Daniel Bear Hunley with Chad James Group

Chad James Group

Est. 2011

Chad James had a vision. He'd begin a new architectural consulting and design firm in Nashville, Tennessee, centered on a meticulous approach to quality in design. This dedication to detail has become a mark of his reputation. 

As the principal of Chad James Group, Chad leads a talented team of trusted designers in creating a uniquely tailored experience for each client they serve. CJG continues to add projects to a rich international portfolio complete with whole home renovations and new commercial construction, like refined office spaces, iconic restaurants, and art-driven boutique hotels. For CJG, no project is too large and no project too far.

Hailing from the creative town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Chad James was fascinated by all things creative from a young age. While other children were playing video games, Chad found himself constructing fortresses, rearranging his bedroom and even creating his very own art gallery in his parents' storage room. As principle designer, he uses his years of experience working on a range of international projects to create lasting interiors that will resonate for years to come.

 
  Brynna Vos Spain Associate Designer Quick to smile, even tempered, and flexible, Brynna is the dedicated nurturer of the team. From Pella, Iowa, by way of Jackson, Tennessee, she is a dedicated mother to her two boys, Luke & Benjamin, with her husband Bart. She's extremely thoughtful in her approach to design. "If they never think about how many steps it takes them to move around the kitchen, or how a door swings into a room, or the reach for storage from the bathroom vanity, then I’ve done my job well because living in that space is effortless."  

 

Brynna Vos Spain
Associate Designer

Quick to smile, even tempered, and flexible, Brynna is the dedicated nurturer of the team. From Pella, Iowa, by way of Jackson, Tennessee, she is a dedicated mother to her two boys, Luke & Benjamin, with her husband Bart. She's extremely thoughtful in her approach to design. "If they never think about how many steps it takes them to move around the kitchen, or how a door swings into a room, or the reach for storage from the bathroom vanity, then I’ve done my job well because living in that space is effortless."

 

  Laura Amiralian Jr. Designer Born in a small town in Ohio Amish country, Laura is the office realist who uses her snark to keep the team grounded. With 3 years of experience at CJG under her belt, she excels during the drawing stage, where she dreams up unique designs that are a custom fit for our clients. She also loves playing with texture. "Neutral palettes can become so luxurious when you introduce rich texture into the design."

 

Laura Amiralian
Jr. Designer

Born in a small town in Ohio Amish country, Laura is the office realist who uses her snark to keep the team grounded. With 3 years of experience at CJG under her belt, she excels during the drawing stage, where she dreams up unique designs that are a custom fit for our clients. She also loves playing with texture. "Neutral palettes can become so luxurious when you introduce rich texture into the design."

  John Adams Design Apprentice The office's musically talented little brother, John Adams has a flair for keeping everyone's spirits high. Growing up an old soul on his family's farm in Lawrenceburg, TN, John excels at exploring small-town antique stores, and grandma's closet, for those one-of-a-kind finds. He relishes the chance to spend his morning drawing precise floor plans, leaving no detail overlooked.

 

John Adams
Design Apprentice

The office's musically talented little brother, John Adams has a flair for keeping everyone's spirits high. Growing up an old soul on his family's farm in Lawrenceburg, TN, John excels at exploring small-town antique stores, and grandma's closet, for those one-of-a-kind finds. He relishes the chance to spend his morning drawing precise floor plans, leaving no detail overlooked.

  Wade Everhart Design Apprentice   Raised in the industrial landscape of the Midwest, Wade was able to connect to combine an appreciation for raw materials and the manufacturing process with the influence of the outdoors. When not dreaming of the next big design, Wade keeps his finger on the pulse of the culinary world and enjoys spending time with his wife Tess and his Brittany Spaniel named Bonnie.

 

Wade Everhart
Design Apprentice

 

Raised in the industrial landscape of the Midwest, Wade was able to connect to combine an appreciation for raw materials and the manufacturing process with the influence of the outdoors. When not dreaming of the next big design, Wade keeps his finger on the pulse of the culinary world and enjoys spending time with his wife Tess and his Brittany Spaniel named Bonnie.

  Courtney Daily Intern Courtney is the baby of the CJG Team, but don't let her dainty looks fool you. She comes to us with a background in sculpture and feels right at home with a welding mask and metal-working tools. She strives to always be prepared for any situation and keeps a bag filled various craft-supplies and power tools at the ready. Her curiosity and drive to learn is putting her on the right course to be a cherished member of the CJG team.

 

Courtney Daily
Intern

Courtney is the baby of the CJG Team, but don't let her dainty looks fool you. She comes to us with a background in sculpture and feels right at home with a welding mask and metal-working tools. She strives to always be prepared for any situation and keeps a bag filled various craft-supplies and power tools at the ready. Her curiosity and drive to learn is putting her on the right course to be a cherished member of the CJG team.

  Jeremiah Owens Administrative Support Jeremiah is the man who keeps the controlled chaos of the office in check. He's the gatekeeper, the scheduler, and the record keeper. If it needs managing, he's going to manage. When you call the office, he's the friendly voice on the line ready to help solve any problems. He's calm and deliberate, two skills that keep the CJG machine running smoothly.

 

Jeremiah Owens
Administrative Support

Jeremiah is the man who keeps the controlled chaos of the office in check. He's the gatekeeper, the scheduler, and the record keeper. If it needs managing, he's going to manage. When you call the office, he's the friendly voice on the line ready to help solve any problems. He's calm and deliberate, two skills that keep the CJG machine running smoothly.