James joined Robert A. Bothman Construction in 1988. His contributions are based on his extensive knowledge and understanding of budgeting, cost estimating, value engineering, constructability analysis, design coordination, project scheduling and project management. He currently manages all preconstruction services, from cost estimating through project design and planning. Under James’ leadership, our estimating department has the expertise to handle all aspects of public and private bidding, from preliminary budgeting and cost estimating to constructability reviews, value engineering, and master project scheduling.
James has been instrumental in our emergence as an industry leader in sports construction on the West Coast. In addition to his role as project executive for some of our key clients, James has served as the lead estimator, design manager, preconstruction services manager, and/or project manager for many of our most prominent athletic facility and site work construction projects. Among these are the running track for the Home Depot National Training Center, renovation of Memorial Field for University of California, Berkeley, and the district-wide, design-build of athletic facilities for the San Mateo Community College.
James is a board member of the Friends of Guadalupe River and the American Society of Professional Estimators, Chapter 55. He is also a past president of the school board at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church and School in San Jose, where he also serves as a strategic planning team member. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Chico.