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ABOUT RSI

OUR STORY

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In the early 1920’s Guido Rebechini and Marchello Rebechini emigrated from the Pietra Santa area of Italy to the USA. Settling in Chicago, they went to work for DaPrato Statuary Company. Much of their work was doing terracotta ornamentation on a new type of building….Skyscrapers! Guido and Marchello made decorative terracotta pieces for many 1920’s era buildings including John Sullivans structures. Much of this can still be seen in the Chicago area today.

Rebechini Studios, Inc (RSI Design) is a wholesale manufacturer to the trades. We are a sign manufacturer and SO much more producing exquisite products for a wide variety of industries.

 

Our motto is, "if you can dream it up, we can build it". Having few limitations and the largest etching equipment, waterjet, router and laser capabilities in the country, we pride ourselves on value engineering for our clients. We know how to combine these processes to meet your requirements. We are a highly custom shop with a dedicated crew of craftsmen, if you don’t see what you are looking for here, please ask!

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1923

1923

Ferdinand Rebechini born

 
 
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1930's

1930's

Guido & Marchello Rebechini work for Midland Terra Cotta Co. and produce sculptures for the Century of Progress Exhibition in 1933 in Chicago

 
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1940's

1940's

Guido goes to work for Silvestri Art and Mfg. Co. In Chicago

 
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1941-1945

1941-1945

Ferdinand serves in WWII

 
 
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1945-1946

1945-1946

Ferdinand graduates from Art Institute of Chicago.  Starts Rebechini Studios in 1946

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1954

1954

Build's home in Park Ridge, IL with new dedicated sculpture studio in it. The home is featured in the Chicago Tribune

 
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1910's

1910's

Guido & Marchello Rebechini emigrate to the USA and go to work for DaPrato Statuary Co.

 
 
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1956

1956

Glenn Rebechini Is Born

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1978

1978

Glenn graduates from Southern Illinois University, BA Design

 
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1980

1980

We start producing cast bronze and aluminum plaques

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1982

1982

Glenn joins his father in business and starts producing metal letters and other sign related products in addition to cast plaques

 
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1984

1984

We build a new expanded Facility at 1390 Howard in Elk Grove Village IL

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1992

1992

Kyle Rebechini Is Born

 
 
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2003

2003

Ferdinand passes away

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2009-2010

2009-2010

RSI Builds its new purpose-built 20000sq ft facility at 680 Fargo Ave in Elk Grove Village, IL. RSI adds new Waterjets, 3D routers and the largest etching equipment in the USA to our new facility along with much other new equipment

 
 
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2014

2014

Kyle Rebechini Graduates from University of Iowa, BA Business- Joins the Rebechini business as the third generation

(no pressure Kyle!).

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2021

2021

Rebechini Studios celebrates its 75th year in business!