Who We Are

STANDING STRONG AGAINST THE TEST OF TIME

Established in 1899 by 18-year-old Dutch immigrant Abram Van Etten, Galloy & Van Etten is a family owned stone company proud to be woven into Chicago's history for more than 120 years. We played a pivotal part in rebuilding Chicago after the devastating fire using an ageless, durable and fireproof material known as Indiana Limestone. Passed down from generation to generation, Galloy & Van Etten is still owned and operated by the same family that started it over a century ago. Currently, five Van Ettens are actively involved in every aspect of the business, keeping alive the tradition of excellent craftsmanship and remarkable service that Abram created.

Throughout the years, we have added new technology to the artistry of traditional stone cutting techniques bringing amazing attention to detail and passion to every stone we cut and every job we tackle. Plain old hard work and dedication are the foundation of our success. In 1900 there were over 100 stone companies in Chicago. Today, of those 100 companies, only one remains … Galloy & Van Etten.

We are not the best stone company in Chicago because we are the oldest.
We are the oldest, because we are the best.

 

What We Do

NO PROJECT IS TOO LARGE OR SMALL


Whether you are an architect, builder, mason contractor, landscape designer or homeowner, Galloy & Van Etten is the place to go to for the highest quality natural stone. From commercial and residential jobs to the restoration of historical landmarks, our craftsmen have made their mark on significant structures throughout the country. View our gallery of award-winning homes, iconic buildings, detailed restorations, and intricate hand carvings for the most discerning architects.

Galloy & Van Etten is a full service facility that delivers an outstanding final product in a highly efficient fashion. Be it a one-of-a-kind fireplace created for an elegant home, thousands of linear feet of stone for an industrial complex or hand planed and cut limestone to restore a century-old historical landmark, Galloy & Van Ettenbrings unmatched experience and expertise to the project.

We fabricate all types of limestone, marble, granite, sandstone, bluestone, travertine, slate and quartz. While most of our stone is quarried in the United States, we also import blocks from all over the world.

  • Carvings

  • Columns

  • Coping

  • Countertops

  • Fireplaces

OUR PRODUCTS INCLUDE…
 

  • Address Stones

  • Balusters

  • Benches

  • Building Veneers

  • Capitals

  • Flooring

  • Keystones

  • Landscape Stones

  • Panels

  • Pavers

  • Signs

  • Sills

  • Treads

  • Trim & Accent Stones

  • Urns

 

How Far We've Come

EXPERTS IN COMBINING TRADITIONAL CARVING TECHNIQUES WITH THE LATEST IN TECHNIQUES
 

Long gone are the days of stone arriving by rail and dragged by a horse! Although there is simply no substitute for old-world craftsmanship and the artistry created by human hands, Galloy & Van Etten also employs modern technology to improve turn-around time, increase production and insure consistency. Stand-alone filtering systems handle and recycle waste materials. Our state-of-the-art computer numeric controlled platform allows us to fabricate large quantities of stone while maintaining consistent finishes, dimensions and quality. We can quickly prototype samples and finishes for customer approval. Our planermen, sawyers and carvers have decades of experience that allow for the ultimate in efficiency and professional work. As the industry evolves, Galloy & Van Etten evolves. We pride our selves in delivering our customers the best product in the shortest time-frame possible.

Galloy & Van Etten / Murphy Marble Company   I   11756 S. Halsted  Chicago, IL   I   tel  773 928 4800   I   fax  773 928 4129