The Jeagle’s have moved their business from 803
Broadway Street to 221 South Sherman Street, and are excited about
their new location. Both agree that the new shop has more office
space, more showroom space and more shop space. It also offers
better parking than the previous location.
The Jeagles had their business at 803 Broadway for about 27 years.
They occupied a space in the building connected to Sheley Tire.
Sharon said that earlier this year, the Sheley’s told them that they
were getting ready to slow down a bit and enter into a
semi-retirement. They suggested that the Jeagle’s might want to be
looking for a new location for their business.
Chuck said that they looked at a couple of different locations. When
they looked at the spot located behind the Lincoln IGA, they felt it
would be a great location. They have found since moving there that
they were right. Both noted that they are seeing more local traffic
and they feel that at least a part of that is because they are now
close to the IGA and shoppers at the local grocery are noting that
Chuck’s is nearby.
Chuck’s Glass and Mirror is definitely a ‘mom and pop’ business with
the two primary staff being Chuck and Sharon themselves along with
some part-time help from their son Robbie.
Sharon said that a glass and mirror business is the kind of business
that most people don’t pay much attention to until they need it.
Once they find that they do need a glass replacement and go looking,
they are surprised by what they find at Chuck’s.
Chuck himself has more than 30 years’ experience in the glass
business and is a glazier by trade. He said that he started out
working for Lincoln Glass more than 30 years ago. That business was
owned by Chuck’s brother-in-law. When the owner decided to sell out,
Chuck purchased the business and renamed it and has carried on to
this day. Chuck said he loves the work and has thoroughly enjoyed
his years as a glazier and an entrepreneur.
Sharon said that being a glazier is kind of a lost art nowadays
because of there being so much automation in the world. A glazier is
one who is capable of cutting glass by hand. Today, many companies
use machines to cut glass, but a glazier is more able to deliver a
custom size and shape of glass or mirror and a better fit for odd
shaped or sized windows or frames. She said that the art of glazier
is something that is still very much needed.
Chuck noted a couple of examples of work that he is doing, including
some glass work for an antique automobile. Sharon said that they
have customers from as far away as Chicago looking for custom cut
glass for the antique auto restoration projects. She and Chuck
explained that old cars used a lot of flat glass but into sizes and
shapes that really don’t exist today. In order to get the glass
replaced in those vintage cars, a glazier is the best person for the
Another example the pair showed-off was some custom mirror work for
kitchen cabinets. Sharon said that the homeowner wanted to give her
kitchen cabinets a facelift by replacing the insets of the cabinet
doors with mirror. But, the insets were a unique shape and a simple
square or oblong mirror was not going to give the desired results.
However, as a glazier, Chuck is able to cut and fit each mirror into
each cabinet door so it fits perfectly and looks really good.
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Sharon said that there are many needs that can be
answered with a glazier, table tops for example. She said Chuck does
use equipment for round tops, but there are also calls for oval and
oblong tops and he does those by hand, and of course, finishes the
edges and makes the entire top look very nice.
In addition to doing the glazier work, Chuck’s offers glass
replacement for residential needs and they also now sell windows.
Many people when they think of glass replacement, think first of
auto glass. Chuck’s does do auto glass replacement. Sharon noted
that many companies will come to the workplace or wherever a car is
parked and do a window replacement on site. Chuck’s will also do
that, but they prefer to do the work in the shop.
To accommodate customers, they will come and get the vehicle, bring
it to the shop for repair then return it to the location of the
customer’s choice. Sharon says they will also make special
accommodations if the customer wants to deliver the car personally,
such as meeting the customer at the shop before opening time, or
staying past closing as needed. Sharon explained that the quality of
work done in the shop is going to be better than that done on site.
She also noted that particularly in the case of side windows or rear
glass on a car, the glass shatters, and there is a lot of clean-up
that needs to be done to make the interior of the car safe again.
Having the vehicle in the shop for clean up enables Chuck to do a
more thorough job of getting all the glass collected.
In addition, the Jeagle’s offer a lot of other glass services. Chuck
said he is currently working with one of the local schools putting
together a glass trophy case. He also works with local woodworkers
such as Jason Hoffman, and was involved in doing the glass for the
custom built glass and wood cases at the Logan County Tourism
In addition, Chuck’s can provide large plate glass for store front
windows, front entry doors, and residential storm doors, plus they
do screen replacement.
Sharon said another new and popular trend for homeowners is the
frameless showers. She explained that those require an extra heavy
glass and of course, careful and precise installation. Chuck’s can
also do those shower stalls.
If you find yourself in need of a special glass or mirror, a shower
stall, or any other project utilizing glass, be sure to call on
Chuck and Sharon and see what they can do for you. You can contact
them by calling 217-735-4307. The shop hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. They also
offer emergency services afterhours and will do emergency ‘board
ups’ of broken residential or commercial glass. After 5 p.m. call
Also, please mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 20th at 9 a.m.
to join Chuck and Sharon at 221 S. Sherman Street for the ribbon
cut. Afterward you will have the opportunity to check out their new
shop and visit with the two about what they do and what they can do
Hope to see you there!