About Us

About Philbin

Philbin Construction and Remodeling Company was founded in 1987 by Jack Philbin.  Back then “Cheers” was on television, most cell phones looked like bricks, and the average cost of a new home was just over $122,000.  Since 1987, the look of our projects has changed drastically, but the core values the company was founded on have not. 

We are honest and truthful with our clients, we do exactly what we promise to do, and we are very careful about the products we are willing to install.

We live in the communities we work in, and we sincerely look forward to seeing our clients in grocery stores and restaurants and introducing them to our families.   It happens quite frequently, and there’s nothing more rewarding for us than to be reunited with a happy client years after their project ends and to chat for a minute about how what we did improved not only their home, but also the quality of their lives.

Our Promise to You

  • You will find your contractor to be easy to reach, pleasant to talk with and receptive to your ideas and wishes.
  • Your project will be completed in a timely manner by experienced craftsmen who take incredible pride in their work.
  • You will begin with a clear understanding of the project and be continually updated on its progress throughout the process.
  • Your family and home will be treated with the highest levels of respect and courtesy.
  • You will watch a team of clean, uniformed and friendly professionals create your dream space right before your eyes
  • You will receive the maximum return on your remodeling investment through the use of top-quality materials that will stand the test of time and a design that you will be happy with for years to come.
  • You will meet and talk to some of the nicest people when they come to work at your home or business.

Our Team

Over the years, we have been fortunate to have some of the most amazing people work on our teams in the field.  We are still enjoying the benefits of carpenters and installers who believe in old-school integrity and craftsmanship today.  Our workers are frequently complemented for being on time, clean, and respectful of our client’s homes, families, and pets.  They are all approachable, easy to talk to, and able to answer any questions our clients have during their projects. 

Matt Philbin


Matt Philbin joined his family’s business in 1995, and began working as a laborer in the field. With Jack’s direction and guidance, he quickly learned as much as possible about our trades, and was later promoted to a Lead Carpenter position in just a couple years. After an injury forced him to take some time off in 2002, he took the opportunity to come into the office and study the design and estimating side of the business. In 2003, Matt began designing and managing his own projects. In the Spring of 2017, Matt took over as sole owner of Philbin Construction & Remodeling Co. and continues to work directly with clients on many of our projects today. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and cooking, and spending time with his wife and children.

Anna Leimann

Interior Designer

Anna Leimann joined Philbin Construction in 2014 after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interior Design and a minor in Business. Prior to starting at Philbin, she interned with the Kitchen and Bath Gallery of Bourbonnais where she learned the ins and outs of kitchen and bath design. Her greatest joy is her clients’ happiness with their remodeled space. The complexity of creating spaces that are equally functional and aesthetically pleasing is a passion of hers that she brings to the table with every job. In her spare time she enjoys quality time with her husband, family, and friends.

Jessica Philbin

Accounting Administrator/Office Manager

Jessica Philbin joined her husband Jack's business in 1990. With a B.A. in Interior Design, she began using her design skills to help make people's dreams a reality. In 2003, always ready to fill a need within the family business, she stepped into her current role as Accounting Administrator / Office Manager. When she’s not at the office she can be found with a microphone in her hand singing, with her nose in a book carried away by the author's imagination, or enjoying time with her family and friends.