James is a true family man. He’s been married to his wife Jess for nine years, and they have four beautiful daughters together: Bailey, Libby, Margot, and Dylan. They are also the proud owners of two dogs and a cat. He attended Purdue University’s Building Construction Management program, where he discovered his interest in the demolition industry. James joined the National Demolition Association while still enrolled at Purdue, and he was a founding member of the first student chapter of the NDA. After college, James worked for two demolition contractors before deciding to start his own business.
James founded MILBURN LLC in 2014, and has worked diligently on growing the company ever since. He’s proud of the incredibly talented team of individuals MILBURN has assembled through the years, from the warehouse staff and laborers to the estimators and operations staff.
Today, James serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the NDA. In 2023, he will become the association’s president for a two-year term. He is also highly active in numerous charities, including (but not limited to) Lambs Farm, Opportunity Knocks, City of Hope, American Cancer Society, Greater Chicago Food Depository, and WonderWorks.Meet More of the Team