Jonathan Hornak Newest Partner at Cornerstone General Contractors
Cornerstone General Contractors is pleased to announce Senior Project Manager Jonathan Hornak as its newest partner. As a partner, Hornak will continue to further Cornerstone’s mission of providing people with their best construction experience.
Hornak started his career with Cornerstone in 2008 as an intern on the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic project. After graduating with a bachelor of science in construction management from the UAA in 2009, he joined Cornerstone as a full-time employee. Hornak’s can-do-attitude and willingness to always take on more responsibility has taken him statewide to collaborate with project partners in Anchorage, Kodiak, Sitka, Valdez, Wasilla, Kotzebue, and elsewhere.
Over the last decade, Hornak has served in nearly every role that Cornerstone offers and has become an expert in healthcare facilities after managing numerous projects within the Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska Spine Institute, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Providence Valdez Medical Center, and Alaska Regional Hospital. More recently, Hornak was inducted into the Class of 2019 Alaska Journal of Commerce’s Top Forty Under 40.
“We couldn’t be happier having Jonathan on our Leadership Team,” says Joe Jolley, president. “He has a long career of amazing projects ahead of him.” As a lifelong Alaskan, Hornak joins partners Joe Jolley and Michael Quirk, keeping Cornerstone an all Alaskan-owned company.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.