For almost a decade, Jim has built relationships with a variety of professionals, including general contractors, builders, engineers, insurance adjusters, property managers and attorneys.
Prior to joining the Trent Cotney team, Jim, in his role as Director, Sales and Marketing, was a member of the senior management team for L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc., a Brooksville, Florida-based industry leader in ground stabilization, restoration and construction.
Jim was also Communications Director for the Florida Association of Soil Specialists (FAS3), a trade organization representing dozens of qualified companies engaged in the ground stabilization industry.
Before working in the construction industry, Jim progressed from intern to Editor-in-Chief of ‘Buccaneer Magazine/Pewter Report’, a print and on-line magazine dedicated to covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneer Professional football team. In addition to his senior management leadership and business development roles, he provided team news and many guest appearances via radio and television, including regional and national sports shows and was a frequent commentator for the National Football League.
As a freelance writer, Jim wrote numerous articles and authored ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’, ABDO Publishing Company, Copyright 2011 by Abdo Consulting Group. Inc.
Jim is a graduate of the University of South Florida. He has also successfully completed numerous leadership and managerial training courses and programs, is the recipient of several prestigious awards ** and is an experienced company and industry public relations spokesperson.