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. 

Donna Pearson
Broker Associate

Donna, our buyer's specialist, has been active in real estate since 2010.  She joined our team in 2013.  Donna is involved in all aspects of residential real estate for both the purchasing and selling processes.  Her in depth knowledge of the market and community as well as her dedication, good listening skills, and caring personality allows her to exceed her client's expectations.  


Donna most enjoys helping clients find the perfect home for their family, and loves the new friendships her job helps her to create.  When Donna is not selling real estate, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Andy, and two children, Noah and Ali.  

Scott Patton
Project Coordinator

Born and raised in Morton, IL, Scott graduated from Illinois Wesleyan and earned his M.B.A. from Bradley University.  He’s been a member of the BJ Armstrong team since October of 1999.  Scott’s main responsibility here at BJ Armstrong Custom Homes is project manager.  Once the contract is in place, Scott takes over coordinating all the steps for the building and completion of your home from the framework to the cabinet hardware. 


As jobsite foreman, Scott most enjoys working and interacting with our talented partners to build our clients their dream homes.  Scott spends his free time at home with his wife and two daughters, or on the lush greenery of a golf course. 

Bryan Bornder
Planning and Design

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 and drafting a client's custom build/remodel plan, he enjoys golfing, watching the Chicago Bears, planning his April 2015 destination wedding in St Lucia, and spending time with his family and dog, Baxter. 

Bryan Finn
Service Coordinator

Bryan, our service coordinator, joined the BJ Armstrong Team in 2010.  A lifelong resident of Bloomington-Normal and graduate of Heartland Commuity College, Bryan's main responsibility is handling all of the service and warranty concerns our clients may have.  Because we place such importance on the total experience our customers receive, Bryan is a great asset to our clients allowing them the peace of mind to know we have one dedicated person to help with any concerns that might arise.  


Bryan enjoys the interactions he's able to have with our clients and the ability to provide the help and follow-up if necessary after the build is complete.  Outside of his work with us, he enjoys a nice sunny day on the golf course or weekend trips to the Ozarks. 

"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! "

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

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

Anita & George
"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. "