Jim Byrum
Byrum Builders

AGE: 36

TRAINING/EDUCATION: Leslie High School, Lansing Community College.

SIZE OF COMPANY: 20 employees, 150-200 projects a year.

MARKETS: Greater Lansing area and Lake Michigan lakeshore.

HBA MEMBERSHIP: Since 2013 (current president, HBA of Greater Lansing).

BIGGEST HBA VALUE: Networking with other members and staying educated on industry trends etc.

WORDS OF WISDOM OR A PIECE OF ADVICE FOR ANYONE LOOKING AT A CAREER AS A BUILDER: Get hands on experience to start with and learn all that you can about drafting, materials and building before starting out on your own. Be loyal and true to your customers and they will value your services and expertise.