Our Team

Together JF Construction brings over 70 years of experience and more than a billion dollars worth of quality construction projects spreading from the northwest and through out the west coast. We have an outstanding team that is passionate about what we do.  Meet our leadership team:

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Eric Jacobsen – CEO Eric has 33 years of experience in the senior housing industry in a wide variety of capacities. After a brief stint in sales for an international conglomerate, he went to work for a senior housing company preparing feasibility studies and doing development consulting. In his next job he directed and assisted with the development and acquisitions activities for one of the largest senior housing companies in America, followed by a job as VP of development and acquisitions for a smaller company where he was quickly promoted to chief operating officer, where he assumed the responsibility for all facility operations for the company including field operations, and corporate office support. Eric assumed the title of Chief Operating Officer later that year just prior to the company’s public offering. Since leaving his last job Eric has developed or acquired, and participates as an owner in approximately 29 senior housing communities. Eric is a graduate of the University of Oregon, with a degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in finance.

Mitch Stanley – President Mitch has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry.   Before joining JF, Mitch served for six years as Vice-President for a company in the senior housing industry that designs, builds, owns and operates those properties.  Mitch was a instrumental team member as the company grew from five employees to twenty-five and increased annual revenues from twelve million dollars to over sixty million.  He oversaw the construction of a multitude of projects ranging from 38,000 square foot Memory Care communities to 210,000 square foot Independent Living properties as well as a four-story Marriott Residence Inn.  He helped lead efforts to create accounting, administrative and operational systems saving time and money while establishing environments where people love to work. 

Mitch’s deep knowledge of the construction process, from conceptual design to turn key completion, his understanding of leading teams of inspired individuals, and his passion for building relationships, are all instrumental in creating success in a company.  Prior to working in the senior housing industry, Mitch and his wife owned and operated their own construction company for many years.

When he’s not working, Mitch enjoys time with Arlene, his best friend and wife of over 25 years, as well as their three grown sons and their families.  He enjoys regular fitness training, is an ardent tennis player, a recreational golfer, an avid reader and looks forward to long rides through the hills on his Harley.

Kristy Blizzard – Controller Kristy began her career in accounting in 1979 working alongside her family in the auto industry.  Here she mastered such jobs as accounts payable/receivable, payroll, budgeting, financial statements and year-end reports for tax planning. From this experience, she launched her own business, where she worked as a controller to businesses around the Portland metro area.  She successfully provided financial and accounting services to a wide variety of fields such as real estate, construction, graphic arts, restaurants, bars, and senior housing, among many more. 

Kristy joined the JF Construction team in 2008, working as the controller for the company.  She is responsible for all aspects of account, human resources, and payroll for the company.