Illinois: Known as the Prairie State and the Land of Lincoln.
French explorers canoed down the Mississippi River, the western boundary of Illinois in 1673, and went northward on the Illinois River. The first permanent settlement in Illinois, Cahokia, was a fur-trading post established in 1699.
In 1885 the world's first modern skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building, was built in Chicago.
The Willis Tower, formerly known, and still commonly referred to, as the Sears Tower was the tallest building in the world from completion in 1974 until 1998.
Chicago is the nation's third largest city and Illinois is the sixth most populous state in the country.
All of those people in Illinois need countertops, and there are plenty of places to supply them! You can find a list of countertop businesses in Illinois here.
This is a sneak peek at our efforts to compile the most complete list of countertop fabricators in the United States from A to Z. We will be working on Indiana next and hope to give you a look at that list as soon as its available. And you will find it here first.
There are still some inconsistencies to the list, but we are working to correct them and I just couldn't wait to share it.
In coming weeks (and likely months), we will be compiling lists for all 50 states, and once we get them done, we will seek input from the industry to make sure everything is in order before we release the information to the public.
We think this is going to be very popular with the countertop community and very useful for those seeking new countertops.
Let us know what you think!