Born, raised, and worked in Lane County, Oregon. Attended Oregon State University, University of Oregon, and graduated from Northwest Christian University. Working experience includes manufacturing management, elected state office, government affairs consulting, and Real Estate. Jim and his wife have lived in Elmira, OR for the past 40 years and presently living with them is their yellow lab (Roscoe), tom cat (Bigfoot) and 4 chickens. Recreation involves gardening and water sports in the beautiful state of Oregon.
Helping Homeless, Low-income Families and Children. Every transaction makes a difference. Windermere’s commitment to serving our communities goes beyond providing our buyers and sellers the best in real estate services.
Every time a Windermere broker sells a home, a portion of the commission goes to the Windermere Foundation, a non-profit organization. Contributions from Windermere brokers combined with contributions from Windermere employees and the public have allowed the Windermere Foundation to distribute in excess of a million dollars annually in recent years to non-profit agencies dedicated to helping homeless, low-income families and children.
Recent donations made by Windermere Real Estate/Lane County: Looking Glass Youth Services, Committed Partners For Youth, HIV Alliance, Little Eagles Literacy Program, Camp Fire, Springfield and Eugene Habitat For Humanity, Springfield CHORE Program, Relief Nursery, Food For Lane County, Committed Partners For Youth/Big Brother Big Sister, and Shelter Care.
Windermere’s Annual Community Service Day, held every June for the last ten years. This year, over 70 Windermere brokers, staff, managers, and family members volunteered to help with harvesting, weeding and other gardening chores, at the Food for Lane Country Grass Roots Garden.
Windermere and Whitaker Community Dinners have joined forces on a Coat and Blanket Drive for four years running. Last year, donations through Windermere generated the majority of needed items and it’s expected that this year’s drive will be another great year.
Windermere was a proud sponsor of the Eugene 08 festival surrounding the 2008 Olympic Track and Field Trails. In addition to the company’s financial contributions, agents and staff orchestrated the Windermere Art Challenge as a way to involve local youth in the festivities. Windermere received over 150 entries, and the grand-prize winners in each category received four sky suite tickets to the Trials.
Windermere Real Estate/Lane County was honored as the 2008 Emerald Award Winner for Community Caring. The Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce honored and hosted the fifth annual wards ceremony. Nearly 400 local business and community leaders attended the event. Winners were selected from a record-breaking 90 nominations.
History of Company
Windermere Real Estate/Lane County (the Company) has deep historical roots. Founded in 1974 by Jean Tate, after great success the company was sold in 1989 to a group of eight local real estate brokers. Jean Tate Real Estate became part of the Windermere franchise in 1998.
Windermere Commercial at 1165 Pearl Street, Eugene, Oregon opened in the summer of 2013.
Since 1972, Windermere Real Estate has been serving the Northwest with more than 300 offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana. Nevada, California, Arizona, Hawaii and British Columbia. Residential real estate is the mainstay of Windermere’s business, with offices and associates specializing in single-family housing properties, new construction, condominiums and upscale properties. Windermere has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities it serves.