MEET JIM EVANS
Born in Akron, Ohio, Jim obtained his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kent State University in 1983. Shortly after, he moved to the economic powerhouse of Florida to start his Architectural internship and career. Two years later, after gaining a variety of commercial and multi-family residential experience in Florida, he came back to Ohio to join in a partnership that would become a very successful Akron-area Architectural practice. Jim obtained his Professional Architect registration in 1987, and became a partner in the firm in 1988. After 14 years, in 2002 Jim decided it was time to open his own office in his hometown of Tallmadge, Ohio. With fresh entrepreneurial direction and goals, Jim has added many new clients and the firm has become a huge success. Jim opened his second office location in Raleigh, North Carolina, to help meet the demand for the firm’s many projects and growing clientele in the NC market. Jim is not only a Registered Architect currently licensed in four states, but he also has been an active certified Master Plans Examiner/Building Code Official in Ohio since 1992, ensuring code compliance and smooth building department plan reviews for the firm’s projects. The firm is currently licensed to practice in Ohio, North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania. Jim is also NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) certified allowing for fast, reciprocal licensing in other states. Jim's overall business model has always been to provide very personalized care and attention for all of the firm's clientele.