Title: Project Manager
Joined STRITE design + remodel: 2017
“There’s a lot to be said for not getting frazzled when you encounter difficulties…because inevitably you will.”
As a project manager, Jaman is responsible for nothing less than ensuring that the projects he oversees “build to schedule”. Once a designer hands the project package to him, Jaman meets with the clients and takes over the responsibility for the daily execution of the remodel process. He is directly involved in demolition and framing phases, and then schedules everything else — including the mechanical “rough ins” — to achieve a finished product. During the scope of the remodel, Jaman functions as liaison between the client, the STRITE office, and all participating trades.
Jaman grew up in Nampa (“My mom is from Portland and my dad is from Kuna, so I have a little bit of country and a little bit of city — but I’ll never leave the country,” he says). He came to the remodel industry in a unique way, having graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in English education. Jaman spent the next seven years teaching advanced language arts to middle school students. “I finally realized that I couldn’t teach another year…let alone another 20,” he says. Jaman had personal experience with remodeling, having made a number of renovations to the home that he owned while teaching, and through a family connection (his brother is a professional tile setter), he went to work for a local remodeler. He started out doing general labor, but his forte over time became excavation. Four years later, at the recommendation of a friend who had previously worked for STRITE, Jaman found himself interviewing for a project manager position…and was hired.
Why My Job Matters
“I pride myself on keeping everyone abreast of what is coming down the pipeline. I don’t like to be surprised or caught off guard, and I project that on to other people as well. At the end of the day we’re all on the same team going toward the same end goal. My job is to help our clients understand what’s going on and to keep them happy and on board with the process.”
When Not Working
“My wife and I have two little babies and a new house we’re building on 1.5 acres — and we’re living in it as we build. I love food, guns, music and dancing. My idea of a good time is a movie in bed with a burrito and my wife. Most of all, I love working on my place and making things beautiful.”