John is one of nine children raised in Northbrook, Illinois. After finishing school, he began to work with his older brother Ed at one of the premier exposed aggregate companies in Chicago. John has been in the concrete industry for over 40 years. Many of the projects he has managed have won ILCA gold and silver awards. Now residing in Crystal Lake, Illinois, he and his wife Lisa have raised two children. John loves the ocean and spends all year working towards his vacation time in the Bahamas.