James Turner has been on the PTN board since 2015, but has been preserving historic buildings since 1988. He is currently the Executive Director of Commonwealth Preservation Trades (CPT) located in Louisville, Kentucky. The CPT is a training program aimed toward the residents of Louisville. The residents receive opportunities to learn preservation building trades from top leaders in the industry.
James is also the owner of Turner Restoration, LLC in Detroit, Michigan. His company has specialized in steel and wood window restoration since 2000. They cater to both residential and commercial clients. He is one of Detroit’s biggest advocates for historical preservation.