James Tait

James Tait Lead Estimator

James Tait is our Lead Estimator, he does estimation and purchasing for all BEI commercial bid/build projects. He is a CSP (Certified Snow Professional) from SIMA in 2021 and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant and Soil Science with a Minor in Landscape Design from Southern Illinois University. James has been in the landscape industry since 1990, but even before that was mowing lawns beginning in his teens and all the way through college. James’ philosophy is to keep it simple, less in more and always use plant material that is locally grown. He states he went into the landscape sciences because of his grandmother’s love of plants and gardening in his childhood. James is proud to have helped estimate and create Maggie Daley Park in Chicago. He volunteers with his church, was a State of Illinois champion swimmer in the 1980s and was an Eagle Scout.

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