James F. Parks, President & Principal
As President, Jim Parks applies his more than 31 years of experience in the construction industry to successfully manage all aspects of project delivery with a focus on pre-construction services. He routinely assists clients with project feasibility analysis and personally oversees Berghammer’s pre-construction, conceptual estimating and preliminary budgeting processes. His experience and background in the industry includes multiple facility types such as commercial office, retail, education, religious, as well as manufacturing and industrial facilities.
Prior to joining Berghammer in 1999, Jim served as a Division President of a Wisconsin-based general contracting/construction management firm. He practiced real estate, bankruptcy, and corporate law, and commercial litigation preceding his involvement in the construction industry.
A Milwaukee native, Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Marquette University and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition, Jim serves on the boards of Milwaukee Catholic Home, Center for Working Families and St. Mary’s Parish. He is actively involved in NAIOP and is a member of the Commercial Association of Realtors – Wisconsin Chapter and who recognized him as Associate of the Year in 2000 and 2004. Jim also enjoys serving as a mentor and participates in mentorship programs through NAIOP and Nativity Jesuit Academy.