Favorite saying: Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.
With both custom residential, commercial and public works projects under his belt, Jim can say he loves the entire building process. A favorite part involves the calculations and details required for laying out the more technical aspects of construction. A satisfying bonus is seeing the fruit of his labor at the end of the day.
Jim’s extensive experience in construction began as a cabinet maker. After a four-year apprenticeship with the carpenters union, he advanced to Journeyman, then Foreman, and finally Superintendent, working throughout central and northern California and graduating from the school of hard knocks. A particularly unique project he is proud of was the seismically sound erection of a centuries-old marble altar at Santa Rosa’s St. Eugene’s Cathedral. The 60,000-pound, 32-foot high altar was shipped in pieces from Europe via Pennsylvania with nothing more than pictures for reconstruction.
With many interests outside of work including home brewing, camping and playing guitar, Jim is also passionate about his family including his wife, two grown children and three grandchildren. He loves traveling to Germany and Austria, had attended Octoberfest three times and he even speaks a little German.