Lawrence “Chip” James
Lawrence "Chip" James attended Drake University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in English. After graduating in 1992, he began his real estate career working at a company specializing in real estate development, brokerage, and management in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2002, James founded Lockwood Development, a full-service commercial real estate company. Lockwood primarily focuses on the development of land, office, retail, and multi-family residences as well as brokerage and property management. The company is in the development phase of completing over $400 million worth of commercial projects. In 2005, James formed Lockwood Construction to build most of the development projects for the company. The formation of Lockwood Construction allows the business to maintain control of each project and make sure that it is constructed to the highest standards. Building his own custom home in 2006 inspired James to become more involved in the residential custom home market. Discovering his passion for home building, he continued to expand his residential portfolio which resulted in the creation of Bloomfield Custom Homes.