Born and raised in Baytown, James Franco grew up in Pinehurst and is a product of Goose Creek CISD and Lee College. He still sees Baytown as a small, diverse, friendly town with a large population.
As parents of five children, James and his wife Linda are members of Missouri Street Church of Christ since 1998. James served as a member of the Projection Team for over ten years and Linda and James were active volunteers for Vacation Bible School and ran Kids for Christ for two years. James has also served as a board member, coach, and volunteer for Baytown Central and North little leagues, Pony League, Baytown Dynamite Football, Optimist Football, Ross S. Sterling High School football and baseball teams, and the Sterling Stars.
James started his career as an assistant project manager in 1997 and by 2003 he was project manager on projects including Memorial Herman Expansion and TMC Garage 19. In 2005 his Texas Childrens NRI Project was awarded an ENR Top 50 project. By 2007 he was the Senior Estimator and negotiated projects such as UNT Denton Stadium. He moved on to become Operations Manager of over 120 million a year company before starting up his own company. James is now partner in a construction firm and serves as their Chief Financial Officer with a revenue of over 20 million.
He has been able to work with developers and contractors on projects from a conversation to making it a reality. James has a keen eye for what works in some places and what does not in others. He has worked with cities and towns and understands the process, the infrastructure, and where improvements can be made.
His top priorities will always be ensuring the citizens’ needs and what impact will be left for the next generation. James believes if we work together, we can make Baytown a better place to live, work, and enjoy.