ENR Southwest is proud to announce that our regional editors have selected Jim King as the 2019 Legacy Award winner.
Jim King joined Bradbury Stamm in 1972, became an owner in 1979 and ran the daily operations of Bradbury Stamm for more than 30 years. Today he continues to serve as chairman of the company in a strategic and advisory role. His daughter, Cynthia Schultz, took over as president in 2011.
Under his leadership, the company grew and expanded based upon a reputation as a company that stands for integrity, quality and honesty. During his tenure, the company worked in more than 11 states, adjusted with the market into water/wastewater and multi-unit residential specializations, and laid the strong groundwork for how the company operates today. Under his leadership, the company was also at the forefront of hiring women into management roles.
Continuing a decades-long commitment to the Albuquerque community, in 2016 Jim and his wife Ellen gifted $500,000 to The University of New Mexico School of Engineering to create the Jim and Ellen King Dean of Engineering and Computing.
The Kings’ gift, combined with matching funds from the state, will provide the $1 million funding needed to create the endowed deanship. UNM’s School of Engineering will join many other top-ranked engineering schools around the country that have endowed dean positions, including Stanford University, Purdue University, University of Michigan, Duke University, Cornell University, and others.
“We care deeply about New Mexico, and although neither of us are engineers, we think highly of engineers and all they can accomplish,” says King.
We’ll have more on Mr. King in the March issue.