Knoch Park Maintenance Facility Completion


In February of 2013, after years of study and conversation with the community, the Park Board of Commissioners approved a contract for a newly designed facility to replace the Knoch Park Central Maintenance Facility. Demolition of the existing Barn (built in 1965) and Maintenance Shed (built in the late 1970’s) and construction of a new replacement Central Maintenance Facility at Knoch Park was the original recommendation of the 2009 Facility Study and 2010 Review Team Assessment.

Original Barn Recreation Center and Central Maintenance Facility

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Lamp was tasked with the demolition and new construction after the Naperville Rib Fest 2016, scheduled to be operational in June 2017, in time for summer operations, programs, and community events including Ribfest.

Lamp successfully completed the 27,000 SF Knoch Park Maintenance Facility, inclusive of public works garage areas and offices. The scope of work included the following:

  • Administration areas: a large meeting room, full kitchen, and locker room areas for the staff.
  • Parks Police Department: spaces include separate gear storage lockers, evidence holding lockers, and a small secured armory room for their firearms.
  • Parks Garage storage: all different types of tools and equipment used throughout the seasons and a chemical rinse bay with secured storage for the chemicals.
  • Trades Garage: carpentry workshop with all the tools and equipment needed for projects and individual storage rooms for tools, hardware, lumber and a paint booth equipped with all the necessary safety requirements. 
  • Fleet Garage: complete vehicle service garage that includes lifts for trucks and mowing equipment, and a welding shop including storage areas. 

All Garages included: 

  • Wash Bay available for the entire Park Districts Fleet
  • Overhead radiant heat
  • Complete Air Compressor System with quick connect wall mount and overhead locations
  • Overhead power drops

Project Completion

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Project was completed just in time for Ribfest!

Lamp Incorporated Partners with Naperville Park District

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Earlier this year, the Executive Director of the Naperville Park District – Ray McGury – made the cover of Naperville Magazine, standing in front of Knoch Park Central Maintenance Facility currently under construction. Check it out:

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That’s a pretty nice hard hat, wouldn’t you agree?

Lamp Incorporated recently had the honor of teaming up with Ray’s team as the Construction Manager for Naperville’s Knoch Park Maintenance Facility – a 25,000 square foot building. The project started July 2016 with an anticipated completion date of May 2017.


Ray certainly knows what he’s doing when it comes to managing his parks. He joined the Naperville Park District in September 2008, with more than 27 years of community leadership, education and law enforcement experience. The District now currently maintains over 2,400 acres with 137 parks and facilities – not to mention it holds more than 1,400 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events on a yearly basis.

Lamp is excited to continue to contribute to the high caliber of parks throughout Naperville, with the Knoch Park Facility offering features such as a large meeting room, full kitchen, and locker room areas for the staff. The Parks Police Department is also located within the building.  First and foremost, the garage areas will be adequately equipped and will have ample storage.

Within the article, Ray references the project: “The whole area of Knoch Park and the garden plots are a major hub in Naperville—they are the most-used parks in our system. This centrally located facility will enable us to better maintain these and other nearby areas, including Garter and Pioneer Parks.” Read the full article here. 

Check out a few construction progress photos:

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Lamp is teamed with Williams Architects on the project.

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Videos: Huntley High School Aerial/Time Lapse


Throwback one year, Lamp Incorporated completed renovations and additions at Huntley High School for Huntley CSD 158 as Construction Manager. In the span of two years and phases, we finished the $34,957,000 project $433,000 under budget.

Phase 1 comprised 22,000 SF of renovations in offices, classrooms, and other areas.  Associated site improvements included parking lots and drives.  Additionally, athletic field improvements and an athletic entrance were completed.

76,000 SF of additions included a secure entrance and a fieldhouse and amenities.  The concrete contractor poured a 50,000 SF floor slab in the field house in one day due to Lamp Incorporated’s coordination. Check out a time lapse video of the concrete pour in the field house:

Phase II encompassed a 26,000 SF classroom addition and 31,000 SF of renovations including a state of the art LRC and cafeteria improvements,

Enjoy this aerial fly-through video of the completed project:

Learn more about the Huntley High School additions and renovations.

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Photos: Check Out the Completed Fox River Grove Public Works Facility


We recently completed managing the construction of the Fox River Grove Public Works Facility. The new Public Works Facility includes 4 double depth vehicle storage and maintenance bays, equipment storage, a break/meeting room, and office space. The project also included a salt storage facility, site work, and parking.

This new facility replaces an aging public works garage and allows Fox River Grove Public Works to have seasonal work equipment all under one roof. It houses the village’s public works trucks and keeps their crews together so they can deploy more efficiently using modern facilities.

Lamp Incorporated acted as the Construction Manager for the project. We worked with Project Architect Firm Kluber Architects + Engineers, Architect Chris Hansen.

