John and Phillipa Cannon
President and Vice President of John Cannon Homes, Inc.
If you asked John Cannon to define their roles he would respond, "I am the visionary and Phillipa is the heart and soul."
After receiving a degree in building and construction from Michigan State, John began working for a large national builder. He was transferred to Sarasota, Florida where he learned all aspects of the residential construction business. After years of perfecting his skills, he gave into his entrepreneurial spirit and began John Cannon Homes, Inc. with his wife, Phillipa. After 25 years he still plays an integral role in the business he loves. He oversees all customer contracts, design/architectural floor plans and the construction process from the very beginning to the final finishing touches. John's real love is architectural design. "However designing is only half the fun. I could never design something and then have someone else build it."
Twenty-five ago as a husband and wife team beginning a business, John and Phillipa each brought their strengths to the organization. John had the expertise in building and Phillipa, with a long time career in banking provided a solid foundation in the financial arena. Today, as the company's vice president she oversees all financial aspects of a client's contract. Phillipa works with every future homeowner's lending institution to ensure each client's experience is a smooth and pleasant one.
Chief Financial Officer
Throughout a career spanning more than twenty five years in real estate development and construction, Mike has enjoyed the synergy and variety inherent in simultaneous involvement in both the financial and operations aspects of various enterprises. As John Cannon Homes' CFO, this Clarkson MBA is responsible for all facets of the company's finances. Those responsibilities include acquisition and management of debt and equity financing, corporate and project-level projections and forecasting, internal and external financial reporting and supervision of internal accounting staff.
Mike also oversees the company's land acquisition and development department, and in this role is responsible for ensuring that the company has an ample supply of homesites in outstanding communities that commensurate with the superior quality of its homes.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Mark possesses a relentless commitment to customer service and satisfaction and these traits will certainly carry over into his new role as Director of Sales and Marketing. He has great attention to detail which has served his customers well in creating new homes that meet each individual's unique specifications remaining within their budgetary requirements.
Mark clients value his abilities which is evident by the number of customers who have built multiple homes with Mark at John Cannon Homes. He is a consistent top producer earning Multi-Million Dollar Circle awards year after year!
Originally from Massachusetts, Mark has deep roots in his community calling Sarasota his home for over 30 years. Mark is happily married to his wife Deirdre and has one son. Before joining John Cannon, Mark owned a retail music business for 22 years and has appeared with many performing arts groups in Sarasota and Manatee counties. When he's not making great matches for John Cannon clients, Mark enjoys playing golf and trumpet.
Timothy Knight, LEED AP, CSI
Director of Construction
Tim Knight has been in the construction industry for over 10 years managing a vast array of projects including restaurants, retail, warehouse, office and medical buildings, high-rise condominiums, high end custom homes, and even a Disney theme park. Tim also has a real estate background as well as property management and development.
Since graduating with Honors from the Building Construction (BCN) program at the University of Florida, Tim has achieved many accomplishments; one of which is being named Team Member of the Year by an international developer. As a member of the Gulf Coast Builder's Exchange and head of the Commercial Builder's Council for the Sarasota Home Builder's Association, Tim is involved in the community and out in front of the issues that help keep our industry strong in this region.
As Director of Commercial Construction, Tim oversees the daily operations of all of the commercial design and construction projects, is responsible for new business development, and most importantly making sure that every customer is satisfied with their investment.
Tim recently received accreditation as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professional by the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: Site Planning, Water Management, Energy Management, Material Use, Indoor Air Quality and Innovation and Design Process.
Tim is also responsible for the management of the Cannon Office Building and the tenants that occupy the building.