History & Mission

Our History

After 4 years in commercial carpentry and building houses, Steve started S.F. Pauli Builders with one employee in 1977. The business incorporated in 1978 and continued to grow as a general contractor in Peoria. A large portion of our work was on historic homes in the Moss/Bradley area.

In 2015 with an eye toward retirement, Steve began partnering with Jeremy Lowrance, owner of Rustic Oaks Lawn and Grounds.  

Now with an expanded staff and a new location in East Peoria, we continue to provide carpentry service and general contracting to homeowners and businesses, specializing in home remodeling, commercial remodeling, and room additions.




Professional/Technical Competence


All of our lead carpenters have years of experience in the construction field. Our combined classroom training includes a Small Business Management certificate from Bradley University, an Associates Degree in Bookkeeping from Illinois Central College and a BS degree in Business Management from Illinois State University. We are also certified in Lead Paint Safety and enjoy an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.


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Company Mission 

We hold ourselves to a high standard of business conduct and ethical business practices. We understand that clients’ confidence in our work and their referrals to others are the cornerstone of our business.


  • To provide reasonably-priced, quality construction services for homeowners and commercial customers
  • To treat all clients, employees, and subcontractors with respect and honesty
  • To act with integrity in all of our dealings



Read our feature in the Peoria Journal-Star a couple of years back!

“Peoria Heights firm has built its reputation on quality”


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