In 2016 James found his home as Carpentry Foreman at Carlton DesignBuild, a company that shares the same visions and desires for building high quality structures. At an early age James worked in numerous construction trades, but ultimately found his love for framing houses.
James served in the United States Navy for five years in the mid to late 1990’s where he found himself still working on construction sites in Florida in his down time. The military helped in the development of very useful leadership skills that have become a keystone in his success.
James eventually found his way back to North Carolina operating his own framing company and later working as a foreman and field supervisor for a construction company in Asheville. He brings 20 plus years of building experience with him to Carlton DesignBuild.