Glenn C. Sterkel

South Elgin, IL 60177
Phone: (630) 675-0250
[email protected]
Innovative Property Improvement Solutions for the Chicago, IL area.                 1st-Service
Specializing in Staircase Remodeling and Aluminum Restoration

Business and Home Renewal Services

Innovative Business and Home Improvement Solutions for the Chicago, IL area

Design Ideas

  • Classic Twist and Basket
    Classic Twist and Basket
  • Box Posts and Simple Twist
    Box Posts and Simple Twist
  • Fancy Scrolls
    Fancy Scrolls
  • Gothic iron with Pattern and Scrolls
    Gothic iron with Pattern and Scrolls
  • Simple Gothic w/Knuckles
    Simple Gothic w/Knuckles
  • Modern Mediterranean (solid)
    Modern Mediterranean (solid)
  • Many Combinations look awesome
    Many Combinations look awesome
Classic Twist and Basket
Classic Twist and Basket

            Need help planning your new staircase?


1st-Service can help you decide what upgrades will work best for your home and your budget. 


You may want to simply replace the wood balusters with iron for a cleaner look. You may want to change the wood color to match your new flooring. Maybe you want the whole staircase re-modeled. 


What style and pattern would look the best for your home?


We can show you samples and recommend design choices to achieve the look you want.


We can get any pattern, style, or finish - to make your stairs reflect your very own personal taste and style! Our preferred supplier is Midwest Stair Parts in Naperville. Click here to launch their website where you can also use their StairArtist design tool.


CLICK HERE to see our Stair Upgrade Photo Gallery

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If you live in the Fox River corridor, including Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles, Campton Hills, Wasco, South Elgin, Elgin, Lake In The Hills, Huntley, Hampshire, East/West Dundee, Carpentersville, South Barrington, and surrounding neighborhoods, give us a call today for a free estimate or to ask questions.


Our pricing varies by project, but you can roughly estimate $15-30 per spindle for replacing wood with iron. The low-end assumes one-for-one replacement using existing rails and "light" iron, and the a high-end assumes rail replacement and/or tread re-drilling with solid iron balusters. Prices cover complete professional replacement, including both materials and labor. Count the spindles in your staircase railing to get a rough idea, then call us for a quote. We can work with you to find material options to reduce cost to within your budget. Additional carpentry and/or wood staining is priced separately.


SPECIAL for members of Nextdoor.com in the South Elgin Thornwood Neighborhood

20% off baluster installation labor 

W Thornwood Dr, South Elgin