Julie is a key leader of the firm and her primary role is to enhance the firm’s relationships and implement a strategic growth plan for both the Construction and Scenic Division.
As a new member of the team, Julie brings a vast knowledge of corporate management, leadership, and business practice experience. Prior to joining JK2, Julie was a leader in the civil engineering and development industry, with exceptional knowledge in civil engineering site design and entitlements, quality control and assurance, project coordination, financial management, budgeting and billing, and business development.
Julie is a registered Professional Engineer and was a Cum Laude graduate from the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering while being on the Dean’s List in the College of Engineering. She is a two-time academic all-SEC student athlete and was a three-year letter winner of the University of Florida’s Women’s Swimming & Diving Team.
What made you leave engineering and join the JK2 Team?
After 12 years in the civil engineering and design industry, I needed a change of pace. I’ve been around construction my entire life and have witnessed JK2 grow since my father, Paul, started the firm and ran the business out of our back barn. I’ve always enjoyed seeing things being built, problem solving, and knew I would regret not working with the family in the business. I’ve already seen tremendous growth within both the Construction and Scenic Division since I joined the team and am excited to see what lies ahead at JK2!
What has been your greatest accomplishment at JK2?
It is really exciting to see how little changes and improvements can affect the overall efficiency of the business. I think I’ve had a positive impact on a lot of different areas within JK2, but the most exciting and rewarding accomplishment was for the work that went into the submittal of the 2014 ABC Central Florida Excellence in Construction Awards application. All the hard work completing the application paid off, as we won an Eagle Award for our work at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando, in the “Other Specialty Construction – Themed & Interiors Specialty Commercial Under $500,000” category.
What do you enjoy doing outside work?
I love traveling, being active, and exploring the outdoors. I enjoy playing tennis, swimming, scuba diving, snow skiing, and yoga.