Jim Burns


Graduated in December, 1969, from Christian Brothers College in Memphis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.


March, 1985 to Present: Self-employed.

November, 1977 to March, 1985: Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike, Inc.

July, 1976 to November, 1977: J. D. Hinson & Associates, Nashville, Tn.

June, 1966 to July, 1976: Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike, Inc.


Began working as a draftsman while attending college. After graduating became a design engineer for Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike, Inc. In 1976 moved to Nashville to be department head of the electrical department for J. D. Hinson and Associates. Returned to Memphis in 1977 to be the department head at Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike, Inc. In 1982 became Partner-In-Charge of the combined electrical, mechanical, and plumbing departments. Formed own consulting firm in 1985.


Experience includes lighting, power distribution, controls, auxiliary systems for all types of occupancies including commercial, medical, residential, and industrial projects. Have designed all types of motels and hotels including high rise, luxury, and low budget types; numerous churches and schools; and office facilities.


Licensed first in state of Tennessee as a professional engineer in 1974. Presently registered in 41 states.