COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


DATE: March 19, 2020

TO: All Project Team Members

RE:  COVID-19(Coronavirus)

Lamp Incorporated is following the current precautionary guidelines set forth by government agencies and is continually monitoring the situation for updates.  Construction site operations will continue as normal, except as previously communicated and outlined below:

Elgin Office:

Employees may be working from home or may have varied hours in the office.  If samples, submittals or any other items are required to by delivered to our office, please contact the Project Manager or Assistant Project Manager to coordinate.


All construction meetings are suspended until further notice.  Project managers will be on site during the original scheduled meeting times but to talk in small groups.  Weekly project meeting minutes will be generated based upon individual discussions and the project look ahead schedule will be updated.  If a group meeting is required, a conference call will be initiated by one of the project team members.

 Onsite Personnel:

Please continue to keep accurate daily logs noting all employees, both hourly and salary, working and/or visiting the project site. Include subcontractors and suppliers.

If any members of a trade contractor’s workforce, including their subcontractors and suppliers, have contracted, or is suspected to have COVID-19, notify the Lamp Incorporated Project Superintendent and Project Manager immediately.  We will need to know who the employee came in contact with on the project site so proper notification can be given.

If the Lamp Incorporated Project Superintendent, Project Manager, or Safety Manager suspect a trade contractor’s employee, subcontractor, or supplier to be sick, we will ask the trade contractor’s superintendent/foreman to have the employee leave the site immediately. If the employee is your site leader, we will contact your office. Lamp will be stocking our safety kits with disposable thermometers for confirmation of fever.

If an on-site occurrence of COVID-19 is discovered, we will follow CDC guidelines which could include shutting down the jobsite in whole or partial, disinfecting, and asking all that came in contact to self-quarantine until they are cleared to return to work.

Safety Plan:

We ask that all trade contractors and subcontractors please update their safety plans to address COVID-19. We will be looking for steps that you will be using to minimize the outbreak of the virus on the project site.


All trade contractors are to contact their material and equipment suppliers to determine if any manufacturing, shipping, customs, or any other delivery delays may be anticipated due to COVID-19 and notify Lamp Incorporated of the potential delay and possible impact.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these uncertain times.



Ian C. Lamp, President

South Elgin hires Lamp Construction to oversee improvements being made to Panton Mill Park

The contractors hired to supervise construction of South Elgin’s two new fire stations have been tapped to oversee work to be done at Panton Mill Park on the village’s riverfront.

South Elgin Village Board trustees approved a $413,470 contract Monday with Elgin-based Lamp Construction Co. to assist village officials with the daily operations of the construction work, which is scheduled to be completed in time for next August’s annual Riverfest.

The new park is to include a bandshell/stage, concessions stand and restrooms, splash pad, pavilion/shelter and other amenities.

A final design plan with specific cost totals is to be presented early next year, Parks and Recreation Director Kim Wascher said. Bid requests will start going out in February to keep the project on a tight schedule, she said.

The agreement with Lamp covers pre-construction services, direct project supervision, additional general conditions costs, construction services and other work, according to village board documents.

Lamp Construction is in charge of construction of South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District’s new South Elgin fire stations 21 and 23, both of which are to be completed in 2020. The former is being built at 1090 Spring St., replacing the district’s current South Elgin fire headquarters on West State Street, and the latter at 498 South Elgin Blvd.

Village Administrator Steve Super told the board he spoke with fire district officials and was told they were satisfied with Lamp’s management of their projects and the progress being made on the buildings.

In November, the village board hired Wight and Co. to do the design for the new park at fee of $241,500. The raised band shell/stage on the park’s north side is to be used for musical performances and other events and a nearby picnic shelter is to accommodate dozens of people and protect visitors from inclement weather.

A “comfort building” near the center of the park will house concessions, storage space and restrooms, officials said.

The nearly 4-acre park will also have more pedestrian sidewalks and connections to the regional paths that run through South Elgin. A village drop box will be relocated to accommodate a splash pad and minor upgrades are planned for the village hall’s main entrance exterior.

McHenry District 156 breaks ground on 70,000-sq.-ft. Center for Science, Technology, and Industry


McHenry High School District 156 school board members joined with more than 75 local McHenry officials, business leaders, teachers, students and staff Sept. 19 to officially mark the start of construction for the planned 70,000-square-foot Center for Science, Technology and Industry building extension at McHenry High School – West Campus.

For District 156 officials, the groundbreaking event ushers in a new era for McHenry High School since the three-story addition offers state-of-the-art space for learning, and will eventually pave the way for a shift to make East Campus a Freshman Campus. This campus reorganization further establishes McHenry High School as one school community.

“Today we move forward toward a bright, transformative and sustainable future,” said Dr. Ryan McTague, District 156 superintendent. “We are grateful to the voters in our community who played a vital role in making our vision of an ideal future become reality,”

Last November, voters agreed to fund a $44 million bond referendum to implement the district’s building plan, Vision 156 Plan for the Future.

The plan was a result of many community meetings to address aging buildings while creating an equitable and modern educational environment for all District 156 students.

