Life is Wood

4.81 |32 Verified Ratings
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Life is Wood

4.81 | 32 Verified Ratings
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148 Cecelia Street
Grays Lake, IL 60030
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Life is Wood

Wood Is Good

Our name says it all!! We are masters at stair building and remodeling. We love creating works of art for you, working with woods and other materials and building your project!!


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Service Area

  • Chicago
  • Evanston
  • Schaumburg
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Palatine
  • Oak Park
  • North Chicago
  • Waukegan
  • Des Plaines
  • Barrington
  • Highland Park
  • Northbrook
  • Arlington Heights
  • Crystal Lake
  • Richmond
  • Winthrop Harbor
  • Mundelein
  • Lake in the Hills
  • Deerfield
  • Harwood Heights
  • Great Lakes
  • Ingleside
  • Kenilworth
  • Carol Stream
  • Island Lake
  • Zion
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Woodstock
  • Glenview
  • Wauconda
  • Skokie
  • Lincolnshire
  • Ringwood
  • Highwood
  • Lincolnwood
  • Grayslake
  • Algonquin
  • Fox Lake
  • Russell
  • Lake Bluff
  • Fort Sheridan
  • Lake Villa
  • Libertyville
  • Lake Forest
  • Wadsworth
  • Bensenville
  • Gurnee
  • Round Lake
  • Lake Zurich
  • Glencoe
  • Vernon Hills
  • Wheeling
  • McHenry
  • Antioch
  • Winnetka
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Services Offered


Areas of Expertise

  • Wood and Metal Stairs and Railings
  • Custom Carpentry
  • Beautiful Cabinets and Built-Ins

Product Brands Used

  • Whatever Customer wants
  • Herb's Choice
  • Whatever Customer Wants
  • Whatever Customer Wants
  • Whatever Customer Wants

Quick Facts

Business Hours
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
(Please call to confirm)
  • Small Jobs Welcome
  • Warranty Offered
  • Free Estimates
  • Warranty Description: One Year


In Business Since: 2008
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Wood is Good Association
  • Better Business Bureau
Green Certifications
  • LEED Certification for Individuals: LEED Accredited Professional (LEEDAP)
  • The award my company has received is the ultimate satisfaction of creating American made service that creates a finished product that is of the highest quality.
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

I'm working as hard as I can to build revenue to pay taxes in my community!

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I Love The Mechanics Of It All.

I love working in The Midwest because The Midwest Is The Best!.

We started in this industry in 1979.

We describe our business as Family owned and operated


Life is Wood

My Work
3 Projects
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5.0   |  
Herb is a great guy to deal with and they did excellent work in our house.
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5.0   |  
Herb is the best, I would recommend him for any stair projects.
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5.0   |  
The work Jeff did on our railings is simply amazing. We agreed that my husband and I would purchase the product and Jeff would just do the amazing work. The talent that Jeff showed us in regards to the railing he made and making our small foyer look finished and put together was simply imaculate! My husband and I are already planning a few additional projects to send Jeffs way. Thank you for your talent and hard work Jeff! It truly paid off and looks amazing! Cannot be any happier right now! I'm jumping up and down with joy! I have a railing :)
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4.5   |  
Review by in Zion, IL
Love my finished stairway.
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5.0   |  
Outstanding workmanship... Close attention to details...
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5.0   |  
Review by in Rolling Meadows, IL
Project: Install or Replace Wood Stairs and Railings
Herb was very flexible in scheduling the work.
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5.0   |  
Herb was very knowledgeable, courteous and prompt in responding to my queries. He did a professional and high quality job fixing squeaky stairs that are old and aging. I would hire him for any carpenter related job in future.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Mount Prospect, IL
Project: Install or Replace Wood Stairs and Railings
Good, reliable staff. Professionals w/great skills and vision. Warren is a pleasure to work with. He knows his business and has a tremendous demeanor and on job knowledge.
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Review by in Chicago, IL
On time, worked hard and very neat !!!!
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Review by in Mount Prospect, IL
Project: Repair Wood Stairs and Railings
Quality of work exceptional, was very prompt on returning and calls and emails to answer my many questions. Banister looks great, and Jim worked diligently (I think he ate his lunch while cutting the balusters) . Definitely recommend herb and Jim to friends and family.
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