James grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and graduated from Piedmont College. His family, wife Lynn, and daughter Kendall live in Fluvanna County. James served on the Fluvanna County Planning Commission from 2008-2012, acting as Chairman in 2012. Before joining The Gaines Group, PLC, he worked for Moler and Associates, Consulting Structural Engineers, and The Earth Technology Group (EarthTech). James brings depth and understanding of fundamental structural solutions and technologies to our projects.
James’ attention to detail and ability to do mental gymnastics allows him to be a key element in our project’s quality control. His admiration for Charles is unparalleled.