About Us

B.J. Armstrong
(309) 663-2045

As a toddler trailing along with his father to construction sites, B.J. Armstrong began his life passion for building homes for homeowners like you. The passion grew as he learned every part of the construction industry from clean up to carpenter to company owner. Now, he combines years of practical experience with an academic degree from Illinois Wesleyan University to offer you the best in design, structural and business aspects of building a home through his company B.J. Armstrong, Inc.


Partners In Your Dream

My goal centers around your dream of creating a very special home. I hope this web site can help begin your journey. In addition to learning about the B.J. Armstrong, Inc. philosophy of personalized home building, you will discover several unique floor plans. Any of these showcase homes can be modified to reflect your preferences. Or, my design team can pull out elements of each style to create a truly custom home. And, you can move beyond the blueprints for a tour of selected homes we have completed.


Listening To The Home Buyer

Many builders in our area build the same old, cookie cutter, house. Many buyers are demanding updated styles and refined floor plans. This is a great opportunity for us and also for buyers like you. In response, I have developed several custom designs featuring open floor plans which emphasize family areas, even integrating children's playrooms and home offices into our living designs. Do you need a room for an engrossing hobby or a potential home based business? How about a place to corral the family pets? We can incorporate custom spaces for your one of a kind lifestyle. Getting to know how you live is the first step in our design process.


Construction Process

I believe in building a relationship during the construction process. My team will be with you every step of the way from selecting your colors to light fixtures. Customers are welcome on the job site at their leisure. If necessary, a key will be provided to enable access. I believe the more familiar you are with your new home, the happier you will be. 

Jessie Leake
Operations Manager
(309) 663-2045

Jessie joined our team in 2016 as our Operations Manager and Broker associate.  Jessie was brought into a passion for real estate after working as a leasing agent for 3 years, and wanted to continue her passion of finding that perfect home for her clients.  As an operations manager and a licensed realtor, Jessie handles both the sales side and the custom homes side of the business, allowing her to give our customers the best experience and knowledge.  At the end of the day, Jessie enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, and riding horses.


Bryan Bornder
Planning and Design
(309) 663-2045

Bryan joined our team in 2008 as our draftsman/estimator.  With over 10 years experience in residential design coupled with a degree in CAD and emphasis on architecture, he's able to provide our clients with the highest level of skills in drafting and estimating the cost of their dream home.  Bryan most enjoys the design process and the opportunities the clients allow him to help them create their dream space to experience and enjoy life in.  With a creative and innovative eye for design, he's able to find inspiration everywhere he goes.  When Bryan's not designing a client's custom build/remodel plan, he enjoys golfing, watching the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears, and spending time with his family and his dog.

Josh Moyer
Project Manager
(309) 208-1033

Josh recently joined the BJ Armstrong Custom Homes Team as our Project manager.  With over 15 years experience in construction, Josh is well equipped to oversee all aspects of the construction experience.  Once the contract is in place; Josh takes over coordinating schedules and managing subcontractors and suppliers necessary for the building and completion of your home.  From the framework to the cabinet hardware, Josh covers everything in the process to give our customers exactly what they want.  As a job site foreman, Josh most enjoys working and interacting with our talented partners to build our clients their dream homes.  


"I believe this is the first time in building or remodeling that the builder has done what he said he would. Thanks for all of your hard work and patience. "

"We had a wonderful trip to Maui....However, most importantly, we couldn't wait to get HOME. "

John and Donna
"We have enjoyed our new home. Thanks for making it so special and better than we could have dreamed. "

Anita & George
"Thank you so much for all of your hard work in building our dream home...We appreciate you making the process a smooth one. "

Jason and Logan
"We appreciate all you did for us! "

Toni and Dan
"We're really enjoying the house! Thanks again for a great job and all your help. "

Paul and Melissa
"I can't thank you, Kara, Nello, Adam & the rest of your staff for all they/you've done for me! You truly are the best! "