to Ron Kittle on December 10,2013. Ron is a former left fielder and designated hitter in the MLB, named the 1983 AL Rookie of the Year. He spent six seasons with our precious Chicago White Sox. Ron is a former steelworker who didn’t make his major league debut until he was 25. Once his playing days were over, Ron managed a few minor league teams in the area before he continued to expand his career and wrote his first book. You could say Ron Kittle has done it all. Presently, Ron builds custom collectibles out of baseballs, bats and bases while also working in public relations with the White Sox. Ron gave a very enlightening, motivational speech on Tuesday detailing stories of his life and the people that he’s met along the way. Ron put a lot of emphasis on the people that come in and out of your life, and the attitude you have towards them and yourself. We want to thank Ron for coming in and speaking to us, and GO SOX.
Since its inception in 1970, Elfco has been a leading supplier to contractors and OEM manufacturers in the Chicagoland area. We specialize in supplying the commercial/industrial electrical and mechanical trades. Our core products include power tools, hardware, hangers, consumables, jobsite supplies and safety products. The outside sales staff has over 100 years of combined experience serving the construction industry to assist you with all of your needs while the inside sales staff is ready to service your needs from 6am to 5pm. At Elfco we pride ourselves on customer service and continually train our staff to keep up with the latest products and industry advances. We offer free, on time delivery with our fleet of 12 vans, 2 box trucks and 2 stake beds when and where you need it. Constructed in 2006, our state of the art 60,000 sq ft facility is stocked with over 19,000 items. Our computerized inventory system insures that material you’ll need for all your projects arrives on time.
Our warehouse is stocked with thousands of feet of strut and rod in all sizes. Materials include steel – both green and galvanized, stainless steel, aluminum and fiberglass. We stock strut in 10’ and 20’ lengths, including back-to-back and concrete insert. Custom lengths of strut and rod may be supplied on request. We carry the widest inventory of strut parts and accessories in the Midwest. Our stock includes a full line of Powers Fasteners anchors including Drop-ins, Wedge Bolt, Bang-it, Vertigo, adhesive, powder actuated and seismically rated Powerstud, and Snake anchors. We also carry pipe hangers and can provide you with a full line of hanger products from both Anvil and B-Line
We stock tools and equipment including a full line of power tools from Milwaukee, DeWalt, Bosch and Metabo. Elfco is a full line distributor of Ridgid power equipment, Greenlee Tools, Burndy Tools and Honda generators. We also carry hand tools from quality brands like Channellock, Klein Tool, Wright Tool, Cooper Tool and others.
We stock thousands of hardware items including a full line of bolts, nuts, washers, and screws. We offer an extensive inventory of stainless steel and high strength hardware. Our reserve also includes B7studs in many sizes. If you have a project that requires specialty hardware items such as USA melt or Teflon coated we can provide them for you. Contact one of our sales reps to assist with your needs.
We carry all the consumable items you’ll need for your projects including steel and carbide bits, diamond bits and blades, hole saws, cutting blades, grinding discs, wire brushes, files, cutting oil, chemicals, caulk, duct tape, electrical tape, Teflon tape, and spray paint. Our inventory also includes pulling rope, string, measuring tape, mice and inflatables.
A wide variety of jobsite supplies including Knaack boxes, ladders, garbage cans, gondolas, chain and locks, visqueen, pipe carts, wire carts, flat and double tray carts, pallet jacks, chain falls, come-a-longs, slings and other lifting supplies are included in our inventory.
Our warehouse has many safety products including hard hats, safety glasses, ear plugs, harnesses and lanyards, safety vests, gloves, rain suits, caution tapes, hand cleaner, traffic cones,First Aid Kits and fire extinguishers.
Our staffs can assist with tool repair and arc flash rubber glove testing. Many of our products can be personalized with your company name and logo. Assistance is available with support systems and seismic blueprint material takeoffs when needed.