Small Business of The Year 2016


"Brief History and Background"

Since 1968 Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates has been a pillar in the Outer Banks Community. Our small staff offers genuine and individual attention to our home owners and guests alike. For almost 50 years we have been providing travelers with top of the line customer service and affordable premiere rental homes. We have one office and each department works together as a well-oiled machine to provide the best possible end results. Our company began on the basis of family values and it continues to flourish because we honor those principles of trust, loyalty, & tradition. We take great pride in the influence that we have on our community and strive to uphold it with the highest respect. Throughout the years our primary responsibility has stayed the same. We are here to provide a bridge between the traveler and the home owner by offering our experience and knowledge of the industry. By being selective in our hiring process we are able to keep each department small enough to foster an atmosphere of family. We work cohesively as one unit to reach our main goal which is to provide the best experience for not only our guests but also our homeowners.

"Keys To Success"

There are many keys to success but we would like to share which keys unlock the doors to ours. Having a positive mind set even when life throws you a curve ball is a very important component of our business strategy. In this industry there are many challenges but it is the way each employee at Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates chooses to react to these challenges that makes such a difference in our success. We believe that playing an active role in our community is vital to our accomplishments. We consider our community to be an extension of our family and as family often does we rely on one another to grow and succeed. One key aspect of our success is loyalty, we attribute this to our amazing staff most of whom have been with us for nearly a decade and continue to advocate and have confidence in our brand. Optimism, Community Involvement, Loyalty, and Confidence meld together to create a potent cocktail for success yet, there is still one essential ingredient. The Joe Lamb Jr & Associates family secret ingredient for success is that of dedication. Dedication to our community, our owners and to making great family vacations into memorable traditions.

"Involvement in Organizations on the Outer Banks"

We at Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates understand the importance of community and are proud to be a part of many mutually beneficial relationships throughout the Outer Banks. We believe it is very important to out-source to other local business, with this belief we are able to provide work and job opportunities for many businesses in the community. It is very important to us that we give back to the people in this area that have given us so much support through business and through personal relationships. Through sponsorships, volunteerism, local charity involvements and fundraising efforts we have adopted a visible role in our Outer Banks Community. Currently, we have affiliations with numerous non-profit organizations such as N.E.S.T and are sponsors of the First Flight Baseball team amongst other contributions given to the Dare County school system for educational purposes. Among these affiliation’s is Outer Banks sporting Events which 100% of the proceeds go to help the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. We are donating sponsors of the Surf Riders Foundation and the Dare County Boat Builders Foundation which raises money for scholarships in Dare County and teaches our youth the importance of this local trade. We are currently a board walk sponsor for Jockey’s Ridge State Park and donate annually to protect this national treasure. Each year we sponsor and have members of our staff participate in the Relay for Life foundation and the event that takes place locally. We are participants and members of the OBX Angel Tree Foundation, which provides the Christmas experience for those who are unable to experience it without additional help. We proudly support the Dare County Arts Council and have been a sponsor of the Lost Colony production taking place in Roanoke Island for many wonderful years. Mrs. Ann Lamb is a founding member of the Outer Banks Woman’s Club that has been participating in philanthropies all a crossed the Outer Banks since 1971. This year, we attended the Wild West Gala where all proceeds went to the Outer Banks Children’s Hospital. We also co-sponsored an annual Taste of the Beach event that generated a great deal of local involvement and revenue for the OBRA foundation which supports local restaurants and provides a culinary scholarship. We at Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates value education and understand how important scholarships are to the youth in our community. Joe and Ann Lamb have established the Ann R. and Joseph T. Lamb Cornerstone Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill which favors Dare County graduates and can be awarded to up to 8 candidates each year. They have also established a self-supporting scholarship through the Dare County COA which is awarded annually. Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates continuously makes every effort to be active members of the Outer Banks community and will continue to do so for years to come. 

"2016 Outer Banks Chamber ESBY Award Winners Announcement"

We believe that Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates is a shining example of a locally owned small business. Family owned and operated since 1968, we have established our roots on the Outer Banks and have only continued to grow and flourish throughout the community. Through our top of the line advertising strategies we have developed a well-known name through-out the country. Our guest return rate is a remarkable representation of our business strategy. We represent the Outer Banks of North Carolina on a national scale and we are the first impression that guests receive when they arrive to the beach. We are humbled by this responsibility and are grateful to our staff for the extraordinary hospitality that they provide. From our reservations department that assists each guest when booking and checking in to their rentals, to our maintenance staff that gives their undivided attention and is always available to assist with any issues, all the way to our accounting department that assists our owners with their accounts and our guests with their payment inquiries. Each department at Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates holds the standard for excellence and we are honored to win this year’s ESBY small business award and represent our community.