As the Cates project manager, Jeff Cates is intimately involved in every project—talking to carpenters, subcontractors and homeowners almost daily. He skillfully manages all the details and complexities of building or remodeling a home with enormous courtesy and resourcefulness. “My father taught me craftsmanship and creative problem solving, and my mother taught me to be respectful and gracious to others.”
Jeff started in the family business at a young age, much like his brother, Jay: starting with the humble basics, then donning a carpenter’s belt to work on framing, and then joining his dad back at the office for client meetings. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, where he captained the collegiate team that claimed the Division 3 National Hockey Championship.
Jeff and his wife also have two boys who play hockey and enjoy family time on the water.