DeJames Builders, Inc. Team

Every member of our Management Team comes with a multi-faceted background in
Real Estate, Field Operations, Estimating and Project Management.


John M. Maffia – President and Owner


John is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management and an Associate’s Degree in Architecture. After graduation, John worked for a local general contractor as a Project Manager for five years working on major retail projects and banks. While in this position, John quickly learned to listen to the client’s needs while maintaining his focus on the business aspect. At Adams Service Company, John was a Project Manager for three years and worked on various retail projects including Silo, Best Buy, retail and bank projects. John always has the owner/client’s best interest at heart. In his current role as President and Owner of DeJames Builders, Inc., John handles new strategic development for the company. He also manages the Project Operations while driving sales. John is a member of ICSC, and U.S. Green Building Council. DeJames is a member of the Elgin, St. Charles and Batavia Chambers of Commerce.
Education:
Bachelor of Construction Management, Associate’s Degree Architecture
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois


 


Jim Maffia – Vice President and Owner


Jim attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management. Following graduation, Jim worked for his father in construction before joining Schal and Associates, Inc. At Schal, he had the opportunity to work on high rise projects in downtown Chicago (Stone Container and Combined Insurance tenant build-outs and Jaymont Properties, 303 W. Madison core & shell 30 story building.) As the building demand in the suburbs increased, Jim became a Field Superintendent for a local general contractor, directing projects for Walgreens, Best Buy, Jewel, Pep Boys, and various retail shopping centers. In 1995, Jim and John became the owners of DeJames Builders, Inc. and have driven it to the successful business it is today. As Vice President, Jim manages Field Operations and Marketing for DeJames Builders, Inc. Jim has earned both OSHA 10-Hour, 30-Hour and OSHA Trench & Backfill Certifications. Jim is a member of ICSC, U.S. Green Buildings Council, St. Viator High School Grounds Committee. Jim is a licensed real estate broker, and is also an active member of the Elgin, St. Charles and Batavia Chambers of Commerce.

Education:
Bachelor of Construction Management
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois


 


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