Why Are We the #1 Chicago Construction Supplies Source?

There are a lot of great Chicago construction supplies companies. But we’re the #1 source for contractors in Chicago. So what makes Elston Materials a great Chicago construction supplies company?

Sustainable LEED block

LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” and this certification is awarded when companies are committed to being environmentally friendly. We are one of those companies. By using LEED certified sustainable blocks, we can do our part to preserve the environment.

Our sustainable LEED blocks are made of 43% recycled materials and are locally harvested and manufactured. While we are not the only company to use LEED certified blocks, we are one of the very few Chicago construction supplies companies that can guarantee such a high percentage of recycled material.

Ready-Mix concrete

One of our most popular Chicago construction supplies is ready-mix concrete. Ready-mix concrete helps you prevent waste, help the environment, and save money.

When you use ready-mix concrete, each batch is specifically prepared for your project. This means you don’t have to worry about having extra afterwards and you only pay for exactly what you use. This also helps the environment since the less extra concrete is produced, the less pollution is produced.

Volumetric concrete mixers

These mixers also help you save money. Volumetric mixers can produce small and large quantities of concrete depending on the project’s demand. Because of this, you don’t have to pay extra for concrete you don’t use, or to bring another cement truck out with more supplies.

Using these mixers also allows you to mix on-site, which ensures that your concrete is stronger than pre-mixed concrete.


Elston Materials is a Chicago construction supplies company owned and operated by family. We believe in treating each and every one of our customers like they’re part of our family! Excellent customer service is in our blood–we pride ourselves on it.

It’s probably 50% of the reason people keep coming back to us. The other 50%? We have the best high-quality products around.

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Cassie Vu