John Gooding is a licensed construction professional who has called Naples, Florida home for the past thirty-four years. He is currently serving as Project Manager for Knauf-Koenig Group.
Born and raised in Jacksonville, John took his talents and graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. After graduation he moved to Naples and began his construction career working with some of the most reputable companies in town. In 1996, John, along with two partners formed Deerbrook, Inc., a General Construction firm with emphasis on luxury residential and light commercial construction in the Southwest Florida market. John has been involved in over 500 homes and commercial projects in Naples, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Captiva, Boca Grande and Sarasota.
John was a member of the Executive Advisory Committee for the M.E. Rinker School of Construction Management at the University of Florida from 2007 thru 2015, serving the last four years as the Curriculum Subcommittee Chair. When John is not working, he and his wife of twenty-nine years, Lucy, enjoy fishing, gardening and travel. John and Lucy are active in the community and have been involved with the local chapters of the Coastal Conservation Association, Naples Botanical Garden and Native Plant Societies as well as multiple charitable organizations. John is a die-hard Florida Gator fan and can be found attending Gator football home games in the fall. His son, Forrest Maxwell Gooding is a local artist and Landscape Architect who also graduated from the University of Florida, Class of 2013.