The Journey Wasn’t Always Smooth Sailing
Jim started out like many in the industry. He was a carpenter initially and decided that he loved more than just the hands-on aspect of building, he loved the craft and business elements, so he decided to put together a company. Jim only had a couple of employees when he started the business in 1994, and in 2021, has 30 employees on staff. One of CRC’s major projects is a 15,000 square foot luxury estate in Napa, California.
Before Jim joined APB, his life was hectic. He wore many hats in his business and took on most of the work. One day Jim was a production manager, the next day he was an estimator, and the following day he was a salesman. He would work during the day to make sure projects were running on schedule and then would go home and make sales calls and estimates.
Jim was working 70hrs, 7 days a week in his business, trying to manage everything himself. He knew he had to make changes for himself, his family and his business. He did some research and came across the Association of Professional Builders (APB) online.