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About Itasca Construction Associates . . .

Itasca Construction Associates, Inc. is an independent general contracting company. We specialize in the construction of Warehouses, Service Centers, Office Buildings, Shopping Centers, Light Manufacturing Buildings, and Interior Finish Work.
We have a proven track record of leading challenges to success and customizing our services to meet our clients' needs.
Our reputation is our most valued asset.

Our Philosophy . . .
We attribute our success to talented people building a solid reputation for excellence. Our accomplishments reflect the character, strength, and stability of our personnel pursuing a sound business philosophy.We believe that profitability results from the pursuit of our founding principles;
Quality, Service & Integrity!

Our History Key Personnel Client Comments

Our History . . .
Our organization was begun in 1971 as the Illinois division of a national contracting company. In 1981, that division was split off as a separate corporation named Itasca Construction Associates, Inc. and purchased by the present Owners. All key personnel remained with the company after the purchase.

In 1982, a branch office of Itasca Construction Associates, Inc. was opened in Deerfield Beach, Florida to perform construction services for a national development company in the South Florida market. In 1983, the Florida office was incorporated as a separate entity. We moved our offices to Boca Raton in 1990, Other offices of Itasca Construction Associates are located in Tampa, Atlanta, and the Chicago market.

From 1982 until now, we have constructed over 252 buildings and over 14.5 million SF in South Florida.

Key Personnel . . .
We find the kind of people who embrace our company philosophy and, in turn, our company has become the image of us.

Steve League - Director, Owner. Steve has worked in construction since 1965 as a Field Engineer, Superintendent, and Project Manager. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. Steve worked for our company from 1972 through 1976 and rejoined us in 1982, opening the South Florida office. Steve was named President in 1989 and is a Licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida.

Joe Galinis - President, Owner. Joe is a 1986 graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Building Construction degree. He joined our company and obtained his State of Florida General Contractors license in 1987. Joe is LEED, AP certified.

Patricia Graybill
- Vice President, Treasurer/CFO, Owner. Patti has extensive experience with finance, accounting, and information systems, having worked in these fields in South Florida since 1982. Patti is a state certified General Contractor and Qualifying Agent. She is a 1990 graduate of Florida Atlantic University having completed her course of study for a Bachelor's degree. Patti joined Itasca in 1989.

Here's what our clients have to say . . .


"I had one contractor build one building for me, and then I had Itasca build the next 18."

J. Brett Houston
REMS Group


"You should be proud to have a team as good as this, who have completed the project one month ahead of schedule, and on budget, did quality work and made our tenants very happy. I look forward to working with you and this team on future projects, wherever they may be."

Daniel Reid
Western Devcon


"Itasca Construction has been building commercial and industrial space for Asset Specialists for over five years and has done a phenomenal job at every project they have been on."

Nate Bray
Asset Specialists


"Without exception, each person at Itasca with whom we dealt has risen to meet each new challenge and has kept the best interest of our client at the forefront."

Kathleen Bell
CB Commercial Real Estate Group


"Itasca personnel provide a level of service and commitment uncommon in this market."

Leo Ghitis
Pacific Asset Corporation

"The professionalism that we have received shows not only through your personnel, but also in the work that you all have displayed."
Sara Oliver
BSN Global

"Despite permitting and weather delays, as well as requested changes from us, Itasca stayed on the job, practially day and night, to meet our deadlines.."
Gwenda Thompson
Workforce Development Board

"You were always available when we needed you, and rapidly addressed any problem that arose to our satisfaction."
Jacques Cohen
Prestige Cosmetics

"We are very proud of what you have built for us."

Vic Johnson
Castle Group

"The workers were courteous, professional, flexible and diligent."
Sandra K. Walker
NBD Bank

"I would not hesitate to work with Itasca again. They are very professional and do quality work."
Pam Burns
Internal Revenue Service

"By providing these clients with value, quality workmanship and on time performance, you have enabled Quincy Johnson Associates to use them as references to obtain future projects."
Steve Myott
Quincy Johnson Associates

References . . .


