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John J. Finton
Founder and CEO, Finton Construction

Cal Poly Pomona

Finance, Real Estate and Law (1989)
  • Adopted at a young age and homeschooled, he worked in construction part-time to pay for college where he met his two business partners and founded his own construction business.
  • Based in Arcadia, CA, he is the premier builder of uberluxury residential estates in Southern California, New York, the UK, France, Russia and Mexico.
  • Nicknamed the "Indiana Jones" of builders, he travels to the ends of the earth to locate hard-to-find and reclaimed materials to satisfy the requests of his discerning clients such as Jennifer Lopez, Simon Cowell, Eddie Murphy, Richard Riordan, Keenan Ivory Wayans and Dustin Hoffman.
  • Working on a fully sustainable resort community in Loreto Bay, Mexico. It will generate its own water and electricity, and the building materials will enhance the efficiency of the structures.
  • Credits his education at Cal Poly Pomona for the opportunities he received.

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