Jim learned the value of hard work and commitment growing up on the family dairy farm in New Philadelphia, Ohio. At The Ohio State University in Columbus he developed his business and accounting skills and eventually went on to earn his CPA.
A guy's guy, Jim loves his heavy equipment, so, naturally he started his own successful site development business. Over time, Jim recognized the need for true environmental stewardship and sustainable strategies in the construction field and this drew him to projects creating wetlands and rehabilitating streams. Today, his business proudly offers sustainable options to his clients. "Going Green. It's good for business. It's good for the environment. It's the right thing to do" and Jim does it every day.
It was a delicious full-bodied Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma that changed the way Jim viewed wine forever. It was a doorway into the world of small production specialty wines. The bohemian lifestyle, the rural and deserted Pacific coastline and most of all the stellar Pinot Noir drew Jim farther west to the cooler Sonoma Coast area. Rural Sonoma County reminds him a lot of his roots: down-to-earth agriculture with a dab of sophistication. Most of all he loves the connections he has made with great people here in West County and he is glad to call this place his new home.