Jeremy Ke is operations manager of All Seasons Construction, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (510) 652-2221 or by email.
Jeremy Ke: Up to the Task
By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter
OAKLAND — By 2017, Jeremy Ke had acquired a wealth of construction management experience, so when the opportunity arose to manage a long-time acquaintance’s company, he was up to the task. “I’ve spent most of my career managing operations and logistics for various companies,” he affirms. “My first experience with the construction industry was as a project manager for a water and fire restoration company. I’ve known Mark [Corrallo], the owner of All Seasons Construction, for a long time, and as his business continued to grow, he was in need of further management assistance. He knew I had a lot experience, so he reached out to me and asked if I’d come on as operations manager. So far, it has been a great fit.”
Today, Jeremy says his favorite part of his job is interacting with customers. “One of my primary roles is being the contact point between the client and the foreman, so I spend a lot of time meeting and communicating with people. I’ve always had an easy time connecting with people, so that part of the job just comes naturally to me.”
A resident of Martinez (where he lives with his wife, Wendy, and daughter, Chiara), Jeremy spends his time outside of work on a variety of active pastimes. “I’m an avid cyclist, as are my wife and daughter, so we like to ride our bikes as much as possible,” he details. “Our daughter is really involved in school sports, so we spend a lot of time taking her to soccer games and swim meets. I’m currently coaching her soccer team, which is a lot of fun.” When he’s not cycling or coaching, Jeremy can often be found performing renovations on his 100-year-old home. “I’m constantly working on my home—I even replaced all the windows and rebuilt the garage myself.”
In his life and career, Jeremy espouses the value of positive experiences. “Rather than spend our time and money on accumulating more ‘stuff,’ my family chooses to invest in experiences and make good memories,” he explains. “In a similar way, I make the customer’s experience a focal point of my work. In addition to quality workmanship and service, I want every client to have a positive experience that they’ll remember for years to come.”
When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Jeremy says he would do more of the things he currently enjoys in his spare time. “I’d spend more time with my family, ride my bike more often and continue working on my home. The next phase on my house is to put in a new HVAC system—the fun never ends.”
Ask Me Anything!
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: Italy. That’s where my wife and I met, so it’s a pretty special place for us. Plus, there’s a lot of great cycling there.
Q: Are you a dog person or a cat person?
A: A cat person—we have two.
Q: Have you ever read a book more than once?
A: I’ve read “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy a couple of times each.
Q: What’s your favorite snack?
Q: The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?
A: The Rolling Stones.