Jim co-founded BEAR Construction in 1984 with the vision of creating a company dedicated to hard work, high quality and the ability to evolve as technologies change. As President, Jim focuses his energies on the overall operations of the company, guiding policies related to efficiency, quality, safety and most importantly, the health and happiness of BEAR’s diverse workforce. Jim also oversees BEAR Construction’s Healthcare division, which under his leadership has become a leading construction entity in Chicago, the Midwest and beyond. As healthcare regulations and technology evolve rapidly, Jim keeps BEAR’s team on the leading edge of those trends and helps healthcare clients navigate the changing landscape to maximize the value and efficiency of their facilities. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in Building Science and Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He serves on the Ascension Foundation Board and the Board of Governors for a Chicago metropolitan area Boys & Girls Club. He is affiliated with AFE, HESNI, ASHE and USGBC. He holds a LEED AP certification as well as an ASHE - Healthcare Construction Certification.
BEAR Experience: 1984
Industry Experience: 1978
Education: University of Wisconsin - Stout