I'm James, the owner, designer and inspector at Bourassa Design & Inspection. Born and raised in central Maine, I attended college in Boston, achieving a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Tech from Wentworth Institute of Tehcnology. Upon completion of my degree I accepted a job in Wyoming working at a commercial architectural firm. After nine years of impersonal design, repetitive drafting and managing government dependent construction projects like jails and courthouses, I quit my job. I headed first to the West coast for a year and then back to Maine. I found I really enjoy the personal interaction of designing and inspecting people's dreams!
Well, I learned the key to design is harmony. I took concerns from multiple parties and meshed them together to create balanced buildings. I solve problems and find solutions for issues and obstacles. I take a vision and create a building from it. Most importantly, I learned buildings are for people, not companies or governments, and those users of the buildings are what bring the building to life.
Lot of hobbies, but I'm going to share with you a picture of one of the kittens my girlfriend and I are fostering for the Somerset Animal Shelter.