JIM RICHARDS (JR)
To speak with Jim Richards (Jr)
please contact our Southeast Office
800.850.6638 x 1
Jim's experience in the commercial store design industry
began over 25 years ago with the design department of
the Zahn Drug company (Melrose Park, IL) working on
Convenience Store and Pharmacy design and build
In 1989, Jim went to work for Illinois Range Company
(Mt. Prospect, IL) as a design associate in their McDonald's
Corporation new and remodeled store division.
His experience there included store layout, final
connection plans and custom
stainless steel design. During his tenure there Jim (Jr),
along with Jim Richards (Sr) partnered to work with
McDonald's corporate executives in designing and
launching their Hearth Express concept (Darien, IL).
In 1998, Jim became employed by Professionally
Engineered Systems, (Northlake, IL) a design and
equipment company owned by Jim Richards (Sr.). While
working there he contributed to the development of a
prototype convenience store design for client Gas City,
LTD (Frankfort, IL.) and began development on
"TheCstoreEstore.com", an online c-store equipment
In late 2001 he established Cademan Enterprises, LLC and
In 2003, Jim opened two restaurants in Sarasota,
Florida. Bagelwich Deli was a 40 seat breakfast
and lunch QSR. Andrew's on Longwood Run was a 50
seat full service restaurant. He operated the two
locations until the business were sold.
From 2005 through 2011, Jim served as Senior Design
for Fishman and Associates (Venice, FL), serving
as Vice President of operations and design from 2010
through 2011. There he designed and managed projects for
Manatee and Sarasota County Schools including two tech
school culinary teaching kitchen projects, Government
food service projects in Washington D.C., and the
Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Stadium (Sarasota,
Most recently, Jim (Jr) and Jim Richards (Sr) have
partnered once again to launch the PES Design
Group, the Food Service and C-Store design services division of Cademan
Jim's expertise is in food service consulting, design,
equipment specification and overall project management.
JIM RICHARDS (SR), Associate AIA
To speak with Jim Richards (Sr)
please contact our Midwest Office 800.850.6638 x 2
Jim began his career in food service
design in the late 1960's working for companies such as Leitner /Nationwide Equipment (Franklin Park, IL.
Institutional Equipment (Elmhurst, IL)Canteen
Corporation (Chicago IL.), Food Service Concepts (Des
Plaines, IL), and Plan Corporation (Lombard , IL).
In 1990, Jim founded Professionally Engineered Systems,
a Foodservice and C-Store design firm and equipment
company. Within a few years he developed a leading edge
prototype store design for client Gas City, LTD
(Frankfort, IL) which enabled them to significantly cut
costs and build stores in around 90 days.
Since then Jim's clients have included some of the
biggest names in the C-store industry as well as
independently owned stores and chains such as Gas N
Wash, Food N Fuel, Maverick C-Stores, Gas City, Fuller's
Car Wash and Roadrunner Pantry.
Most recently, Jim (Sr) and Jim Richards (Jr) have
partnered to launch the
PES Design Group, the design services division of
Cademan Enterprises, LLC.
Jim's expertise is in c-store design, equipment
specification and overall project management.
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