James King Named Vice President, Florida Operations — Will Focus on Healthcare Sector, Academic Medical Teaching Facilities and Life Sciences
February 8, 2013

Orlando, Florida —  James King has been named Vice President for KBR Building Group’s Florida Operations. Based in KBR Building Group’s Orlando office, King will focus on further expanding and managing the company’s commercial construction business in Florida with a concentration in healthcare, academic medical teaching facilities and life sciences. 

King has over 30 years of experience in the commercial construction industry, having held increasingly responsible positions ranging from estimating and operations to business development to senior management. He has successfully managed healthcare projects across the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and the Southwestern United States. King began his career with KBR Building Group in Nashville. He was most recently based in the company’s Dallas office.

“James brings a wealth of healthcare and lab construction expertise to the Florida market,” said Mike Pierle, KBR Building Group executive vice president. “Over the past 25 years, James has successfully completed more than $1.1 billion of construction in these sectors. Our current and future clients will most certainly benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience in leading teams on large and complex healthcare projects.”

Commercial construction projects recently completed by KBR Building Group in the region  include the University of Florida’s Academic and Research Building at Lake Nona — dedicated in November 2012, and pending LEED Gold certification;  the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Progressive Care Unit expansion in Orange City; and the award-winning, LEED-Gold certified, Sanford-Burnham Research Institute at Lake Nona.

King received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1981). He later completed the Executive Leadership Course at Columbia University Business School in New York. King is a Licensed Contractor in Tennessee and has earned his American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) certification. He has also served on multiple healthcare boards.