Company Overview

More than 2,600 employees around the globe call Elkay home, working together to serve a wide array of customers for plumbing, commercial, industrial, retail and foodservice goods and services.

Who is Elkay

Elkay Manufacturing Company began as a vision of Leopold Katz and his son Louis on the North side of Chicago in 1920.

Their goal was to manufacture the highest quality sinks and provide exceptional service. The result: a thriving company built one satisfied customer at a time.

Today, we’re proud to be America’s number-one selling stainless steel sink company. Through the years, Elkay has continued to launch new products, designs, and innovations, and serves as a thought leader in an amazing array of different industries. Elkay is still owned and operated by the original founding family, providing thousands of jobs that support American families and communities.


  • We are family owned, and believe our people and business partners are an extension of our family.
  • We passionately live our values and deliver exceptional residential and commercial building products and services.
  • We are in business forever – for our employees, partners, and shareholders.


To become the Preferred Choice for every customer we serve.


  • We are in business forever.
  • Our word is our bond.
  • Making a profit is an honorable endeavor.
  • Knowledge empowers.
  • We value quality in all we do.
  • Our strength is in our people.

Life at Elkay

Employees tell us what they like best about working at Elkay boils down to this: inspiring people, meaningful projects, and empowerment. They appreciate knowing that what they do makes a real impact, receiving regular recognition, and having the ability to grow in their careers.

Empowerment and Inclusion
Everyday, Elkay employee decisions directly impact the Elkay Experience, which we strive to make the best it can be – for customers and employees alike. In our open and receptive culture and relaxed, friendly environment, ideas flow freely. Our people collaborate and inspire each other to create the company they want to work for and the products they want us to make.

Regular focus groups and surveys tell our leaders how employees feel about the company. Employee input regularly drives meaningful changes in our workplace, from how we administer work hours to how we dress in our corporate offices. Employee Engagement teams at every location capture and address emerging employee interests. Their goal is to help bring our teams more closely together and connect to the communities where we work, live and play.

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Company Summary
Elkay Manufacturing
Number of Employees
(612) 810-1333
180 Industrial Boulevard
Waconia, MN