Building Quality, Custom Homes in Central Illinois since 1997

From start to completion, Jim Holmes and his crew were more than we could have asked for. We knew we wanted a builder who could build our home to stand for more than a hundred years and Jim Holmes has done just that. Jim had excellent communication all throughout our build. Anytime we had a question or a concern, Jim was quick to call back and address whatever issue we were having. Jim and his crew also showed excellent craftsmanship. I never had to worry something wouldn't be done right. Jim's guidance, communication, craftsmanship, patience, and humor made him an excellent choice for our builder. Building a home was the biggest decision we have ever made, and Jim Holmes made our experience smooth. Jim was able to take my vision and turn it into our reality. We are thankful for our home and thankful for our experience.

- Nick and Gretchen Uhlman

We built our first house with Jim as general contractor in 2002, and were very satisfied with the processes, quality, and professionalism of everyone involved. Several years later we were ready to finish our basement. While we were our own general contractor, Jim & the original subcontractors were still our first choice for work we did not perform ourselves. Through the years, Jim also did several other home improvement projects, and his attention to detail and ease to work with continued to make him our preferred choice for any project regardless of size. Thus when we were considering building another house in 2016, Jim was our first and only call. We worked with Jim from selecting the lot & plan all the way through completion of the house from 1,000 miles away. Despite the distance, Jim kept us well informed and once again we are extremely satisfied with the entire process and finished product.

- J & J Hartsock

We had the pleasure of working with Jim Holmes and his crew in 2014. From the very beginning he proved himself professional and trustworthy. We had the unique situation of never intending to build, but needing to rebuild after the tornado in Washington in 2013. We felt guided and cared for during a very emotional time for our family. He patiently walked us through every step of the process, offering professional insights and giving us his individual attention. He promptly returned our phone calls, answered all of our questions, and made sure we understood what to expect every step of the way. During the building process, we were immediately impressed with the quality of the work being done. The environment remained entirely professional, and all the people Jim worked with were kind and dependable. We rest with assurance our home was built with a level of quality that we trust.

- Mike and Alysha Cordell

I highly recommend Jim Holmes for your construction needs. Whether you are building a home from the ground up or simply remodeling your existing home, Jim is who you should confidently turn to for help.

Jim built our beautiful home in Peoria, Illinois, and over the years has done many projects for us including the following:

a. Finished out our very large basement in an excellent manner;
b. Built a beautiful screened-in porch, patio and deck at the back of our home;
c. Remodeled our kitchen with beautiful cabinets and granite countertops;
d. Remodeled our recreation room and designed a one-of-a-kind mantel for our fireplace;
e. Remodeled our master bedroom bath with a tiled shower, custom cabinetry, heated floors and towel rack.

We have gone back to Jim year after year because of the quality of his work and the reasonableness of his bills. All work done by Jim and his employees was done on time and in a craftsman-like manner. Jim has been a wonderful resource to my wife and me over the years. I cannot say enough good about him, his employees and his company. I wish my children lived in Illinois, so he could build their homes.

- Michael R. Hasselberg

Jim built a retirement home for my wife Sheryl and me in 2008. We originally had another builder lined up, but he contracted a terminal illness at the last minute, so we were left looking for a builder. I had interviewed several builders for the project but just wasn’t satisfied. At a company Christmas party, we were talking to a friend who installs hardwood floors about our dilemma, and he mentioned Jim. He said that Jim’s homes were always the best ones to install hardwood in because the walls were always perfectly square and to print. So I met with Jim the following week and the rest is history. I watched the entire construction process and was unbelievably impressed with the quality of the construction process. Jim was very good to work with and we became good friends and remain so today. Jim is a good Christian, which is important to my wife and I, and is very honest and fair in his dealings.

In 2015, we undertook a large landscaping project in the backyard and turned to Jim to build the pavilion. I handed a Jim a picture of a pavilion I liked and asked him to build me one like it. All I gave him was the picture and the rough dimensions and, to no surprise, it came out just like I had hoped. I have personally sent two friends to Jim for their building needs and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality home or structure!

- Bruce and Sheryl Tipton

Over the years I have had occasion to use J.M.Holmes and Sons for a variety of projects. Our family lived in a very nice older, rural home that needed some remodeling - an upstairs bathroom. Jim and his men did an excellent job. On the heels of that, my father needed to have some improvements done to his home - create a nearly maintenance free facade and handicap acccessible entryway, master bath and bedroom. Again, Jim and his crew responded to the task. After my father passed away, Jim was called to do an addition to my parent's home, where I now live. He added on a great room, garage and deck - approximately 1,000 sq. ft. The addition is now almost ten years old. His crew did a great job of making the look seamless, blending old and new brick and roofline.

J.M. Holmes has also done remodeling at our family business - a kitchen/office area, as well as a 6,000 sq. ft. addition.

The quality of their work is outstanding!!! I welcome the opprtunity to discuss what Jim and his people have done for my family!

- Rich Kriegsman

When we decided to build our 3200 sq. ft. home in 2012, we talked with several contractors and chose Jim Holmes as we wanted the highest quality home with a personal touch. Jim was the hands-on contractor who added those unique things that make a house our special home. Jim was very flexible with our material construction as we added those special, but eye-appealing, touches. If you are looking for a quality builder, you can expect that from J. M. Holmes.

- Tim and Tricia Wagenbach

Jim Holmes and his team built our home in 2006. Today, more than 12 years later, our home still looks brand new. To us, that is the sign of a remarkable builder. Jim is both a craftsman and an artist, which go together quite well with his incredible work ethic. The result is an amazing product that provides value and enjoyment for his customers. The quality of his work product speaks for itself.

Jim is honest, trustworthy, and he follows through on his commitments. You can tell that he becomes personally committed to each project he takes on, and each project becomes a unique source of pride for him. Through the planning and building process, Jim creates a bond with his customers that lasts forever.

Jim sets very high standards for himself and his team, which translate to great value for his customers. Working with Jim is a fun, educational, and rewarding experience. We highly recommend Jim and his team for your building project.

- Brian and Susan Butler