Jim Katzenholz - Steans Family Foundation

James P. Kastenholz


James P. Kastenholz is the CEO of Kastenholz Construction Services, LLC. Under his leadership, the company’s accomplishments include Owners Representative and Project Manager for $25MM development of 100 units of affordable for sale homes, Owners Representative for $15MM Historic Renovation and Conversion of Lake Front Mansion and Owners Representative for $20MM expansion and renovation to Domestic Violence Shelter. Prior to Kastenholz Construction Services, James founded and was President of TH Services, LLC, a maintenance, repair and general contracting service that grew into a $5 Million annual revenue business with 17 employees.

James’ involvement in the community includes serving as Board Chair for Chicago Voyagers, and as a Committee member on the Eagle Scout Board of Review, as well as Scoutmaster, Committee Chair and Eagle Scout Coach. Former Board member of the Chicago Children’s Museum, the Old Town School of Folk Music, and the Lincoln Park 2550 Condominium Association.

James holds a B.S. degree in Economics and Finance from University of Colorado and a MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. He also earned a General Course Certificate- International and Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His notable awards include the General Contracting for Historic Single-Family Northshore residence – Best Historic Renovation Award.

James currently resides in Chicago with his wife Jennifer Steans and their son, Nicholas.