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John Gillette has been in the construction industry, on and off, since he was 14 years old. “I started out by sweeping out houses. Due to my young age I could not be on an active construction site, but was intrigued by what I saw,” says John. “One thing led to another and I started working in the summer as an apprentice laborer, carpenter and gofer. I was fortunate to learn from some true craftsmen (hence the name of my company) who taught me the skills required in building a quality home from the ground up.”

John opened his business in 1992 as a one-man operation, determined to provide the quality he was taught with attention to detail as well as the customer’s needs and wants. The company has grown over the years but still holds true to its founding tenets.

A long time GHBA (Greater Houston Builders Association) member, John Gillette, GMB, CGR, CAPS is the founder and president of Craftsmanship by John Inc., a construction company specializing in remodeling. John served on the 2012 GHBA board of directors and also led the 2012 Remodelers Council as president. At the end of his tenure as president, he was named the GHBA Remodeler of the Year.