About J. S. Goray Inc.
About Our Firm:
As J.S. Goray, Inc. nears its 30th. anniversary, both our clients and associates are comforted by their association with our rock solid firm.
We set out in 1993 to build a firm that would service real estate owners and managers with innovative quality solutions delivered with industry leading customer service. This vision is best displayed by our crew members "on the wall". We employ and retain dedicated craftsman that participate in timely incentivized craft and safety training.
Whether we are providing budgetary proposals, tracking down a leak or restoring an entire building facade, many of our current clients have depended on our services for over two decades.
Our controlled and continual growth has positioned us to provide timely quality solutions to clients throughout the Midwest.
About Our Staff:
Bob Goray - President
Bob has been active in the building façade restoration industry since 1977. He started as a laborer and tuckpointer for a national firm while attending college. Bob worked on stadiums, parking decks, high rise structures, bridges, and churches. His work consisted of performing waterproofing, sealant, cleaning, masonry, and concrete repairs. After finishing school at the University of Pittsburgh, Bob joined W R Grace before being hired back as an estimator for the same national restoration firm. Bob reached the position of Regional Vice President. During this time, he was involved with many notable projects including Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water, The Rhode Island State Capitol, and The President McKinley National Memorial.
Bob has served as the President of the Illinois Chapter, as a National Board Member of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), and as member of the OSHA Region V Industry Advisory Committee. He currently chairs the Illinois Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and is a past member of former U.S. Senator Mark Kirk's Small Business Advisory Committee. He has also served as a Boy Scout leader and a youth football coach for over ten years.
Josh Goray - General Manager
Josh, having grown up in and around the industry, has been involved part time with J.S. Goray Inc. since 2008, including both time in the field and office. A graduate of Western Illinois University, Josh holds a bachelor's degree in sports medicine. Following graduation he spent time working with The United States Soccer Federation's Medical Administration team in Chicago. His time with USSF brought great experience in nationwide equipment coordination, record organization, personnel logistics, and system development. Following his time with USSF, Josh worked at Schaumburg High School full time for several years while also working part time at J.S. Goray Inc.
Since starting full time with J.S. Goray Inc. in 2014, Josh has overseen operations on several hundred projects, along with day to day operations of the office and field staff. Josh is a graduate of Purdue University's Construction Project Management Institute, and is a certified trainer for aerial/scissor lifts and fall protection, in addition to being an SAIA Competent Person on Suspended Scaffold. He has also attended courses on limestone repair, concrete repair, and specialized coatings.
Josh enjoys his free time golfing, fishing, hunting, and working on cars/motorcycles; in addition to renovating his home.
Tyler Goray - Project Manager
Tyler, also having grown up in and around the industry, began working in the field in 2011. Like many individuals in this line of work, Tyler started as unskilled labor before working his way up to Technician, then Crew Leader, and eventually Project Manager in 2019. Tyler attended night school while working in the field, and subsequently earned a degree in Construction Management Technology in 2018.
During his time working in the field, Tyler has had experience with nearly every type of project our firm takes on. Tyler has worked on multiple stadium restorations, low and mid rise sealant replacements, masonry reconstructions, stone repairs, and EIFS projects. Bringing his experience to the table when overseeing projects have given him a great management tool that benefits all who are involved. Tyler has is also a certified Conproco Matrix Technician, SAIA Competent Person on suspended scaffold and certified Aerial Work Platform operator. Additionally, he is also certified in 100% Fall Protection, and has completed both 10 and 30 hour OSHA courses.
Rich Steininger - Estimator
Rich has been with J. S. Goray Inc. since 2013, bringing an extensive background in both building inspection and customer service. Rich's 14 years of experience in home/building inspection gives him a unique perspective on maintaining building systems. With 20+ years in customer service, he fosters great client relations and understands their concerns and needs.
Rich brings his expertise and full attention to every project, and strives to give our clients the service they deserve; along with a proper analysis and solution for their building's issues.
Rich is the youngest of 10 siblings that all live in the Chicagoland area. He also enjoys golf and poker.
His qualifications include Illinois Licensed Home Inspector #450.002004, HUD 203k Consultant, OSHA 10 hour Safety Class, and Multiple class work in building codes and fire safety.
Cirilo Estrada - Project Superintendent
Cirilo has been with J.S. Goray, Inc. since 2005. He began his tenure with our firm as a laborer, and quickly became a highly skilled Technician and Crew Leader. Furthermore, Cirilo's exceptional attention to detail and safety has made him valuable asset to both J.S. Goray, Inc. as well as our clients as Project Superintendent.
Cirilo holds certifications as a Conproco Matrix Technician, Master Concrete Technician, Dryvit Installer, and STO Installer. Additionally, he is Aerial Work Platform certified, 100% Fall Protection certified, SAIA Suspended Scaffold certified, and has completed many individual OSHA safety courses.
John V Goray - Director Emeritus
John enjoys his role as a consultant to J. S. Goray. His career in the industry dates back to 1954. His contributions have helped form the masonry and concrete restoration industry as we know it today. John's 50 plus years of involvement with many of our nation's most significant structures including his contributions to the Department of Interiors specifications for historic masonry restoration brings unparalleled experience to our firm.
Luna - Door Greeter & Guest Announcer
Luna has been with our firm since late 2017. Since joining us as Wastebasket Inspector, Luna's talents in human interaction did not go unnoticed, and she was quickly promoted as head of the hospitality team. In May of 2018, Luna selflessly took on the additional roll of receiving all of our non-freight receiving. In addition to her official roles, Luna regularly monitors the office to make sure no bone goes un-chewed, no ball goes un-fetched, and no guest goes unannounced.
During her time away from the office, Luna enjoys recreational swimming, critter watching, stamp collecting, and being a good girl.
Committed to Safety
J.S. Goray Inc takes our commitment to safety very seriously. The health and well being of everyone on our project sites is as always a priority at our firm. We have a Safety Training Incentive Program with our personnel that promotes and rewards individuals for completing specified training courses. We also have in-house training seminars for aerial work platforms and fall arrest systems.
In addition to our training programs, we have also stayed ahead of the curve in PPE and public safety. We have been using dust collection systems for years even when not required, and provide all of our personnel with proper PPE. With the ever changing nature of safety requirements, we dedicate a large amount of time looking for new ways to improve the safety of our Project sites.
Our efforts and progress have been measured by the Associated Builders and Contractors' Safety Training and Education Procress, or STEP, awards. We have held a Platinum level STEP award for years, and finally broke through to the Diamond Level STEP award. As illustrated to the graphic to the right, a Diamond Level Step means our firm is 770% more safe than the average contractor.