Who We Are
We Are Architects & Engineers
We are designers and builders. And what we create makes a difference.
Our Control Center and Industrial / Manufacturing projects enable our clients to optimize, grow, and take care of their employees, customers, and communities. Our family helps their family.
We have a nationwide reputation for excellence, recognized for our innovative, ethical, and collaborative approach to Planning, Design, and Construction. We strive, every day, to be the people you are glad to work alongside.
A lot has changed in the past 100+ years. Technology has evolved, and the world is moving at a faster pace. But to withstand a century of change, you must have a strong foundation.
See how we got to where we are and what is in store for our future.
Robert E. Lamb, Inc. is founded as a General Contractor, constructing buildings in the Philadelphia, PA, area for a variety of manufacturing, hospital, government, and educational clients.
RE Lamb expands throughout the Philadelphia region. Buildings at this time are designed as multi-story structures with extensive window sash to allow in light and outside air for ventilation. Brown & Bailey is one example of a large project that features a five-story addition, totaling 122,000 S.F., a building that still remains visible in Philadelphia today.
Walter Lamb succeeds Robert E. Lamb as owner. While continuing to serve our Industrial client base, Lamb enters the specialized markets of Control Centers and Data Centers. In 1968, the company Plans, Designs, and Builds its first Data Center, Bunker Ramo Data Center (NASDAQ), and in 1969 completes our first Electric Utility Control Center for PJM.
Growing our Industrial client base to other regions around the country, Lamb completes projects for Smith & Wesson, Western Union, Hendrick Manufacturing, and a new, 250,000 S.F. facility for Volkswagen, among others. Taking on additional Control and Data Center projects, Lamb designs a 56,000 S.F. Control Center for Delmarva Power & Light (30 years later, Lamb renovated the space).
Robert E. Lamb II succeeds Walter Lamb as owner. With increasingly sophisticated computerization and automation, Lamb’s focus shifts towards the Control and Data Center space and entering into the Canadian market. Major clients include Metropolitan Edison, PEPCO, Savannah Electric and Power Company, Jacksonville Electric, Niagara Mohawk Power, and New Brunswick Electric Power.
In the industrial market, Clean Rooms and Laboratories emerge as a focus for Lamb, with work for Fortune 500 companies such as DuPont, Wyeth, and Ingersoll Rand. New market opportunities arise in the Airline industry, with completion of major Control Center projects for Delta and American, while the Utility and Energy markets continue to thrive with clients such as Seattle City Light, West Texas Utilities, Sunoco, and Tosco.
Joseph Sterchak succeeds Robert E. Lamb II as owner in 1999, continuing the company’s accomplishments and taking on projects with increased complexity to match evolving technology and environmental concerns. Clients such as Southern Company, Hawaii Electric, and BC Hydro in the Utility market and Peirce Phelps and Campbell Soup Company in the Industrial sector keep the business strong. Late this decade, Lamb enters another new market, Nuclear Power Emergency Response Facilities, eventually completing projects at over 30% of generation sites in the United States.
Our focus remains true to our areas of expertise, providing Planning, Design, and Construction Management services to many repeat clients across North America. Major projects include work for PEPCO, Marotta Controls, Ephrata National Bank, FirstEnergy, Dominion Energy, and Wolf Creek Nuclear. Two of our significant milestone projects are Cleveland Brothers Caterpillar’s 165,000 S.F. engine rebuild complex, and PPL’s 128,000 S.F. System Operations Control Center and Data Center.
As the pandemic hits the world in 2020, Lamb is in the midst of multiple, large Control Center projects, such as a 64,000 S.F. System Ops and Data Canter for DTE, a multi-function Control Center for TEP, and a 185,000 greenfield Control and Data Center for TVA, as well as multi-site projects with Southern Company and Exelon. Industrial clients include 3M and Shenandoah Biotech. Technology continues to evolve with EMP shielding, and enhanced security features become hallmarks of Lamb’s projects. Daniel Sterchak becomes President.
What We Believe
We Believe in Making a Difference
We believe in doing what is right.
We create relationships: We put people first. We build positive, long-term relationships with our clients, our suppliers, our team.
We support diversity & inclusion: Our culture ensures everyone is welcomed, valued, respected, and empowered.
We champion integrity: We are honest, respectful, trustworthy, and hard-working. Every. Single. Day.
We believe in doing it better.
We do it with passion: When you love what you do, this comes easily, and our clients benefit. We are curious and committed to always go the extra mile.
We hold ourselves accountable: We have a mission. We set goals. We deliver.
We do it together: For over 100 years, clients have benefited from our integrated Design and Construction team working under one roof.
Where We Serve
Serving North America
We’re proud to have completed projects in 48 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 6 countries.