Check out a few photos of the completed project:

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Fox River Grove Public Works

Fox River Grove Public Works

Fox River Grove Public Works

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A Look Back: ECC Health and Life Sciences Building Celebrates 5 Years


In December 2011, Lamp Incorporated completed the construction of the new Elgin Community College Health and Life Sciences Building. The 160,450 square foot building was completed 6 months ahead of schedule and $8 million under budget.

The building includes state-of-the-art healthcare training facilities, including classrooms and labs for the nursing and dental programs. The facility achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification. It also earned several other awards and honors, including:

  • Wisconsin American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award
  • Construction Industry Service Corp. (CISCO) Pride in Construction Award – New Construction – Suburbs (above $20 million) Category
  • Featured in the 2014 Architectural and Interior Design Edition of Learning by Design
  • Outstanding Design by American School and University Magazine in their 2014 Educational Interiors Showcase

Lamp Incorporated acted as Construction Manager on the project. Kluber, Inc. was the Project Architect firm.

Check out a video that shows construction as it progresses and the final product!

Paul Dawson, ECC’s Managing Director of Construction Projects, said, “I’ve known Lamp Incorporated since 1992 when I worked with Earl Lamp on the Visual and Performing Arts Center. They are the most honest contractor that I’ve ever dealt with. ‘Transparency’ is the word I’d like to use for them.” Dawson was impressed with the cost savings of 20 percent on the budget for the Health and Life Sciences building. “That money allowed us to do other things on our referendum,” said Dawson.

View photos of the completed Elgin Community College Health and Life Sciences Building.

Lamp Incorporated provides expert Construction Management services for successful multi-million dollar building projects, both private and public, throughout Northern Illinois. Are you interested in working with Lamp on your next project? Contact us today.

Photos: Construction Progress on 311 Barrington Ave in East Dundee


Lamp Incorporated is currently constructing the 311 Barrington Avenue project in East Dundee, a mixed-use building perfectly situated just north and within walking distance of East Dundee’s popular downtown area. Formerly known as the site of the East Dundee lumber yard, this lot has been vacant for many years and is now getting new life. The two-story completed building will feature 24,000 square feet of space. There will be retail space on the first floor, and 11 apartments on the second floor. The building will be ready for its first tenants in Spring of 2017.

Check out photos of construction progress below:

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South Elgin Public Works facility completed on time and under budget!


South Elgin Public Works now has a new public works facility that offers space to house city plows, a salt dome, a training room, a water testing lab for the water department, garages, repair space for parks maintenance vehicles, and more. Lamp Incorporated was the Construction Manager on this $7.2 million project, which includes 44,000 square foot garage with 6,000 square feet of administrative office and other-use space.

The facility greatly improves snow plow operations for the village, as the previous space required snow plow blades to be removed before storage. With the new space, each vehicle has the space needed to enter and leave with blades attached, saving time and cost. The new space is designed to accommodate 25 percent population growth in South Elgin. Read more about the new facility in the Chicago Tribune.


Back to School: Check Out District CUSD 300 Carpentersville Middle School Updates


It’s back to school for kids everywhere, including at CUSD 300 Carpentersville Middle School where Lamp Incorporated recently completed the complex and comprehensive renovations, on time and under budget. The renovation consisted of converting the 1952 high school shop area to classrooms. With the additional classroom space, 6th graders are now attending Middle School at CMS for the first time.

CMSCMS Lamp Incorporated constructed the original building in 1952 as Dundee High School, and later completed an addition and renovation to convert the High School to Carpentersville Middle School.

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Photos: See the Beautiful New Aurora Bank and Trust


We recently completed the new Aurora Bank and Trust. The project included full site improvements and ground up building construction for a new 3,986 square foot financial institution with three drive-thru lanes. The building consists of an exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) with exterior ceramic tile finishes on metal stud construction, as well as metal and asphalt roofing on prefabricated metal trusses and joists.

Check out photos of the building and the new interior:

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Aurora Bank and Trust is a new branch of St. Charles Bank and Trust, a part of Wintrust Community Bank.

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Lamp Incorporated Celebrates Advocate Health’s Groundbreaking on Outpatient Expansion Algonquin


Lamp is proud to be working with Advocate Health Care as the Construction Manager on the expansion and addition of MRI Services. On Thursday, July 14, we celebrated the project with a groundbreaking ceremony.

The expansion will include 2,011 SF additions on the first and second floors.

Check out a few photos from the groundbreaking event.

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Ian Lamp pictured with Linda Deering – President, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Bill Hoffer – Chairman of the Board, Advocate Sherman Hospital, and Jim Steigert, Village of Algonquin, Trustee

Ian Lamp pictured with Linda Deering – President, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Bill Hoffer – Chairman of the Board, Advocate Sherman Hospital, and Jim Steigert, Village of Algonquin, Trustee

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