Joe Vartanian joined Focus in 2015 as a project manager II. In March, 2017, Joe was promoted to Senior Project Manager. Joe brings extensive experience in senior housing and high-end residential construction projects.
Prior to joining Focus, Joe served as the construction manager/owners representative for the JeffJack Apartments project. The project consisted of a 235,000 square foot, 15-story, 190-unit apartment building in Chicago’s West Loop. Joe started his professional career at Orren Pickell Builders working on custom luxury homes on Chicago’s North Shore.
Joe was the project manager for the full renovation of 10 senior housing properties totaling over 1,000 units and a 24-unit addition to an existing building. All renovation work was done in occupied buildings and consisted of unit upgrades and building capital improvements. He was also the project manager for the renovation of 20 condos within 6 different buildings in Chicago in a partnership with the Illinois Facilities Fund and Access Living. All renovation work was done in occupied buildings and consisted of new finishes and modifications to make units and common areas fully ADA accessible.
Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science Engineering with a cognate in Business Management from the Michigan State University School of Engineering.