John Finton has become known as the global “go-to-guy” for sourcing the planet’s most unusual and rare materials for the homes he builds. He is often called-on by architects to bring his American building ingenuity and unique abilities to projects outside the domestic United States. Finton’s extensive knowledge of the industry has him in demand both domestically, and internationally, with developments in France, the UK, China, Mexico and Russia. This love of building and global sourcing has inspired his forthcoming book, Building Up A Storm, scheduled for late 2012.
Finton’s work is often recognized in publications such as Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Worth, The Los Angeles Times, Robb Report, The Los Angeles Business Journal and Veranda along with multiple international outlets. He has worked with high-profile clients such as Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Marciano, Maria Shriver and Mark Wahlberg along with various captains of industry. Finton Construction has offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Mexico.
No-one would guess that this successful self-made man was once a struggling youth. John Finton is the quintessential role model for the troubled teens that turn to TEEN LINE and we are pleased to honor him at our 2012 Food For Thought Luncheon.