Jim started in the building industry in 1973 in retail lumber sales. He has been with the Home Builder’s Association since 1992. Where he served as President for 2 different terms with Brunswick County Home Builder’s Association. In 1994 Jim received his builders license and started his own company Kayburn Builders. In 2009 he relocated to Wheeling, WV where he accepted a position with A.D. Baker Homes. Jim currently serves as president for the Northern Panhandle Home Builder’s Association.