Since 1915 R. L. Holmes and Associates, Inc. d/b/a Holmes Construction is the "current version" of a Holmes Construction that began in Williamson County in 1915 with F. E. Holmes Sr. at the helm.

After the death of F. E. Holmes Sr. in 1954, F. E. Holmes Jr. took over and for the next 30 years constructed projects all over Southern Illinois.

Since Southern Illinois has been, and in many respects, still is, a rural area, Holmes Construction has developed philosophies and techniques over the years to be the "mom and pop" type company most of the time with the capability of becoming a larger company when the occasion arises.

In recent years Holmes Construction has built two large boat factories on design/build basis; the most recent being CrownLine Boats at West Frankfort, Illinois which consist of more than five acres under roof.

Holmes Construction has done construction management for the Kroger Company in Southern Illinois since 1993 involving new construction or remodeling of nine different Kroger food stores.

We think the fact that for the last 15 years, approximately 75% of Holmes Construction work has been negotiated, design/build for owners who wanted our services speaks volumes about our abilities and integrity.

We are currently building the 43rd bank in the area and over 50% of them were negotiated projects.

We have just completed a 24 million dollar expansion at Southern Illinois Power Cooperative.

Holmes Construction's Illinois Registered Professional Engineer– Lynn Holmes has construction experience of more than 40 years and Architect Greg Kwasniewski licensed in the state of Illinois.

Many of our clients are repeat customers that call us first when ever they plan additional new construction or are in need of maintenance