RL “Bob” James began his career in the paint industry in 1978 as a clerk in a paint store, and quickly became a store manager.
In 1981, he became an estimator and eventually Project Manager with a large waterproofing contractor, which brought him to the condominium maintenance industry.
It was clear from the onset that Customer Service and Quality Craftsmanship would become cornerstones of the RL James, Inc. philosophy. After ten years’ experience with extensive projects and a growing desire to become an entrepreneur, he formed RL James, Inc. in 1988.
Dedication to employee development, training and mentoring continues to fuel one of our greatest assets – our employees. In 2012, three top executives became “Partners” with RL and shire in the benefits of ownership. Gary Wasser (VP), Bob Branscombe (VP), and Kevin Phillips (President), complete what is now one of the most experience leadership teams and strongest infrastructure in the state of Florida!
Since day one, RL’s direction has been that each job starts and finishes with Safety, Quality and Customer Satisfaction. These guidelines have helped us gain numerous long term relationships. Due to the positive experience clients have had the first time; many projects are contracted with us a second and third time.
As of 2022, we have three offices and over twenty crews supervised by experienced Foremen and Superintendents. Bob James makes himself available to not only our key staff, but enjoys periodic on-site inspections each month throughout our entire service area. Our financial health and experience has provided us with the criteria for bonding capacity of up to $10,000,000 per single project!
If you are one of our many valued clients we thank you for your business. If you haven’t had the chance to see our superior quality work in action, we hope you give us the opportunity to share with you our year’s expertise and commitment to excellence.