Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota with distinction in 1972. He has enjoyed practicing structural engineering for the last 38 years. Prior to being a founding partner of Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates, Inc. in 1985 he was manager of the A/E Department at Cenex. In his early career years he was mentored at Horty, Elving & Associates and Meyer, Borgman & Johnson.


What do you enjoy most about KOMA?

The personal relationships with clients and employees (the donuts are good too)

Favorite movie?

Man From Snowy River & Lord of the Rings

When you’re not at work you…

In the summer I play golf and use my sawmill, in the winter it’s puzzles and reading.

Favorite vacation spot?

My front porch with my wife. It overlooks the woods and lake I grew up on.