EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Jim Rodgers has over two decades of experience designing award-winning projects. He has earned numerous national awards from renowned organizations such as the American Institute of Building Design and the American Residential Design Awards Program. Jim's work has appeared in national magazine publications.
As owner of the company, he manages the design, the construction documents and the administration of construction contracting. He received his professional degree in architectural design and drafting from Brick Town Institute of Science and he continues an ongoing education in design and construction studies through out his working career.
He received the his design certification in 2000 and his contractors license in 2004. Jim Rodgers is currently a member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD). His collaboration is intense. His promises are kept. And his reputation is impeccable.
Jim Rodgers was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA where he became inspired by the exquisite architecture of the city and became influenced by architectural icon, John McArthur, Jr. who designed the iconic city hall building of Philadelphia.
He then relocated to Boca Raton, Florida in 1995 and was employed five years at the renowned architectural firm of Rex Nichols Architect, where he gained his training and experience as a drafting apprentice, before launching JDR Design Group Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida in late 1999.
Jim, has a precisionist style, and is a systematic thinker who tends to follow procedures in both personal and business life. He does everything in an orderly, predetermined manner, As a precisionist, Jim is extremely precise and attentive to detail to all things. He is highly tactful in a diplomatic fashion. Being extremely conscientious, Jim painstakingly requires accuracy in his work and maintains the highest level of standards and professionalism.
Building Designer and General Contractor with proven record of accomplishments in design, development, planning, management, contract documents, and contract administration. Extensive experience in construction management, project procurement and delivery for up-scale residential and commercial building projects. Proficient in the use and management of CAD software applications. Recognized for strong leadership, team building, and client relations. Consistently successful in managing projects on time and within budget while producing award winning designs. Driven by passion for innovation and excellence.
Possess the skills to build, strengthen, and maintain people relationships. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Technical aptitude and background. A professional with the highest level of integrity who is committed to providing an exceptional work product.
VALUE TO THE TEAM
Resourceful, reliable, steady, loyal team worker - Analytical with processes and procedures - Calculated risk taker - Will take a task from beginning to end - Painstakingly requires accuracy in work and maintains high standards - Meticulously organized
JDR DESIGN GROUP INC.
1999 - PRESENT, BOCA RATON, FL
Responsible for client contract negotiations, project programming, design, design coordination of structural, electrical and mechanical systems, construction documents, bidding, construction contract negotiation, sub-contractor selection, construction administration. Designed over 500 projects in the states of Florida, New Jersey, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Examples of projects are available at www.jdrdesigngroup.com /portfolio
COMMERCIAL DESIGN PROJECT EXPERIENCE
Physician Offices - 2 Story Veterinary Hospital - 2 Story 10k sf Office Building - Penthouse Office Suites - 5k sf Retail Store - Resturant Tenant Improvements - Renovation to Super Market - Manufacturing - Warehouse Offices - Health and Fitness Facility - Nail and Hair Salons - Beach Front Common Area for Marriott Hotel - 5k sf Tenant Improvement for a Slot Casino - Tenant Improvement for Storage Pro Offices - 188k sf Storage Warehouse
Responsible for all aspects of managing and running a residential design and construction firm from project inception to construction completion, Including client contract negotiations, sub-contract negotiations, project programming, feasibility studies, building design packages, project estimating, project bidding, permitting processes, construction administration, and site supervision.
BUILD PROJECT EXPERIENCE
Demolition of (5) 15,000 sf commercial buildings
Several up-scale residential projects ranging in budget from
$300k to $2 million
REX NICHOLS INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECT
1995 - 1999, BOCA RATON, FL
Project manager /Drafting apprentice for ultra-high end luxury residential projects. Responsibilities included, preliminary design packages, construction documents, and construction administration for projects ranging from developer speculative homes to private intracoastal and ocean front estate homes with construction budgets that ranged from $1 million to $24 million.
GETINGE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
1991 - 1995, LAKEWOOD, NJ
Responsible for preparation of large scale autoclave steam sterilizer site specific placement layouts and sales and marketing plan packages.
Brick Town Institute of Science, Bricktown, NJ
Class of 1990
Degree in Architectural Drafting & Design
Elected President of the Student Body
Duties included working with students to resolve problems, and informing school leaders and the student council of ideas emanating from the class. Further duties included the responsibility of leading class cabinet meetings and organizing student design activities and events.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF BUILDING DESIGNER
Certification Number - 10-224
2000 - Present
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS
AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
General Contracting License
License Number - CBC1254442
2004 - Present
STATE OF TENNESSEE
BOARD FOR LICENSING CONTRACTORS
General Contracting License
License Number - BC-A 71331
2017 - Present
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Federal Alliance for Safe Home Certificate Program
Certified Wind and Hurricane Mitigation Inspector
CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING INSTITUTE
Estimating Residential Construction Certificate Program
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / ORGANIZATIONS
American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)
National Council of Building Designer Certification (CPBD)
American Institute of Architects (Assoc. AIA)
National Institute of Building Science
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
U.S. National Cad Standards
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
BUILDING CODE PROFICIENCY
International Residential Building Code
International Building Code
Florida Building Code
International Residential Building Code - New Jersey Edition
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
JDR Design Group Inc. receives 2014 & 2015 Best of Brentwood, TN Awards Program in the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Category
JDR Design Group Inc. receives two National Awards by the (ARDA)
American Residential Design Awards for the categories of
Renovations and Outdoor Living Spaces
Residential project published in the national publication of
Florida Design Magazine
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT WORKS
561 - 344 - 3112
Boca Raton, FL • Nashville, TN