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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 diversification continued.  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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