5 minutes with: John Sebastian

As Sebastian Construction Group tops 70 years in business and 60 employees, we wanted to highlight a few of the team members who help build these architecturally-significant homes. We’re kicking it off with our president and CEO, John Sebastian.

After years of helping out in the family business, John officially joined Sebastian fresh out of college, armed with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University. Combining a keen design eye and a head for business, John started to focus on the construction aspects of the trade: schedule, cost and project delivery, transforming the traditional boutique custom home builder to a general contractor, known for bringing the most complex projects to life, on schedule and within budget.

Since he assumed the role of company President in 1991 through today, John maintains an active leadership role in all projects – especially focusing on the pre-construction phase as well as the client’s move-in experience.

Although he’s Dallas-born and bred, on the weekends, you can find John enjoying his farm in East Texas, where he and his wife Patti raise 70 goats, in addition to other assorted critters.

Those who know John admire his drive and focus. Armed with his Omni Focus planner, he models the structure and efficiency that is a hallmark of Sebastian projects. One of the Sebastian differences is that everyone in the company, especially project managers and superintendents, use a very structured business and project management system called Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). (Following clear and effective processes is one of the main reasons that Sebastian projects run smoothly, regardless of the level of complexity.)

Like a doting father, John declines to pick a favorite project or even architectural style saying, “I enjoy all types of architecture when done well.”

John counts his father, George Sebastian, founder of the company, as the person who’s had the biggest influence on his life, “The core values he instilled in me still serve as the basis for this Company’s core values today.”