Jim grew up on the back of a drilling rig, and is now becoming more dedicated primarily to the administrative side of the business. Jim holds a license for both drilling and pump installation. He has been certified by the National Groundwater Association for both drilling and pump installation as well. He has been on the executive board for Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals and was president of the association for two years in 2006-2007. He is also on the Education Committee designing, hosting and teaching classes to fellow associates as well as sanitarians throughout the state. He attends conventions and classes each year, both state and national, to learn about any changes in our industry and stay abreast of the new regulations that may affect us. He is also actively involved in the legislative side of the industry working with the state and national levels.