Jim is responsible for the operational oversight of all of ACCEND’s projects and teams. Jim is a strategic thinker and utilizes this skill to properly plan for all aspects of the project including schedule, budget, and all other client needs. Jim takes ownership in maintaining all subcontractor and client relationships by developing his staff to ensure that all interactions are positive and personal.
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
Jim’s favorite toys growing up were Legos. He loved how each block fit together to create complex designs and structures. His excitement and fascination with building and construction grew over the years and pushed him to pursue a degree in Construction Management from Western Michigan University. Out of college, Jim landed his first job with a small general contractor specializing in fast faced projects. It was there that Jim learned that careful and thoughtful planning is imperative for project success. As his career advanced, Jim worked to educate the industry on the importance of technology and the benefits it has to the construction industry. Jim led his previous employer to implement new technology and bring them to the forefront of the Chicago market. At ACCEND, Jim brings bigger and better ideas as well as the same determination and knowledge to ensure that ACCEND operates at the higher level.
Jim leads by example. By constantly practicing thoughtful and strategic planning, and always thinking outside the box, he teaches his team members to be prepared for any problems that may arise during a project. He loves to share his knowledge with others and encourages his team members to do the same. By doing this, Jim is creating an environment of constant growth and learning.
INTERESTS & HOBBIES
Ice hockey, family, traveling & outdoor activities
Mesirow Financial Auditorium
Mesirow Financial Fitness Center
Mesirow Financial Cafe
Fifth Third Bank Lake Forest
Fifth Third Bank Wheeling
Fifth Third Bank Evanston
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Science of Spirituality
Fletcher Jones Audi North Ave.
Ameritech Center Phase II
The Residents at Riverbend
Walgreen Company Building 304
CVS Caremark Inc.
Some projects listed above were completed while working for a previous construction company.