The JHA team is comprised of experienced professionals and field technicians who work closely together on all projects.
JHA’s projects are all overseen by experienced project managers who each have extensive hands-on experience performing the work that they manage.
Meet the Executive Team
Jeffrey H. Jacob, P.E., CEO
Jeff Jacob earned a BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an MS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Water Resources from Stanford University. Jeff started his career working on retail projects, large industrial/warehouse/distribution projects, and business parks in Dallas, Texas. For the past 25 years Jeff has worked on similar types of projects in the Chicago area. He has a total of 35 years of experience working with real estate owners, real estate developers, design-build contractors, and architects assisting them with the development, re-development, and/or maintenance of their sites.
William L. Bohne, P.E., President
Bill Bohne is a Licensed Professional Engineer with core strengths in leadership, project management and client relationships. Bill has extensive experience in the civil engineering design of all types of land development projects: educational facilities, commercial, industrial, retail, roadway and infrastructure projects. Aiming to make the experience of JHA clients even better, Bill is always exploring ways to improve project delivery, operational efficiency and the overall experience of our clients.
Bill’s project specialties include master-planned, multi-phased commercial developments. He also specialize in the leadership of a multi-disciplined team through the collaborative planning, design, permitting and construction effort of a project.
Edward A. Batlle, Vice President
Edward Batlle is a Chemical Engineer and Principal of JHA Environmental. Edward has over 22 years of experience in the fields of environmental engineering and remediation, remedial investigation and design, construction management. He has significant experience with CERCLA, RCRA, Brownfield and UST sites. Edward is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of JHA, including coordination and participation in project planning, design, cost estimating, regulatory negotiations, data analysis and technical approach for various types of site assessments and soil & groundwater remediation projects. Edward is responsible for all administrative support and allocation of resources for remediation projects. Having been a client for seven years at a major petroleum corporation, Edward understands our clients’ needs for first time through quality and timely response to support their projects.