Rick subsequently formed a new engineering firm, Nelson Jones, in 2005. Nelson Jones primarily focused on forensic engineering and repair design for various clients, including building owners, insurance companies, and attorneys. Rick and Nelson Jones have an extensive background of expert witness work, including being retained as an expert witness on over 1,000 properties. In 2021, Rick acquired a structural design firm, and merged the two entities. The firm is now called The Structural Alliance.
Ever since he was a kid playing in his sand box, Rick has loved to build things. Rick spent many years helping other people build things, and coming in to help fix their problems. However, he desired to have the satisfaction that comes with building his own projects. CIMA was formed in 2010 to achieve that desire to directly build projects instead of just supervising other people’s projects.
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Since joining CIMA early 2014, Jim has worked to develop good working relationships with local business owners, regional and national companies, developers, franchisors, franchisees, architects, and construction managers. Jim has been active in CIMA’s ten-fold growth. Clients routinely talk about how much they trust Jim to do what he says. Clients know they have an advocate in him as he will carefully listen and follow up if they have any questions or concerns throughout the process.
Prior to joining CIMA, Wilkinson spent 30 years in the construction industry in various roles. Jim’s has enjoyed broad involvement with over 1,000 projects ranging from state prison power-plant, historical renovations, state & private universities, K-12 school campus’, restaurants, and churches; along with other types of commercial new construction and remodeling projects. Mr. Wilkinson served 24 years in leadership, including 12 years as a manager and 12 years as a division president.
In some of his prior roles, Jim has hired GC’s to complete multiple commercial projects over the years, so he can relate well with Owner’s needs. Jim received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business in 1987. Jim and his wife of 33 years have two adult sons living in Texas.
Mike joined the CIMA team in 2016. His current responsibilities include oversight of estimating and project management. Some of his accomplishments include: 54th St Restaurant and Drafthouse, Brakes Plus, QuikTrip (new construction and remodels), Popeyes Fried Chicken (modular building program for AAFES including installation of the units on military bases worldwide), and Best Friends Total Pet Care.
Cody’s cost consulting has included residential, multi-family, senior living, hotel, commercial, restaurant, office, and specialty construction projects. Many projects included various types of repairs often associated with insurance claims and/or subrogation, such as hurricanes, hail, ice, fires, and water damage. Other projects focused on repairs related to construction defects, including evaluation of alternative damage models. Cody has prepared many reviews of damage models with consideration of impermissible costs due to betterment and/or economical waste when the determining reasonable and necessary cost of repair. Cody also has performed detailed analysis to segregate repairs between direct costs to repair defective work versus associated rip and tear costs. Cody is very detail oriented. He has extensive experience preparing estimates based on traditional bidding using subcontractor bids, as well as using Xactimate and RS Means cost databases.
Chris started working with CIMA soon after it was formed, providing database automations to avoid data corruption using excel. That work turned into a full-time effort in 2017. Chris develops and manages CIMA’s in-house applications for project management as well as day to day technology operations.
On the weekends, he enjoys camping and fishing.