James H. Appleby
James Appleby was a natural fit with Firma Design Group having worked with Mike Cook previously, and he also joined the team in early 2016 With a multi-discipline background including Landscape Design and Fire Sprinkler Systems, James brings AutoCAD knowledge and experience to the Design Department.James received his training in AutoCAD at Santa Rosa Junior College, taking every course available. He was trained in fire sprinkler systems, and honed his knowledge of AutoCAD by implementing and updating company standards. A move to Landscape design began his relationship with Mike Cook, and he continued to improve his skills at designing organized and complete plans.James will be responsible for designing and drafting civil engineering & landscape architecture projects, including all aspects of residential and commercial site development.
Cabinet Making became a large part of his life with a move to that field, and he honed his high school woodshop experience by building custom kitchens and furniture. In his spare time, James is a passionate San Francisco Giants fan, attending Spring Training games yearly and the World Series in 2014. He enjoys photography, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.