James Camacho


"April Fool's day" 1979, the day James Camacho, FCSI, CST, CDT, started working full time at Joseph Camacho Associates, the Foodservice Consulting firm founded by his father in 1962.
Camacho studied drafting in school, and so his first position was to create MEP and detail drawings on the drafting board. Camacho worked his way up to Project Manager then Vice President before being named President in 1995. In 1996, he and his wife Cathey, bought the firm and relocated to Norcross, GA.
Camacho's FCSI experience includes serving on the Board of Trusties for the FCSI-The America's Division for twelve years in different positions, including Chair. His service also included two terms on the FCSI World Wide Board, as Treasurer.
In 2001 & 2005 Camacho was named as one of Food Arts magazines "Top 10 Kitchen Consultants in the Country", in 2006 he received the FCSI award "Design Excellence for the Chick-Fil-A Corporate Headquarters". In 2010, Food Equipment and Supplies magazine awarded James "Top Achiever Consultant of the year" and in 2015, Food Equipment Report awarded James, "Industry Service Award."

Camacho is a Professional Foodservice and Laundry Facilities Design and Consulting Firm with offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Birmingham and Eufaula.

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Urban Land Institute


Midtown Alliance

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

American Institute of Architects

Rotary Club of Atlanta

Registered Architect: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, FL, GA, LA, MA, MT, NB, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, WA, WV


ULI Atlanta District Council Advisory Board

Dean’s Advisory Board - Georgia Tech College of Design 

Co-Chair, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Walkable Atlanta Task Force

Chair, ULI Atlanta Grant – Westside Atlanta Beltline Re-Zoning Overlay

Chair, ULI Atlanta Urban Plan Committee

NAIOP National Convention, Las Vegas, NV– Vertically Stacked Mixed-Use Seminar

Design Principal for two ULI Atlanta Developments of Excellence Awards

About me

Camacho Associates, Inc. was founded in 1962 by Joseph "Joe" Camacho with the first office located in the basement of his Atlanta home. Joe's son, James, began working at Camacho as a draftsman 38 years ago. James became the president of Camacho in 1991.

Camacho Leadership


Glenn Harshman

Senior Project Manager


Jennifer Murphy

Charlotte Office Director - Project Manager


Emalee Austerman

Senior Project Coordinator


Melanie Zamora

Administrative Assistant


Brandon Drake

Project Manager


Richard Powell

Birmingham Office Director - Project Manager

Alan Clay

Quality Control Coordinator


Nancy Felton

Revit Coordinator


Brett Daniel

Project Manager / BIM Manager


Anja Kuechenmeister

FCSI - Director of Marketing


Bhagita Rowe

Specifications Writer


Jenna Choi

Revit Coordinator


Eduardo Zamora

Marketing Coordinator