Our history begins in 1958, when Russ Malueg, along with four employees, began making Formica laminate countertops in his Rockford garage. Later, Russ and his employees moved in to a 6,000 ft. shop at 2430 N Court St.
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Company President, Eric Lindroth, celebrated his 50th year with the company just this past September, and has helped it grow into a shop that not only handles laminate countertops, but also custom laminate cabinetry, custom millwork, and solid surface countertops. Personally working alongside dealers and contractors in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, Eric oversees all aspects of production, from the free local estimates to equipment maintenance.
On larger construction jobs, Eric works personally with contractors and tradesmen, helping to coordinate our millwork projects with all aspects of the construction.
“What makes us stand out from the rest is one of the most important parts of our business; our custom work. Many people don’t realize we can often eliminate seams in their laminate tops, for instance, or “cove” their splashes, eliminating spaces that can allow dirt to enter. Customizing our products leaves our customers with a unique product that’s personally suited just for them. We believe customers are more satisfied with their final product than they would be if they’d tried to buy something that wasn’t made according to their individual requirements.”
Vice President Tim Sather, employed here for 42 years, personally manages Pierce fabricators in the shop, and is in constant contact with suppliers and customers to ensure each job runs smoothly.
“The employees here have a combined experience of over 200 years, and the quality of our work is unmatched.” But; “Don’t let our name fool you, Pierce Laminated Products has been fabricating solid surface products for over 40 years as well, and works with the top brands of Corian, LG Himacs, Meganite, and others.”
Cami Lepak, Vice President, has been working in the front offices of Pierce Laminated for the past 28 years. She believes that customer relationships are one of the most important parts of this business.
“We (our staff) are here to help our customers navigate their decisions. Customers don’t always realize that, for instance, laminate has made giant leaps in design, with patterns and that closely resemble woodgrain and stone. They also may not know that solid surface is non porous and repairable. Whether it’s a complete renovation, or new construction, we like to help customers make decisions that will work well in their situation.”
Nearly 60 years (and 6 building additions) later, Pierce Laminated Products buildings now occupy over 32,000 square feet.