About Us

Mission Statement:

To save the past by reclaiming highest quality brick and stone from America's historic towns and cities. To beautify the present by making these authentic antiques available to build or restore unique and distinctive residential and commercial properties. To protect the future by upholding the "green" principles of reclaim and reuse.

Owner Bios:

John C. Gavin, Founder
Started Historical Bricks after spending 25 years as a senior member of Leonhardt Sullivan and Associates, a management engineering consulting firm with experience in the US, Canada, South America and Europe.


Mike Gavin, Partner
Joined the family business after graduating from Butler University with a degree in Marketing and receiving a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law. Mike and his wife Annie have a son, Danny, and two daughters, Elsie and Betsy.

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Who we are:

Gavin Historical Bricks is a family run business that has grown to be the largest and most respected supplier of reclaimed antique paving and building material in the nation.

What we do:

We reclaim and supply antique brick and stone for new construction/landscapes with an Old World look as well as historic restoration projects, delivering them direct to the jobsite anywhere in the country. Our materials grace private homes, public buildings and large-scale brick street restorations across the United States.

How we work with you:

It is our goal to find the perfect material for your project. We typically start by sending you additional photos of products you find interesting, followed by actual samples. We then provide you with a quotation and arrange for the materials to be delivered directly to your contractor or jobsite.

Why customers choose us:

Our customers are architects, designers and individuals who will not compromise on the character and authenticity of their project. Antique brick and stone is our specialty and we believe the beauty and character of these products cannot be matched. No one else can provide the quality, quantity or variety to make your project special.

Please contact us via email or call John or Mike Gavin at (319) 354-5251 to discuss your project.