James “Tripp” Adams III
Tripp Adams founded True North Management in 1997. His construction and development career has spanned over forty nine years. Tripp’s vast experience working in the many diverse fields of construction and real estate development companies in New York, Connecticut and Colorado have made him especially proficient in understanding and implementing the dynamics of managing and organizing every aspect of the construction business from land planning, entitlements, approvals, construction, construction management, project management, Owner’s Representation and financial planning.
In the early 70’s he discovered his passion for building and development working as an apprentice carpenter quickly advancing to journeyman carpenter launching his career in custom home building. In the “go go” years of the eighties, he joined a prominent development and investment firm in New Canaan, Connecticut where he served as Senior Project and Construction Manager in charge of new development, overseeing millions of dollars of construction and property development. While serving in that capacity, he gained diverse and in-depth knowledge of commercial and residential real estate development while furthering his formal study of construction and project management while attending school in Manhattan, NY.
In addition to his very practical business experience, Tripp has honed his management skills by completing training in:
Senior Project Manager
My construction career began in in 2000 when I joined a prominent development company in Aspen Colorado bringing my many years in the financial banking skills to the team and in return developed my construction project management career. I was instrumental in the planning and development of notable projects such as the Hyatt Grand Aspen Hotel, One Aspen Townhomes at lift 1A, Top Of Mill luxury home development as well as the Rosewood Artesana boutique hotel in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.
Senior Project Manager
My construction Management career has spanned 35 over years in the Rocky Mountain West giving me the opportunity to become an expert in the creation of world class properties. With significant experience in resort development, high end custom homes construction, major infrastructure, fisheries, habitat restoration, water, agriculture, equine and recreational amenities. My relevant lifestyle experience as a ski patrolman, ski instructor, sponsored mt. bike racer, powder guide, professional horse trainer, master carpenter and heavy equipment operator has brought great enjoyment and influenced all I do in my life.