John M.


I grew up in Lakeville, MN, always tinkering with a lot of things and it led to a love of working with my hands. I attended college and received a degree in Law Enforcement from Alexandria Technical College and worked as a Correctional Officer for over a decade, but never lost the love of creating and building. I picked up a part time job making, finishing and installing furniture and decided with the help of my wife, family and friends that a career in carpentry was a route that I’d be productive and happy with as the furniture business opened up a new chapter in my life.
Currently, I live in Farmington wife my wife, Sara, and my little mutt, Dewy. I love snowboarding, listening to and playing music and traveling. I’m close with my family and love getting out with friends. I love craft beer and bad-for-me food. I hope to continue to shine and build a reputation with Gardner Builders and am grateful that I was granted this opportunity!

Favorite Tool:

My favorite tool has to be the hammer. It’s simple, but multi-functional and can be used to create, modify and demolish! It’s pretty cool.

Little Known Facts:

I love dogs, I’ve grown up with them and currently have the best boy ever.
I have refinished/modded a few guitars and hope to continue as a hobby. I also modify guitar pedals (a lot of re-wiring and being nerdy about sound).
I got to sing with one of my favorite bands on stage in high school, and I’ve never quite gotten over my 5 minutes as a rock star.