Jim made his initial impact with our company as the head of the Orren Pickell Rough Carpentry Division, where his skill and leadership literally set the framework for some of our most magnificent homes. He joined the team in 1994. Jim’s additional talents in mathematics and his unrivaled ability to evaluate an existing structure have led to his current position as Purchasing Manager. Jim’s agreeable personality and keen awareness of material and labor costs make him a tough, but fair, negotiator on your behalf. Jim often accompanies our sales consultants on remodel appointments, where his carpentry background allows him to effectively assess conditions and his pricing experience offers on-the-spot cost ranges for renovation and maintenance projects of any size. When you choose Pickell, you can be certain that Jim Wood will work tirelessly to secure the most favorable pricing for your project. In his life away from Pickell projects, Jim spends time with his wife, his three children and six grandchildren, often playing host for birthday parties and other family celebrations. His two four-legged companions escort him on long walks in local forest preserves.