Waukegan Architectural, Inc. is descendant from the Henry Bonnard Bronze Company of Mount Vernon, New York, and the J.S. Heath Company from Waukegan, Illinois. These two companies founded in 1872, later become divisions of The Eagle-Heath Bronze Corporation, 10-20 North Bleeker Street, Mount Vernon, New York. The Eagle-Heath Bronze Corporation and its divisions closed in 1935 when bronze was not available due to the war.
After the war three former employees of the J.S. Heath Company joined together and formed Midwest Bronze and Aluminum Company, Inc., 110 N. Sand Street, Waukegan, Illinois. This company consisted of foundry and fabrication of Architectural and Memorial Bronze items. In 1947, the fabrication portion of the company separated from the foundry forming, Waukegan Architectural, Inc., 117 Dugan Street, Waukegan, Illinois. In 1993, Waukegan Architectural, Inc., moved north nine miles to Zion, Illinois into a new and more efficient shop. In 2005 Waukegan Architectural, Inc. purchased pattern equipment, tooling, machinery and inventory from the Rispoli Bronze Corporation of Freeport, L.I., NY. The Rispoli Bronze Corporation started with the purchase of the Bronze Door division of the Sheidow Bronze Corporation in 1971. This purchase allows us to offer more designs and have the ability to make parts for repair to most doors made in the last 100 years.
Over the years our main product line has always been bronze doors, windows, gates and hardware for mausoleums. Raw materials are brought into our shop, fabricated and finished into high quality bronze products for the memorial industry.