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The Leading Home Improvement Contractor in Lake Forest, IL

Since 1972, C&L Ward® has provided residents of Lake Forest, Illinois, with flawless craftsmanship,Home Improvement Contractor Lake Forest IL transparent communication, and top-of-the-line products. Our family-owned and -operated business is proud to cater to the community and has developed a reputation of always putting the customer first. In fact, now in our second generation of family ownership, we are known as the home improvement contractor you can count on.

The Home Improvement Contractor of Choice

If your home has cracked windows or outdated doors, you can turn to the professionals at C&L Ward®. Our skilled and experienced team has the know-how to install the following:


We are the premier home improvement contractor in the area because we only offer windows produced by industry-leading manufacturer, Andersen. These windows are known for their energy efficiency, as they are equipped with multi-paned, gas-filled glass and Low-E coatings.

What’s more, Andersen windows are available in a wide selection of frame materials, such as wood, fiberglass, and Fibrex® composite, which is known for its durability and minimal upkeep. You can also choose from a multitude of window styles including:

And, in order for your new windows to match the architecture of your home, you can pick out your preferred frame finish and hardware.


When it comes to new doors for your Lake Forest home, we are the best home improvement contractor for the job. We offer door repair and installation services.

With our team n the job, you can say goodbye to your old and worn doors and hello to high-quality door replacements. We offer:

All of the doors we install are secure and easy to operate. They are also attractive and are sure to enhance the curb appeal of your home.

Contact Us

Contact C&L Ward® to learn more about why we are the best home improvement contractor in Lake Forest, IL. Give us a call to schedule an in-home consultation and don’t forget to visit one of our impressive design centers. We look forward to working with you!

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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
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“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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