For over 25 years, Phil Lamb has had a hand in creating some of the finest homes in Central Illinois. Building on that experience, he established Philip Lamb Builder Co. in 1999 with a simple goal: to build and remodel homes with uncompromising quality that reflect the individuality of our customers, while making the process as enjoyable and worry-free as possible for them.
We vow to never grow beyond our capabilities, because we've seen too many home builders try to get too big, too fast, and lose the personal touch and attention to detail that we believe is our hallmark. The heart and soul of PLB is our personal relationship with our customers and trust is our most important asset.
“Build each home the way you would want it if it was your home.” This is our thought each time we build a home - as if we were going to live in it. We worry about every aspect of the building from start to finish.
Homebuilding is a personal business. Each year, we build just a handful of homes in Central Illinois, which allows us to personally oversee and manage every aspect of each home's construction. We're firm believers that if you want something done right, it's best done yourself-not by low-bid contractors or temp workers.
Quality homes are built with quality materials. From the beginning, we've been very particular about the materials we will and won't use. Everything we use is the "real thing," from our built-by-hand frames to the tiniest bit of trimwork. Quality materials cost a little more, but they're worth a lot more in the long term. It's a good, safe, long-term investment.
Talent is something you can't teach. Our proud team of skilled, experienced craftsmen have been working hard for years to be the best at what they do, and every home they build is a chance to prove it. We also rely on the same group of hand picked sub-contractors we have had for years. We believe in team work. We use the same trades most of the time and we don’t bid them out. They are wonderful to us and our clients because they know we will work together over the years. We do not go to their competitors for pricing, therefore their level of service throughout and after a job is excellent. By specializing in custom homes, we've given our craftsmen an environment to excel. They won't let you down.