We’re JC Licht, and we’ve been giving expert advice and assistance to those looking to breathe new life into their Chicagoland homes since 1907. Our customers are also our neighbors and friends, and they trust us to share our expertise and provide them with superior products and outstanding service. JC Licht service professionals are trained in our extensive line of products and are skilled home-project experts who can help you every step of the way.

To do so, we offer a wide range of products, ensuring you have the right products to make your work easier and your results professional. This includes the best paint in the business: Benjamin Moore. In fact, we sell more Benjamin Moore paint than anyone else in the Midwest. But it doesn’t stop there. We also have the latest in high-quality wallpaper and window treatments from brands like Hunter Douglas®, Graber® and Brewster® Home Fashions, as well as paint-related products and accessories to help you get the job done.

When it comes to inspiration, you know it when you see it. So come on by one of our many Chicagoland locations. You bring us your inspiration, and we make it happen.

Since 1907 we’ve been bringing your inspiration to life in your home, thanks to our Benjamin Moore paint and interior design products & services. When in 1907 Jacob Christian Licht opened his first paint store in Chicago at 3150 West Twelfth Street, he simply thought of himself as a business person ready to give his first customers what they wanted: “top quality painting products and superb service. Since its inception, the business started by Jacob Licht has flourished and grown to a group of over 30 stores in the Chicagoland area.

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Meet the JC Licht Design Team

Our team of experienced designers are trained in Interior Design and will work with you on paint colors, wallcoverings, and fabrics. They will help you with custom window treatments, that suit your own unique design style.

Why JC Licht

  • My husband and I have been customers of Wheaton’s JC Licht store for the last 20 years. We’ve come to count on the people there for their expertise and knowledge. There are so many wonderful staff that have guided us on so many home projects—thanks for hiring great/caring/knowledgeable people!

    Recently, over the last few days, I had the pleasure of working with John and Jane. I was at the store multiple times on multiple days. I was trying to arrive at the perfect Arborcoat stain for our deck, thus buying several pints. AT ALL TIMES John and Jane greeted me with huge smiles and asked how they could help me. They engaged me in depth. John keenly listened and came up with a solution that led to the perfect color for our deck! I bought 6 gallons and wanted to write to you about my experience,

    It didn’t matter if the store was busy, the hour was late or that I’d been there 1, 2 or 5 times—John and Jane treated me like gold. They are extremely hard working, nice people and I wanted you to know what GREAT representatives they are for JC Licht. I hope you will recognize them (and quite frankly the Wheaton store) for their outstanding customer service.  It was once again, a pleasure doing business at ‘my’ JC Licht store!

    - Lisa K

  • In the past 10 years, my husband and I have renovated 3 different homes. I met Sue Haughton and Nancy Keegan while I was trying to select paint colors, window treatments and wall coverings. I’m an interior designer, so I typically know what I’m looking for, whether for myself or a client. But… I happened to build a trusting relationship with Sue and Nancy. I started to ask their opinions and seek out their advice. Before I knew it, I was bringing all my ideas to them and work as a team. I highly recommend both of them for any project. Whether is one room or an entire home. They are both highly talented, professional ! I could not have done our homes or my clients without them. Thank you so much!

    - Jan H., Interior Designer

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