About Me

Realtor and General Contractor  

North Carolina Native

Jim’s connection with the area began in the early ‘70s when he first visited Wrightsville Beach with family friends.  It continued in 1983 with his first purchase of beach property and construction of a vacation home, and culminated in 1997 when he and his family (wife Kathy, son Brad, daughter Kristen) officially “transplanted” from Charlotte to Wrightsville Beach on a full-time basis.

Real Estate Development and Sales

For the past 13 years Jim -- a licensed contractor and real estate broker -- has been involved in real estate development, construction and sales in this area.  Through his construction company, Del Mar, Jim has built a number of high-end homes at area beaches and Landfall.  He was the managing partner of the SeaWatch development at Kure Beach. 

As an “absentee” owner of vacation and investment property for more than 15 years, and more recently as a permanent resident in the area, Jim understands both the joys and challenges that out-of-towners face when identifying and purchasing coastal property on a “long distance” basis. His knowledge of the various market segments, special requirements of coastal construction, and rental potential of properties, enables him to play an invaluable role in evaluating different options.

More About Jim

A native of Salisbury, Jim graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1976 with a BS in Business Administration.  In 1977 he co-founded Datasouth Computer Corporation where he served as a director and executive officer for 21 years.  He is actively involved in the Wilmington community serving on the boards of Junior Achievement of the Cape Fear Region, Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank – Wilmington Area,  Cape Fear Builders Guild, and the Greater Wilmington Chamber Foundation.  In addition, he has served on the PTA boards at Wrightsville Beach Elementary andNoble Middle School, as well as the president of the Hoggard High Athletic Booster Club.  Jim is also an active member of WrightsvilleUnited Methodist Church where he has served on a number of committees.

Professional Affiliations

Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors  *  North Carolina Association of Realtors * National Association of Realtors * North Carolina General Contractor Unlimited License * National Association of Homebuilders * Wilmington/Cape Fear Homebuilders Association

Contact Jim today for professional assistance in evaluating your buying options: