Jim founded J. M. Briggs, Inc. in 1972. He gained his experience developing the company from a two man operation specializing in residential construction to it’s present day operations in commercial and industrial concrete construction. As president of J. M. Briggs, he is involved in the management and corporate decisions on a daily basis. He enjoys a close relationship with his employees and clients.




Carter has been involved with J. M. Briggs since 1995, having started off as a laborer working during his summer vacations. After high school, he worked in the field as a carpenter, concrete finisher, equipment operator and finish crew foreman. In 2002, Carter left J. M. Briggs to gain experience in other various fields of construction. After spending seven years in Savannah, Ga., Carter returned to the area and to J. M. Briggs as their new Vice President. As Vice President, Carter is responsible for overseeing daily operations both in the field and the office. He is currently working on new and innovative ways to improve the business and keep up with a rapidly changing concrete industry.





Brian joined J. M. Briggs in 1990 as a laborer. He proceeded to work his way through the ranks as an equipment operator, carpenter, concrete finisher, and soon had his own foundation crew as foreman. After learning all aspects of field operations Brian was brought into the office in 2006, he has been a vital part of the company ever since.

As J. M. Briggs’ senior estimator, Brian is responsible for project estimation, preparing and submitting competitive bids, material submittals, and contract review. LEED submittals and documentation is yet another aspect of today’s projects that requires dedication of time and resources. Brian has prepared LEED submittals for multiple local projects including, all levels of education, medical and government projects.




Ray Thompson joined J. M. Briggs in 1998 as a project manager and has continued in that capacity to date. Ray not only manages individual projects, but also handles the scheduling and day to day field operations of the company.

Ray graduated from Randolph Macon College in 1974 with a BA in economics and entered the construction business thereafter as an assistant superintendent for Bush Construction. Since that time, Ray progressed to superintendent and project manager in the General and Concrete Construction Fields and he offers some 37 years of varied experience.