Hi my name is Jim Simon. My family on my father’s side came to this country and settled in Louisiana in the 1780’s. My mother’s family arrived in the 1850’s and settled in Chicago. I was born and raised in the Chicago area. While I was in high school I started a part time job at Jewel Foods and eventually went full time. I moved into upper management in the stores. I attained skills in business, management, personnel and customer service.
I left Jewel in 2014 after 37 years and wanted to work with my hands. I was taught by my father to be self sufficient in maintaining a home. I learned a wide variety of skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, roofing, automotive, appliance repair, small engine repair and painting. My true passion is electrical work.
Since then I took at position at Verde in 2016. I enjoy being part of the team and teaching my knowledge to the younger installers. I also like working for Verde because you can see the difference you make for people and businesses. We brighten their lives and reduce their carbon footprint.
Jim demonstrates the core value of curiously exploring new solutions, and recently received his Elgin Electrical License in 2023.