James started his property maintenance career in Austin, Tx for Aimco in 1990. He transferred with AIMCO to their Ohio region in 1991. In 1993, James was promoted to the position of lead maintenance. James returned to Texas with Aimco and worked with them, Alliance and Greystar before joining the Tipton Group.
In 2010 James joined the Tipton team as a Lead maintenance technician on a large property in League City, just South of Houston. His responsibilities included supervising capital improvements, routine repair and maintenance and contract coordination with all outside vendors. From there, James was instrumental in helping to recruit, train and support other Tipton maintenance personnel at properties throughout the greater Houston area. He was promoted in 2015 to the position of Tipton Houston Regional Maintenance Supervisor. In that capacity, his responsibilities include assisting Regional Property Supervisors with major capital improvements, insurance claim renovations as well as the recruiting, training and supervision of the Tipton Houston maintenance team across dozens of properties, including several suburban office buildings.