Terry Helms, former marketing director for Hughes Supply and a Supply House Times contributor, has opened a consulting business, The Lawrence James Group, that delivers a variety of marketing services to wholesalers, manufacturers, contractors and other construction industry firms.

The company is named after a brother of Helms who perished in a construction accident 25 years ago while working in the family's mechanical contracting business. Helms can be reached at thelms@TheLJG.com or call 407-376-5945.