ABB, Inc, Tom Hansen • (800) 523-2620

AeroService, Paul Swanson • (305) 871-6525

Alter Group, Ed Quant • (770) 392-0092

Babcock Bell Development, Bob Ricketts • (305) 779-3135

Bray Realty, Nate Bray • (561) 292-2494

BSN Global, Sara Oliver • (561) 994-8335

Canpro Investments, Sara Cloutier Lowe • (561) 997-9335

Catexor, Ltd., Stig Wennerstrom • (305) 856-3656

C.B. Richard Ellis, Jeff Kelly • (561) 393-1621

Comcast Cable Communications, Meghan Cramer • (786) 693-0008

Corporate Contractors, Craig Marquardt • (608) 362-2912

Core Communities, Andy Favata • (772) 340-3500

CSL Plasma, Scott Furr • (561) 981-3700

Cushman & Wakefield, Chris Metzger • (954) 771-0800

Cushman & Wakefield, Wayne Ramowski• (305) 371-4411

Cushman & Wakefield, James Kueck • (312-470-1800

Dade Paper, Frank Sansone • (305) 805-2701

Dalfen America Corporation, Rachel Kieffer • (514) 938-1044

Donner Properties, Ken Donner • (561) 218-0334

Echion Real Estate Development, Daniel Hotte • (954) 749-8990

General Growth Properties, Greg Gryczan • (561) 362-0606

Holland Retail Advisers, Alan Karrh • (561) 271-9681

Hyundai Mobis, M.J. Kim • (786) 515-1100

Janney Montgomery Scott, Rip Page • (215) 587-0484

JD International Lighting, Dave Dodich • (954) 767-0417

Kaplan, Richard Capezzali • (561) 994-2522

The Kelsey Group, Chip Kelsey • (954) 981-8073

McCraney Property Co., Steve McCraney • (561) 478-4300

MetLife, Glenn Becker • (813) 227-7629

New Boston Shoma, Bunnie Willis • (954) 771-1175

Nortek/Medallion, Ed Mitchell • (305) 778-5924

Oxygen Development, Phillipe Cohen • (954) 480-2675

Pacific Asset Corp., Leo Ghitis • (954) 921-8818

PetSupermarket, Patrick Hamilton• (954) 351-0834

Premier Commercial Realty, Irwin Srednil • (954) 971-9500

Prestige Cosmetics, Jacques Cohen • (954) 480-9202

ProLogis, Scott Alexander • (954) 587-9202

REMS Group, Robert Lechter • (954) 455-3660

Resource Real Estate Group, Brett Houston • (954) 455-3660

Riviera Point Holdings, Rodrigo Azpurua• (954) 274-6483

Rockefeller Group Developmemnt, Gary Hauss • (972) 448-3597

RSM Construction Management, Jerry Cheeseman • (561) 441-0670

Safeguard Storage Properties, Jack Chaney • (504) 838-8000

Sam Susi, Esq. • (561) 483-2030

Sensormatic Corporation, Marc Conti • (561) 912-6000

Sharpe Project Development, Orlando Sharpe • (954) 832-9095

Shubin/Temple Development Company, Bill Shubin • (561) 395-2228

Southern Facilities Development, Chip Abele • (305) 541-7150

Strider Aviation, Steve Crossgrove • (954) 972-7511

Taylor & Mathis, Jim Wren • (678) 819-2442

Weeks Robinson , Kit Baker • (404) 816-0542



Anderson Architecture, Inc., Eric Anderson • (561) 362-0220

Burton, Braswell, Middlebrooks, Joel Middlebrooks • (561) 750-1916

Cabrera Ramos Architects, Rosa Ramos • (305) 593-0750

Corrales Group, Peter Corrales • (561) 995-6700

Donnel, Duquesne & Albaisa, Pedro Duquesne • (305) 666-0711

Kenneth R. Carlson Architects, Kenneth Carlson • (954) 427-8848

Leo A Daly, formerly STH Architectural, Bill Hanser • (561) 832-5599

Loucks Engineering, Inc,. David Loucks • (954) 564-5110

Nichols/Page Design, Jeff Nichols • (954) 771-5177

Peacock/Courtney Architects, Tamara Peacock • (954) 428-8000

PGAL, Ian Nestler • (561) 998-4002

R.A. Kamm & Associates, Art Kamm • (561) 995-8636

Retzsch, Lanao, Caycedo Arch., Bruce Retzsch • (561) 393-6555

Reynolds, Smith & Hills Architects, Don Green • (941) 936-6695

Riesco Architects, Juan Riesco • (954) 832-9028

Rodriquez Pereira Architects, Joe Rodriquez • (305) 592-8045

Tewes Design Group, Steve Tewes • (305) 372-3335

Thompson Engineering, Dan Thompson • (561) 274-0220

Yoshino Trieschmann Design, Don Yoshino • (561) 487-4700