John Gooding

Project Manager

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.

Contact Us

  •   5640 Taylor Road, Suite 3
    Naples, Florida 34109 USA
  • (239) 592-9900
  • (239) 592-9904


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Tyler Moody
I would like to take a moment to offer a note of appreciation for your crew's efforts on the Capital Grille Project located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. Please accept our thanks for a job well done, ...
John Mikesell
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Michael and Denice Dan
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Christina Mona
...noting the consistency in craftsmanship and intricate details, I decided to utilize their talent at my personal home in the Moorings. The experience was nothing short of outstanding... In a ...
Tammy Turner Kipp
My wife and I were very fortunate to have gotten Knauf-Koenig Group to do the major remodeling and addition at our home in Naples. I am in the design build business and have dealt with scores of ...
Bryce Peterson
We love the new house. You have an outstanding team and you should all be proud of the results you deliver. Edgar, our superintendent, is an outstanding person, and it’s been such a pleasure to ...
Jim McConnell