About Jim Bob Kaufmann

After earning a bachelor’s degree in architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Jim Bob settled in Sacramento and opened Kaufmann Architects. His very first project? One that many architects take on: a new home for his parents in Wyoming. Two decades later, Jim Bob’s portfolio includes custom homes in a variety of urban and rural settings: Sacramento and the Central Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area, Palm Springs, the plains of Wyoming and the coast of Greece.

Jim Bob has kept his firm small by design. This makes it possible to work one-on-one with clients, bringing highly personalized attention to each project. Over the years, he has developed relationships with respected homebuilders, specialty subcontractors and artisans, allowing him to connect each client with the right homebuilding team. He works with clients and their interior designers on every detail – from custom lighting, cabinetry and countertops to kitchen appliances and plumbing features. Each home is a unique reflection of its owner.

Jim Bob is accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and a licensed architect in California.

Cutting horses, cattle…and an architect?

Raised on a cattle ranch in Wyoming, Jim Bob is equally at home in a saddle and an Aeron chair. On weekends you’ll find him aboard one of his lightning-quick Quarter Horses competing in National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) horse shows up and down the West Coast.

Jim Bob (LTE $106,064) is the 2012 NCHA Western National $50,000 Amateur Reserve Champion, the 2010 UCHA Non Pro Derby Champion and 2008 PCCHA $200,000 Limited Derby Champion. He is a consistent finalist in Limited Aged Events (for horses 6 years of age and under) in the National Cutting Horse Association.

“But enough about me,” Jim Bob would say. “Let’s talk about you and your family, your lifestyle and your dream home.”


Read about Jim Bob in Kidaround magazine



  NCHA Western National Championships
$50,000 Amateur, 2012
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PCCHA $200,000 Limited Derby Champion, 2008
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