John joined Landis in April after a career in the hospitality industry led him to construction. He then started his own company doing contracting and began learning the trade as well as project management in both the commercial and residential arena. He enjoys any task that is new to him because it allows him to learn something new. He came to the DC area in 1993, after joining the Army and serving in the Old Guard at Ft. Meyr. He has been married for 12 years and most recently was a stay-at-home father for his 3-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter. He enjoys doing home and yard projects with his kids as well as anything related to cars. He enjoys living in Takoma DC because it has the feel of the suburbs but it is still in the city. The family has a dog named Chuqui and two guinea pigs – Cheddar Biscuit and Squeak.