Jim Cutter, president of Cutter Construction, Inc., has been committed to strengthening his community and building trust with people from many backgrounds throughout his personal and professional life. In addition to owning and operating one of Northern Kentucky’s most successful, full-service construction companies, he is a past president of the Home Builders Association of Kentucky and the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky. Jim is an active member of several private, foundation, and nonprofit boards. His desire to give back to his community and help others grow holistically has been nurtured by a lifetime of learning the principles of servant leadership. Jim has served in many other roles in those associations and has won its Builder of the Year Award in 2003 and in 2015. Further, the Better Business Bureau of Greater Cincinnati bestowed he and his company the prestigious Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2011 to recognize his emphasis on honesty and trust with customers.
This approach has also led Jim to help people—not just youth—develop themselves through the power of education. He previously served in advisory capacities to Newport High School and Newport Central Catholic High School and is a past president of the Alumni Council at Northern Kentucky University, where he earned his degree in Construction Management. In addition to his degree, he completed the Carpentry Apprenticeship program through the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky.
Jim is one of the co-founders of Navigo. When he is not building buildings in the community, he is building relationships and career paths for young adults. Jim is very active in our regional school systems and businesses, striving to introduce young adults to businesses to explore and navigate their future.