Success in home improvement

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A premier product: George Uhlmann (from left), owner of Uhlmann Home Improvements, works with Alside staff members, including Jesse Lopez, sales manager; Kathy Wesolowski, window administrator; and Robert Pilny, operations manager. | Supplied photo

They did it again — another local home improved by Uhlmann Home Improvement.

Uhlmann yard signs are popping up all over the Chicago area, including Mt. Greenwood, Beverly, West Beverly and Morgan Park. These signs proudly proclaim that the home has been improved by the quality workmanship and products of Uhlmann Home Improvement, Inc.

People may wonder why there has been such an increase in sightings of Uhlmann Home Improvement yard signs lately, but just ask any of his customers, and they’ll tell you that George Uhlmann’s dedication, hard work and reliable service are the reasons the company is experiencing growth that will ultimately lead it back to sales levels that it experienced in 2007.

Like many businesses across the country, the effects of years of the national economic recession that started in 2008 took their toll on Uhlmann Home Improvement. In 2011, the decision was made to close the Uhlmann storefront, 3522 W. 111th St., which had served the community for more than five decades.

But always the entrepreneur, George refused to give up.

Keeping on

Knowing that his family had forged thousands of relationships with local residents and businesses over the years, he decided to carry on the tradition of Uhlmann Inc. Home Improvement, albeit with a different business model.

Although the storefront is gone, George has still been busy serving Mt. Greenwood, Beverly, Morgan Park and suburban homeowners with a variety of quality home improvement products. He has been able to keep his business going because people trust his years of experience.

Uhlmann continues to give back to the community, and the company’s advertisements can be seen regularly in local newspapers like The Beverly Review and the SouthtownStar, and publications like The Villager, by the Beverly Area Planning Association.

Many local residents have purchased quality windows, doors, awnings and siding from Uhlmann.

The Uhlmann family is committed to providing customers with excellent service and products from only quality companies that have been in business for many years, such as Alside, Home Guard, Larson and manufacturers like ProVia, for storm doors and windows, and Advanced Awnair for awnings.

Full line of product

In the earlier 1950s, when Alside began doing business in Chicago, Kurt Uhlmann, founder of Uhlmann Home Improvement, started to represent the company. Kurt and his wife Anna, George’s parents, founded the firm in January 1945. Uhlmann Home Improvement is still doing business with Alside today, more than six decades later.

Alside provides Uhlmann Home Improvement with the Sheffield and UltraMaxx Ultra-Premium custom-made windows. Sheffield and UltraMaxx Windows have qualified for the Energy Star Most Efficient 2013 program, which recognizes these windows as the highest-performing residential windows available on the market.

Alside also provides Uhlmann with materials such as aluminum coil and vinyl siding. Alside’s Prodigy and Charter Oak lines of insulated siding have been chosen as two of the premier siding panels by “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” the popular TV show on ABC.

Alside’s Prodigy insulated siding has the highest R-value of any other insulated siding and offers energy efficiency, engineered performance and inspired beauty.

George also offers a full line of replacement windows, bow windows, bays and garden windows, storm windows and doors, steel/fiberglass entry doors, security storm doors, patio doors, awnings, glass block windows, siding, and gutters with leaf guards.

And with his years of experience, George also offers services that are great for people who can’t afford new windows, doors, siding, gutters or awnings. Uhlmann Home Improvement will repair your windows, entry doors, storm doors, windows, patio doors, siding, gutters or awnings.

The Uhlmann Family has committed itself to providing their customers with only top-quality products, unlike other companies that try and cut corners. Instead of making excuses for installing inexpensive merchandise, Uhlmann goes with the only the best; that way every customer is completely satisfied.

For your free in-home estimate, call George at Uhlmann Inc. Home Improvement, (773) 238-1829.

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