Municipal Marking Distributors, Inc. (M.M.D.) was founded by Tony & Laura Kresic in 1981 from a small basement in Carpentersville, Illinois. Together they decided to start M.M.D. as a mail order company selling supplies, like inverted marking paint, to local municipalities. Tony who was born in the Congo was an original sales gorilla; he hit the road dazzling customers with his uncanny ability to mix witty banter with extensive product knowledge and he bought the drinks. Meanwhile, back at the homestead, Laura printed invoices faster than a city employee running to her car at quitting time.
Over the next few years the mysterious world of land surveying appeared right before their eyes. A local land surveyor, who is in the witness protection program, presented them with an obscure piece of wood called a survey lath. After they scratched their heads and said, “What the heck is that?” M.M.D.’s signature hardwood product line was born and is the biggest seller to this day.
In 1987 Laura realized that she was going to kill Tony if they didn’t move into a bigger space. So the two partners-in-crime ventured into the middle of farm country and found Gilberts, Illinois.
It is in beautiful downtown Gilberts where M.M.D. operates today with over 11,000 square feet of inventory space. M.M.D. expedites all orders from this location. We also have an open door policy, if customers are really adventurous they can pick up supplies right at our warehouse.
In 2009 Laura and Tony Kresic retired, yes they got out alive! They are currently traveling the world and for some reason Tony is still bugging the heck out of Laura.
Kathryn is presently at the helm and is more committed than ever to uphold the philosophy of M.M.D: Excellent Customer Service, Quality Products, Economical Pricing and Superior Delivery.
Markets We Serve
- Road Builders
- Land Surveyors
- Pipe Line Contractors
- Underground Contractors
- Large Utility Companies
- Seal Coaters
- Agricultural Companies