Growing up in North Carolina, John’s introduction to the residential construction industry began as a young boy when his father, an airline pilot, decided to pursue a personal interest and start a construction company. John would often tag along with his father visiting job sites, and quickly became a regular fixture.It’s not hard to guess John’s summer job – learning the ins and outs of residential construction!
After high school graduation John attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Masters in Accounting and BS in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Swearing not to go into construction, John sought to climb the corporate ladder by moving to Houston and entering the investment banking industry. He spent five years covering majors, independents, & oil service companies, but his father’s lessons remained in the background.His appreciation for the real estate business led him to purchase several rental properties around the Houston area, and his foray into property management quickly inspired an itch to do more. With a re-ignited enthusiasm for construction, John acquired property behind the River Oaks Shopping Center, said goodbye to the investment banking industry, and design-built his first home.
The rest is history! John has taken his love of architecture and lessons from the corporate world to apply a different mentality to construction.Using innovative practices culminating from his broad experience in the construction and business world, he has defined On Point Custom Homes as a leading custom home builder and remodeler in the Houston market.
John has earned his Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) certification from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and is currently working on his Graduate Master Builder (GMB) certification. He is a licensed real estate broker and member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) and the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR).
John accepted On Point Custom Homes’ 2009 National Pacesetter Award by Custom Home Magazine and the 2009 Houston’s Best Custom Home Elevation by the GHBA. He is currently serving as the 2010 Chairman of the CB-USA Houston Chapter.
In his free time – assuming he has any – John enjoys spending time at home and travelling with his wife and daughter. It is also common to see him hitting the tennis courts at the Houston Racquet Club.
……and rest assured that if the UNC Tar Heels are playing, you can bet he’s watching!