About us...

Mallory Properties is a full service commercial and residential property development and management company located in Wood River, Illinois. Our properties, which include multi-family and commercial retail units, are owner-managed. This allows us to quickly and efficiently assist our customers without the restrictions of rigid corporate leasing policies or the outsourced property management company.

The Beginning...

Mallory Properties is a family business which was started in 1967 by Orville H. Mallory and his son, Marvin E. Mallory. The majority of Orville's carreer was building roads and doing side construction jobs with his brother. When Marvin graduated from Wood River High School in 1946 he too began “swinging a hammer”. Together, they formed what was known as Mallory Construction Company. Over the next twenty years they worked together to build homes and commercial buildings throughout the Wood River, Illinois area.

By 1967, Marvin and his father had accumulated several vacant parcels of land, which at that time were in an un-developed area within Wood River. The decision was made by Orville, Marvin, and Marvins wife Helen to break ground on a single commercial development along Illinois Route 111 or what is also known today as Vaughn Road. Once that project was completed the duo decided to experiment with building and renting townhome apartments in addition to the commercial development along Illinois Route 111.

With the help of other well known business owners, during that time, they steadily succeeded in turning an undeveloped portion of Wood River, Illinois into a thriving commercial strip with several buildings.

Marvin and his father continued to build Mallory Properties brick by brick, until Orville's death in July 1979. Going forward, Marvin’s sons, David and Donald, along with the help of Helen, continued to help Marvin maintain and build the business until Marvin's retirement in 2000 and Helen's retirement in 2010.


Since Marvin's retirement, many changes have taken place -- including the addition of a 4th generation to the business. Brian, David's son, began taking on a more active role within the company in 2002. Making four generations of Mallory’s who have worked for over forty years to make Mallory Rental, LLC what it is today.

In 2007 and 2008 there were several additions to the commercial development landscape within the Wood River area. In 2008, a decision was made to expand the commercial development with the addition of a multiple use commercial building. This development enables nationally recognized tenants to successfully grow their business along side the Mallory family in what is now a prime location within the city limits of Wood River, Illinois.