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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Press Release

Ghafari Names Jim Jobes Vice President

Jim Jobes, Vice President
Jim Jobes, Vice President

Dearborn, MI – Award-winning engineering, architecture, process design and construction services firm Ghafari Associates is excited to announce the promotion of Jim Jobes, AIA to Vice President. He will also lead the firm’s new office in Fort Worth, Texas. 

“Jim is a key contributor to the firm’s development and has the proven ability to extend our presence geographically,” says CEO and President Kouhaila Hammer. “We’ve worked on projects in the Dallas / Fort Worth area for many years, and are excited to make a more permanent home here.”

With the opening of the firm’s newest office in Fort Worth, Jobes will expand Ghafari’s footprint in the southwestern region. The new office puts Ghafari at the heart of the area’s growth and will serve as the regional hub for existing and future clients with a presence in the area.

Jim is a key contributor to the firm’s development and has the proven ability to extend our presence geographically.

Kouhaila Hammer
President + CEO, Ghafari

Jobes holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Indiana University. He has led several of the firm’s most complex domestic and international projects, and is a longstanding member of the American Institute of Architects. Jobes’ more than 25 years of experience includes a diverse project portfolio, including aviation, industrial / manufacturing, and commercial projects. 

“I welcome this new challenge and look forward to working in such a dynamic economy,” says Jobes. “By extending Ghafari’s presence in Texas, we have a unique opportunity to better serve our existing aviation and manufacturing clients locally, as well as expand our commercial, healthcare, and education expertise to the area.”