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Join forces with our dynamic and talented team, boasting years of diverse expertise across a multitude of disciplines. Our unwavering dedication to providing unparalleled client satisfaction fuels our passion, and we cannot wait to embark on a journey of luxury, creativity, and boundless possibilities with you. Let's make magic happen!

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    Christian M.

    Project Manager

    Christian has been with JATES construction since its inception where he first acted as a carpenter's assistant. Throughout that time, Christian showed great passion for being out in the field, proving to be a very helpful hand to anyone who needed it. It was with this passion, along with his attention to detail and hunger for continual growth that Christian found himself graduating into the role of Project Manager for JATES Construction.

    Outside of project management, Christian is an avid reader, a chess wizard, and, as of very recently a competititve jiu-jitsu warrior. Christian is considered a Master Project manager & recognized by NARI.

    You can refer to Christian for:

    • Project scheduling
    • Trade partner management
    • Budget management
    • Construction quality control
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    Marco F.

    Design Director

    Marco has been in the construction business his entire life, carrying out many different jobs within his family's business. He's most passionate about the design phase of construction and thrives in working with clients to ensure that they are given excellent collaboration, comfort, and understanding throughout the entire remodeling project.

    When Marco is not working on design, he dives into learning about the unknown and explores all sorts of different cultures. Most recently, Marco has shown a great passion for triathlons and completed his first 140.6 ironman event this year.

    You can refer to Marco for:

    • Project estimation
    • Design
    • Production assistance
    • Financial matters
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    Antonio F.

    General Manager

    Antonio started his career in construction at a young age. He grew up with his family's construction company and was very involved in every position throughout his time. Antonio is now fully invested in all operations at JATES Construction, being a sound leader for the team while always finding new ways to improve, expand, and share his passion with anyone who is ready to tranform their space throughout the Chicagoland area.

    When Antonio is out of office, you can find him at the gym, Latin dancing, or practicing jiu-jitsu. His current endeavor is becoming a master magician to work with the open heart magic operation at Laurie childrens hospital.

    You can refer to Antonio for:

    • General operations management
    • Marketing management
    • Client experience assistant
    • Construction oversight
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    Amanda T.
    Senior Designer

    Amanda has been in the design field since 2003 when she first began designing closets. By the summer of 2011, she had completed her formal education with a Bachelor’s of Interior Design, a Minor in Architecture, an Associates of Interior Design and a Certificate of Kitchen and Bath Design. She has had much experience in various facets of the design field, which include but are not limited to custom tile design, custom cabinetry, appliances, and of course kitchen and baths, just to name a few. Amanda excels at redefining a room by using every space available to make it the most livable and functional for her clients.

    Outside of JATES, Amanda resides in Metro Detroit with her husband, three daughters, and her Husky, named Eclipse. Amanda has played ice hockey for 27 years; and currently plays on an all men’s, invite-only league on Tuesday nights. Her other interests include learning about all periods of history, camping, cooking, and attending church services weekly with her family.

    You can refer to Amanda for:

    • Design
    • Space planning
    • Material selection
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    Paola M.
    Virtual Assistant

    Paola currently resides in Medellin Colombia. Paola started doing virtual work 3 years ago to expand her horizons for work. She graduated from school with a Psychology and Marketing degree & considers herself an entrepreneur in action. Paola is experienced in customer service, marketing, e-commerce & sales. She has had support roles as well and has been in charge of administrative and accounting tasks, recruitment & quality management processes.

    Outside of JATES Paola likes music, movies, traveling, nature and being with her family. Her short term goals are: to learn English and Portuguese, Paola also has her own aereography company where she works with clients across several industries.

    Paola is only reffered to internally for:

    • SOP documentation, translation and improvement
    • Internal templating of processes to improve team efficiency
    • Internal expense reporting

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