James is a British-born entrepreneur. The son of a developer, James grew up in the English countryside surrounded by building plans, contractors, and construction sites. After moving to Manhattan, the innate talent and experience he garnered as a child inspired him to launch West Village General Contracting in 2001. It soon became the leading high-end and luxury design/build firm in New York City.
While design/build is an industry often defined by materials, James began WVGC with a different approach. He saw it as a business of people where success hinges upon a skilled team, strong partnerships, and clear communication with clients. Combining his experience and collaborations with top-tier architects and designers, James developed a proprietary system called the Luxury Build Method, enabling WVGC to exceed client expectations every time.