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The Glass Guru
Serving Lake Forest, 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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Lake Forest, IL Glass Company, Glass Shop

Proudly Serving Lake Forest and the surrounding areas.

We are the neighborhood glass shop you can rely on. If you are in Lake Forest, 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 Lake Forest.

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 Lake Forest and the surrounding area. We look forward to assisting you with all of your glass, mirror, shower, window, door, and screen needs.


* All brands shown here may not be available in all areas. Please contact us for availability.

Our Team

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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Average out of 69 reviews

The Glass Guru reviews summary


11 reviews have no rating

Sep 28, 2022 on Google
Thomas Christensen Gurnee IL

"We had shower glass and door installed. They turned out beautifully. My wife noticed a small pin hole leak, the immediately followed up and fixed it. Very quick and professional service. I most recently went back to glass Guru for a screen repair. Again a very prompt and professional job. I highly recommend"

Sep 26, 2022 on Google
Ryan Adams Gurnee IL

"They did a great job"

Aug 18, 2022 on Google
Ramesh Sundaram Gurnee IL

"The Glass Guru came in to help me at the right time. They are very professional right from the first phone call through after service follow-up. Their prices are very competitive and work completed as expected."

Jun 21, 2022 on Google
David McNeel Gurnee IL

"We have lived in our home for about 30 years. This past winter one of the picture window's formed a crack and other windows were showing fogging issues. It was time to replace these. We had several "total" window replacement firms out for estimates. For the work we needed done, all of these quotes were more than what we had anticipated. The week we were going to make a choice, we received a flyer from the The Glass Guru. We decided to call them. For our need, The Glass Guru would replace the glass components (as well as the decorative grids) within the window frame. For us, this was a MUCH more affordable solution. The panels were replaced, however, the picture frame window grids did not match the surrounding window grids. The Glass Guru ordered the corrected panels and those were installed about three weeks later. The grids matched exactly. So from the initial call to the customer service rep, to the sales rep and the install team, this is an excellent company to take your window needs to. As time goes on I am sure I will be having issues with other windows, I won't waste my time fielding quotes from other window firms, I will be going straight to The Glass Guru."

Jun 19, 2022 on Google
Lena Edstrom Gurnee IL

"Friendly staff, reasonably priced, work well done."

May 01, 2022 on Google
Sue Newstat Gurnee IL

"Everyone at Glass Guru was thorough, friendly and professional. From the front office, to the estimator, to the technicians, everyone was great to work with. If you are considering window replacement due to bad glass or poor mechanisms, call Glass Guru first!"

Apr 20, 2022 on Google
Jeff Scoggin Gurnee IL

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Mar 04, 2022 on Google
Dan Cojocari Gurnee IL

"Very happy with the glass partition wall they installed. Got a quote over email from Jason and he quickly answered my followup questions. The installers was Jason himself and his helper, also from the company. He was accommodating with my work schedule coming in the morning and finishing the install before 9am. Looks great and would go with them for other glass work."

Feb 12, 2022 on Google
Jack Martin Gurnee IL

"Glass Guru just finished installing my replacement windows. I am very happy with the entire experience from Having them come out to measure, preparing the estimate, ordering the windows and installing them. Now I have new windows in the whole house. Our home looks a lot better and it is a lot more comfortable. I would recommend them to anyone who asks me where to go for window replacements."

Feb 09, 2022 on Google
Anita Gonzalez Gurnee IL

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