Benefits of Lamp

Getting to know Lamp Incorporated

We take great pride in our highly skilled and educated team along with our exceptional performance record, which consistently shows that we produce quality building projects on time and within budget. With the ever-changing requirements of the building process and increasing demands of new technologies, we have a strong professional and operational staff to provide unified service throughout the entire construction process.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology has become the design building standard for Architectural and Construction engineering. This advanced technology is best utilized in coordinating the Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Electrical work, to successfully identify and eliminate conflicts that do occur with so many systems encapsulated within the same confined areas. Lamp Incorporated has the resources to work with BIM systems on any project you request.

Project managers at Lamp Incorporated use a software program called ProCore. This program keeps track of all project documents involved, including change orders, submittals, requests for information, contracts, insurance, daily reports, meeting minutes and more. This system keeps the information organized and ensures all requests for information are answered, all change orders are processed and nothing slips through the cracks. This web-based system can be accessed from anywhere in the world and gives full access to all project information in an easy to understand format. ProCore is used to help many public entities in presentations to keep their constituents informed of progress.

Paul Dawson – Elgin Community College, Managing Director of Construction Projects, explains some of the great benefits to working with Lamp Inc.

During my 30 year municipal management career, I have had the opportunity to monitor several multi-million dollar municipal construction projects. Please contact me directly at (847) 960-7410 and I will share my experiences working with the Lamp, Inc. team in the areas of quality of the work, adherence to budget, professionalism of the team members, and overall satisfaction level.

Mr. Gerald Sagona, Village Administrator
Village of Lake in the Hills

Ian Lamp and his team recently completed our 107,000 SF REC Center renovation and new addition project. Their expertise in construction management and renovation projects was confirmed by the excellent job they did on our project. Lamp responded well to our requests and made sure the project went smoothly. We continue to be impressed with the quality of their work. I would recommend Lamp Incorporated to you without reservation.

Mr. Thom Palmer, Executive Director
Huntley Park District

Lamp acted as the General Contractor team on our new library. They did an outstanding job in scheduling and coordinating the work, and in making sure it was done right. They made some excellent suggestions for saving money and for improvements in the construction process. Lamp has been a pleasure to work with, and I hope we have the opportunity to use them again in the future.

Ms. Virginia Maravilla, Director
Huntley Area Public Library

I cannot say enough about Lamp’s professional team from the sales department through bids and construction management – our project was on-time and below budget with quality workmanship. Construction meetings and options were clearly outlined with transparent payment schedules and quick responses and resolutions to problems. They seamlessly worked with our architect and engineer. We felt that the wishes of us (the owner) were always clearly and fairly represented. The most impressive thing about Lamp is that, even though they are a large company and our project was relatively small, our project didn’t take a back seat and they ‘listened’ to us. That’s why we chose them for our 2nd project and I am continually impressed with the quality and of their work and ethics. I highly recommend Lamp Incorporated without reservation!! 5 thumbs up.

Mr. James Scholtz, Executive Director
McHenry Public Library

Lamp Incorporated is a unique company because it has an innate culture of professionalism, dedication and a commitment to going above and beyond. What has proven most important to me as a customer is that the relationship and service did not end once the keys were handed over. The service continued with any questions I had being answered and immediate follow-through if something needed to be changed. I highly recommend Lamp Incorporated to anyone who is considering undergoing a large or small project. If the opportunity arises that we are in need of service in the future, I would immediately engage Lamp Incorporated.

Ms. Rose Reinert, Executive Director
Boys & Girls Club of Elgin

Lamp Incorporated has worked in Winnetka School District for the past 3 years. I have worked with them on 2 projects totaling over $33 million. Our phase 1 projects, additions at both Greeley School and Washburne School had excellent on site supervision and timely completions with projects coming in under budget. I am not sure what other companies you are considering but Lamp should be one to be seriously considered.”

