JAMES M. GIVAN

Design Build Concepts, Retired Executive

Master designer of long-term relationship blueprints that deliver first class client service.


Over his career, Jim has designed and delivered first class client service in a number of executive roles. Currently retired, Jim was formerly President and C.E.O of Design Build Concepts (DBC) until it's acquisition in late 2007. Jim had guided the company to record revenue growth. By instilling his values of client service and integrity from the planning phases through construction and beyond, Jim has maintained an impressive client retention rate. With his personal commitment to the success of each program and his dedication to developing long-term relationships, he motivates each employee to deliver a level of customer service that exceeds client expectations.

Prior to DBC, Jim was a banker with C&S National Bank, an IBM executive and an award-winning residential builder in the Atlanta area. He is a former President of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association and serves as a life member on their Board of Directors. He was also selected as a recipient of the Professionalism Award in Building from the Atlanta Journal Constitution out of 2,000 area builders and continues to apply those same standards of professionalism, quality, and customer service to his work today.

Jim received a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Alabama and and served as President of the National Alumni Association of The University of Alabama in 2003/2004. He serves on the President's Cabinet at the University, as well as being a member of the current Capital Campaign Committee.

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