Our Team

Together JF Construction brings over 40 years of experience and more than 4 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.

John Maddox - Vice President John has been in the construction industry for over 35 years.  After nine years in charge of Koll Construction Company’s Portland office and eleven years as a partner of Yorke & Curtis Construction in Beaverton, Oregon, John formed Maddox Construction in 2001.  In 2009 John teamed up with Robert Dunn to form Maddox Dunn Construction.  John brings deep experience in general contracting and construction management to the table having reviewed drawings and prepared budgets for over 300 construction projects.  John’s experience includes the construction of over seventy senior housing projects ranging from 36 to over 200 units in size.  He has also managed projects that include Nike World Campus, OMSI, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Airlines Terminals at Portland International Airport, student housing for Portland State University, multi-story office buildings, multiple building business parks, manufacturing facilities, clean rooms, warehouses, mini-storages, hotels, restaurants, apartments, and many multiple tenant improvements.  John holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Oregon and California.

Tom McLean – Vice President (Supply Chain)
Tom has been working in the industry for 44 years, starting his career in high school as a mechanic and later promoted to sales. He worked this position throughout college to support himself while attending Washington State University, graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Operations and Systems Management.  

Out of college, Tom began his career at Red Dot Corporation, working in several departments, such as new product development, quality management, warranty administration and sales.  This experience expanded his purchasing knowledge and gave him an understanding of heavy-duty products and complex OEM customers.

In 1984 Tom joined the Jacobsen & Mosher team working, as a manufacturer’s representative to provide technical sales to Freightliner, Volvo Truck Group, PACCAR, Western Star and Daimler Trucks North America. Tom contributes a track record with multiple sales successes along with years of excellent customer relations to JF Construction.

Currently Tom resides in Lake Oswego, Oregon with his wife of 38 years. His hobbies include golfing, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren at their beach house on Puget Sound.

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.