Originally from Manhattan, New York, Jake got his first taste of the construction business in high school when he took his first job taping and texturing drywall.
He has remained in construction ever since, becoming involved in many distinct aspects of the business, including sales, management, marketing, estimating, production, project management, and administration.
Jake offers an uncanny knack and quiet passion for systems and processes that streamline field and business operations while increasing general contractor (GC) profitability.
From an early age, Jake demonstrated an intrinsic leadership ability, fostering consensus among his peers and team to produce results at an exceptionally high level. By age 22, Jake was responsible for managing over fifty employees. He has recruited, hired, trained, and managed hundreds of staff throughout his career to date.
Before joining Aspire, Jake spent a decade helping GCs to grow their businesses in the greater Sacramento, California area. He generated leads, sold jobs, managed projects, taped, textured, and everything in between. Because of their partnerships with Jake, these contractors all experienced tremendous growth and success as a result of his impeccable business acumen, and laser focus on business models, systems, and processes that make the most sense for each individual GC
In his last leadership position before Aspire, Jake produced a whopping 500% in profitable margin increase in annual sales over five years.
It only makes sense that Aspire would recruit Jake from Sacramento with those outstanding results! So, in 2020, Jake packed up his wife and three children (now four!) and made the journey north to Sandpoint, Idaho, when he officially joined Aspire as a Business Coach for Contractors.
He now applies Aspire’s proven business methods around real-time coaching, classes, and Aspire Intelligence (AI) – our unique and personalized business intelligence system for customers – to track progress towards their profit margin goals.
That, along with his no-nonsense demeanor, practical construction knowledge, and field experience, make a world of difference in the lives of his GC business owners. He effectively applies proven business principles with the ground truth of construction life as a highly valued member of the Aspire coaching team.
He loves the North Idaho lifestyle and spends his free time with his family enjoying the outdoors.