Dr. Shelly Clark, Business Manager
Winnetka School District #36

To Whom It May Concern

OTTO’s home is a 400,000 sq ft historic brick complex built over 100 years ago. The buildings had fallen into significant decay. Lamp Incorporated has been the contractor responsible for most of the renovations. Over six years, and several buildings later, I am still employing Lamp as my primary construction services provider. Over the years they have demonstrated an extraordinary attention to detail and dedication to the projects. Project cost estimates, selection and management of the skilled craftsman, communication and problem solving ability of their project manager and superintendents have met my demanding expectations.

The renovation of these buildings required special experience in that the buildings are in the flood way and floodplain of the Fox River. This has required involvement with the Village of Carpentersville, the Army Corps of Engineers, the IEPA, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Soil and Water Conservation District of Kane and DuPage Counties. Each time they have acted professionally and successfully accomplished the processes and requirements put forth by each of these governing agencies.

The staff at Lamp Incorporated has also done a terrific job working as a team with the architects and engineers to ensure that each project results in a quality building, built within the budgetary constraints, and completed in a timely manner. Throughout the process they have always kept me and my Facility Management team informed to make sure that the disruptions to daily routines are kept to a minimum. They come to me with solutions, not problems.

I will continue to hire Lamp Incorporated for my future construction projects and recommend them to others without hesitation.

Tom Roeser, President
Otto Engineering

It was refreshing to deal with people who you could count on to do what they promised. Conversely, they did not make promises they could not keep. This is extremely important for school officials responsible for developing plans that depend on their performance. If they said a facility was or was not going to be available by a specified date, you could count on it.

Dr. J.R. Hartley, Ed. D., Former Superintendent of Schools
School District #158

Lamp maintains excellent communication with building staff and district administration. Currently we meet weekly on-site at our two high school expansion and remodeling projects to view progress, solve construction related issues, and coordinate building needs and challenges. Lamp anticipates issues, provides appropriate timelines for project adjustments, provides detailed minutes weekly as to the status of open issues, and is excellent at coordinating subcontractors to meet the needs of the projects.”

Mr. Chuck Bumbales, Assistant Superintendent of Operations
Community Unit School District #300

At the interview, the Lamp team stood out in my mind as the most honest and sincere group, one that seemed to really care about their projects and their reputation.

I am pleased to be able to highly recommend Lamp Incorporated to other clients looking for construction management services. Lamp’s attention to detail, workmanship and commitment to working with the architect is unsurpassed.

Mr. Mark Rohde, AIA
Legat Architects

As an architectural firm, we have teamed with a multitude of Construction Managers, yet never have we collaborated with an organization that understood (from management to site superintendent) the importance of serving a client. The people at Lamp are as genuine, forthright, and hard working an organization I’ve ever experienced. They understand how to work as a team through frequent and clear communication.

Mr. Roger Schroepfer, AIA, Director of Operations
Wold Architects and Engineers

Lamp Incorporated offers a design/build Turn-key operation for our clients. We can provide this full service option to any of the areas we specialize in: Healthcare, Education, Development, Commercial, Industrial, and Retail construction projects. By being able to combine our construction management and general contracting abilities we are able to provide a true Turn-key project by using a slightly different approach.

In order to minimize your expense and maximize your control, we can provide complete build outs to your specifications. This means we are covering every aspect of the project from start to finish. Lamp Incorporated provides a highly skilled professional team to work on each project. We offer a combination that is rare today. We have large project experience, yet we’re small enough to provide personal service. We also have many resources at our disposal for all the specific needs of a design/build Turn-key project.

  • Audio/Video wiring and installation of equipment
  • Provide & install phones
  • Any and all wiring (computers, phones, security, etc.)
  • Sound proofing
  • Furniture purchase and installation
  • Moving services
  • Relocation/acquisition
  • Zoning & Annexation
  • Construction financing
  • Interior decorating*
  • Landscape design and installation*

*Provided by outside professionals.

