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James (Jim) McKenna

Jim McKenna

Rochester, Design-Build & Facilities Management

Senior Vice President James (Jim) McKenna oversees operations and leads various initiatives for the company. With a focus on growing LeChase’s business in the Rochester region, Jim manages local client, employee, and subcontractor relationships. In his role, he ensures that LeChase delivers services and projects that exceed client expectations, overseeing daily operations.

Jim heads design-build pursuits and management companywide, ensuring adherence to best practices and successful project delivery aligned with client visions. Additionally, he leads LeChase’s real estate development sector and facility management department.

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Jim joined LeChase in early 2021 after serving as vice president of construction at a prominent commercial real estate development and management company for ten years. His responsibilities there included supporting new development opportunities and overseeing projects from conceptualization to closeout and occupancy. LeChase named Jim a senior vice president in early 2024.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Ohio University and is a certified Design-Build Professional® through the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). Actively involved in the community, he serves on the board of the Upstate New York chapter of DBIA and engages in various community activities in the Rochester, N.Y. area.

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