Kerry Levin, President
T: 847-297-1121 ext. 100
Kerry is internationally recognized as one of the country’s leading experts in architecture, construction, and real estate. He is founder and principal of Levin Associates, a Chicago-based firm providing a unique blend of integrated building services for commercial and residential properties. He enjoys the reputation of the “Consultant’s Consultant,” serving hundreds of clients and industry professionals throughout the world.
Kerry is a 1976 High Honors graduate from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, where he remains a visiting lecturer and donor. He holds architectural registrations in Illinois and Wisconsin, with previous reciprocity in Indiana, Missouri, Arizona, New Jersey, and District of Columbia. He is a past or present member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the Society of American Registered Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Environmental Assessment Association, and the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers.
In addition to his architectural licenses, Kerry is also a Real Estate Managing Broker, having written numerous documents for real estate transactions. He has received numerous awards for design and construction, and has been regularly published in national and local newspapers and trade journals. He is a guest speaker for civic organizations, corporations, and professional associations, as well as a visiting university lecturer and regularly featured guest on radio and television shows. His belief that “Architecture blends Art, Science, and Economics” is carried out throughout all facets of the firm’s work.
Sarah Sanchez, Office Manager
T: 847-297-1121 ext. 111
Our Office Manager, Sarah brings 20+ years of experience in business management in the US and abroad, working on special projects, tax management, and other financial tasks. She plays a pivotal role in overseeing administrative functions, supporting staff, and maintaining a productive and welcoming office environment. Her leadership and organizational skills contribute to the overall success and efficiency of our operations.
Gouri Sumesh, Administrative Associate
T: 847-297-1121 ext. 102
Gouri holds a Bachelor of Computer Application degree. She is responsible for administrative support to various teams, including managing our payables and receivables, data entry, filing, and document management. She provides valuable assistance in multiple financial tasks, including expense tracking, invoicing, and record-keeping. Her role is essential in maintaining our office operations and ensures the efficient flow throughout our office.
Kate Sanchez, Marketing Associate
T: 847-297-1121 ext. 101
Kate is our dedicated and organized Marketing Associate contributing to the smooth functioning of our office. While finalizing her college degree part–time, she provides regular website maintenance and management, as well as various payable, receivable and daily administrative tasks.
Nathan Levin, Accounting Associate
T: 847-297-1121 ext. 109
Nathan is a high honors graduate of the University of Illinois, holding a double major in Accounting and Marketing from the Gies College of Business. The U of I is generally regarded as, arguably, the top Accounting college in the US. Nathan provides invaluable assistance with web design, development, and maintenance, while performing accounting management and tax preparation. Prior to his management role, he has performed nearly all functions in the development of our Pier-Port products, including manufacturing, steel fabrication, welding, and field installations.
Fabian Perez, Intern Architect
T: 847-297-1121 ext. 113
Fabian recently completed his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He works collaboratively with our architectural team, assisting in the design and development of building designs and working drawings. His skills include Sketchup, Autocad, hand sketching and model building.
Jakob Wals, Intern Architect
T: 847-297-1121 ext. 112
A talented and enthusiastic Intern Architect, Jakob recently graduated from Judson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. A former carpentry laborer and Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Jakob is involved in various stages of the architectural design process, from concept development to project completion. He is responsible for implementing and maintaining our architectural software, systems and standards.
Tom Bednarz, Maintenance Manager
T: 847-297-1121 ext. 132
Tom attended Northeastern Illinois University majoring in business management, followed by ITT Technical Institute with emphasis in computer technology. He has many years experience in renovating and maintaining buildings and vehicles. He is responsible for maintaining and improving our properties, trucks, cars, trailers, and manufacturing equipment. Tom’s commitment to providing a safe, clean, and efficient environment for our employees, clients, and tenants.
Vincent Manzella, Fabrication Associate
T: 847-297-1121 ext. 153
Our Fabrication Associate, Vincent, plays a crucial role in the production and assembly of our Pier-Port components and products. In addition to assisting with building maintenance, he perform various fabrication tasks, such as cutting, shaping, welding, and assembly of metal and other materials.