Jim’s career in construction began in 1974, initially tasked to knock the form ties off of the foundation walls of his family’s home. He still enjoys the smell of freshly dug soil, new concrete, and sawdust. High School drafting classes and Architecture school solidified Jim’s passion for design and construction. Despite diverse jobs like dessert chef and plumber’s apprentice, Jim found his true calling in custom home solutions.
Jim spent 12 years in the award-winning architecture firm of Duo Dickinson Architect, rising from intern architect and becoming a project manager of high-end custom home projects throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey. Jim’s projects have been featured in Fine Homebuilding, Residential Architecture, and This Old House magazines. His true passion lies in relationship building with clients, contractors, and subcontractors, working towards creating the best outcomes for clients’ projects. Jim has gained a reputation among his clients and coworkers for creative problem-solving and stewardship in renovations.
In his spare time, Jim can be found losing video games to his son, proving why he isn’t a carpenter while working on his own house or, more likely, in a rehearsal hall playing drums with one band or another. Jim believes that goalies, catchers, and drummers all share similar qualities. He relies on the soft leadership skills he learned both as a drummer and a collegiate lacrosse goalie to elevate teamwork for successful outcomes.