|George J. Roll & Sons is a full
service building material supplier located in Blue Island, Illinois, a
south suburb bordering Chicago. We service the greater Chicagoland
area including northern Indiana. Our experienced delivery
personnel and fleet of heavy Mack trucks provide fast and reliable
service to contractors and developers.
Our convenient location gives us direct access
to the city and surrounding suburbs via major expressways resulting in faster
deliveries. For our location and contact information visit the
contact us page.
Icehouse/Office Circa 1950
Our History: Six Generations of Service
Ice Coupon Circa 1930
George J. Roll & Sons has a long and storied
history in Blue Island, Illinois. In the 1870's the Roll family
conducted business as "Calumet Ice", an operation that utilized barges to
transport large blocks of ice cut from local rivers into the City of
Chicago. Our namesake, George J. Roll, began selling ice retail in 1888.
From that time until the 1950's the primary goods for sale by the company
were coal and ice.
In the 1950's as demand for coal and ice
dropped off, the company diversified into other products such as
insulated sheathing (fuzzboard), plaster, plywood and other building
products. In 1960, the first boxcar of wallboard was received and the
For the last 50 years our main focus has been quality building materials and
outstanding delivery service.
Parade Float Circa 1936
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