Jamie began his career in construction at the age of 15 years old when he began working for Michael Knight crafting custom staircases. Jamie went on to Butte Community College where he got his Fire Science Degree and attended Butte’s 38th Fire Academy, where he graduated with high honors. After college Jamie continued his work as a first responder for 5 years. He worked a as a Firefighter at Meek’s Bay Fire Department, at Alpine Meadows as a Professional Ski Patroller, and for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forrest as a member of Black Mountain Hotshots. In 2008, Jamie became a Project Manager for DM Construction Services in Southern California. In his 7 years at DM Construction, he helped grow the company by over 8% in revenue and payroll. At this time, Jamie obtained his General Contractors License and launched his career in mitigating damages caused by water intrusion. In 2013, he joined Lowry’s Specialty Distribution, where was able to expand his product knowledge on exterior building envelope systems and solutions. In his 6 years with Lowry’s, he doubled the territory annual sales revenue and grew the overall gross profit margin by 5%. He is now one of the founding partners of RAM Independent and on the Board of Directors for I.C.R.I. and IIBEC Northern California Chapter.
Jamie lives in Concord with his wife, Chantal, and 3 fur babies. Originally from Lake Tahoe, Jamie enjoys returning to the Lake to ski, hike and float down the river. He enjoys traveling, golf and a nice scotch.
Michael has been part of the Bay Area’s waterproofing market since 1995. He helped to grow a key Westcoast waterproofing distributor to be one of the most influential distributors in the country. In 2019, Michael decided to move on from distribution to focus on the part of the job he enjoys most, customer technical and jobsite support. His 25+ years of experience with several different product segments, makes Michael an important resource for RAM’s customers and manufacturers.
Michael lives in the East Bay with his wife and teenage children. He enjoys his weekend job of being a soccer official and spending time with his friends. He has a love of history and is an avid aviation enthusiast and gravitates toward discussion of both subjects. This would not be complete without the mention of his love of New Orleans and a big WhoDat!