James Chandler retired in August, after 22 years as project manager. He joined the team at TLM in 1995, following his work as a general contractor for his father’s business. In his role as Project Coordinator, James served as a liason between designers at TLM and project owners, ensuring that from the designer, to the contractor, to the owner, the project was being carried out successfully. James' role included reviewing shop drawings, construction administration, and coordinating change orders.
The projects that stood out the most to him were larger projects such as the Madison County Justice Center or buildings at Union University, as the larger structures provided more complex challenges.
However, he said it was the people he worked with every day that made the job most rewarding, as he interacted with everyone from the architects and engineers to the owners, contractors, and construction crew.
“I enjoyed meeting people and watching something go from dirt to a three story building. I have had good clients and made good friends,” he reflected.
“I’ve been blessed by being here for 22 years. TLM has been very good to me and my family.”
In his retirement, he looks forward to spending time with his wife and traveling, and continuing his involvement with the Boy Scouts.
"James was an integral part of our team to ensure construction administration was handled correctly. He was a great administrator and liaison between the contractor and our clients. Although we hope he enjoys retirement to the fullest, he is greatly missed around the office," said Vice President Ginger French.
Some of the projects James has worked on:
Union University Projects | Jackson City Hall | Madison County CJC | Weakley County CJC | Tennergy Building | UTM Student Housing | Pickwick Electric | Weakley County Schools | Jackson State Nursing Building