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Charles James

General Superintendent

Value Delivered

As General Superintendent, Charles’ duties include:

  • Assisting project managers to identify key success factors for each project
  • Establishing common work breakdown structures for scheduling 
  • Coordinating project schedules, including design deadlines and deliverables procurement
  • Evaluating sheet metal installation for compliance to contract documents, design specifications, and quality standards
  • Performing material takeoffs
  • Ordering tools and equipment to maximize field productivity

Charles also monitors the implementation of safety orientation/training, oversees OSHA compliance on all sites, and provides coaching and mentoring for employee development. 

He also oversees structure sizing, crew mix ratio, and wage compliance, and evaluates apprenticeships.


Charles has worked in the HVAC industry for over 30 years, all at Hertiage. He worked his way up from Apprentice, Mechanic, Foreman, and finally to his current position as General Superintendent. 

He has worked on many fast-paced, cost-effective projects, including schools, commercial buildings, luxury apartments, hospitals, and research laboratories, with projects ranging from $500,000 to $30 million.

After completing his union apprenticeship with the Sheet Metal Local #28, he served as Field Foreman. Charles has been a member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Association, Local #28 for 32 years.

The Personal Side

Charles and his wife have two children. During his spare time, he enjoys working out in the gym, watching sports, and listing to music.