The first houses were built in 1836. That year Erastus Patterson and his family arrived from Vermont and opened a tavern to service passengers on the Green Bay Trail post road. The village was first subdivided in 1854 by Charles Peck and Walter S. Gurnee, President of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad. Winnetka’s first private school was opened in 1856 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peck with seventeen pupils. In 1859 the first public school building was built with private funds at the southeast corner of Elm and Maple streets. The first year’s budget for this school was two hundred dollars. The village was incorporated in 1869 with a population of 450.
The oldest surviving house in Winnetka is the Schmidt-Burnham House. It was moved in 2003 from its previous location on Tower Road to the Crow Island Woods. Winnetka’s neighborhoods include estates and homes designed by distinguished architects including George Washington Maher, Walter Burley Griffin, John S. Van Bergen, Robert Seyfarth, Robert McNitt, Howard Van Doren Shaw and David Adler.
Since 2003, A.B. Edward has been providing roofing, siding, gutters and window products and services to the Winnetka area. Weather it’s siding maintenance and repair, roofing hail damage, wind damage, roofing repair or replacement, windows installations, masonry or rough carpentry, we are the leaders in providing quick, professional and outstanding services to all of our clients in Arlington Heights.
We have an A+ unblemished credit rating at the Better Business Bureau and we were awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award. We have industry leading partnerships and are a certified general contractor for companies as GAF, VELUX, James Hardie, CertainTeed, IKO, Simonton Windows DaVinci Roofscapes, Owens Corning, Pella, Marvin Windows and Doors, AZEK, Mastic and more.
Whether you are looking for the reliable contractor to replace your roof or to install or repair new siding, gutters or windows, we are the company that you are looking for. A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc. is Chicagoland’s elite exterior remodeling company that specializes in home exterior services.
If you are interested in obtaining a FREE Estimate, or have any questions on any of our many services, call us at (847) 827-1605 or email us today. One of our product and installation experts will review your information and be in touch immediately.