L. James Bowman, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Construction Contractor, Real Estate Investor, and Real Estate Developer. Jim began his career as a consulting civil engineer in 1965 as the low man on a survey party and worked his way up to technician to project engineer in a 12 year period. The mental challenge of roadway, utility, and site work construction drew him to working for a medium sized highway-heavy contractor for six years, working his way from project manager to Vice President of Construction.

Lured by the challenge of being his own boss, Jim started his own construction company in 1984 and is active in business today. Jim’s niche in the construction business is constructing projects that other contractors find too challenging. His firm has constructed many Dallas – Fort Worth landmarks.

Jim has been investing in commercial real estate since 2004; when he started his own real estate investment company, Gulf Coast Capital Group, with a portfolio of 11 properties. Jim is the CEO of Preston One, LP in partnership since 2004 to develop commercial real estate in Collin County Texas. Preston One, LP developed and built a 25,000 SF office building at 7920 Preston Road in Plano Texas and sold 80% of the project within a year. The new office project, building and leasing 60,600 SF of office, at 7928 Preston Road in Plano Texas started in November 2012 with projected completion within a year.

  • - Jim Bowman Construction Co., LP – Owner and General Manager
  • - Gulf Coast Capital Group – Owner
  • - Preston One, LP – Chief Executive Officer/Partner

Construction Projects:
Pegasus Plaza, Convention Center Park, Carpenter Park, Reunion Arena, Dallas Cowboys Valley Ranch, Exposition Plaza, Baylor Hospital of Dallas, Preston One Office Condominiums, and many, many others.

Jim is a driven, results-oriented person, committed to the highest quality, and an extremely hard working individual who thrives on mental challenges. His reputation as an excellent contractor is held by many, many clients.

  • - Married, father of three adult sons.
  • - Hobbies include History (especially military history), foreign travel, and reading

  • - Bachelor of Science of Consulting Engineering, University of Texas Arlington, 1972
  • - 24 Hours of coursework in Masters of Science of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington

Professional Designation:
Registered Professional Engineer No. 41106, State of Texas (Inactive Status)

  • - U.S. Army Outstanding Trainee of the Cycle – Fort Polk, Louisiana, 1966
  • - Soldier of the Quarter, SASCOM (Europe) – 1967
  • - Joe J. Rady Award, Fort Worth Branch, ASCE
  • - Texas Section ASCE Student Paper Contest – 1st Place

Chi Epsilon (National Honorary Civil Engineering Fraternity)

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