Chicago’s Leading Scaffolding Contractor Since 1938
Proudly Serving Chicago & Indiana

Scaffolding Services

At Gilco Scaffolding Co LLC, we are a full-service company dedicated to providing value-added scaffolding services to customers in all of the construction trades. Serving the Chicago area since 1938, we create successful partnerships with our clients throughout the entire construction process to ensure all of your scaffolding, shoring, and hoisting needs are met. We bring the commitment and dedication of a family owned and operated company to the forefront to exceed your expectations for safety and service.

Upon request, we provide professionally engineered and stamped drawings for our installations in order to meet all of your worksite access, protection, and support needs. Our in-depth knowledge of building codes ensures the design and installation minimize your liability. With our years of experience navigating through the permitting process, we offer expedited permit services for our scaffolding and canopy work within the City of Chicago. 

Our large inventory of scaffolding equipment includes frame & system scaffolding, canopy, and suspended systems. We offer both electric and gas-powered mast climbers with work decks that adapt to the building profile, allow easy loading at ground level and provide fast movement up and down the building facade. Stair towers, heavy-duty shoring systems, and wall bracing, as well as items such as debris chutes and landing platforms, are available in many different configurations. We also provide high concrete traffic barriers with optional fencing, screening, and gates.

Our goal is to provide quality products and services that ensure that your worksite is accessible, productive, safe, and secure. Contact us directly for more information about our expert scaffolding services.

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General Capabilities
Built-Up Scaffolds
Debris Chutes
Jersey Barriers with Fencing
Landing Platforms
Mast Climbers
Sidewalk Canopy
Stair Towers
Suspended Scaffolds
Wall Bracing
Built-Up Scaffold Type
Systems Scaffolds
Frame-Type Scaffolds
Rolling Towers

Sidewalk Canopy Type
Heavy-Duty Post and Beam Canopy
Heavy-Duty Walk-Through Frame Canopy
High Drive Canopy with 14 ft Clearance
Light Duty Rolling Canopy
Sidewalk Canopy Services
Expert and Fast City of Chicago Permit Service
Proper Design and Construction to Minimize Your Liability
Shoring Types
10k/leg Shoring Frames and Towers
Custom Needle Beam Systems
Heavy-Duty Post Shores
Post Shores
Shoring Services
Emergency Service
Professionally Engineered Designs
Mast Climber Types
Electric and Gas Climbers
High-Speed/High Capacity
Mast Climber Services
Easy Material Loading at Ground Level
High Capacity Material Movement
Quick Access Up and Down the Building Facade
Reduced Labor Costs and Improved Productivity
User Training Provided
Work Decks that Adapt to a Building's Profile
Stair Tower Types
Frame-Type Stairs - 20 in. Wide Treads
Systems Stairs - 30 in. Wide Treads
Stair Tower Services
Base Enclosure for Security Purpose
Wall Bracing Types
Low and High Capacity
Wall Bracing Services
Professionally Engineered Designs
Debris Chute Types
Construction Debris Chutes
Scaffold Supported
Suspended from the Building
Debris Chute Applications
New Construction
Landing Platform Types
Cantilevered, High Capacity Platforms
Landing Platform Services
Generally for New Construction
Custom Design Available
Jersey Barrier Types
Modular Concrete with Fencing
Modular Concrete without Fencing
Jersey Barrier Services
Lead Times Available
Emergency Services
Quoted on Job by Job Basis
Industries Served
Abatement Contractors
All Construction Trades
Drywall Contractors
Electrical Contractors
Environmental and Remediation Contractors
General Contractors
Glazing Contractors (Wind and Glass)
Industrial Facilities
Insulation Contractors
Masonry Contractors
Painting Contractors
Restoration Contractors
Roofing Contractors
Steel Erection Contractors
Tile Contractors