BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC announced the hiring of James Rice as regional vice president – Midwest.

Rice is responsible for managing the BluSky Midwest regional offices and assisting the respective vice presidents with leading their teams in areas of business development, customer relationships, project management, and administration.

James is an accomplished and results-focused professional with over 20 years of experience in operations, financial analysis, strategic planning, business development, and objective achievement. He has a proven track record of success in overseeing multiple operations, such as recruiting new employees, analyzing new business opportunities, handling cross-departmental budgets, ensuring high level of customer service, and implementing robust policies/strategies aimed at ensuring process and revenue optimization, the company said.

His background also includes building homes and growing up in the construction industry. He most recently held high-level positions in the restoration industry for a national firm.

“We are thrilled James has joined BluSky, and are confident that he will make valuable contributions to our organization by leading the Midwest offices to success, and we enthusiastically welcome him to the team,” remarked Jeff Thornsbury, chief human resources officer.