Charles James

General Superintendent

Value Delivered

As General Superintendent, Charles assists project management to identify key success factors, coordinate timing of design and procurement of deliverables, and establish common work breakdown structures. He evaluates sheet metal installation for compliance to contract, design data, schedule, budget, and quality standards. Charles performs material takeoff, ordering tools and equipment in a timely fashion to maximize field productivity.

Charles monitors the implementation of safety orientation and provides coaching and mentoring for employee development. He ensures all on-site employees comply with OSHA standards while monitoring structure sizing, crew mx ratio, and wage compliance. He is also involved in evaluating apprenticeships.


Charles has worked in the HVAC business for 27 years, during all of which he has been employed at Heritage Mechanical Services. He worked his way up from Apprentice, to Mechanic, to Foreman, and finally to his current position as General Superintendent. He has worked on many fast-paced, cost-effective projects, including schools, commercial buildings, luxury apartments, hospitals, and research laboratories ranging from $500,000 to $30 million.

After completing his union apprenticeship with the Sheet Metal Local #28, he served as Field Foreman. Charles has been a member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Association, Local #28 for 27 years.

The Personal Side

Charles and his wife have two children. During his spare time, he enjoys working out in the gym, watching sports, and listing to music.