About Us

About Us

LandCraft Marine Fiberglass Repair
"Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit"
LandCraft Marine specializes in fiberglass repair and refinishing of every application: marine, RV, commercial, industrial and specialty forms of composite. Our company is located in Crestwood Illinois, near most major expressways and just a few convenient miles away from Chicago and Northwest Indiana.  We assist clients from the Chicago metropolitan area to Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin... Our company has also performed repairs and boat restorations for clients across the country and international clients from Canada!

Our team of professionals are available to assist with your boat repair every step of the way... 

... From answering any initial questions and concerns you may have, to handling your insurance claim, sourcing manufacturer and replacement parts and repairing your boat to its original condition. Our company also specializes in custom gelcoat color matching services so you will never know your boat was damaged after our repairs are completed.

Voyage Chicago Magazine interviewed LandCraft's founder, Keith, in late 2017 and you can read more about him and the history of LandCraft at this article link.

LandCraft is a corporation that puts customer safety and security first. We accomplish this by ensuring only the best materials and repair procedures are used in every job.
  • Established in 1978, we are a 40-year-old company renowned for our craftsmanship and high-end quality.
  • We do not cut corners to cut costs.
  • Our service rates are industry standard for the Chicago region.
  • We use the correct materials that we guarantee will not fail.
  • We warranty and guarantee our repairs (excluding manufacturer/factory defects).
  • We are the warranty repair service center for respected boat dealerships.
  • We are the preferred repair center for boat dealer and marina clientele.
  • Our repairs exceed factory and industry standards, out-performing factory grade materials and lifespan.
  • Our company is fully licensed and insured to protect your investment while in our care.
  • We operate in a manner to maintain our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

If you are looking for a shop to perform a durable, quality repair that withstands the abuse a watercraft endures, LandCraft is your best choice.

If you are looking for a shop to return your damaged boat back to its pristine, pre-loss (factory) appearance, LandCraft is your best choice.

However, we are not a shop for you if you are looking for a cheap "spray paint" job... a cheaper cost where we "cut corners"... use a lesser quality grade of materials, or perform any other reduced quality service.

We are also not a "body shop" and our services (and rates) cannot be compared to a body shop. The industries are very different – we use different materials, methods and have different skillsets and overhead. Furthermore, painting or gelcoating a boat is not the equivalent to Maaco-type priced auto paint work... please don't insult us by expecting our caliber of quality (and materials) at Maaco-type rates. Just go to a shop like Maaco if that's your budget.

We operate a compliant, fully insured marine repair facility, staffed with experienced personnel and we charge marine industry standard rates (accepted by all insurance companies) for all of our marine services.

When we evaluate your service request and visually inspect your boat in person, you are provided an estimate to properly repair your boat. We do not provide estimates to perform substandard work nor will we compete with repairers who do substandard work or run a substandard operation.

In order to protect our brand, we do not disclose trade secrets - but if we provide an estimate to repair your boat we are happy to explain why our services are superior.

As a conscientious shopper, you are tasked with the job to recognize what a proper repair is, what a proper repair looks like, what a proper quote is… and how to spot a quote for substandard service. You are tasked with comparing marine repair shop qualifications, licensing/insurance coverage and industry compliance. Go to our Quality Guidelines website page for further help in deciding what’s best for you.

The jobs we estimate and the services we perform cover the costs incurred to provide quality services for the hours, days or weeks your boat is in our care and temperature-controlled, secure facility. Any local shop quoting less is either not qualified, not properly insured/operating, or not performing proper repairs or repairs at the caliber of LandCraft. This statement is backed by our 40 years of operation and industry experience.

Thank you for considering LandCraft as your boat repair professionals,
We are known for:
  • Our LONGEVITY. Established since 1978, we have over 40 years of experience in fiberglass repair and restoration services.
  • Our PROFESSIONALISM. We are a professional operation that you can easily reach by phone, email or even meet us at our workshop.
  • Our ETHICS. It is our policy to treat our customers as we would like to be treated, and that means we are prompt, timely and budget conscious.
  • Our CARE. We maintain all proper insurances, business licensing, State licensing, marina vendor licensing and our team adheres to a strict safety policy.
  • Our KNOWLEDGE. As second and third generation boaters, we are experienced with boats and also know just about everything there is to know about boat maintenance and repairs.
  • Our VITALITY. Our team keeps up with marine industry trends and can install the latest materials in composites and finishes. We adapt to changes in the industry to meet our Client's needs and expectations.
Visit our picture portfolio to view some of our work and find out why we are Chicago's #1 choice for boat repair and fiberglass repair services.

Since 1978, LandCraft has been the leader in providing high-quality repair and restoration services. See what we mean by "high-quality"... Click Here.
LandCraft is celebrating 37 years of business
LandCraft's family history
LandCraft's family history
LandCraft is a family owned operation that was established in 1978 and is currently managed by a father and daughter team. As a family with over 3 generations of boaters, we know watercraft - inside and out - and we know the importance of quality, timely repairs. The pairing of our knowledge with craftsmanship skills has propelled us to be the most qualified repair company in the Chicago area.

Our business specializes in repairing, restoring and customizing boats as well as providing commercial fiberglass and refinishing services to industries and corporations at the local, state and federal levels. We excel at our craft and have become the most requested and in-demand fiberglass repair facility in the area.

For over 40 years LandCraft has maintained a reputation for it's fair and honest business and for exceeding customer expectations. We are proud of this reputation and will always operate in such a manner as to protect and improve upon it.

LandCraft is the largest specialized marine and fiberglass repair company in Chicago. We have grown to this level due to our vast knowledge and skill in the composites and marine repair trades.

Since 1978 LandCraft has set the bar for proper, high-quality structural and cosmetic fiberglass repair services.

To contact a LandCraft representative, please call (708) 385-0717 or e-mail us.
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