About Us

About Just Ice, Inc.

“Quality products for our customers, quality way of life for our employees.”

Just Ice was formed in 2013 after we saw a need for quality, perfectly clear ice in the Chicago bar industry. Located in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, we are dedicated to providing consistently dazzling craft ice to the hospitality industry. We are proud to be a part of the dynamic restaurant community of Chicago, and we are honored to be a part of our local Back of the Yards community as well.

If you’d like to learn more about us, feel free to schedule a tour! We are located in The Plant at 1400 W. 46 th St. The Plant is a food business incubator: here’s what they have to say about the building!

“Founded on a model of closing waste, resource, and energy loops, The Plant is working to show what truly sustainable food production and economic developmentlooks like by growing and producing food inside an repurposed industrial building.”

Our team

Rosanna Lloyd

Rosanna started Just Ice in 2013 and has been riding the ice wave ever since. She has been involved in various parts of the Chicago restaurant industry since moving here for culinary school in 2001. When the weather is nice you can find her riding anything with two wheels, and when the weather is bad you can find here desperately trying to fix her many broken 2 wheeled vehicles.

Taylor Smith

Production Manager/Office/Driver
Taylor is our resident Jack-of-all-trades. He’s been at Just Ice since we were just a wee bitty company. When he’s not juggling his various jobs, he can be found taking long bike rides, quoting sports statistics, and is a history buff.

Chris “Bubbles” Brown

Office Manager/Production
Chris braves papercuts, printer jams, and lengthy phonecalls to keep our office running smoothly. When not knee deep in paperwork, Bubs can be found playing folk music at honky tonks around the city, or making visual art.

Laurel Waldo

Production manager/Ice carver
Laurel’s favorite food is cheese! She is an accomplished singer/songwriter and a pinball fanatic. She is also the head carver/creative at Just Ice and is always coming up with fantastic new designs and drawings for ice products.

Mike Smith

Production Manager/Ice Carver
Mike is an up and coming ice carver, rapper, and motivational speaker. He left a career in horticulture to pursue ice full time and is constantly thinking of ways to improve our production line.

Fredy Granados:

Fredy knows the latest slang and does a mean Boston accent. In addition to delivering ice at the speed of light, he is also great at entertaining the staff with his witty charm.

Joe Harris

When Joe isn’t dumping all his cash into keeping his Jeep from falling apart, he can be found fixing and building things for Just Ice. Joe also likes long drives with a van full of ice and podcasts.

LaShonda Griffin

LaShonda loves playing football and is a linebacker to be reckoned with. She also has several years experience as a trail builder, can use pretty much any power tool out there, and is one of our most fashionable employees.

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