Ladd James

Project Manager

Ladd joined Hood Construction in 2016, bringing with him over 17 years of professional experience in the construction industry. Having a father who owned a plumbing company, Ladd grew up in the business – learning first hand to appreciate the hard work and dedication necessary to succeed in our industry.

After completing his degree in Advertising from the University of South Carolina, Ladd spent his early years owning and running his own marketing agency – before finally following his passion for construction. He smoothly transitioned as a business owner, becoming a highly successful custom home builder – producing years of outstanding high-end residential product. Having clients with home projects up to $1M, he worked extensively detailed scope elements, actively interacting and managing all aspects of the client’s design & building process. Ladd achieved the title of Certified Master Builder, and has developed a true talent for client communication, as well as a hands-on management style that strongly compliments his work in commercial construction today.

A native of North Myrtle beach, Ladd and his family moved to Columbia ten years ago. Here, he uses his talents to assist the Home Works of America organization. When he’s not cheering on his sons at high school sporting events, Ladd and his family enjoy boating and waterskiing on the numerous lakes in our area.