The three-story building extension, which will be built on the northside of West Campus, includes a new main entrance, additional classrooms, a construction lab, a manufacturing lab, advanced graphics lab, broadcasting studio, an advanced environmental / STEM lab, a biomedical lab, INCubatoredu classroom and offices. It also includes a new advanced engineering, computer, and robotics laboratories.

Sue Meyer, former McHenry mayor who headed a committee to support the referendum, said she believes the variety of program offerings in the new extension was a great selling point for the community. Meyer said she’s excited to see the project come to fruition.

Emma Snyder, a junior, volunteered to be part of supporting the referendum and she’s glad future students can benefit from those changes. “I have little sisters so I’m excited for them.”

Start of construction on the West Campus extension follows a busy summer of Phase I improvements at both East Campus and West Campus.

At East Campus, improvements included new interior and exterior LED lighting, a new geothermal HVAC system, new ceilings, and some new flooring.

At West Campus, summer projects included a pool renovation, retention pond improvements, a new student parking lot and 10 new tennis courts.

Full Article can be retrieved from the Daily Herald via the link below:

Residents happy with new Pingree Grove municipal center


About 150 people attended a ribbon cutting and open house Saturday for the new Pingree Grove municipal center, and the verdict was unanimous: It was a much-needed upgrade from the two trailers that used to house village hall.

“It’s such an improvement,” resident Bob Nelson said.

The new building also got major thumbs-up from village accountant Karin Yumping, who showed it off to her husband, Gerry, and daughters, Isabelle and Olivia. “It’s like a dream come true. We are so happy to be in this building, especially to serve better the village and the residents.”

The $4.2 million, 29,000-square-foot building is at 555 Reinking Road, about half a mile north of the old location. The building houses village hall — administrative offices and a meeting room, where the board held its first public meeting July 1 — and a large garage for public works equipment.

The building has LED sensors and other energy-efficient features. It was designed by Kluber Architects and built by Lamp Inc. of Elgin.

Funding included $3 million in 20-year municipal bonds and $1.2 million from developer D.R. Horton.


Full Article can be retrieved from the Daily Herald via the link below:

The Mission at Agua Fria Construction Progress

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Lamp Incorporated is excited to be partnering with Sletten Construction on this senior living center in Peoria, Arizona. The Mission at Agua Fria Assisted Living & Memory Care community is slated for completion January 2018. Check out the progress we are making on the structural steel and stud framing!

The Mission at Agua Fria coverage in the Peoria Today!

Lamp is partnered with Sletten Construction to build the Mission at Agua Fria in Peoria, AZ  – construction is progressing.


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:

Naperville Mag

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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Lamp Incorporated Supports First Look for Charity at Chicago Auto Show


In early February, a large group from Lamp Incorporated attended the First Look for Charity gala at McCormick Place, an exclusive pre-opening black-tie benefit organized by the Chicago Auto Show. We were proud to be there to support our client, Advocate Health. The event raises money for local charities and is one of Chicagoland’s largest single-day charitable events. This year, the gala supported 18 area nonprofits. Advocate Health’s beneficiary was the Advocate Heart Institute and the Advocate Children’s Heart Institute, for pediatric and adolescent patients.

Lamp Inc team at Auto Show 2017Lamp Inc at Auto Show 2017

It was a wonderful evening, supporting wonderful organizations.

Lamp Incorporated Celebrates the FVAGC 65th Anniversary

In 1952, Clifford Lamp was one of the founding fathers of the FVAGC (Fox Valley Associated General Contractors), a suburban Chicago regional chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. The FVAGC provides networking opportunities, social activities, and assistance to general contractors who are members. Recently, Lamp Incorporated celebrated the 65th anniversary of the organization at the FVAGC Awards banquet.

At the event, Lamp Incorporated received three “Project of the Year” awards:

Construction Management Project Under $5 million—South Elgin Public Works FacilitySouth Elgin Public Works Facility

Construction Management Project Over $5 million—Johnsburg 3-8 Building/District Administrative Office Additions and Renovations

Johnsburg 3-8


New Construction Project Under $3 million—New Banking Facility for Aurora Bank and Trust

Aurora Bank

Lamp Incorporated has been very active with the FVAGC since its founding. Past Lamp Incorporated presidents include:

  • Clifford Lamp—1952-1955
  • LaMar Kidwell—1962-1964
  • Earl Lamp—1974-1975
  • Eugene Lamp—1994-1995
  • Ian Lamp—2016 to present

Currently, Steve Lamp is Chairman of the Education Committee. Ian and Steve are Clifford Lamp’s grandsons.

Check out a few pictures from the FVAGC Awards banquet:


Lamp Incorporated is proud of our commitment to the industry and to this group. Please consider working with Lamp Incorporated on your next project. Contact us today.

Boys and Girls Club Sing Carols at Lamp Incorporated

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This holiday season, we were lucky to be visited by one of our favorite local organizations, the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin, who we are proud to support! The group sang carols and put on a joy-filled, jazzy, well-planned performance. It brightened our holiday, and we hope it brightens yours!

This year as a company, we sponsored four families from the Elgin Boys and Girls Club. We purchased gifts, food and gas gift cards to be sure they have a fabulous Christmas season.


The Boys and Girls Club of Elgin offers 9 sites serving over 2,000 local youth. The organization offers a place after school where children can go for homework help, a warm meal, and fun. Their goal is to enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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