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Michelle James

President & CEO

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As the president of Grace Construction Group, Michelle brings a wealth of experience and a unique skill set to the construction industry. With a multifaceted background that includes roles as a paralegal and municipal judge, as well as the founder and executive director of a successful non-profit serving inner-city youth, Michelle is a seasoned leader with a passion for community service.  Throughout Michelle's professional career, community engagement has been a central theme. She has served on numerous community boards and held various leadership positions in the Columbia area, making a lasting impact on the local community. Being named Philanthropist of the Year in 2014 by Central Carolina Community Foundation was the highlight of her professional career. This commitment to community, paired with a deep understanding of legal matters, has uniquely equipped Michelle to lead and guide Grace Construction Group.  As president of the company, Michelle assumes a pivotal role, overseeing all aspects of the business. This includes the management of personnel, where her experience in leadership and nonprofit management shines, ensuring a motivated and dedicated team. Additionally, Michelle excels at building and maintaining strong client and owner relationships, fostering trust and collaboration.  One of Michelle's key strengths lies in casting vision and setting goals for the future direction of the company. She is forward-thinking and proactive, always seeking new opportunities for growth and expansion. Michelle takes pride in identifying and overseeing new projects and partnerships that align with the company's mission and values.  With Michelle at the helm, Grace Construction Group is not just a construction company; it's a reflection of a leader who is committed to excellence, community, and the pursuit of a brighter future through construction innovation and community engagement.

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