Eric Johannessen


Eric smiling at the camera for a headshot picture


As President, CEO and founder of Beacon Bay Project Management, Eric has over 27 years of experience in construction, architecture, and project management. He worked for Manor Care Health Services, Marriott International, and Marriott World Vacations before venturing off to create two companies – a general contractor licensed in the State of Florida, and project management firm specializing in the hospitality industry as well as multi-family, assisted living and residential.

Eric started his construction career in 1993 specializing in healthcare, assisted living, and skilled nursing, specifically managing construction for new Alzheimer’s prototype facilities on the Western U.S. region.  Later transitioning into hotel construction career in 1997, Eric started a career with Marriott International out of their Western Division Office in Newport Beach, CA.  He completed over 2,000 hotel room renovations throughout the Western United States in 4 years, totaling more than $500 million.

Later, as Project Director for Marriott Vacation Club International based in Orlando FL , Eric oversaw large timeshare communities of approximately 1,000 units each in Phoenix, AZ, Branson, MO and throughout the South.

In 2004, having acquired a State Certified General Contractor’s license in the State of Florida (CGC1507250), Eric started Beacon Bay Construction Corp., and grew rapidly into a mid-sized GC company specializing in residential and small commercial projects.  Eric’s wife Shannon joined the company in 2014 and expanded the business into investor and REIT homes across Florida and into several nationwide key markets.  Currently BBCC manages in excess of $7M in annual revenues and turns on average over 150 homes each month.

In 2007 Eric opened Beacon Bay Project Management with a focus on the hotel industry.  Since that time, BBPM Bay has built and renovated over 600 hotels and timeshare resorts, and has worked for every major hotel brand and management companies, as well as eight of the ten largest publicly traded hotel REITS.  Eric’s leadership skills and expertise have enabled the company to continue to grow. In August 2018, Beacon Bay Project Management ranked #298 on the national Inc. 500 List and in 2017, The Orlando Business Journal named Beacon Bay Project Management in its Fast 50 List as the 2nd fastest growing privately-owned company in the Orlando area.  Beacon Bay also ranked 2nd out of 50 companies honored with exceptional growth between 2014 to 2018. 

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4100 Metric Dr #700
Winter Park, FL 32792

(407) 636-3232