Jim Ottmer - Vice President of Business Development, CFSP

How long have you been with Rapids?

Since 2003.

What was your favorite project? Why?

My favorite project was L’Ecole Culinaire, Ladue MO because it was my first major project at Rapids, and it developed into a long standing, successful design/build relationship.

What was your most challenging project? Why?

Thrivent in Minneapolis, MN.  The project needed a problem solver and required coordination and a lot of hands on execution, from negotiating to completing the punchlist.

What was your solution?

Solution was to roll sleeves up and get the work done!

Name some of the projects you’ve worked on.

  • Chester Grade School
  • Shula’s 347
  • St. Louis Art Museum
  • Washington University projects
  • Quincy High School renovation
  • Monroe K-5 New Middle School

What do you like to do on a Sunday afternoon?

Sunday afternoons I like to get outdoors or watch football.

If we gave you next week off, what would you do with your time?

If I had next week off, I would grab my kayak and flyrod, hit the river, and catch some rays and fish.

What was your last “oh my god this is perfect” meal?

Any meal with good friends and/or family.

What is your best dish?

I like to make Tri tip on the grill.

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