Mr. Aharon Grebelsky, a pioneer, an entrepreneur, a dreamer, immigrates to Israel from the Ukraine and founds A. Grebelsky Company for marble and stone. He is therefore the first to establish the modern stone industry in Israel.
Mr. Aharon Grebelsky acquires land in "Rehavia", a neighborhood located in the heart of Jerusalem, where a stone factory will later be built and photographs his 3 year old son, Yechiel.
Mr. Aharon Grebelsky decides to move the factory to "Bait Vagan" neighborhood in Jerusalem.
The new factory is equipped with modern machinery, and for the first time uses a gang saw operating on a sand cutting mechanism, as well as a "Karl Mayer" automatic cutting machine.
The factory establishes a fine reputation thanks to its professionalism and expertise. Aharon receives an unusual request from the Muslim Wakf to make repairs in the Cave of Machpela (burial site of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs) in Hebron. A few years later, he also restores the massive columns in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Mr. Aharon Grebelsky passes away in a young age and leaves behind him a legacy of credibility, professionalism, pioneership and respectability. His son, Yechiel Grebelsky, who has completed his engineering studies in the Technion Israel Institute of Technology at the time, takes over the factory. He changes the name of the company to "Jerusalem Marble A. Grebelsky & Son".
The factory workers manually chisel the stone to be installed at the Wailing Wall Plaza.
The factory moves to "Talpiyot" neighborhood in Jerusalem. It is equipped with a diamond Gang Saw and an automatic Breton polishing line for the first time.
Yechiel Grebelsky locates an area suitable for quarrying in Mitzpeh Ramon and opens the "Ramon Quarry" from which the Jerusalem Gold, Ramon Grey, Ramon Cream and Grey Gold materials are being quarried up to this date.
The factory makes history by being the first in Israel to export its stone goods to North America under the brand "Jerusalem Stone".
The factory produces and installs the stone for the Supreme Court of Israel in Jerusalem, one of the most striking stone buildings in the world.
The factory expands and moves to Har Tuv A, a suburb of Jerusalem. The new factory is export oriented and is equipped with state of the art machinery brands such as Pedrini and Simec.
Yechiel appoints his sons to lead the factory. Hanan becomes in charge of the production and Arik takes over marketing and sales.
Yechiel receives the "Yakir Yerushalaim" award of accomplishments in honor of Jerusalem from the mayor of Jerusalem at the time- Ehud Olmert, for his contribution to the foundation and development of the city.
Yechiel receives a "Notable Figure of the Industry" award from the head of the Manufacturers Association of Israel for his contribution to the industry, employment and export activity in Israel.
Re-branding of the company. The company changes its logo and goes back to its original name "A.Grebelsky & Son". The vision of the company is focused on cut to size projects and product development, aiming towards innovation and design.
The factory supplies its stone products for various complicated and luxurious award winning projects across the world.
The factory acquires two Pedrini CNC machines and expands its capability to produce complicated stone details.
The factory produces the complicated stone work for the famous "Hachurva" Synagogue located in the Jewish Quarter in the Holy City of Jerusalem.
Hanan and Yechiel receive a lifetime achievement award for the memory of Mr. Aharon Grebelsky from the Minister of Industry, Shalom Simchon. They were chosen among a group of industry pioneers in Israel. The award was distributed during the Manufacturers Association of Israel's 90th anniversary celebration.
The factory is proud of its extended contribution to the Israeli Community throughout the years. It has been involved in causes such as raising and training guide dogs for the blind, activities for needy communities, nature preservation and development of the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem, support of the "Hapoel Jerusalem" basketball team and many other activities for the well being of the young society in Jerusalem.
The company wins the prestigious "Excellence Pinnacle Award" of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Project. The award was distributed at the yearly ceremony of the MIA organization in Las Vegas.
The company donates its unique exterior cladding material for the Israeli Aquarium building located in Jerusalem. It is then after
dedicated to the name of the company's president Mr. Yechiel Grebelsky, who receives an "Honorary Award" by the Zoo
Leaving his long lived legacy, the company's president Yechiel Grebelsky, peacefully passes away at the age of 90.
Yechiel was able to achieve a world leading status in the natural stone industry for his
Throughout his many years of managing the company, he was always the first to arrive
each morning and open the factory's gates.
His presence was significant up until his passing. The values assimilated throughout the years include professionalism, integrity,
hard work and innovation. These values will continue to firmly lead the company in the future.
The company purchases a state of the art Donatoni CNC machine which expands its capabilities to produce complicated stone details for unique projects.
The company wins the most prestigious project built in Israel – "The National Library" located in Jerusalem. Herzog & de Meuron Architectural firm's
extraordinary design structure for this magnificent project, included extremely complicated and challenging stone details, making it one of the most unique stone
buildings ever built around the world.
The company wins the tender to supply the stone paving for the "Jerusalem Gateway" - the new entrance to city of Jerusalem.
The project, designed by TOPOTEK1 architectural firm, includes several tens of thousands of squared meters of pavers. It has a unique pattern that is about to become one of the symbols of the city of Jerusalem.
Arik & Hanan have been occupied this year, working on fulfilling an old dream to produce their own wine. Limestone and wine share lots of similarities. Both tend to age beautifully, and both share traditional craftsmanship and
modern technology for production.
The Grebelsky Red Wine is currently in the barrels and will be ready by the end of 2023.