We've honed our masonry knowledge with dedication (some might say obsession), turning matching and analysis into an art. We love to share our experience, and provide on-site consultation and training for a range of audiences. Contact us to learn more!Restoration/Preservation
Our special, Frerk-designed trucks mix on site and can adjust as needed: that means no hot loads, no waste, and you only pay for what you use. As our boss loves to say "Concrete fresher than ours hasn't been mixed yet!"Concrete
"I've had nothing but the best experience working with Henry Frerk Sons. Their service is exceptional and their prices are extremely competitive. They have supplied my projects with everything from ready-mixed concrete and masonry materials to sewer supplies, blasting sand, and restoration chemicals. Henry Frerk Sons sincerely care about their customers!" - Mike, at Market Properties
“The team at Frerk are courteous and professional and their technical support is second to none. Vast product knowledge enables the tech team to answer the most complex usage and application-related questions.” - Roger, at London Stone Works
We are committed to helping our customers achieve the best possible results using our materials. We offer a range of classes that cover historic masonry materials and techniques, repair techniques, and product certification. Training
Henry Frerk Sons was founded over 140 years ago by the determination and hard work of Henry Frerk, who described himself as a "sawed-off and hammered down German."
SPECIAL EVENT THIS FRIDAY!
We are pleased to be hosting a special Moldmaking & Casting workshop and Happy Hour for WiRE. Open to all, $30/nonmembers and free for members. Join WiRE today and support the group’s educational and leadership initiatives to support women in restoration, engineering, and related fields. RSVP
NEW: PREBLENDED LIME MORTAR
Customers have been asking for a convenient, ready to use product for small projects, so we’re now stocking a preblended lime mortar with mason sand. This is a natural colored mortar that’s suitable for standard sized mortar joints, and the user just has to add water to use. It’s in stock and ready to pick up!
CLOSED LABOR DAY WEEKEND
We will be closed Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day Holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30am.
We’ve posted the upcoming schedule for our popular Historic Masonry Workshop series!
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK: AUGUST 15-18, 2017
Please join us for Customer Appreciation Week starting August 15. We’ll be offering free food and cold drinks, a chance to win prizes, and you can get information and advice from our product representatives. We hope to see you next week!
We are wrapping up our Winter workshop series with an all-new class on plaster repair on Thursday, April 6 from 9am-noon. This class will be taught by master plasterer Rory Brennan. More…
Starting in April we are open Monday-Friday, 6:30am-4:00pm, and Saturday 6:30am-11:30am.
NEW JAHN CERTIFICATION CLASS ADDED
We have just added another session of our JAHN Certification Class, so you can get certified before the spring season! Learn more and register online.
Plan on attending one of our masonry workshops. We’ve brought back our popular classes and added some new ones. Most classes are free, but space is limited so sign up now.
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK
Join us for food, a free tee-shirt, a chance to win prizes, and save 10% on popular brands, and meet product representatives to ask questions and get advice.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Chicago historian Wendy Bright has written a blog post about Henry Frerk Sons. Check it out on her website, WendyCity.
We are collaborating with the Association for Preservation Technology Western Great Lakes Chapter to sponsor an evening of socializing and masonry patching. Download the flyer for more information.
The road is being dug up on Milwaukee Avenue. Imagine how great it must of looked when it was all paved with granite. I’ll try and find an old..
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Moldmaking & Casting
events.r20.constantcontact.com Casting can be a cost-effective and time-saving option for restoration projects, and this class will show you to recreate replacement pieces from surviving pieces. Presented by Polytek, this session will cover moldmaking, casting techniques, and materials with an emphasis on recreating architectural...
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We took a drive out to Galena for a special aggregate that we couldn’t find locally. We will post some follow up photos.
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Which one do you think is the best match?
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