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Principals

David Olsen, NCARB
President

Direct: 630.626.0906
Email: dolsen@thejenkinsgroup.com

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David Olsen, NCARB
President

Dave heads up much of the architectural and interiors private sector work in the office. He has over 40 years of experience in architecture and is extremely adept at land planning. With a long list of professional design partners, Dave can quickly develop options to meet or exceed his client’s requirements. A graduate of the University of Illinois, David is licensed by the National Council of Architectural Board (NCARB) and holds an architectural license in many states.

When Dave is not turning clients wishes into actions, he loves traveling which frequently involves fine tuning his skills on different golf courses.

David Duffy– Architect, Interior Designer
Vice President

Direct: 630.626.0902
Email: dduffy@thejenkinsgroup.com

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David Duffy– Architect, Interior Designer
Vice President

Dave is a licensed Architect and Interior Designer. With over 35 years of experience in design, production, code analysis and specifications on wide variety of projects, Dave often leads or coordinates both the design side and technical side of many of the firm’s projects. His designs embrace beneficial and sustainable long-term trends rather than short-term fads. Dave, a graduate of the University of Illinois, notes that the path to a successful project requires an experienced design team and continuous collaboration.

Home rehab shows take up most of Dave’s streaming history, but he really loves playing his weekly, organized pick-up basketball games which he claims keeps him young at heart.

Paul Zellmer – AIA, LEED BD+C
Vice President

Direct: 630.626.0912
Email: pzellmer@thejenkinsgroup.com

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Paul Zellmer – AIA, LEED BD+C
Vice President

With over 30 years of architectural experience, Paul has deep knowledge of many building types. He continues to lead the firm’s Design-Build design teams in acquiring and completing successful low-bid and best value-bid government / military proposals. A graduate from Iowa State University, Paul leverages his extensive understanding of technology to provide sustainable/LEED compliant solutions along with enhanced CAD/3-D document preparation.

Paul often spends his off-hours involved with the Zellmer Childhood Disease Foundation NFP. The ZCDF foundation raises thousands of dollars a year to support education and research related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of chronic childhood diseases.

Kevin Bochenek, NCARB
Vice President

Direct: 630.626.0901
Email: kbochenek@thejenkinsgroup.com

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Kevin Bochenek, NCARB
Vice President

From office buildings to contemporary interiors to retail decor and branding, Kevin has been pleasing both government and private sector clients for decades. With a wide range of project experience and substantial knowledge of 3D and rendering software, he turns his client’s visions into tangible results. Kevin is a licensed architect, NCARB certified, and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. Kevin admits to a slumping golf game as he happily chooses to spend his free time with his young and energetic children.

The Jenkins Group

Established in 1978, The Jenkins Group is a full service Architectural, Interior Design and Planning firm with proven success in providing creative design solutions to solve each client’s requirements. We have a substantial presence in the Chicago area and continue to provide successful design and planning services to clients across the U.S. and overseas.

We have extensive experience with master site planning, office buildings, retail centers, supermarkets and commissaries, industrial / warehouse / service facilities, dormitories as well as interiors and tenant finish-outs – for the private sector and the government. We consistently provide winning design services for our Design-Build partners.

How We Work

Our goal is always to exceed our client’s expectations. We understand the structures we help create are not just the physical buildings and grounds but are also places of business, work and residences that should facilitate and enrich the daily lives of their occupants.

To accomplish this, we develop a thorough understanding of our client’s needs, develop intensive collaboration with our professional partners, optimize expert use of technology and economical and sustainable/LEED design practices, and apply a truly thorough understanding of our field to produce creative, unique and responsible design solutions.

Client Benefits

There are numerous benefits in partnering with The Jenkins Group. Some of these are:

First, we understand most of our clients have specific budget and time requirements. As such, we optimize each project’s services to meet the client’s specific needs. This may include a quick preliminary site plan, or a small tenant build-out, or may include a full-service, fast-track, high-rise. In any case, we collaborate with our clients to develop, enrich, and reach their end goals within time and budget limitations. Our many repeat clients are an acknowledgement of this achievement.

Second, we consistently provide winning design proposals for our Design-Build partners. Many government / military projects are acquired through the Design-Build proposal process and we have decades of experience in navigating the compilation of the many codes, criteria and proposal requirements necessary to win these jobs. We are currently active with DeCA, AAFES, NAVFAC and the USACE.

Third, every project is managed by one of the firm’s principals, each of whom who has decades of architectural/interiors/ planning experience in their respective field. In addition, we partner and coordinate with a highly experienced team of professional engineers. This formula helps minimize design, construction, time and cost issues and helps maximize the likelihood of a successful project.

The Team

Julie Lawrence
Direct: 630.626.0904
Email: jlawrence@thejenkinsgroup.com

Irwin Role
Direct: 630.626.0908
Email: irole@thejenkinsgroup.com

Brian Schultz
Direct: 630.626.0909
Email: bschultz@thejenkinsgroup.com

Robert (Matt) Stearns
Direct: 630.626.0911
Email: mstearns@thejenkinsgroup.com