Jim laid the foundation for what Norman Building & Design (NBD) is today when he moved to Bend back in 1977, searching for a place to raise his young family and build exceptional homes. His passion for creating spaces that are both beautiful and functional was fueled by his willingness to listen to the desires of each client as well as his ability to offer his insights based on many years of experience.
Jim was the driving force in evolving the company to include cabinetry design and construction, interior doors and front entry systems, as well as furniture. He often has expressed that his smartest move was to bring our interior design in-house to support excellent communication between our clients and our construction efforts.
After more than four decades at the helm, Jim continues as our lead designer, but has turned over the leadership role to Brian Murphy in order to give himself more time to enjoy golf, fishing, mountain biking and all the other activities that drew him to Central Oregon in the first place.