Name: James Blankenship
Title: Head of purchasing and estimating
Has worked at Compass for: 7 years
James Blankenship’s Favorites
Place I’ve Traveled: England. I have family that lives there, so when I visited we got the insider’s tour of London and Birmingham.
Dream Trip: My wife and I are planning a trip to wine country in California—I’ve always really wanted to go there.
Spot in Columbus: We love walking the trails at High Banks Metro Park with our dog. I’m a fan of the mac and cheese with Columbus Brewing Company IPA at 101 Beer Kitchen, and I always order the chips and queso at Condado Tacos.
Mode of Transportation: My Mazda CX5. I have a bike, too, though I haven’t ridden in a while!
Room in your Home: My kitchen—I like to cook! One of my favorite dishes is steak. We cook it sous-vide in the kitchen then take it out and grill it for 2 minutes.
Hobby: I’ve been really into gardening and taking care of the lawn this year. We planted a vegetable garden and are growing green beans, peppers, zucchini, squash, and herbs.
TV Show: Favorite of all time is Breaking Bad. Favorite show that’s on now would be Game of Thrones.
James Blankenship’s Favorite Part About Working at Compass Homes
Since we are a small company, I feel the things I do actually matter to the company. I can see the ways I’ve helped make the company better. I’m especially proud of developing a price book for our sales team to go out and sell from. It’s helpful to have pre-priced houses and options rather than having to customize everything for each sale.