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

Other Testimonials

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