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

Stair Upgrade Services, Fox Valley, IL

Customer Reviews

Testimonials and reviews
"We are very pleased with the improvement Glenn made to our stair case. Would highly recommend him"                                                                                            Wendy K., South Elgin-18 Oct

"I was pleased with the work, customer service and pricing. I had stairs sanded, repaired (after removing carpeting) and iron balusters installed. Particularly pleased with stain that managed to bridge different stains of the wood floors and stair rails"
Marianne S., Fox Chase·04 May

"Glen did a GREAT job... Quick, efficient, on-time, responsive!  A true quality tradesman who loves his work!  He did a great job & came in BELOW budget...  A true winning combo."
"Thank you for a beautiful staircase. We can't believe how different it looks."
Rick & Diane P., Thornwood-11 Feb

"I had my stairs redone by Glenn a month ago and am extremely happy. His prices are very reasonable and the quality of his work was top-notch. I highly recommend him."
Tricia, South Elgin·18 Sep

"Called 1st-Service to get a quote on replacing the staircase wood spindles with wrought iron. Had the work done along with refinishing the flooring and rails. We have red oak hardwood that was looking orange. Glenn did a great job with the staircase and referred us to Elite Floors for the flooring. We are so pleased and having received quotes on this type of work, they were very affordable."

Kathy, Thornwood-24 Aug

"Hi, I just had Glenn come over for a quote and I was very impressed with his knowledge and his integrity."
Daniel, Elgin·17 May


Residential Home Services - Put Metal In Your Staircase

Classic wrought iron styling

Update the look of your home while adding functionality

1st-Service can help you with your railing and banister project needs. Popular indoor railing projects include replacing dated wood spindles with beautiful iron balusters. We also can refinish your current bannister or install completely new wood newel posts, handrail and iron balusters.

We can recommend more economical choices to achieve the same look for less cost than general building contractors. With all our projects, we offer engineered design solutions, along with quality craftsmanship.

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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 about $25 per spindle when replacing wood with iron. This includes complete professional replacement with quality decorative iron balusters - materials and labor. Count the spindles in your staircase railing and multiply by 25 to get a rough idea. 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 in the South Elgin Thornwood Neighborhood

20% off baluster installation labor 

W Thornwood Dr, South Elgin