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."
JULY 4TH HOLIDAY HOURS
We will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 and we’ll reopen at 6:30am on July 5th. Happy Independence Day!
We will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018.
The City of Chicago will be doing street work at Albany and Fletcher starting on 3/21/18. While Fletcher is closed please enter our yard through our Belmont drive.
We will be open Saturdays beginning Saturday March 17, 2018. Saturday hours: 6:30 -11:30 am.
Extended summer hours will start Monday April 2, 2018. Open: 6:30am Close: 4:00pm.
See you soon!
As of Monday, November 27 we will be closing at 3:00pm Monday-Friday and we will be closed Saturdays until the spring.
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.
Elisabeth and Randy custom tinting 26 pails of Jahn brownstone repair mortar in our new mixing room. Yuppers, we now color match and tint Jahn..
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A special thanks to our vets who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us. Happy Memorial Day!
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Came across this great example earlier this week of what cement based pointing mortar can do to older lime mortar inside the wall. Layer of mortar..
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Elisabeth and I mixing up some lime putty plaster for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House.
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Came across this amazing building over the weeked in Urbana, Il. At first glance I thought it was a lovely brownstone that had been painted :-(..
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