Father and Son Working Together to Build a Deck – Hot Chicago Day!


Just another day in the life of father & son team, Tom and Grant Woods.  Tom and Grant were building this deck in 90+ degree heat and enjoying the time together.

Quotes About the Comforts of Home

It’s good to be reminded of why we have this desire to make our homes better-what is at the very heart of this drive to express ourselves in our home renovations and improvements.  Here are some quotes that help us remember that home and hearth is at the very center of our lives and who we are.

Jane Austen
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

George Washington
I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.

Emily Dickinson
Where thou art, that is home.

Benjamin Franklin
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

Beautiful Custom Oak Built-In Beds with Storage Drawers Great for Kids or Out-of-Town Guests

Maximize a small room with built-in beds and extra storage.  Choose your design and finishing touches to make this your own personal space.  Then sit back and let us do our work.  We have created many children’s beds with built-ins and our pint-sized customers have been very pleased.

Woods Home Improvements Now Offering a Great Financing Program

Are you dreaming about a great new home improvement, but you can’t figure out how you’re going to swing it?  Well, we have just contracted with Home Loan Investment Bank to offer you a great way to finance your project to make your dream a reality.

Home Loan Investment Bank is proud to offer customers the FHA Title I Home Improvement Loan. This flexible and affordable product gives homeowners the opportunity to finance home improvements and repairs. Don’t keep dreaming about the home improvements you want, make them a reality with a Home Improvement loan from Home Loan Investment Bank, FSB.*

For more information, check out our Financing Page link:  http://woodshomeimprovements.com/woods-home-improvements-financing/

Project Manager In Paradise

On any given Wednesday night during the summer, our project manager, Grant Woods, can be found participating in the Beer Can Races on Lake Michigan in Chicago.  This is the view from his captain’s J30 boat last evening.  Life just doesn’t get any better than this for our intrepid sailor.   Grant will also be participating in the J30 Nationals in Connecticut this coming September.  We are very excited!


Chicago's Lake Michigan  Beer Can Races 2014

Chicago’s Lake Michigan Beer Can Races 2014

A Lucky Westchester Homeowner Got Fantastic Curb Appeal with New UltraDeck Front Stairs

Each summer season seems to bring us a new home improvement project type.  This is the year of the front stair update.  People are looking to improve the curb appeal of the front of their homes, adding stylish entries and lovely landscaping.  We are so excited to be part of this resurgence in pride of home.  This Westchester homeowner asked us to install a new set of stairs using Menards UltraDeck materials in the ever-popular Rustic Style in both white and Redwood.   We love the look and it blends seamlessly with the home’s style.


Westchester Front Stairs-View 1

Westchester Front Stair Installation Using UltraDeck materials in the Rustic Style in White and Redwood Colors.

Westchester Front Stairs-View 2

Westchester Front Stair Installation Using UltraDeck materials in the Rustic Style in White and Redwood Colors.

River Forest Stair Installation, Stain, and Finish

Take a look at the stair installation we have just completed in River Forest. We were asked to stain the stairs to match the existing house colors and add copper top caps to add pizzazz. We were all quite pleased with the way the stairs turned out.