About Us

About Us

With over 60 years' experience, Vanguard Inc.'s team has been crafting distinctive solutions using modern colors and finishes coupled with classic craftsmanship. With consistency and dependability at the cornerstone of our operation Vanguard is a recognized industry-leading US manufacturer of:

  • Laminated & Solid Surface Countertops
  • Granite Countertops
  • Commercial Cabinets & Casework
  • Custom Laminated Products
  • Point of Purchase Displays

We proudly serve a 75+ B2B dealer network in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin made up of home centers, lumber companies, and kitchen designers.

Vanguard is extensively involved in the commercial cabinet and casework bid market providing products for schools, hospitals, municipal buildings, and private sector commercial buildings. The materials used lend themselves toward sturdiness, ease of cleaning as well as usability - making them a great option for high-quality kitchen/laundry room cabinets, home offices, and garage/workshop applications.

Our Mission Statement:

Our Mission Statement:

Vanguard's mission is to enable our customers to perform their core business flawlessly as it relates to our products. We are often retained as the preferred supplier because of our consistent manner in which we provide communication and product.

Our customers come first. We believe it is vital to how we partner to design, fabricate, and deliver customized surface, cabinet, and display solutions that meet or exceed expectations. The consistency and reliability that comes with being an industry leader mean Vanguard has the expertise to engineer innovative quality solutions.

Vanguard offers a team of knowledgeable field experts and craftsmen with a combined 100+ years of industry experience. The best product in the world shipped late is still late, therefore, Vanguard prides itself on our on-time delivery performance. "When we work with Vanguard, we know that we will get what we want when we want it."


Vanguard's manufacturing capabilities are first-rate. Our equipment and capacity allow for versatility in design, construction, and finish for residential and public and private sector commercial projects.

Since April 1, 1998, Vanguard has developed a system to track each item as it leaves our facility and measures the level of quality of each. The measurement is simple. If the product is not exactly what the customer was expecting, we fail the quality test. Quality is one of the benchmark measures used to determine performance ratings and hence, merit increases. We believe "What gets measured, gets done" and are proud to boast a quality rating of 99.08 %. Translated this means 99.08 % of the time the customer receives exactly what they expected. In the "build to spec." world of custom casework, this is a remarkable level.