Happy Anniversary Jim!

02.08.2019
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Jim Beckman is a member of the AndersonBaron team and serves as a Project Manager with extensive experience on master-planned communities and private estates in both the Phoenix and Las Vegas metro areas. Overall, Jim has 18 years of experience in landscape architecture. He loves taking advantage of the desert climate by participating in competitive mountain biking.

In honor of Jim’s six years of remarkable service and professionalism here at AndersonBaron, it’s only right to celebrate him with a fun Q & A. Six questions will be asked as we enter the mind of Jim and get a view of the man behind the glasses with the Mr. Rodger’s smile.

Interviewer:
Why is Roy your champion of choice during the lunchtime Mario Kart 8 races?
Jim:
I choose Roy for the simple fact that he has three letters in his name like me. As a champion you have to keep the name simple but the driving amazing!

Interviewer:

As a Project Manager, what is your “go-to” motivation speech for encouraging your team?
Jim:
I don’t really have a “go-to” per say but foundationally I use my voice to help, teach, and empower the people that are working with me to do their best.

Interviewer:
What do you like most about working at AndersonBaron? Specifically, the northside (maybe some bias coming from the interviewer…lol)?
Jim:
Specifically, the northside, I enjoy the comradery and friendship. The team that we have feels like a group and family. We’re all together and involved with each other lives, and that’s important for teambuilding.

For as AndersonBaron, I enjoy the quality of projects we work on, the client’s knowledge of their product, and the environment of appreciation received from going the extra mile to make things work correctly.

Interviewer:
Where did your passion for landscape architecture come from?
Jim:
I started off working for a home builder and a few years after that I went to go work for a civil engineer. At the civil engineering company, they had a landscape department which none of the other people doing CAD work like to do landscape; so I volunteered and actually enjoyed it over the boring civil stuff because it was more art-like versus the extreme structure of civil engineering.

Interviewer:

If you have the first pick in the next AndersonBaron Dodgeball Series, who are you picking and why?
Jim:
I would pick Yufei because he’s quick and in dodgeball quickness matters.

Interviewer:

It’s been six years; will we see you join the beard gang during the next six or will you stay on the baby face team?
Jim:
I’m officially a beard gang alumnus so I think I’m staying on the babyface team for now.

*Jim has provided proof