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Team Member

Jake Whittaker

FF&E and Design Consulting

Jake Whittaker

FF&E and Design Consulting

As VP & Lead Project Manger, Jake is responsible for total project management including controlling budgets, negotiating subcontracts, and providing day-to-day communication with the project team to ensure the development remains on schedule and within budget. A skilled collaborator, Jake holds an excellent track record of strong working relationships with owners, architects, and engineers, resulting in successful construction experiences for some of the largest athletic facilities across the nation.

Jake has over 15 years experience overseeing all phases of multi-million-dollar construction projects, including parks, recreation, event centers, fitness, university, and sports tourism projects for both public and private sector clients.

Over his career Jake has worked in key phases of project delivery including supply chain, manufacturing, sales, installation, design, and construction project management.

Prior to coming to the Sports Facilities Companies, Jake was the Director of Sales Operations for Porter Athletic where he oversaw a team of project managers, sales associates, and a national distributor network for over 500 projects per year. Jake is a proven innovator and solutions-finder as evidenced by his experience in a $20mm+ custom construction division where he directed manufacturing, engineering, architecture, and construction teams for projects ranging from $10mm – $100mm.

A keystone of his success is his ability to leverage emerging technology to create process automation, on-line quoting tools, and 3D modeling to reduce project lead times, eliminate manufacturing errors, and equip partners with DIY tools to maximize communication.

Notable Project

  • City of Bryan Sports Complex, Bryan, TX
  • Panama City Beach Sports Complex, PCB, FL
  • Iron Peak Sports & Events, Hillsborough, NJ
  • Highlands Sports Complex, Wheeling, WV
  • The ROC Sports Complex, Franklin, WI
  • Midway Central Station, Bedford Park, IL
  • Perfect Game, Hutto, TX
  • The Bridge, Bridgeport, WV

 

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