| Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Partner
“Three things come quickly to mind: (1) I love our Company motto: ‘We listen better . . . We plan better . . . We build better’ because it really speaks to the attitude and routine of what we do and how we perform; (2) we are true believers of, subscribe to and pay a tremendous amount of attention to client satisfaction – not only as it relates to the owners, architects and consultants we work with but to our own people as well; and, (3) most people who have worked with Columbia say, ‘They just do it better’ and ‘The experience was more enjoyable than others we have worked with’; this is what puts a smile on my face and makes me proud. Thank you.”
As Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Columbia Construction Company, Jim is very hands-on and plays an active and vital role in shaping business operations, business development and the strategic direction of the Company. Having served in several key executive positions in the construction industry, Jim joined Columbia in 1997 and became a Partner in 2003. With more than four decades of experience, Jim knows the construction industry inside and out. With a focus on client satisfaction and an attitude of doing whatever it takes to deliver a successful project, Jim can pull out all the stops to deliver results for clients. Highly innovative by nature, Jim is a firm believer that listening to feedback is just as important as soliciting it. Jim championed Columbia’s use of Revit and Navisworks (BIM) and has long been a proponent of our commitment to sustainable construction practices as but two examples of his commitment to being a leading-edge construction management firm.
Outside of the office, Jim stays just as active with his free time as he does during work hours. Jim enjoys donning his apron and whipping up a gourmet meal, whether it be for a casual Friday dinner for two or a festive holiday spread for family. A fan of the outdoors, Jim also enjoys kayaking and golf as well as spending time with family and friends in Chatham on Cape Cod.