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Jim Carlson

Jim Carlson, Technical Director of Surety Consulting and Owner’s Representative Services, is an accomplished construction expert with over 20 years of experience in executive level technical analysis, strategic planning, and project execution. Working on projects around the world, ranging in scope from simple to large-scale and complex, he has honed his expertise in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and controls as well as fire and life safety systems.  

For Partner's surety clients, Mr. Carlson and his specialized team provide rapid, responsive support for claims management and completion contracting. For commercial real estate owners and investors who require owner's representative services, Mr. Carlson functions as an extension of the client's team to facilitate optimal project outcomes. 

A graduate of William Howard Taft University with a Juris Doctorate in International Contract Law, Mr. Carlson also has an MBA in Executive Management Negotiations from the University of La Verne and a Bachelor of Science in SHRM Operations Management from California State Polytechnic University—Pomona.He has continued to expand his technical and professional knowledge through continued specialized training and earning his OSHA and HVAC certifications.


Certified in OSHA 10 and 30
Certified Honeywell Contractor
Licensed HVAC Contractor (C20)
Licensed General Contractor (B)
EPA 608A Universal Refrigerant License


Juris Doctorate, International Contract Law, William Howard Taft University
MBA, Executive Management Negotiations, University of La Verne
B.S., SHRM Operations Management, California State Polytechnic University—Pomona