Globally, over $5 trillion in infrastructure investment is required to both maintain existing assets as well as to build new infrastructure in transportation, water, energy, telecommunications, and environmental services. National, state, and local governments worldwide all face tremendous budget gaps and therefore are increasingly adopting Public-Private Partnerships models as a means to provide critical infrastructure service delivery.

Lamp Incorporated is proud to offer public-private partnerships with any public body. Early involvement of the private sector can bring creativity, efficiency, and capital to address building funding issues facing State and local governments.

Our specialties include:

  • PPP institutional framework development
  • Project identification, screening and selection
  • Feasibility analyses (technical, economic, tariff, and project financing)
  • Transaction structuring, financing and procurement strategies
  • Transaction bid and tender preparation, tendering/procurement assistance, and negotiation
  • Public awareness and stakeholder consultation
  • Bid evaluation, award, and negotiation
  • Performance monitoring, and contract compliance

Your Historic property requires the specialized skills our staff has acquired through numerous years of diverse restoration projects. It takes a knowledgeable hand and skilled craftsmen to correctly restore historical buildings.

Lamp Incorporated offers the full range of restoration and renovation services applicable to landmark structures. From masonry and stucco exteriors to historically accurate windows and moldings, traditional roofing systems or antique restorations, we can restore or renovate buildings to follow all historical requirements.


LEED Certification

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that the buildings we construct are built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Building Green:
We believe building green is an opportunity for us to utilize our resources efficiently and effectively while creating healthier buildings. These green building practices provide our clients with a financial savings through lower cost building operations, improved employee health and productivity, and ideal resource efficiency. All of Lamp Incorporated’s projects have been using recycling practices to reduce waste deposited into landfills by utilizing separate dumpsters for cardboard/paper, metal, concrete/masonry, and wood from construction debris. We have created Indoor Air Quality Management and Waste Management programs to enhance our green building construction expertise for each project.

The Lamp Incorporated focus for integrated project delivery is the final value created for the owner, the finished building. Rather than each participant focusing exclusively on their part of construction without considering the implications on the whole process, our IPD method brings all participants together early with collaborative incentives to maximize value for the owner. This collaborative approach allows informed decision-making early in the project where the most value can be created. The close collaboration eliminates a great deal of waste in the design, and allows data sharing directly between the design and construction team eliminating a large barrier to increased productivity in construction.

We use an online Contract Management software to streamline the flow of documentation, communication and workflows, ensuring everyone is working on the same page. Clients, architects and Lamp Incorporated can keep all communications, documents, drawings, forms and data, amongst other types of electronic files all in one place.

Lamp Incorporated tracks all communication through this Contract Management software. At every project meeting, minutes of the meeting are taken and distributed electronically within 48 hours. Each item from a meeting is assigned a number, a person who is responsible for providing a solution, and a deadline for that solution. We also monitor written communication and submittals through our shop drawing tracking software. Every submittal is logged into our project management software and tracked through every stage, until material has arrived on the project site. Monitoring both written and verbal communication will highlight any potential informational slowdowns, which might affect a project’s performance.

The Lamp Incorporated team is also very active throughout the community. We have collectively volunteered thousands of hours, and have served many leadership roles, through our affiliation with many local not for profit charitable and service organizations, chambers of commerce, and professional associations. We believe in giving back to the communities we serve.

We are proud members of these business organizations:

  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Construction Management Association of America
  • Fox Valley Associated General Contractors
  • Construction Development Committee
  • Elgin Development Group (EDG)
  • Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Association of Park Districts
  • Illinois Parks and Recreation Association
  • Illinois Assoc. of School Business Officials
  • Illinois Assoc. of School administrators
  • Association of School Business Officials
  • Elgin Community College Foundation
  • District 300 Foundation
  • District 158 Foundation
  • Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation
  • Anderson Animal Shelter
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Camp Edwards
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Provena Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Rotary International
  • Sherman Health Systems
  • United Way