News / 1.30.17

Welcome to Epstein – Joe Barrins

Our new cost estimator

We would like to welcome Joe Barrins, our new preconstruction manager, to Epstein. In this role, Joe is responsible for leading our ambitious construction estimating efforts for projects ranging in size from tens of thousands to hundreds of millions.

Joe is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University (Go Panthers!) with a degree in Industrial Technology (concentrating on Construction Management), and most recently, Joe worked for Leopardo Construction.

Joe has over 13 years of construction industry experience and he has extensive understanding of not only estimating, but project management, inspection and testing as well, for a wide variety of commercial and industrial projects.

Joe also has an in-depth construction background with experience working on large scale projects from pre-construction to project close-out. Joe is also well-versed in providing clients with accurate and detailed pricing with options to reduce and control costs and continuously works to build and maintain relationships with sub-contractors, architects and clients.  

Joe lives in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side and he enjoys hanging out with family and friends and his favorite pastimes include watching the White Sox and the Bears. (So, Joe it’s safe to say that you enjoy disappointment, no?)

Joe and his wife, Eileen, are also the proud parents of four – Jackson, Mimi, Lucy and Owen. The kids range in age from 5 – 9 years old, so Joe & Eileen definitely have their hands full! (But on the positive, Joe you already have enough players to field a Barrins Basketball Team with Coach! A group that most likely has less infighting than the current edition of the Bulls, no?)

Once again, Joe, welcome to Epstein.