James Wrisley

Proud Father (of 3) | Builder | Mentor

"Columbia is a company with a culture of hard-working industry professionals that work just as hard to maintain an enviable company culture. Columbia's culture will continue to raise the bar in all we do and I'm proud to be on the Team."

James Wrisley

Operations Director | Science + Technology

Joined Columbia in 2022

A dedicated partner and experienced Operations Director, James has a deep understanding of construction and is committed to team members' success and growth. With nearly 20 years of experience, he is known as a technical builder with a keen financial eye, able to continually assess the impact of design details and construction feasibility with cost effectiveness. He focuses on oversight of project operations from planning and development through execution and project closeout. James brings a client-oriented mindset to his projects, and he strives to create interpersonal synergy between all team members to effectively manage and foster jobsite relationships.


Equally motivated at home, James is a self-proclaimed house renovation junkie. He has never seen a room that he couldn’t make a little bit better with a DIY project. A passionate grill enthusiast, he enjoys barbecuing for his family and their dog, Waffles. James also enjoys the outdoors, from family camping trips to sailing races, he enjoys being active and engaged. One day he hopes to sail from New England to Bermuda.