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The Premier Home Improvement Contractor in Crystal Lake, IL

Is your Crystal Lake, Illinois, home in need of an update? Are you searching for a home improvementHome Improvement Contractor Crystal Lake IL contractor you can trust, but don’t know who to turn to? That is where the professionals at C&L Ward® come in. Since 1972, our family-owned and -operated business has proudly provided homeowners in the community with first-rate window and door installations. What’s more, when you work with us, you can expect flawless craftsmanship and transparent communication on every project.

What We offer

Now in our second generation, we have developed a reputation of ensuring continuous customer satisfaction. This is due to our skilled and experienced team, who pay close attention to detail on every install. Additionally, we work with industry-leading manufacturers, so you know your investment is well protected.

As the leading home improvement contractor in Crystal Lake, you can count on us for:


We install Andersen windows that are crafted with hard-wearing frame materials, such as:

  • Wood
  • Fiberglass
  • Fibrex® composite

These windows are celebrated for their energy-efficiency and are equipped with multi-paned, gas-filled glass and Low-E coatings.

We also stand out from other home improvement contractors because we offer a variety of window styles, including:

Finally, you can customize your windows by choosing your preferred frame finish and hardware.


With C&L Ward® on your side, we will expertly install strong and attractive Therma-Tru® front entry doors and Andersen® patio doors. These doors are also known for their security, so you can rest easy knowing you and your family will be safe.

Contact Us

Go with a home improvement contractor that can get the job done and contact C&L Ward® today. When you give us a call, you can schedule an in-home consultation and learn more about our extensive design centers. We look forward to working on your Crystal Lake, IL, home.

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Repair Service
Missing siding or shingles?
Leaking roof or skylights?
Broken locks or handles?
Wind damage or rotting?
Foggy or cracked windows?
Contact our service department today
Note: This service is only available in MI
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or call our Repair Service Hotline:
1 (888) 866-2041

“I would recognize Nicole for her exceptional service. She put up with a lot of my calls, my complains. She was always so professional. She not only would talk to me, she would send my emails up the chain of command. I think her follow through was really good.”

Brands we trust
Breast Cancer Awareness

Each year in October, our team participates in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, led by the American Cancer Society. Employees who participate in this program wear pink and obtain pledges throughout October to raise money for this cause. Additionally, we raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Our fundraising events toward this cause include themed T-shirt sales, in-office bake sales, a Penny Wars competition, 50/50 raffles, and pizza lunches.

Stuff the Truck

Our Stuff the Truck event is another way we give back to the community. The goal of this program is to fill one or more C&L Ward trucks with donation items. These may include canned goods and other non-perishable food, toiletries, warm clothing, blankets, and more. Monetary donations are also accepted, as we collect donations from our employees and other members of the community. Everything collected in the Stuff the Truck event is provided to a local non-profit dedicated to helping community members in need.

Shingles for Shelter

Shingles for Shelter is a C&L Ward program that gives back to the community. Each holiday season around November, we offer a free installed asphalt roof to a homeowner in need. We partner with organizations like ABC Supply Co, Inc. and Metro Sanitation to source the shingles and supply the dumpster to make this project happen. To select a Shingles for Shelter giveaway recipient, we consider things like current roof condition, circumstances, and presentation quality. In short, we offer homeowners a fresh start.

Owens Corning Roof Deployment

Owens Corning and Platinum Preferred Contractors want to give something back to the troops that bravely serve our country, and the families who support them. The Roof Deployment Project is our way of building for the future together.

To see what we have to offer.
Our interactive design centers let you explore the look and feel of the different products we offer before you make any decisions. With design centers in Novi, Davison, and Saginaw in Michigan as well as Glendale Heights in Illinois, we have a design center near you where you can see your options in person. Whether you’re searching for new house windows, a different kind of siding, or a front entry door, our interactive design centers enable you to have complete confidence in the products you select.
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