Highwood's Favorite Local Glass Shop!
Foggy Windows? Guaranteed Repair Saves 50% or More!
Custom Mirrors for Your Home or Business
All Types of Glass for Any Application
Residential & Commercial Doors
Pet Doors Put Right In Your Glass or Screen Doors
Custom Framed & Frameless Showers
Top Window Brands at Competitive Prices

The Glass Guru
Serving Highwood, IL


1020 S Northpoint Boulevard
Waukegan, IL 60085
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(847) 665-8450


  • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

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Our Team

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Tom Rowland


Hello neighbors! I’m Tom Rowland, owner of The Glass Guru of Gurnee since 2012.  I grew up in the Libertyville, IL area, went to Libertyville High School, and then college at ​​Trinity International University in Bannock, IL where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Before transferring to Trinity International, I studied civil engineering at Purdue. While in college, I took a break and started The Glass Guru and graduated in 2016 with my degree while running our store. Before starting The Glass Guru, I did work for myself as a handyman, mobile detailer, and doing odd jobs throughout college. 

I started The Glass Guru because I enjoy helping others and wanted to  have a positive impact on my community.  What attracted me to The Glass Guru was the guru mindset and the support I receive from the Franchise Headquarters. I am extremely proud of the positive impact we have left on our customers, employees, and community.  What I like most about this business is I have an opportunity to help others in a construction-related field. 

Outside of work, I enjoy mountain biking, camping, and enjoying time with family.  My wife, Carly,  and I have a toddler named Colton and a baby boy due October 2022, and a Goldendoodle named Spice. On weekends you might find us on a bike trail, enjoying quality time with the family or church. 

It’s a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to serve you and we hope to be the local glass shop you can trust and rely on for many years to come. 

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Highwood, IL Glass Company, Glass Shop

Proudly Serving Highwood and the surrounding areas.

We are the neighborhood glass shop you can rely on. If you are in Highwood, IL, The Glass Guru is your one-stop solution and the best local source for glass repair and replacement glass, mirrors, showers, windows, doors, tabletops, shelves, screens, and more.

Do you have foggy dual-pane windows with condensation or residue between the panes? Our proven foggy window repair and prevention process can fix this problem at a fraction of the cost.

As a full-service glass company, we also install the highest quality, name-brand replacement glass products at great prices. Our certified technicians also provide a number of niche specialty services that you won’t find offered by most other glass shops near Highwood.

Above all else, we pride ourselves on offering the best possible customer service in a timely manner. Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, or both, we are nearby and ready to help. Our team of Gurus serves Highwood and the surrounding area. We look forward to assisting you with all of your glass, mirror, shower, window, door, and screen needs.

Average out of 132 reviews

The Glass Guru reviews summary


13 reviews have no rating

Jul 14, 2024 on Google
Jan Castillo Gurnee IL

"Everyone was professional, engaging and thorough! Very happy with our purchase and I stallation!"

Jul 04, 2024 on Google
Larry Klock Gurnee IL

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Jun 20, 2024 on Google
Calvin Rose Gurnee IL

"Don't replace your windows. Replace the glass.

I reached out to Glass Guru to repair some 40 year old windows in my sister's townhouse.

Christina was extremely helpful and provided a reasonable quotation followed up by a replacement of the existing glass in about two weeks. She made this entire process easy and stress free.

We're very happy with the results shown in the photos.

Thank you Glass Guru!"

Jun 20, 2024 on Google
Pamela Jacob Gurnee IL

"Mike and Kyle were fantastic! They had a difficult situation with our very old and badly installed windows but they were very professional and did a beautiful job. Our windows look great now and we’re very grateful. Would definitely recommend them to anyone and will definitely use again! Thanks!"

Jun 19, 2024 on Google
Kim Truong Gurnee IL

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Jun 18, 2024 on Google
Sue B Gurnee IL

"Great job putting a doggie door into our patio door. Mike was friendly and conscientious and knew his craft. Will refer them and use them in the future."

Jun 14, 2024 on Our Website
Ken Glick Gurnee IL

"From sales through installation the company was efficient and responsive. I would definitely recommend them"

Jun 04, 2024 on Our Website
Terry Birgmann Gurnee IL

"Very good service. From the first person who came out to look at my problem to the Installers and the Ladie who called to remind me of my appointment, the Service was excellent."

May 30, 2024 on Google
Karen Becker Gurnee IL

"I'm always leery about installers, especially glass| window installers. I've had so many horrible experiences. I don't like having installers in my house, and I'm always worried about work product. Mike & Kyle installed sidelights to my outdated door system and they were amazing! And this was no easy job working with a doorframe that probably from the 80s. So helpful, honest and excellent workmanship! I highly recommend!"

May 18, 2024 on Google
Alexandr Vyboischik Gurnee IL

"The work was done professyionsly and efficiently. The price is normal. I’m completely satisfied. Thank you. A.Vyboischik"