Ed James

CEO & Founder of Nicodemus, Inc.

Founder and President, Ed James entered the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17. While in the Marines, he logged more than 700 hours in CH-53 Delta helicopters as an Aviation Life Support Technician and Crew Chief. Upon his departure from the Marine Corps, Ed determined that his success in life would come from hard work, honesty and the ability to help others. It was then that he decided to become a man for others and give back to those who served our country as he once did.

In 2009, Ed founded Nicodemus, Inc., to provide support for veterans and first responders. In the ensuing decade since its foundation, Nicodemus has successfully partnered with many national charities including the United Way, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, Wounded Warrior Project, Susan G. Komen for the Cure , The Veteran’s Trust, and most recently, the Association of the U.S. Army.

Presently, Mr. James is a Florida Certified Building Contractor, a Florida Certified Roofing contractor, and the CEO/ Owner of three construction companies. Innovative Homes & Remodeling Inc.- est. January 2000, Erigo, Inc.- est. January 2017, and RBI Roofing, a Division of Innovative Homes & Remodeling Inc.- est. November 2018. In 2019, Mr. James became a credentialed OSHA Outreach Instructor for construction.

Nicodemus’ long-term goal is to expand philanthropic efforts nationwide and to collaborate with other like-minded organizations to inspire others to make a difference in the lives our military veterans.

Board of Directors

Edward W. James III


Kelly Brath

Vice President

Warren James

Chief Financial Officer

Eric Lien

Director of Programs

Jim Davis

Wheels For Warriors Program

Debra Garrett

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