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Jake Whittaker

FF&E and Design Consulting

Jake Whittaker

FF&E and Design Consulting

As Senior Vice President of Development Services, 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 fifteen years experience overseeing all phases of multimillion 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 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 $20 million+ custom construction division where he directed manufacturing, engineering, architecture, and construction teams for projects ranging from $10 million – $100 million.

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

  • Legends Events Center, Bryan, TX
  • Publix Sports Park, Panama City Beach, FL
  • Iron Peak Sports & Events, Hillsborough, NJ
  • Highlands Sports Complex, Triadelphia, WV
  • The Rock Sports Complex, Franklin, WI
  • WinTrust Sports Complex, Bedford Park, IL
  • Perfect Game, Hutto, TX
  • The Bridge Sports Complex, Bridgeport, WVdevelop

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