Jim was born and raised in Bryan, Texas, a small town about 100 miles north
of Houston. His father worked as a County extension agent (later as an
agricultural publisher), and his mother was a school teacher.
In 1972 Jim moved to Lubbock when he had the chance to get in the auto glass
business with his uncle. But shortly thereafter, he started his own shop, and
operated it very successfully for 16 years, when he sold it to a major network glass operator
In 1989, Jim bought a 160 acre farm where he raises cattle and grows grain
sorghum. After 5 years of being out on the farm, he realized he missed being
in the auto glass business, so he opened his independent facility in 1994.
When recently asked if he had a philosophy of life, Jim simply said,
"Try to live by the Golden Rule as much as you can."
Jim and his wife, Charlotte, are die-hard Aggie fans, and have two grown
sons, Jim, and Greg.